The Bream (lat. Abramis brama) is a grayish brown fish belonging to the carp family. It has flat tall sides and a thin cross sectioned body. The bream has dark back that becomes green-grey as the back blends in to the deep flat sides. The fins are grey and dark in colour.
It has a laterally flattened and high-backed body and a slightly undershot mouth. The Bream spawning from May to June. The bream is usually 55 cm (22 in) long, it can live up to 15 years and it usually weighs to 4 kg (8.8 lb). The young bream will have bright silvery sides whereas the older bream will get golden.
Bream are shoal fish that prefer deep still or slow running water. The common bream lives in schools near the bottom. It looks for food by snuffling in the muddy bottom with its snout. This makes the water cloudy.
Bream can be voracious feeders mainly feeding on the bottom. The feeder is considered the best method for catching Bream. Best baits for catching Bream are worms, brandlings, bloodworm, bread, casters, maggots, gozzers, pinkies and sweetcorn.