BREAM LOVE SLACK WATER
JUST below the weir sill the water may look turbulent, but on the bottom it can be quite slowmoving. Big bream often populate these areas, getting away from the maelstrom of the main weir and picking off natural food.
The feeder will be on the only sensible tactic, and bream love groundbait, so go for a cage or plastic open-end model packed with crumb and a good helping of chopped worm and casters. A few pellets can be added to the mix if you wish. A whole worm is the king of hookbaits for bream.
Pick a feeder carrying a good weight loading, certainly upwards of an ounce, but be prepared to switch to a heavier feeder if your original isn’t holding bottom. Cast the feeder into the head of the weir and it will sink to the bottom where the slower water is. Fish with the rod pointed up in the air to keep as much line off the turbulent surface as possible.