Battlin’ Big Bridge Bream
Any artificial structure will hold bream at certain times, but one type in particular – bridges – will hold bream for the bulk of the year.
Coming from Melbourne, I am lucky enough to be within 30 minutes of some of the country’s most outstanding big bream water. From dock pylons and rock walls to deep reef, I consider bridges my bread and butter.
The Yarra and Maribyrnong rivers have been my tournament competition training grounds for many years. The techniques I use in my day-to-day bream fishing around the highly modified sections of river, and within the Port of Melbourne, have allowed me to develop an arsenal of weapons when it comes to enticing the Yarra’s ‘hesitant to bite’ bream. This article outlines some of these methods, which might be interesting to both experienced and novice bream prospectors alike.
Bridge busting for bream is one of the easier forms of attacking the species with lures...