The Bream fish belongs to the Cyprinidae family, including carps and minnows. It is a freshwater fish that lives in rivers, ponds, wetlands, etc. The body is almost covered with silver scales with a touch of gold on the upper back.

It has a pointy dorsal fin that is pricky and translucent. Its body is flat and compressed with a high back and has a diamond-shaped body. Young breams have a silver-colored body and develop a brown color when they mature.


The appearance of Bream fish can differ from species to species. When they are young, their bodies are covered with silver scales and are relatively flat. The line from the dorsal to the head goes downwards, resulting in a flat-looking body.

In shallow and brackish water, the bream fish?s color is darker than those found in clean waters. They have flat, blunt teeth that allow them to chew on snails and crabs.

Habitat and Lifestyle

The Bream fish mainly live in rivers, wetlands, ponds, and even water bodies that have a mixture of saltwater and freshwater. They like to live around environments where there is an abundance of algae and other nutrients.

Bloodworms, larvae, planktons, gastropods, etc., are some of the favorite foods of the Bream fish. When there is a lack of prey to feed on, they eat water crops and even water fleas.

Finding and Catching

This fish can be caught from an inflatable boat or kayak.

The bream fish are usually found feeding by the shore in the evening, in muddy waters. In cleaner environments, they go to the feeding pits on the sandy surface of the rivers.

This fish can be caught by the shore using various techniques like angling, fly fishing, etc. It depends on the size of the fish you might want to capture.

Peak Season

The peak season for catching Bream is from late April to June.

Best Bait

  • Prawns
  • Cut fish
  • Tuna
  • Mullet
  • Bloodworms
  • Crabs