Written by Marty Gleeson
Targeting the various species of bream on lures is fast becoming the most popular forms of fishing in Australia. Their abundance in our local canal and river systems ensures that everyone right around the coastline of Australia has access to their natural and artificial habitats at any time throughout the year.
It can be daunting when first targeting this species, especially when it comes to selecting from the plethora of lures, rods and reels available. In my case it wasn’t expensive lures or rods and reels that got me onto my first bream as I’ll discuss further below.
In this post I will go through, when and where I found bream to be most active and my learning experience in the early days. Such as the best lure techniques and what I found to be the best lures and gear to use when targeting this species.
When first starting to target bream, I was able to participate in a number of Diztek Amateur Bream Tournaments here on the Gold Coast. While I didn’t catch any winners during these tournaments the time out on the water and the experience learned by talking to other bream anglers was invaluable. At the end of the day getting out and exploring your local waterways and learning how this species behaves in it will get you on your way to catching your first bream on a lure.