Roach/Bream Hybrids

Roach/Bream Hybrids

IRISH RECORD ROACH/BREAM: Roy Gretton and the 7lb record Roach/Bream hybrid, 24th of April, 2002

IRISH RECORD ROACH/BREAM: Roy Gretton and the 7lb record Roach/Bream hybrid, 24th of April, 2002

Specimen weight: 1.6 kg (3.528 lb).
Record weight: 7lbs, Lower River Bann, 2002

Cross fertilisation between different species of fish gives rise to hybrids. In Ireland, the main hybrids are Roach/Bream, Rudd/Bream and to a lesser extent, Rudd/Roach. All these hybrid forms can develop into fertile adults producing viable eggs. The bream hybrids are well sought after angling species and are renowned for their good fighting ability when hooked.
The Roach/Bream hybrid grows to over five pounds. These fish are eagerly sought by anglers and are not in short supply.

10 Pin Award winner Eileen Coulter with one of her trio of roach/bream hybrids from the River Bann in March 2003

10 Pin Award winner Eileen Coulter with one of her trio of roach/bream hybrids from the River Bann in March 2003

Diet:

Hybrids eat insect larvae and molluscs.

Best Angling Methods:

Float fishing with wagglers, polaris and other floats; ledgering with arseley bombs and swimfeeder; long pole to hand or short line.

Best Baits:

Maggots, worms, sweetcorn, casters, bread etc. with brown crumb and a range of continental groundbaits and flavourings.

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