Catfish ("Mal") Overview

Catfish - Silurus glanis

Malen's Småland fish. The moth occurs in fresh and brackish water, where it prefers nutrient-rich water.


Malen lives in both stationary and gently running water and will also visit the brackish water. It is a typical bottom fish are most active at night. It is a voracious predator that love to hunt in shallow water.
The species occurs in southern and central Sweden, mainly in the Emån water system in eastern Småland and the lake Båven Södermanland. Sparingly it occurs even in Möckeln in Kronoberg County and a number of smaller lakes in Småland and Södermanland.

Size and growth

The moth can grow up to five meters long and weigh over 180 kg (except in Sweden). Next to the European sturgeon is the Europe's largest freshwater fish, and in Sweden a moth at 129 kg caught in the river. It is a typical hot water fish playing first in the month of July.

Record size

Swedish record: 60.1 Kg.

Most efficient fishing methods

Information below is based upon thousands of real catch reports from the past two years.
  1. Angling - Dead fish
 Unfortunately there is no statistics yet for this fish species in this area.

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