Bream on baits ( Video )

Hi crew, I've put together this video from an afternoon on the Swan fishing for Bream with prawn baits.
I like fishing with lures but some times you need to get back to basics, and for beginners I always suggest using baits first to get an understanding of where the fish feed, and how to find them.
The video is a bit long and I don't get any real big fish, but I try to cover the basics of using prawn baits. I use this technique over and over and eventually pull out some nice fish, but that will be on the next video.
It is not hard to work out the location if you watch the whole video, and the area is no secret that's for sure. However I wont name the spot on a public forum. ( so please don't ask )
Let me know what you think and any suggestions for the next video. I have many hours of footage but not sure how to edit it all .
Here is the link to youtube for anyone that cant view it on here and you can watch in HD if you change your settings.

https://youtu.be/Tab-GAkYgq4

Cheers Grant


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Thanks for that

Tue, 2015-05-19 17:06

A good vid that shows all the requirements to catch bream, bait, location method no bally hoo or jumping up and down. Just straight do this and you should get that.
Thank you

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Good video there Grant

Tue, 2015-05-19 17:38

good fun on light gear... Looking forward to the next video..  

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Quality !!!

Tue, 2015-05-19 18:00

 Absolute quality grant !!! Great instructional for the new guys chasing blacks on the swan !! Go the river prawn mate !! Funny last few trips to Moore river I've been taking packs of river prawns compared to the usual strips of mulie !!!

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 Good Vid Grant. Well done

Tue, 2015-05-19 19:29

 Good Vid Grant. Well done thanks for sharing. 

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 Good vid Grant, thanks, just

Tue, 2015-05-19 23:09

 Good vid Grant, thanks, just the sort of information i need, i come over from the Uk regularly for family visits and have fished the Swan with limited results and was begining to think there wasn't much in it. Thats given me the confidence to keep at it and catch a few hopefully. I look forward to your next video, thanks again mate.

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 Nice work mate, really liked

Tue, 2015-05-19 23:28

 Nice work mate, really liked how you went into the finer details from putting the prawn on the hook to casting and letting the fish take the bait, most videos i find on youtube don't show these things but i believe they are essential for beginners 

 

perhaps a video on bream fishing with lures, types of lures, how to do a lure rig setup etc 

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great vid be awesome if

Wed, 2015-05-20 00:27

great vid be awesome if everyone had a go explaining how they go about catching there favorite type of fish..

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Good vid.

Wed, 2015-05-20 07:31

 Your casting observations gave me a smile.

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 Great video mate, I'm alwaya

Wed, 2015-05-20 09:05

 Great video mate, I'm alwaya worried im presenting the bait wrong when I use prawns.. will give your way a go next time im out

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Cheers

Wed, 2015-05-20 12:33

Thanks for the kind comments every one. I'm glad to get positive feedback and happy that the video has been seen the way I wanted. That was to show a way to target bream, without all the bullshit that most tutorials seem to have.
Like a few members have said, I have searched many times for a simple "how to catch " video, only to end up watching hours of nothing but sponsored crap and endless Yankee dribble from Captain Knobhead and crew.
( Why does every Yank with a dinghy, wear a skippers hat and insist on being called captain ?) lol
I didn't want the video too be so long, but I think all the material in it was worth sitting through. Thanks for watching , Cheers Grant .

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Well done on the video :)

Wed, 2015-05-20 13:12

Well done on the video :) nice material and quality too

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 Hi again Grant, i here what

Wed, 2015-05-20 14:50

 Hi again Grant, i here what you're saying about uninformative and sponsored videos, ive waisted hours trying to find no nonsense "how to" vids. Like i said im a regular visitor to Oz and with only a limited amout of time to fish when im over good tips and getting pointed in the right dirrection is of great help.

Do you just target bream or other species to ? Im interest in all types of fishing but prodomenatly freshwater in the Uk, however i have tried land based sea fishing in Oz and must admit im struggling with fish location, time to fish etc, i know its a big area but more videos of this nature would be great, from my point of view anyway.Keep the vids coming mate. Cheers Billy.

 

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Yes

Wed, 2015-05-20 15:05

Yes Billy, I fish for lots of species, from land and boats. Unfortunately I expanded my business 8 years ago and now have hardly any free time to fish.
But being near the river I rekindled my love for Bream fishing, and with limited time I can pop down for quick sessions, mostly fishing out of my canoe to cover large areas easily.
I have a few videos on my youtube channel https://www.youtube.com/user/grantarctic1
I am thinking of doing more videos of " how to " starting with basic bread and butter fish. I think most people visiting or new to fishing expect to catch large fish straight away, but by starting with some smaller species and easy locations you will start to understand the eco system and the bigger fish will come.

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 Checked out your other bream

Wed, 2015-05-20 18:06

 Checked out your other bream vid mate, thats a neat lttle canoe you've got, im hoping to retire later this year so will be spending more time down there wouldn't mnd something to get me afloat, do you need to register or licence something like that or just put it in the water and go ? Ive got a 4mtr Ali boat here for fishing and theres all sorts of restrictions put on you.

