bait for bream

hey guys do any of u know any good bait for bream in the swan river



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if you're referring to

Sat, 2010-02-13 13:27

if you're referring to blackies then, there might be a big variety of options. Easy baits would be river prawns, mussels, mullet or mulie cubes. Goin abit more serious, pippies, cockles, fresh legs of rock crabs, live baby crabs, live goldfish, live prawns, soft placcies, vibrating and tremble type lures like baby vibes...

All trial and error mate. Also, where you will be fishing will also be a huge factor on good bait selection.

If its silvers you're after then, prawns and crabs are best.

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Sat, 2010-02-13 14:36

bream love it and it dosnt atract the blowies as much .It works for me.but all off the above mentioned are great baits

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dont forget maggots

Sat, 2010-02-13 14:39

easy to breed and can sit in fridge for 3 months easy.

you need fly hooks but the bream love em

also earth worms or fresh fish fillets.....

prawns are the most popular though

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I find that good old river

Sat, 2010-02-13 14:43

I find that good old river prawns do the job just fine for black bream in the river. Put a whole one on a no. 2 hook and your away. However there are lots of other baits that work well too, like the ones listed by H.S.Chan above. Ive never had much luck on the mussels or pipis, but blood worms certainly produce at the right times (though I've always caught more on prawns). I've also heard that live small crabs, mulie cubes, coral prawns and bony herring strips acount for some big bream and are well worth a go. Try them all because some of the bigger bream may well go for a different bait, other then the river prawns most people use. Good luck mate!


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its illegal to breed maggots

Sat, 2010-02-13 17:06

its illegal to breed maggots mate

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how long

Sun, 2010-02-14 02:15

how long has that been illegal? was the only way i could afford bait as a kid lol!

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Next Door Maggots

Sun, 2010-02-14 10:36

My white trash neighbours have maggots in there willie bin every week,, so free supply for all..


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Never heard of illegal gents.

Mon, 2010-02-15 19:37

As long as they are blowflies( only decent size anyway) & you dont let them pupate, or worse still metamorphis into flies you will be right. You can store them in sawdust with some food dyes so ending up with yellow, pink & orange maggots.
Just wondered if the size 16 snooded hooks are available here which make them a dream to tie on? They are usually gold hooks tied on 2--3lb line which already has a loop for tying onto leaders.