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Good question everyready and one that'll no doubt open a debate [:D]

To me a skimmer is a bream that's silver in colour. I know they're all the same; skimmers, common, bronze, but if it's silver then ....



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so are we saying skimmer fish under two pounds ? bream two pounds and above, or any silver bream a skimmer ,and bream not silver
 

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hi everready i asked ray this question at the north west fish-in...
ray said to me a bream is a goldy brown colour with a tint of green ........ all silver bream are skimmers mate

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dont forget there is a bream called a silver bream which isnt actualy a skimmer but a seperate branch of the species

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There are two sperate species: Silver Bream, which are generally silver and smaller, and Common Bream, which are darker and larger.

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Assuming that all small bream are classes as Skimmers (for the Fishing Race at least) I've claimed this one of just over a 1lb as a skimmer

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Am I right?


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We had this debate in Ireland last September and decided to call the ones we could'nt make our minds up about Brimmers !!
We thought it was amusing anyway !!

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I thought the word skimmer came about from the fact that you could skim them over the surface whilst landing them? Therefore, most silver bream are skimmers because silvers tend to be smaller, but common or bronze bream can also be skimmers when they are little uns?

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Ive always classed a bronzy brown common bream as a bream. A small silver common bream a skimmer.
Isnt it that the common bream goes through changes as it reaches adult maturity and changes into a darker colour???

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i always thought skimmers, like joe,were immature common or bronze bream, ive been led to believe silver bream are a seperate species from the common bream and skimmer all together.

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I thought that Skimmers are the ones that cover everything in snot and slime and are totally different to silver bream.

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