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Angling records of Europe

This list is of the heaviest European freshwater fish caught using the traditional angling method of rod and line.

Drina River in Foča-Ustikolina municipality, East Bosnia. Venue for the capture of the 58 kg European record Huchen(hucho hucho) in 1938
The criteria for inclusion on this list is that the species, weight, date and venue have been published by a recognized publisher with a genuine photograph and a link to that publication is referenced here. The list is intended to include all categories of coarse and game fish caught by sport anglers.

Contents

  • Current records 1
  • Notes 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4

Current records

Image Species Weight kg Weight lb's oz Captor Date Water Country References / Notes
Allis Shad - Grand alose - Maifisch (Alosa alosa) 3 kg 7 lb Mr. Michou 2008 Blavet River  France [1]
Asp - Aspe - Aspio (Aspius aspius) 10.3 kg 22 lb 11 oz Miroslav Šajdák 2008 Vah River, Nosicky Canal  Slovakia [2]
European Eel - Aal - Anguille - Anguilla (anguilla anguilla) Note 1 6.04 kg 13 lb 5 oz G.Cadora 1991 Niepkuhle  Germany [3]
Bream - Brachse - Braxen - Brème - Abramide (Common / comune) (abramis brama) 10.3 kg 22 lb 11 oz Scot Crook 17 April 2012 Ferry Lagoon, Fen Drayton Lakes, Cambridgeshire,  England [4]
Common Barbel - Barbe (barbus barbus) 9.56 kg 21 lb 1 oz Grahame King 22 April 2006 Great Ouse, Bedfordshire  England [4]
Common Iberian Barbel - Barbo Común ibérico (Luciobarbus bocagei) 11.5 kg 26 lb 6 oz Mr. Felix 2007 Lagunas de Ruidera, Guadiana river  Spain [5]
Iberian Barbel (Comizo) - Comizo (luciobarbus comizo) 15.5 kg 34 lb 3 oz Ramirez Vazquez 1993 Lagunas de Ruidera, Guadiana river  Spain [5]
Andalusian Barbel - Barbo andaluz andalusische Barbe - barbeau andalouse (Luciobarbus sclateri) 4.1 kg 9 lb 1 oz Peter Staggs  Netherlands 2000 Las Tortugas Lake, Nueva Andalucia  Spain [5]
Burbot - Quappe - Lake - Barbotte - Bottatrice (lota lota) 8.5 kg 18 lb 12 oz Margit Agren 22 Oct 1996 Angenmanelren  Sweden [6][7]
Bighead Carp - Cardona / Tolstolobec pestrý / Grootkopkarper / carpa testa grossa (Hypophthalmichthys nobilis) 77.5 kg 170 lb 14 oz Diem János 14 July 2009 Lake Tisza (Tisza-tó), (Kisköre Reservoir)  Hungary [8]
Carp - karpfen / Karpe / Carpe / Carpa - Common, Mirror, Leather (cyprinus carpio) 45.93 kg 101 lb 4 oz Roman Hanke  Austria 2 June 2012 Euro Aqua Fishery, Nemesvita  Hungary [9]
Chub -Döbel / Färna / Chevaine / Cavedano (squalius cephalus) 5.523 kg 12 lb 3 oz J. Wolfanger 1979 Vereinsgewässer  Germany [3]
Crucian carp -Karausche / Carrassin / Carassio (carassius carassius) 3.64 kg 8 lb B. Spörlein 2005 Lake at Strössendorf  Germany [3]
Goldfish -Goudvis / Poisson rouge / Carassio (Carassius auratus) 3.2 kg 7 lb 1 oz Brian Jensen 2006 Lake in Denmark TBC  Denmark [10]
Dace - Hasel / Stäm / Leuscico comune (leuciscus leuciscus) 0.76 kg 1 lb 11 oz Mario Grill 2007 Attersee  Austria [11]
Ide or Orfe Aland / L'ide. (Leuciscus idus) 5.5 kg 12 lb 2 oz V. Korotkovs 1989 Lubāns  Latvia [12]
Grass Carp - Graskarpfen / Amur bílý / Graskarper (Ctenopharyngodon idella) 40.5 kg 89 lb 5 oz Diem Szeles Sándor 21 Aug 1993 River Danube  Hungary [8]
Grayling - Äsche - Ombre - Temolo (Thymallus thymallus) 3.175 kg 7 lb H.Baumann 1975 ABU Droppen, Danube  Germany [3]
