Wels (Silurus glanis)

Linnaeus, 1758: SILURIDAE FAMILY; also known as wels, weller, siluro, som, European catfish, sheatfish, malle, Danube catfish
This species occurs naturally or has been introduced to most of central and eastern Europe, also found throughout Asia Minor and central Asia, England, Tunisia and Algeria. The wels mainly inhabits deep-water lakes and rivers, though it enters brackish water in the Baltic and Black Seas and spawns in the salt water of the Aral Sea.
Typical of the family, its body is scaleless. The anal fin is very long and three pairs of barbels, one on the upper and two on the lower... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
134.97 kg (297 lb 9 oz)
River Po, Italy
11-Mar-2010
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
M-02 kg (4 lb)
4.54 kg (10 lb 0 oz)
Sturovo, Slovakia
02-Aug-2015
M-03 kg (6 lb)
5.10 kg (11 lb 4 oz)
Riba Roja de Ebre, Spain
01-Jul-2011
M-04 kg (8 lb)
46.30 kg (102 lb 1 oz)
Rio Ebro, Spain
13-Jun-2021
M-06 kg (12 lb)
71.20 kg (156 lb 15 oz)
Rio Ebro, Aragon, Spain
02-Jul-2016
M-08 kg (16 lb)
45.50 kg (100 lb 5 oz)
Rio Ebro, Spain
15-Jun-2021
M-10 kg (20 lb)
56.00 kg (123 lb 7 oz)
Rio Ebro, Aragon, Spain
31-May-2015
M-15 kg (30 lb)
75.80 kg (167 lb 2 oz)
Rio Ebro, Spain
17-Jun-2021
M-24 kg (50 lb)
62.00 kg (136 lb 10 oz)
Rio Ebro, Escatron, Spain
28-Oct-2014
M-37 kg (80 lb)
134.97 kg (297 lb 9 oz)
River Po, Italy
11-Mar-2010
M-60 kg (130 lb)
86.20 kg (190 lb 0 oz)
Rio Ebro, Aragon, Spain
06-Jul-2016
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)
22.10 kg (48 lb 12 oz)
Rio Ebro, Spain
14-Jun-2021
W-06 kg (12 lb)
31.10 kg (68 lb 9 oz)
Rio Ebro, Aragon, Spain
02-Jul-2016
W-08 kg (16 lb)
38.10 kg (83 lb 16 oz)
Rio Ebro, Spain
15-Jun-2021
W-10 kg (20 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
W-15 kg (30 lb)
41.10 kg (90 lb 10 oz)
Rio Ebro, Spain
16-Jun-2021
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)
34.60 kg (76 lb 4 oz)
Rio Ebro, Aragon, Spain
04-Jul-2016
 

Tippet Class World Records (Fly Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
Tippet M-01 kg (2 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
12.97 kg (28 lb 9 oz)
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
47.10 kg (103 lb 13 oz)
Rio Ebro, Spain
10-Apr-2006
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
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant
F-Smallfry
1.35 kg (2 lb 15 oz)
Riba Roja, Ebro, Spain
15-Jul-2002
M-Junior
12.70 kg (28 lb 0 oz)
Volga River, Russia
28-Aug-2021
M-Smallfry
0.00 kg (0 lb 0 oz)
Vacant,
 
Vacant

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