BREAM (cyprinus latut), is a very broad shaped fish, and thick, scaled excellently, large eyes, a little sucking mouth, disproportionate to his body, and a forked tail. It hath two sets of teeth, is a very great breeder, the melter having two large melts, and the female as many bags of spawn.
Bream shed their spawn about midsummer; and though they are occasionally met with in slow rivers, are generally considered a pond fish, where they thrive in the greatest perfection, often weighingfrom eight to ten pounds. Dr. Shaw tells us that this fish is a native of many parts of Europe, abounding in the still lakes and rivers, and is occasionally found in the Caspian Sea. They are angled for near the bottom ; and the angler should take all possible care to keep concealed.
They are great lovers of red worms, especially such as are to be found at die root of a great dock, and lie wrapt up in a round clew: also flag worms, wasps, green flies, and grasshoppers (whose legs must be cutoff), and paste, of which there are many sorts which are found very good baits for him, but the best are made of brown bread and honey ; gentles, young wasps, and red worms. The best season of angling for him is from St. James's day until Bartholomew tide.
The Sea Bream, called the Red Gilt-head, is a fish of a red colour, with the iris silvery.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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