Bream Fishing Tips


Bream Fishing in Australia

By Bob Ives

If you are an avid fisherman and you live there, then you know how popular bream fishing is there. If you don't live there, this is another good reason to visit. Bream fishing in Australian is almost cult-like in the same way that bass fishing in America is.

If you are from America you might be thinking, "We fish for bream here, too". Yeah, but for the most part not like they do in Australia. A typical day of bream fishing in America is packing a litter lunch with the kiddies and going to a nearby park with a pond and dropping a worm in with a bobber attached to it to catch a little 100g blue gill, pan fish, perch or sun fish (one of the many names give to bream in the U.S.).

Bream fishing in Australia is a big time activity. Fly-fishing for bream is a popular there, as well as surf fishing on the coast with cut baits and the like, and it's that not uncommon in the cooler months to catch bream up to 1.5kg. Now, a fish that big is a decent fish anyway, but tack on the fact that these little buggers are as feisty as it gets, and you've got a real fight on your hands; especially if you are using light tackle (as you should be).

Another popular place to fish for bream in Australia is in bays and estuaries - a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it. They like to hang around rugged, rocky spots such as jetties and around piers and sunken logs; anything that will afford them some protection.

There is a wide variety of baits that anglers use to catch bream in Australia and include dead baits, live fresh baits, plastics and fly-fishing flies. These would include live worms, herring and prawns, a doughy mixture of bread and cheese, as well as white pilchards and fish guts which are used by those fishermen who are out to catch less, but larger fish.

One of the most popular types of bream fished for in Australia is the black bream, also called the southern black bream, southern bream and blue-nosed bream. It can be found in the Southern waters in Tasmania, and typically range from 1 to 2 kg. The best months for them are fall and early winter. Their spines can get you good, so be careful when handling them.

Another type of bream would be the yellowfin bream, also called the surf bream, silver bream, eastern black bream and sea bream. It is distinguished from the black bream by its yellow ventral and anal fins. You will encounter these Australian bream along the eastern coast.

So, if you live in there and are an avid angler, you are probably all set for fishing for Australian bream. If you are planning on visiting, you should set aside some time to enjoy it. No need to worry about taking your fishing gear and tackle, you can just use on of the many Australian fishing charters and they will hook you up with some wild and wiggly bream.

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gary barney
Posted 740 days ago
Not legal to use meat products to catch fish. Fisheries Department have large fines if caught. Used chicken myself but was let off as I disposed of the bait and the fish were catch and release. Fines , if caught are hefty!!! Be warned!!
Arthur Staples
Posted 1820 days ago
I regulary catch bream to 2kg from my private jetty North Haven SA.
I use fried Foodland beef sausages cut into thumbnail size chunks on a no10 long shank hook. no weight, just let it float down to the monster bream lurking below

Arthur Staples
shaun tobler
Posted 2038 days ago
its gay i caught a bream 100cm bream
Posted 2082 days ago
i caught one on a tassie devil!!!!!
Posted 2114 days ago
Love targeting the finicky fish & challenge they are, the guys on Mid North Coast Fishing will love the tips

Great read thanks
Posted 2119 days ago
Great fun, especially for the kids! Fish using soft plastics, on ultra-light gear, and they hit like little freight trains!
Even my 5yo loves the thrill of it.
Chris M
Posted 2123 days ago
Its great fun, but not as good as Bass fishing.
Posted 2128 days ago
best eating fish around
Posted 2145 days ago
i thinks it the best sort of fish, especially for luring, on hard bodies and soft plastic, what a fight and a rush when ya snag a decent size black bream
Posted 2147 days ago
Love catching bream!
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