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Best Trout Lures

The best all-round bream lure would have to be the Pygmy Area Crank, not just because it catches fish but also because it's so versatile. It can be thrown around structure or slow rolled over sand flats and/or weed beds. The other lures all have their place too, and will catch you many fish in different conditions.

Jackson Pygmy Area Crank (floating crank bait): slow wind or twitch and pause retrieve, cast into structure or retrieve over weed beds and water up to 2.5m deep.

Jackson Pygmy Crank Lure with a bream
Jackson Bottom Magic Lure with a bream underwater
Bream hanging onto a Jackson Artist FR70 Lure
Jackson Ebi Panic Lure hanging out of a bream's mouth

Best Bream Rods

These are just three of many rod options on the market that hit popular price points. All are great with lures, soft plastics, or bait fishing. Bream rods tend to be a little lighter than general estuary rods, and with whippier tips that can get the best casts out of lighter lures.

Recommended Models: Daiwa RZ 702LFS 2-3kg Rod | Shimano Sentire Sakana Gen II 722 1-4kg Rod | Shimano Blue Romance AX BR662XXLSP 1-3kg Rod.

Best Bream Reels

Bream anglers that specifically target bream only will usually go for a 1000-2000 sized reel due to the light line used and to keep overall weight down. However anything up to a 2500 size works just fine for bream, but also allows you to target other bigger species as 2500 sized reels usually have more drag. If you're using braid that's 6lb and under, go the smaller reels, anything above that and you'd be better off going with a 2500 for versatility.

Best Line For Bream Fishing

This 8-strand braid ticks every box in terms of quality and performance i.e. super thin, super smooth, zero stretch, teflon coated etc. but the biggest benefit is by far the camo colouring. Every 10-20cm the braid changes from a light sandy colour to green and then darker brown continuously so the fish can't get a fix on the line and it blends right into creek/estuary/river environment. 8lb is recommended in the braid (which is thinner than most 8lb braids on the market), and 6lb is recommended in the leader.

Jackson Gobi Lure with Bream
Jackson Artist FR Lure with assist hooks in bream
Jackson artist fr with assist hooks hanging out of breams mouth

Other Handy Accessories

The micro assist hooks are a game changer for both catching and landing good bream and come highly recommended. Size 4 or 6 are best for bream.

Upgrading trebles? These Shinto Pro trebles are strong, incredibly sharp, and have a slightly turned in point that increases their stickiness a lot.

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