Twenty nine pound bream!!
I've been doing a bit of snotty fishing of late, its been going well. With the top bait proving to be an 11mm pellet fished over a bed of 50% 4mm carp/coarse pellets, 20% 6mm halibut pellets, 10% 8mm Elite trout pellets, 10% mixed Elips pellets, about 10% Hemp & Hali groundbait, to cloud the water when spombing and as a feeder bung.
Best catch so far is twenty nine pound bream!
A few questions:
What is the current British record?
Any ideas on how I could tweak things to improve my results. Currently I'm putting about 3-4kgs of bait out each evening prior to overnight stints and fishing with two fairly large open end feeders, one right on the baited area and a second one just off of the bait. Normally sessions are 72-96hrs. The water is a 35 acre mature gravel pit.
Do you think that very dark (almost black) fish will be older fish, conversely would you expect dark golden (akin to barbel coloration) bream to be younger fish?
Your thoughts please.