Bream rig

im not entirely rig savvy,whats the best setup and what bait should i use to go after bream???im gonna try the river in mandurah,i been fishing in the cut using a running sinker with a 20lbs leader,swivel and hook,is this ok for cut fishing,i dont even know what you get in the cut,would the same rig be ok for river aswell??

Elora Danan's picture

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Same deal!

Tue, 2008-07-22 08:41

Just use a lighter leader thats all. Maybe 6lb or unless your fishing heavy timber go 10lb so you can man handle the fish out. A small ball sinker will do the trick, don't go too big. A small size 8 Gamakatsu Octopus Hook with a small piece of peeled River Prawns will catch you a Blackie. You'll get small ones and big ones, patience is the key I think.

I hope this helps! Laughing

Cheers lads,

Darda. H



Leemo's picture

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remember not to strike until

Tue, 2008-07-22 19:06

remember not to strike until you are sure the bream has the bait. thats how so many people lose bream. i was fishing the canning bridge and i was hauling up bream after bream after bream and these people were striking so hard ttheyd be lucky to get the skeleton back. just sit and wait. as darda said, patience is the key


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any weight

Tue, 2008-07-22 19:36

If possible, try not to even use a sinker, depending upon conditions, the more natural the bait the better and if bream are finicky and they feel the sinker they often wont take it and run.


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