Angling records of Europe

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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.

Current records[edit]

Image Species Weight kg Weight lb's oz Captor Date Water Country References / Notes
Alosa alosa.jpg Allis Shad - Grand alose - Maifisch (Alosa alosa) 3 kg 7 lb Mr. Michou 2008 Blavet River  France [1]
Aspius aspius Prague Vltava 1.jpg Asp - Aspe - Aspio (Aspius aspius) 10.3 kg 22 lb 11 oz Miroslav Šajdák 2008 Vah River, Nosicky Canal  Slovakia [2]
Anguilla anguilla.jpg European Eel - Aal - Anguille - Anguilla (anguilla anguilla) Status iucn CR icon.svg Note 1 6.04 kg 13 lb 5 oz G.Cadora 1991 Niepkuhle  Germany [3]
Abramis brama Prague Vltava 1.jpg 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]
Barbel m.jpg Common Barbel - Barbe (barbus barbus) 9.56 kg 21 lb 1 oz Grahame King 22 April 2006 Great Ouse, Bedfordshire  England [4]
Barbus bocagei 01 by-dpc.jpg 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]
Barbo comizo.jpg Iberian Barbel (Comizo) - Comizo (luciobarbus comizo) 15.5 kg 34 lb 3 oz Ramirez Vazquez 1993 Lagunas de Ruidera, Guadiana river  Spain [5]
BARBO-ANDALUZ-lucio-barbus-sclateri-500.svg 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]
Trüsche Walchensee.jpg Burbot - Quappe - Lake - Barbotte - Bottatrice (lota lota) 8.5 kg 18 lb 12 oz Margit Agren 22 Oct 1996 Angenmanelren  Sweden [6][7]
Cardona,Rizaljf5197 08.JPG 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 (hu:Tisza-tó), (Kisköre Reservoir)  Hungary [8]
FeralCarp.JPG 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]
Squalius cephalus Prague Vltava 2.jpg Chub -Döbel / Färna / Chevaine / Cavedano (squalius cephalus) 5.523 kg 12 lb 3 oz J. Wolfanger 1979 Vereinsgewässer  Germany [3]
Crucian Carp.jpg Crucian carp -Karausche / Carrassin / Carassio (carassius carassius) 3.64 kg 8 lb B. Spörlein 2005 Lake at Strössendorf  Germany [3]
Peixe010eue.jpg Goldfish -Goudvis / Poisson rouge / Carassio (Carassius auratus) 3.2 kg 7 lb 1 oz Brian Jensen 2006 Lake in Denmark TBC  Denmark [10]
Leuciscus leuciscus.jpg Dace - Hasel / Stäm / Leuscico comune (leuciscus leuciscus) 0.76 kg 1 lb 11 oz Mario Grill 2007 Attersee  Austria [11]
Id, Iduns kokbok.jpg Ide or Orfe Aland / L'ide. (Leuciscus idus) 5.5 kg 12 lb 2 oz V. Korotkovs 1989 Lubāns  Latvia [12]
Grass Carp.jpg 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]
Underwater Arctic Grayling.jpg Grayling - Äsche - Ombre - Temolo (Thymallus thymallus) 3.175 kg 7 lb H.Baumann 1975 ABU Droppen, Danube  Germany [3]
Hucho hucho Dunai galóca.jpg Huchen (Danube salmon) -Hödekin -salmón del Danubio (hucho hucho)Status iucn EN icon.svg Note 2 58 kg 127 lb 14 oz Halil Sofradžija 1938 Drina river, Dragojevic buk, Foča-Ustikolina  Bosnia [13]
Liza ramada Egypt.jpg 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]
Chondrostoma nasus (aka).jpg Common Nase - Nose / nasus (Chondrostoma nasus) 3.4 kg 7 lb 8oz Dieter Lindemann 10 Feb 2006 Rhine  Germany [3]
Perca fluviatilis Prague Vltava 1.jpg Perch -(Fluß) Barsch / Abborre / Perche / Persico (Perca fluviatilis) 3.75 kg 8 lb 4 oz Stephan Gockel 2010 Meuse River  Netherlands [15]
Parc aquarium du Québec - brochet.jpg 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]
Rutilusrutilus38cm 2143x1060.JPG Roach - Rotauge / Mört / Gardon / rutilo (rutilus rutilus) 2.625 kg 5 lb 12oz M. Müller 1981 Weser  Germany [3]
Rotfeder Rudd.jpg Rudd -Rotfeder / Sarv / Gardon Rouge / Scardola (pinne rosse) (scardinius erythrophthalmus) 2.7 kg 5 lb 15 oz S.Nagel 1976 Weser  Germany [3]
Tinca tinca.jpeg 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]
Wst atlantischer lachs stoer 001.jpg 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]
Silurus glanis white2.JPG 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]

