Well, it was gudgeon and ruffe for a while. And good fun it was too. When fishing with the light float gear on the Grand Union and the Kennet and Avon canal I had many species, including lots of silver bream.
Not skinny, flat skimmer bream but lovely not very snotty at all silver bream.
Really pretty fish, their big eyes, red pectoral and caudal fins and distinct shape making it possible to clearly identify them from the usual bronze bream.
At first I thought very light gear and maggots was the way to get them and though it certainly worked, bread flake and small cubes of luncheon meat were also very effective.
I had them to an estimated pound plus. Yes, I should have weighed them, I will next time.
Plump little things aren't they ?
The fish below is a "almost but not quite" I think. 90 per cent silver ? Who knows ?
And this last one. A definite hybrid, but an interesting looking fish.
I enjoyed fishing for and catching them. Again, something a bit different.