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.
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.
Maggots, worms, sweetcorn, casters, bread etc. with brown crumb and a range of continental groundbaits and flavourings.
|Best Times to Fish Roach/Bream Hybrids|
|Note: ★ Good time to fish Roach/Bream Hybrids ★ ★Very good time to fish Roach/Bream Hybrids|