Dolly Varden (Salvelinus malma)

(Walbaum, 1792); SALMONIDAE FAMILY
Known to occur from the Sea of Japan through the Kuril Islands to Kamchatka, through the Aleutian Islands and around Alaska to the Yukon and Northwest Territories (Canada) in the north and the northwestern United States in the south. Like the Arctic char (Salvelinus alpinus), it is an anadromous fish (migrates to the sea and back), though some populations are landlocked.
The complex of chars composed of Arctic char (S. alpinus), Dolly Varden (S. malma) and bull trout (S. confluentus) is a closely related group and difficult to distinguish from external cha... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
9.46 kg (20 lb 14 oz)
Wulik River, Alaska, USA
07-Jul-2001
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
4.65 kg (10 lb 4 oz)
Unnamed River, Kotzwbue, Alaska, USA
09-Aug-2008
M-02 kg (4 lb)
5.47 kg (12 lb 1 oz)
Sagavanirktok River, Alaska, USA
08-Jul-1991
M-03 kg (6 lb)
7.37 kg (16 lb 4 oz)
Noatak River, Alaska, USA
30-Jul-1994
M-04 kg (8 lb)
7.96 kg (17 lb 9 oz)
Wulik River, Alaska, USA
14-Sep-1995
M-06 kg (12 lb)
8.41 kg (18 lb 9 oz)
Kivalina River, Alaska, USA
13-Jul-1993
M-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-15 kg (30 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-04 kg (8 lb)
2.04 kg (4 lb 8 oz)
Good News River, Alaska, USA
30-Aug-2015
W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-15 kg (30 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
5.37 kg (11 lb 13 oz)
Kelly River, Alaska, USA
13-Jul-1998
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
5.10 kg (11 lb 4 oz)
Kelly River, Alaska, USA
11-Jul-1998
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
6.80 kg (15 lb 0 oz)
Wulik River, Alaska, USA
17-Jul-2003
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
7.96 kg (17 lb 9 oz)
Wulik River, Alaska, USA
07-Jul-2001
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
8.16 kg (18 lb 0 oz)
Kivalina River, Alaska, USA
08-Jul-2001
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
9.46 kg (20 lb 14 oz)
Wulik River, Alaska, USA
07-Jul-2001
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
7.96 kg (17 lb 9 oz)
Wulik River, Alaska, USA
07-Jul-2001
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
1.81 kg (4 lb 0 oz)
Featherly Creek, Alaska, USA
30-Aug-2014
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
2.27 kg (5 lb 0 oz)
Good News River, Alaska, USA
03-Aug-2015
F-Smallfry
2.83 kg (6 lb 4 oz)
Unnamed River, Alaska, USA
25-Aug-2004
M-Junior
7.25 kg (16 lb 0 oz)
Unnamed River, Alaska, USA
23-Aug-2004
M-Smallfry
6.80 kg (15 lb 0 oz)
Kotzebue, Alaska, USA
03-Aug-1999

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