Identifying silver bream

Andyroo99

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Hi folks

Just wondered if anyone out there might possibly please be able to help in the identification of a possible silver bream (Abramis bjoerkna).

Do you think the fish in the attached pics might be a silver bream - given the eye size and scale count on the wrist of the tail?

The fish was caught from a newly stocked water that has been stocked with a wide variety of species (including rudd, tench, roach, carp, bream, barbel, ide) and I know when such waters receive mass mixed stockings that various rogue fish/species can often make their way into a water, mixed in amongst the main intended species.

Many thanks.
 

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Silverfisher

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Yep I’d say that’s the silver bream. Bigger eye, the pinkish fins, not being particularly slimey and and less protruding mouth are all things that can help distinguish from normal bream although with some it’s more obvious with others.
 

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Not caught one across two short sessions so far this season but I’m sure I’ll pick up a few scattered amongst the roach shoals when the hemp fishing really kicks off in a week or so. My grandad had a couple of them last weekend on the feeder though. Quite a common fish on my stretches of the Thames probably catch more of them than normal bream.
 

Andyroo99

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Many thanks for all your replies - much appreciated.

These particular fish were from a water in Scotland - where silver bream are indeed a bit of a rarity.
 
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