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Acipenser baerii Kopf.JPG Siberian Sturgeon - Sibirische Stör / Esturió siberià / Esturgeon sibérien / Storione siberiano (Acipenser baerii) Status iucn EN icon.svg Note 2 32 kg 70 lb 8 oz catcher ? 2012 Fishing paradise Pielachtal  Austria [21]
Acipenser sturio.jpg European or Common Sturgeon - Europäische Stör / esturgeon européen / Esturgeon d'Europe / Sturys (Acipenser sturio) Status iucn CR icon.svg Note 1 176 kg 388 lb Alec Allen 1932 River Towy, Nantgaredig, Carmarthenshire  Wales [21]

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Brown trout.JPG 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]
Coregonus albula (Pieni).jpg Vendace - Kleine Maräne / Corégone blanc / Muikku (Coregonus albula) 0.55 kg 1 lb 3 oz unknown 01 Oct 2004 Inarijärvi  Finland [23]
Vimba vimba.jpg Vimba - Zährte / Vimma / Vimbe (Vimba vimba) 2.325 kg 5 lb 2 oz J. Müller 21 May 1975 Weser  Germany [3]
Sik, Iduns kokbok.jpg Whitefish - Renke / Sik / Siika (Coregonus lavaretus) 7.08 kg 15 lb 10 oz Markku Taponen 15 July 2000 Sodankylä  Finland [23]
Sander lucioperca 1.jpg Zander - European Pikeperch / Gös / Sander / Luccioperca (Sander lucioperca) 18.7 kg 41 lb 4 oz Friedrich Kraus 1990 Danube  Austria [24]
Pelecus cultratus.jpg Ziege - Rasoir / Garda / Ožka (žuvis) (Pelecus cultratus) 0.91 kg 2 lb Markku Pesonen 2008 Saimaar Lake  Finland [25]
Abramis ballerus.jpg Blue Bream - Zope (Abramis ballerus) 1.25 kg 2 lb 12 oz L. Fietz 01 Aug 1981 Elbe  Germany [3]

Notes[edit]

Note 1 - European Eel (Anguilla anguilla) and European Sturgeon (Acipenser sturio) are listed as Critically Endangered species (IUCN) statusStatus iucn CR icon.svg 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 Status iucn EN icon.svg 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[edit]

Angling records in the UK United Kingdom

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Naj úlovky rybár MO SRZ Púchovský. (Top angler catches MO SRZ Púchovský, Slovakia)". puchovskyrybar.wbl.sk. 2013-12-11. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i j "Deutsche rekord liste". Fischundfang.de. unknown date : accessed 26.10.2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "British Record Coarse Fish List(correct at December 14, 2012)". Angler's Mail. 2012-12-14. 
  5. ^ a b c "Dutch barbel site - World Barbus XXL". barbeel.com. 2009-10-14. 
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  9. ^ "New world record carp at 101 lb 4oz". World record carp.com. 2012-06-09. 
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  11. ^ "largest Dace captured by Rod and Reel with a picture and published". Fishing World Records.com. 2013-10-18. 
  12. ^ "Latvijas rekordzivis. Latvia record fish.". Fishing.lv. 2013-07-01. 
  13. ^ "Halil Sofradžija - svjetski rekorder". Focaci.org. 2013. 
  14. ^ "Shaun captures world record mullet at Oulton Broad". Norwich Evening News 24. 2012. 
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  16. ^ "Lothar Louis Lake of Grefeern Germany 16th October 1986". Flickr.com. 2010. 
  17. ^ a b "Top Tench Captures (As at January 2012)". tenchfishers.com. Jan 2012. 
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  19. ^ "Wels (Silurus Glanis) All-Tackle Records". International Game Fish Association. 2014. 
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  25. ^ "largest Ziege captured by Rod and Reel with a picture and published". Fishing World Records.com. 2013-10-18.