Huchen (Danube salmon) -Hödekin -salmón del Danubio (hucho hucho) Note 2 58 kg 127 lb 14 oz Halil Sofradžija 1938 Drina river, Dragojevic buk, Foča-Ustikolina  Bosnia [13]
Mullet -Thin-Lipped Grey / Meeräsche / mulle / triglia (liza ramada) 3.45 kg 7 lb 9oz Shaun Sillett 20 August 2012 Oulton Broad, Lowestoft, Suffolk  England [14]
Common Nase - Nose / nasus (Chondrostoma nasus) 3.4 kg 7 lb 8oz Dieter Lindemann 10 Feb 2006 Rhine  Germany [3]
Perch -(Fluß) Barsch / Abborre / Perche / Persico (Perca fluviatilis) 3.75 kg 8 lb 4 oz Stephan Gockel 2010 Meuse River  Netherlands [15]
Pike - Hecht / Gädda / Brochet / Luccio (esox lucius) 25 kg 55 lb 1 oz Lothar Louis 16 October 1986 Lake of Grefeern, Buhl  Germany [3][16]
Roach - Rotauge / Mört / Gardon / rutilo (rutilus rutilus) 2.625 kg 5 lb 12oz M. Müller 1981 Weser  Germany [3]
Rudd -Rotfeder / Sarv / Gardon Rouge / Scardola (pinne rosse) (scardinius erythrophthalmus) 2.7 kg 5 lb 15 oz S.Nagel 1976 Weser  Germany [3]
Tench -Barn / Sutare / Tanche / Tinca (tinca tinca) 6.91 kg 15 lb 3 oz 6 dr Darren Ward June 2001 Sheepwalk big pit, Shepperton, Middlesex  England [4][17][17]
Atlantic Salmon -Atlantischer Lachs / Lax / Saumon / salmone (salmo salar) 35.89 kg 79 lb 2 oz Henrik Henriksen 01 Jan 1928 Tana River  Norway [18]
Wels Catfish Mal / Silure glane / siluro (silurus glanis) 134.97 kg 297 lb 9 oz Attila Zsedely  Hungary 11 March 2010 River Po  Italy [19] [20]
Siberian Sturgeon - Sibirische Stör / Esturió siberià / Esturgeon sibérien / Storione siberiano (Acipenser baerii) Note 2 32 kg 70 lb 8 oz catcher ? 2012 Fishing paradise Pielachtal  Austria [21]
European or Common Sturgeon - Europäische Stör / esturgeon européen / Esturgeon d'Europe / Sturys (Acipenser sturio) Note 1 176 kg 388 lb Alec Allen 1932 River Towy, Nantgaredig, Carmarthenshire  Wales [21] [22]
Trout, Brown - Seeforelle / Truite De Lac / Trota Di Lago / Insjööring (Salmo trutta) 17 kg 37 lb 8 oz Kurt Stenlund 16th Oct 1991 Storsjön, Gällivare kom Lappland  Sweden [6]
Vendace - Kleine Maräne / Corégone blanc / Muikku (Coregonus albula) 0.55 kg 1 lb 3 oz unknown 01 Oct 2004 Inarijärvi  Finland [23]
Vimba - Zährte / Vimma / Vimbe (Vimba vimba) 2.325 kg 5 lb 2 oz J. Müller 21 May 1975 Weser  Germany [3]
Whitefish - Renke / Sik / Siika (Coregonus lavaretus) 7.08 kg 15 lb 10 oz Markku Taponen 15 July 2000 Sodankylä  Finland [23]
Zander - European Pikeperch / Gös / Sander / Luccioperca (Sander lucioperca) 18.7 kg 41 lb 4 oz Friedrich Kraus 1990 Danube  Austria [24]
Ziege - Rasoir / Garda / Ožka (žuvis) (Pelecus cultratus) 0.91 kg 2 lb Markku Pesonen 2008 Saimaar Lake  Finland [25]
Blue Bream - Zope (Abramis ballerus) 1.25 kg 2 lb 12 oz L. Fietz 01 Aug 1981 Elbe  Germany [3]

Notes

Note 1 - European Eel (Anguilla anguilla) and European Sturgeon (Acipenser sturio) are listed as Critically Endangered species (IUCN) status by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Any of these fish caught, must be photographed, then returned to the water immediately.

Note 2 - Siberian Sturgeon (Acipenser baerii) and Huchen (Danube salmon) (hucho hucho)are listed as Endangered species (IUCN) status by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Any of these fish caught, must be photographed, then returned to the water immediately.

See also

Angling records in the UK

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