Is a 4lb bream a ‘skimmer’?
WITH the Supercup Final on September 17 at Solihull’s Barston Lakes, my pal Steve Ringer maintains that catching skimmers will be the key (see pages 30-33).
However, what he describes as ‘skimmers’ are flipping great bream, often 4lb and above!
Mind you, he also talks about ‘fishing short’ at six joints of his pole. I think that’s 11m on my pole so Steve’s ‘short’ is about the same as his ‘skimmer’. How times change... I must indeed be reaching the ‘fogey’ stage.
Barston bream don’t ‘skim’ readily either, but I have seen some fabulous bags there in the Tight Lines Young Angler days. The team that gets their ‘skimmer’ fishing right will almost certainly win... and if I wanted advice about catching 4lb skimmers, I’d ask someone with Ringer as their surname!
Steve Ringer with a Barston Lakes ‘skimmer’. Some of them run up to 4lb!