Bait – prawn, worm, sand eel, mussels

Method – float with baited hook

Good places to catch gilthead bream in Cornwall are Helford and Mevagissey

Deep flattened body with large scales. They are golden on top with a white belly. They have a single long dorsal fin with eleven spines. Large head forming 25% of the body with a gold band between the eyes. Mouth has large lips and has large pointed teeth.

Length is 35-70cm

October – December

Order – Perciformes
Latin Name – sparus aurata
Family – Sparidae

Like the black bream, the gilthead bream like rocky weedy ground and favour estuaries, however these fish are mainly solitary.

Gilthead Bream are a good eating fish


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