Specimen weight: 3.4 kg (7.5 lb). Bream are one of the most common coarse fish species in Ireland. They range from relatively small canal fish to Shannon shoal fish sometimes averaging over 5 lbs. (2 Kilos) each. Best times to fish: May/June and September/October. Some of the best bream waters in Ireland: River Erne, Upper and Lower Lough Erne, River Shannon, River Suck, Loughs Derg & Ree, Shannon Erne waterway. Where to start your cruise: Banagher, Carrick-on-Shannon or Bellanaleck.