The Black Bream has a very flat and long body. It is covered in large scales all the way to its head and has 1 single long dorsal fin. The Black Bream has a small head, with a small mouth full of sharp pointed teeth.
The topside of the body is dark grey black with a blue tinge that runs silver in appearance towards the underside
Black Bream are the most common of it’s family in UK waters. They feed on a variety of of bottom dwelling creatures, however UK anglers use mainly mackerel, squid and ragworm to tempt this hard fighting specie. Paternoster style rigs, with size 4 or 6 short shank hooks, to tempt the small mouths of the bream.
Top tip – fresh mackerel guts or squid guts, use a baiting needle, band the guts together using fine elastic …. watch your catches increase