Few Bream

 Some nice Bream have been caught over the last week in the upper Swan. I managed to get out on the water a couple times and lost countless fish to the snags, but i did land a few.

Last friday i landed these two right on sunset, both were hooked in less than metre of water.

Today the tide was a bit funny and it took a while to get any action, I tried lots of lures only to get small bites and no hook ups. So i tried a prawn bait in the same area and hooked this nice fish first cast with the bait.

At 40cm, i was pretty happy to finally land one of the bigger fish, after countless bust offs this year.

All the Bream i catch are released and i was glad to see this one swim off realy strong.

Cheers Grant 

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Top Fish

Fri, 2015-03-20 03:45

 Makes the effort worth while when you get the big ones in.

Great photo's also.


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 +1 for the releases grant

Fri, 2015-03-20 08:01

 +1 for the releases grant well done on finding the bigger ones iv lost numerous bream this year to snags and bust offs u cant stop em

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 Great fish Grant, put in the

Fri, 2015-03-20 08:12

 Great fish Grant, put in the effort and were rewarded 


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 Some nice Bream there Grant.

Fri, 2015-03-20 10:24

 Some nice Bream there Grant. Good photos too. 

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 Nice fish Grant! If its less

Fri, 2015-03-20 10:25

 Nice fish Grant! If its less than a metre of water get the surface lures out first light

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Fri, 2015-03-20 12:10

Thanks crew, Since work has taken over my life I'm limited time to fish. So the humble Bream has kept me sane, and my passion for them has rekindled.
I set myself goals on how to target them ie: bait vs lures.
So definitely want to get one on surface lures brg.
Then I want to spend some time on the fly rod too.
Cheers Grant.

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 nice fish Grant! I'm doing

Fri, 2015-03-20 12:39

 nice fish Grant! I'm doing the same re: getting back into fishing - i'm finally using my yak again too! Will you be entering the yak bream comps this year? 

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Fri, 2015-03-20 13:28

No mate, I have been asked a few times and would like to go in some events, but I work most weekends and cant commit to join in.
I fish mostly upriver from the Redcliffe bridge all the way up to Midland, I'm happy for anyone to come over and say hello if you see me around.
Cheers Grant .

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 Grew up in basso bream

Fri, 2015-03-20 16:16

 Grew up in basso bream fishing was my introduction to catching fish, I know the areas you fish quiet well.

i don't go much anymore as I live to far away to go for a quick flick after work. i do miss catching them tho and other river monsters,   it's always a good to get back to your roots fishing.  some good fish  you caught and if I do happen to get out and see ha fishing I'll holla out 

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 No worries, I've been trying

Fri, 2015-03-20 16:17

 No worries, I've been trying to get to Garrat Rd bridge after work on the yak in the evenings, so likewise if you see me around :)

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Fri, 2015-03-20 15:24

Very nice catch Grant and bravo on the catch and release of these slow growing beauties...




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 Nice bream mate, im a little

Sat, 2015-03-28 15:45

 Nice bream mate, im a little bit jealous i must say. Nothing beats a good bit of catch n release, especially with those beauties


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 Some cracker Bream there

Sat, 2015-03-28 16:30

 Some cracker Bream there Grant. Can't believe I missed this post. My boys are starting to get into Bream fishing my hit you up for a few pointers.


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Sun, 2015-03-29 15:58

Thanks guys, I've been compiling a lot of video and hope to get a clip up soon.
Any time Andy, happy to share some info .

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Nice work. I've been hitting

Tue, 2015-04-28 22:32

Nice work. I've been hitting up Basso and Guildford lately as it's only 15 mins down the road and I am pretty much addicted to bream fishing with lures now. I usually start out drifting along and casting into the snags and if it's pretty quiet I've been trolling the reedy flats with the electric motor which is very effective. The biggest I've managed so far on lures is 36cm and the bugger bricked me but with some clever steering with the electric motor I freed up the line and pulled in this beauty.

This is my little river/estuary beast



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Tue, 2015-04-28 23:45

Nice rig mate, I saw you last week near Sandy. I was launching the canoe and you took off like a man who just caught a nice fish .
I caught about 30 bream that arvo but all very small, you must have cleaned out all my snags. lol
Its great fun and easy for me too, living close to the area and being mobile on the water really opens up places that most cant get to.
Say hello next time, I'm happy too chat and share info.
Cheer Grant

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For sure mate and yeah it

Wed, 2015-04-29 16:08

For sure mate and yeah it makes a big difference being able to cast into and reel away from snags and results in a lot less $$ on expensive lures.

I would have been on my way back in by then and found a nice little hole holding a few fish after working very hard for not much upstream around South Guildford and even struggled in my honey hole patch that is my go to spot. I remember thinking that the tide was starting to look good too just before I caught those few at Success Hill so glad you managed to get onto a few.

Planning of heading down there early Sunday morning before Auskick but also celebrating my birthday Sat arvo so most likely will chose the sleep in option.


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A just reward for the effort

Wed, 2015-04-29 01:28

A bigger reward is when you see the fish swim of strongly, knowing that some day another angler may experience the joy of catching the bream just like you did.

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Fri, 2015-05-01 08:28

yep i started off bream fishing with bait with limeted success,then with a bit of investigation I got into lures off the banks and then with the yak and I've never looked back,so enjoyable,I find the soft plastics are a lot more economical than the hard bodies around the snaggy  stuff up there to.nice vessels there too fellas. Keep the reports coming it's nice to see some bream treads on here.

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Anyone one else really

Tue, 2015-07-21 22:07

Anyone one else really struggling with the bream lately. It's really clear up river at the moment so I am thinking a lot have gone downstream and those that are still upstream (and I can bloody see them swimming around) are very shy on taking lures and placcies.


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Havn't been going

Tue, 2015-07-21 22:50

 I havn't been goint mate. This time of the year i give it a miss upriver from perth. You can still get them but they can be hard to tempt on lures. Only thing i can suggest is to fish all the deep spots you know . They can hold up in the salt pockets but the cold water gets them docile and not eating much. 

Try some crab lures maybe , like manic or cranka in the darker colours. I know in winter they will take crab baits sometimes .



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Good fish corks !!

Wed, 2015-07-22 10:05

 Great work bro !!! Awsome pics !! I'd say 

you've got that river dialed in now mate !!!

cheers ya mate pirate !!

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Great idea Grant. Gonna give

Fri, 2015-07-24 12:54

Great idea Grant. Gonna give that a crack around Bayswater tomorrow. I'll add to my previous post that my brother did catch a 33cm on Sat under the Guildford bridge when he beached his kayak and was winding in his lure


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