Salmon, Atlantic (landlocked) (Salmo salar)

Linnaeus, 1758; SALMONIDAE FAMILY; also called landlocked salmon, ouananiche, Kennebec salmon, Sebago salmon, black salmon, grilse, kelt, grayling, smolt, parr, slink
The Atlantic salmon is native to the northern Atlantic from the Connecticut River to Quebec, Iceland and southern Greenland. It also occurs from the Arctic Circle to Portugal. Inland, there are a number of landlocked populations that must be considered strictly freshwater fish. Otherwise, the species is anadromous (migrates to the sea and back, and spawns in fresh water). Unlike Pacific salmons (Oncorhynchus spp.), Atlantic salm... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
12.13 kg (26 lb 12 oz)
Torch Lake, Michigan, USA
22-Oct-2010
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
4.88 kg (10 lb 12 oz)
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA
10-Jul-2014
M-02 kg (4 lb)
4.54 kg (10 lb 0 oz)
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA
10-Jul-2014
M-03 kg (6 lb)
8.13 kg (17 lb 14 oz)
Granvik Bay, Lake Vattern, Sweden
24-Sep-2001
M-04 kg (8 lb)
10.48 kg (23 lb 1 oz)
Lake Vattern, Karlsborg, Sweden
06-Apr-2002
M-06 kg (12 lb)
2.80 kg (6 lb 3 oz)
Goose Pond, Massachusetts, USA
15-Jul-2001
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)
10.76 kg (23 lb 11 oz)
Lake Vaernern, Djuroe, Sweden
17-Mar-2002
W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-02 kg (4 lb)
5.92 kg (13 lb 1 oz)
Lake Vattern, Karlsborg, Sweden
25-Aug-2001
W-03 kg (6 lb)
4.08 kg (9 lb 0 oz)
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA
11-Jul-2014
W-04 kg (8 lb)
3.74 kg (8 lb 4 oz)
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA
10-Jul-2014
W-06 kg (12 lb)
4.20 kg (9 lb 4 oz)
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, USA
10-Jul-2014
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)
7.04 kg (15 lb 9 oz)
Twin Lakes, Australia
04-Nov-2016
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
8.34 kg (18 lb 7 oz)
Tasmania, Australia
20-Dec-2016
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
12.13 kg (26 lb 12 oz)
Torch Lake, Michigan, USA
22-Oct-2010
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
6.15 kg (13 lb 9 oz)
Twin Lakes, Australia
02-Nov-2016
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
11.20 kg (24 lb 11 oz)
Klaralv, Forshaga, Sweden
25-Jun-2010
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
8.25 kg (18 lb 3 oz)
Klaralv, Forshaga, Sweden
19-Jun-2012
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
9.12 kg (20 lb 1 oz)
Klaralv, Forshaga, Sweden
21-Jun-2012
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)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
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
2.49 kg (5 lb 8 oz)
Atikonak River, Labrador, Canada
06-Jul-2015
F-Smallfry
2.04 kg (4 lb 8 oz)
Atikonak River, Labrador, Canada
20-Jun-2013
M-Junior
2.72 kg (6 lb 0 oz)
Atikonak River, Labrador, Canada
13-Jul-2014
M-Smallfry
2.86 kg (6 lb 5 oz)
Lake Champlain, New York, USA
09-Aug-2002

Fishing World Records

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