Salmon, Atlantic (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
35.89 kg (79 lb 2 oz)
Tana River, Norway
01-Jan-1928
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
4.27 kg (9 lb 6 oz)
Lac Tremblant, Quebec, Canada
03-May-1987
M-02 kg (4 lb)
11.20 kg (24 lb 11 oz)
Bornholm, Denmark
22-Apr-2014
M-03 kg (6 lb)
8.75 kg (19 lb 4 oz)
Baltic Sea, Glowe, Germany
25-Apr-2014
M-04 kg (8 lb)
15.70 kg (34 lb 9 oz)
Baltic Sea, Glowe, Germany
13-Apr-2009
M-06 kg (12 lb)
16.00 kg (35 lb 4 oz)
Baltic Sea, Rugen, Germany
10-Apr-2015
M-08 kg (16 lb)
24.47 kg (53 lb 15 oz)
Bay of Pukavik, Baltic Sea, Sweden
09-May-1994
M-10 kg (20 lb)
26.72 kg (58 lb 14 oz)
Bay of Pukavik, Baltic Sea, Sweden
13-May-1993
M-15 kg (30 lb)
27.48 kg (60 lb 9 oz)
Kasen, Bay of Pukavik, Baltic Sea, Sweden
09-May-1995
M-24 kg (50 lb)
26.36 kg (58 lb 1 oz)
Baltic Sea, Sweden
10-Apr-1992
M-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-60 kg (130 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)
2.64 kg (5 lb 13 oz)
Bornholm, Denmark
22-Apr-2014
W-03 kg (6 lb)
9.30 kg (20 lb 8 oz)
Bornholm, Denmark
19-Apr-2014
W-04 kg (8 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
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
W-24 kg (50 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-37 kg (80 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-60 kg (130 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)
9.97 kg (22 lb 0 oz)
Alta River, Norway
28-Jun-1983
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
17.46 kg (38 lb 8 oz)
Alta River, Norway
30-Jun-1983
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
11.49 kg (25 lb 5 oz)
Namsen River, Grong, Norway
07-Jun-1998
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
14.28 kg (31 lb 8 oz)
Alta River, Norway
25-Jun-1983
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
20.29 kg (44 lb 12 oz)
Moisie River, Quebec, Canada
04-Jun-1980
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
23.20 kg (51 lb 2 oz)
Alta River, Norway
07-Jul-1994
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
22.20 kg (48 lb 15 oz)
Alta River, Norway
16-Aug-1993
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)
5.44 kg (12 lb 0 oz)
Flowers River, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
02-Sep-2020
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
6.86 kg (15 lb 2 oz)
Flowers River, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
02-Sep-2020
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
10.57 kg (23 lb 5 oz)
Laxa (Nes) River, Iceland
19-Jul-2018
Tippet W-10 kg (20 lb)
6.10 kg (13 lb 7 oz)
Laxa (Nes) River, Iceland
20-Jul-2018
 

Junior & Smallfry World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
F-Junior
5.44 kg (12 lb 0 oz)
Flowers River, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada
02-Sep-2020
F-Smallfry
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-Junior
14.51 kg (32 lb 0 oz)
Grand Cascapedia, Quebec, Canada
09-Jul-2003
M-Smallfry
11.79 kg (26 lb 0 oz)
Flowers River, New Foundland, Labrador, Canada
01-Aug-2007

Fishing World Records

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