Best river swims for bream?
WHEREABOUTS on a river should I head to catch bream? My local River Ancholme is fairly straight, with no far-bank cover and a uniform depth.
Eddie Gilchrist, Brigg
FACED with a river boasting no obvious features it can be hard to locate the bream, but any area offering a slightly swifter current than the norm, combined with a good depth of water down the middle of the river, is worth investigating.
The swifter pace will mean there is more oxygen in the water and more natural food being carried down on the current.
This is something that early-season bream are interested in after they’ve finished spawning.
Areas either above or below locks and weirs are good, and the wider the swim, the better it will be as there’s the maximum surface area of water on to which a ripple can form.
Avoid narrow pegs even if they’ve got a good depth of water.