Trout, brown (Salmo trutta)

Linnaeus, 1758; SALMONIDAE FAMILY; also called German brown trout, European brown trout, sea trout, lake trout, brook trout, river trout, bull trout, English trout, von Behr trout, Lochleven trout, German trout, breac, gealag, brownie
Native to Europe and parts of Asia, from Afghanistan and the Aral Sea across Europe to the British Isles and Iceland, and back across Scandinavia to Poluostrov Kanin (Cape Kanin), in Russia, on the Barents Sea. It has been introduced in other areas, notably, Newfoundland, Canada, U.S.A., South America, New Zealand, and Africa. Today it is found throughout the U.... Read More

 
 

All-Tackle World Records

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle
20.10 kg (44 lb 5 oz)
Ohau Canal, Twizel, New Zealand
27-Oct-2020
 

All-Tackle (Length) World Records

Line Class
Length
Location
Catch Date
Angler
All-Tackle (Length)
97.0 cm
Milwaukee Harbor, Wisconsin, USA
16-Dec-2011
 

Line Class World Records (Conventional Tackle)

Line Class
Weight
Location
Catch Date
Angler
M-01 kg (2 lb)
9.41 kg (20 lb 12 oz)
White River, Arkansas, USA
19-Sep-1987
M-02 kg (4 lb)
18.25 kg (40 lb 4 oz)
Little Red River, Arkansas, USA
09-May-1992
M-03 kg (6 lb)
12.92 kg (28 lb 8 oz)
Niagara River, Niagara Falls, Canada
16-Nov-1996
M-04 kg (8 lb)
15.59 kg (34 lb 6 oz)
Lake Ontario, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
09-Sep-1994
M-06 kg (12 lb)
19.10 kg (42 lb 1 oz)
Ohau Canal, New Zealand
08-Mar-2013
M-08 kg (16 lb)
17.00 kg (37 lb 7 oz)
Lake Storsjon, Lappland, Sweden
16-Oct-1991
M-10 kg (20 lb)
13.83 kg (30 lb 8 oz)
Platt Bay, Lake Michigan, USA
18-Apr-1994
M-15 kg (30 lb)
12.08 kg (26 lb 10 oz)
Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido, Japan
08-Aug-2020
M-24 kg (50 lb)
18.82 kg (41 lb 8 oz)
Lake Michigan, Racine, Wisconsin, USA
16-Jul-2010
W-01 kg (2 lb)
1.20 kg (2 lb 10 oz)
Whakamaru Dam, New Zealand
04-Nov-2014
W-02 kg (4 lb)
1.41 kg (3 lb 1 oz)
Lake Argyle, New Zealand
31-Oct-2014
W-03 kg (6 lb)
2.95 kg (6 lb 8 oz)
Lake Ontario, Rochester, New York, USA
12-Apr-2015
W-04 kg (8 lb)
2.86 kg (6 lb 5 oz)
Lake Ontario, Rochester, New York, USA
12-Apr-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
W-24 kg (50 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)
7.71 kg (17 lb 0 oz)
Big Cedar Creek, Virginia, USA
28-May-2017
Tippet M-02 kg (4 lb)
8.61 kg (19 lb 0 oz)
Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
29-Jan-1993
Tippet M-03 kg (6 lb)
12.53 kg (27 lb 10 oz)
Lake Taneycomo, Branson, Missouri, USA
03-Oct-2005
Tippet M-04 kg (8 lb)
12.70 kg (28 lb 0 oz)
Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
09-Mar-1996
Tippet M-06 kg (12 lb)
15.93 kg (35 lb 2 oz)
Rio Grande, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
01-Mar-1998
Tippet M-08 kg (16 lb)
13.61 kg (30 lb 0 oz)
Rio Grande River, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
03-Mar-2019
Tippet M-10 kg (20 lb)
16.50 kg (36 lb 6 oz)
Obervellach Moll River, Austria
02-Jul-2007
Tippet W-01 kg (2 lb)
0.91 kg (2 lb 0 oz)
Gunnison River, Colorado, USA
07-Aug-2016
Tippet W-02 kg (4 lb)
2.49 kg (5 lb 8 oz)
South Holston River Lodge, Tennessee, USA
30-Sep-2015
Tippet W-03 kg (6 lb)
5.27 kg (11 lb 10 oz)
Thingvallavth, Iceland
12-May-2018
Tippet W-04 kg (8 lb)
4.31 kg (9 lb 8 oz)
Sandy Creek, New York, USA
13-Nov-2016
Tippet W-06 kg (12 lb)
13.61 kg (30 lb 0 oz)
Rio Grande River, Argentinas
29-Mar-2017
Tippet W-08 kg (16 lb)
4.28 kg (9 lb 7 oz)
Lake Thingvallavtn, Iceland
19-May-2018
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
5.30 kg (11 lb 10 oz)
Skerstadfjord, Norway
28-Jun-2005
F-Smallfry
2.49 kg (5 lb 8 oz)
Lake Ontario, New York, USA
01-Jun-2002
M-Junior
12.08 kg (26 lb 10 oz)
Lake Shikotsu, Hokkaido, Japan
08-Aug-2020
M-Smallfry
11.98 kg (26 lb 6 oz)
Lake Michigan, Wisconsin, USA
30-Mar-2005

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