Black Bream Acanthropagus butcheri

An iconic Australian recreational fish species

Black Bream

The Black Bream can grow up to 50cm and over 2kg

Fishing for Black Bream has come a long way, from fishing with prawns to anglers with high tech gadgets and super light gear dedicated to catching Bream. With a deep cast into a tight jetty snag the Black Bream can strike with gusto, a worthy adversaries - the Black Bream can be a fearsome fighter.

Black bream, also known as southern black bream (Acanthopagrus butcheri), is a popular fish species found in estuaries and coastal waters throughout southern Australia. It is a member of the family Sparidae, which includes other popular sport fish such as yellowfin bream and snapper.

Black bream are known for their black stripes and silver-grey body, which can grow up to 40 cm in length. They are a popular target for recreational fishers due to their strong fighting ability and good eating qualities.

Black bream are commonly found in estuaries and tidal rivers, where they feed on a range of prey including crustaceans, mollusks, and small fish. They are most active during the warmer months and can be caught using baits such as prawns, worms, and yabbies, or lures such as soft plastics and hard-bodied lures.

Black bream can be found in schools, and are often caught near structures such as rock walls, jetties, and weed beds, where they can find food and cover. They are also known for their ability to take a wide range of baits and lures, making them a popular target for anglers of all skill levels.

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