Bream is one of the most commonly found fish across Europe. Whether you’re fishing off the English coast, in France or even parts of Asia, you’re likely to find bream.
As bream are shoalfish, if you catch one, you’ll probably be able to catch another five or ten, making this fish a favourite with anglers. Bream travel together and that means there’s normally plenty more to catch once one has taken the bait.
Bream is quite easy to identify. It tends to look very thin because of its compressed sides. Older fish will have a dark brown back with a light underneath, whereas younger ones will have a more silver colouring. Generally, the older the fish the darker it goes in colour with some looking almost black.
Despite naturally living in still water, perhaps most famously in the Irish lochs, bream can now be found in nearly all British waters – including canals.
However, it’s not just the UK that’s home to bream, so if you’re looking for a fishing trip with a difference, check out these top fishing destinations for autumn bream.
If you don’t want to travel too far just head over the English Channel to our French neighbours for a spot of fishing. Coarse fishing is really popular in France as the rivers and lakes are home to a number of fish, including bream.
Try fishing in the Seine, Lot, Marine and Saone if you want to catch the perfect autumn bream. There are some privately owned lakes you might like to try too but you’ll more than likely need to purchase a day ticket.
It might not be the first destination you think of when reviewing fishing locations, but Turkey is home to more than 200 lakes and has miles of coastline that make it perfect for the sport. There aren’t any fishing restrictions either, which makes life easier for an angler.
If you fancy flying over to Turkey to catch bream, it’s best to go between late summer and early winter as the saltwater fish approach the shores during this period. Later in the year they retreat to deep waters which makes them harder to catch.
Something of a paradise for fishermen, Spain is the perfect place to catch autumn bream. It’s important to do your research before jumping on one of many regular flights here though as you may need a licence and fishing isn’t allowed on a number of beaches.
When you do find the perfect spot there is an abundance of fish to be caught – including barbel, bogue, bream, carp, pike and trout in the freshwater or mackerel, cod, tuna and sea bream in the saltwater.