Using soft Plastic's is like using bait your presentation is every thing and you will find lures plastic or hard body catch more fisherman then fish. Don't go out a try to target or 5 species of fish at the start but try and target just 1 at a time. I would try flathead to start with as they will eat just about anything but in there face. If you are going to target bream think about where you are going to fish and what would be living in that area like prawn's , crabs or what type of bait fish they then try to match the hatch. If I can teach both my girls to use plastic's and catch fish it really can't be that hard as they have been using them for about 4/ 5 years now and quite often kick my a$$ when fishing together like yesterday on a tuff day she still caught fish when I got a donut and no that's not that funny anymore. (kelvin) Mate all I can suggest is find some 1 who fishes plastic's a lot that won't be a problem here and try and get a decky spot or if you have a boat offer 1 up and as ant said sit back watch learn and then just do what they do. Good luck.