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 No rego for a kayak, but if

Wed, 2015-05-20 18:11

 No rego for a kayak, but if you go out in open waters be aware of the safety requirements (PFD, flares, etc)

 

Top video Grant, I personally prefer watching slighly longer tutorial videos than the brief sub-three minute ones.

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Video

Wed, 2015-05-20 19:49

 Great Video, Thank you. Well presented, interesting video, good tips.

 

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 Thanks for posting that

Wed, 2015-05-20 21:44

 Thanks for posting that Grant, the boys are actually heading down to the Canning bridge area on Saturday and we all watched the vid so they could get some ideas and pointers. Especially the rig and the way you bait the prawns. 

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Try

Thu, 2015-05-21 13:43

Try some mullet strips in that area if the blowies keep taking your baits.
Also you might want to use a simple running rig if the boys are going to cast out into the current. So just run a small bean sinker up the mainline, add a swivel, then about 60cm trace to the hook.
Definitely worth using the set up in the video, if they are going to get the baits right next to the bridge pylons .
Good luck Andy .

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 Thanks Grant, I'll help them

Fri, 2015-05-22 12:58

 Thanks Grant, I'll help them rig up tonight. There's a high tide at lunch time so they can fish right up to that. They have nice light 6lb outfits so if they get into em they'll have some fun.

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Good one Grant. Thanks for that.

Thu, 2015-05-21 07:12

Been a while since I've had a flick on the Swan. Your vid has me keen for a river sesh...

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BREAM ON BAITS

Thu, 2015-05-21 07:38

G'day Grant...excellent video and well done on the catch and release.I use exactly the same rig as you but generally have a bit longer flouro-carbon leader...! 1 rod length. rig works every time and everywhere...

CHEERS...RABBIT

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Rabbit

Fri, 2015-05-22 12:22

Rabbit, I've tried longer leaders but really don't like the knot going through the guides, what do you use to join the leader ? I normally use a double uni .
Cheers Grant ..

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BREAM ON LURES

Fri, 2015-05-22 15:17

G'day Grant...I used to use the double uni, but in the last 12 months have found the FG knot passes thru my guides better.Easy knot to tie and great knot strength.Also I find it passes thru the micro guides of my gomoku rod easier as well.

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Now this is what I like about this site

Thu, 2015-05-21 08:17

Not just a brag board but an education tool for beginners and newbies to the state. It is so good to see that some people take the time to educate.

We need more off this. Impressed!

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great video mate...definately

Sun, 2015-05-24 16:01

great video mate...definately a few small things i will be trying in the future...ive never left the bail arm open, ive always just backed the drag right off, and ive always ripped the head off prawns and just used the tail. the last thing i will try different is not running the sinker above my leader, ill run it between the leader and hook :)

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If the prawns

Sun, 2015-05-24 20:26

 If the prawns are too big, i remove the heads. 

Even using baitrunner reels or backing the drag right of still dosent work as well as an open bail arm in my oppinion. If i'm fishing from the shore, i put the rod in a holder at a low angle, open the bail arm and put i bit of wet sand on the line. This holds it still if the tide is running, and as soon as a fish takes the bait, the line pops out of the sand and it can take line without any resistance. 

Then just wind the handle to close the bail arm and strike on the fish . This way your drag is already set to how you want it . 

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Haha I found myself staring

Tue, 2015-05-26 08:00

Haha I found myself staring at your line like it was my own and I recognise those banks and snags too.

Great video and I picked up some tips on being a dirty baito which I’ve had to resort to in the past month as the bream just don’t seem that interested in lures for whatever reason. We’ve always threaded the prawn head to tail but your method looks a bit easier to thread it on and get more prawn through the hook.

We usually go an unweighted prawn and I clipped on a tiny split sinker about 150mm from the hook on Sat arvo when the current was too strong to get the prawn down and that worked really well. The other thing we do differently is keep the bail arm closed but pull out line from the drag to create enough slack for the bream to run and strike the same way you do.

For the leader knot, I have micro guides on my egi and bream rods and used to have the same problem as you with the double uni knot and now only use the FG knot except for when I'm chasing herring or whiting with 2lb leader where I use the improved albright as the braid cuts the 2lb line. Having the extra leader is very handy when you are trolling the reedy flats for bream and when you are changing lures a lot which are tied straight to the leader.

 

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Ha Ha

Tue, 2015-05-26 12:47

Yeah some times the bait is the only way to go. I usually carry both lures and bait when the bream get fussy. Different days one will work better than the other, but still prefer to leave the bait in the esky so I don't mess up my canoe.
Thanks for the tips on leader knots, I am going to try with longer leaders one I get the knots right . Cheers Grant

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Can't reccomend this gadget

Tue, 2015-05-26 16:24

Can't reccomend this gadget enough for tieing an FG knot http://www.plat.co.jp/shop/catalog/product_info/language/en/products_id/19086/cPath/32_1350/fishing-gear-accessories.html

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Tough work on the lures

Mon, 2015-06-01 14:22

Tough work on the lures yesterday with the water really shallow and the clearest I've ever seen it up South Guildford/Basso way. Only caught two rats and got a decent strike for nothing but even the grunters weren't interested. I fished right in the middle of the high and low tides so I wasn't giving myself much of a chance but as I live by now with 3 kids under 5, the best time to go fishing is when you can go fishing.

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