Temperatures soared and records tumbled during the inaugural Gippsland Lakes BREAM Challenge (Qualifier #1 of the Quintrex National BREAM Series) over the weekend (14-15 February). In an event which saw the all-time Big Bream record broken several times, 53 year-old Pambula (NSW) angler Kaj Busch blitzed the field and finished in first place with a … Continue reading RECORD SMASHING SEASON OPENER AT GIPPSLAND!

Canal Bream on Fly !

Canal Bream on Fly Gordon Macdonald THE BREAM is one of the most readily available species throughout the south-east. Bream are available all year round, inhabiting inshore estuaries as well as many offshore shallow reefs. This species is probably targeted more actively by inshore anglers than any other species due to its willingness to eat … Continue reading Canal Bream on Fly !


DARE TO COMPARE! Mick Lee FOUR years ago, if an angler had tried to convince me that luring bream compared favourably in any way to the use of bait, I would have thought that he not only had rocks in his head, but sand and gravel as well. Today I’m glad I never made those … Continue reading DARE TO COMPARE!

Bread and bream !

ONE Winter’s day my friend Eddy asked me to bring my fly gear over to his home at Newport Waterways on the Redcliffe Peninsula for a session on bream. I’m very proud of my Strudwick DBT #6-weight fly rod and Taimer TR 3 fly reel, and I reverently stowed them in my car with a … Continue reading Bread and bream !