Chub ("Färna") Overview


Chub - Squalius cephalus

Farnan belongs to the family of carp fish. It is widespread in central and southern Sweden, but is rare in large quantities. Färnen is about as big as present and can reach weights of around 3 kg.

Population

It is relatively common in the river Tidan and darkness. It prefers flowing waters but also in lakes.

Size and growth

Farnan rarely exceeds 55 cm. Normal weight is 0.5 kg but can reach up to 2.8 kg.

Record size

Swedish record: 3.5 kg

Most efficient fishing methods

Information below is based upon thousands of real catch reports from the past two years.
Winter
  1. Angling - maggot
Spring
  1. Angling - Bread
  2. Angling - Cheese
  3. Angling - Dead fish
  4. Angling - Shrimp
  5. Spinning - Jig / Soft Bait (fishy)
  6. Angling - Mask
  7. Fly fishing (one handed) - Flies - Streamers
Summer
  1. Angling - Bread
  2. Angling - Maize
  3. Angling - Mask
  4. Spinning - Jig / Soft Bait (fishy)
  5. Spinning - Spinners between (6-12 grams)
  6. Angling - Dead fish
  7. Angling - Shrimp
  8. Fly fishing (one handed) - Fly - Våtfluga
  9. Angling - Cheese
  10. Fly fishing (one handed) - Fly - Nymph
Autumn
  1. Angling - Bread
  2. Angling - Mask
  3. Spinning - Spinners large (over 12 grams)
  4. Angling - Shrimp

Chub, Avg. Weight (gr)







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