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 - Mask
  2. Angling - Maize
  3. Angling - Shrimp
Spring
  1. Angling - Bread
  2. Angling - Shrimp
  3. Angling - Cheese
  4. Angling - Maize
  5. Spinning - Spinners between (6-12 grams)
  6. Fly fishing (one handed) - Flies - Streamers
Summer
  1. Angling - Bread
  2. Angling - Maize
  3. Angling - Cheese
  4. Angling - Mask
  5. Fly fishing (one handed) - Flies - Dry Fly
  6. Fly fishing (one handed) - Fly - Boobies
  7. Trolling - Wobbler small (0-10 cm)
  8. Fly fishing (one handed) - Fly - Gold Head
  9. Jerkbait - Jerkbait / Swimbait
  10. Angling - Manmade / Powerbait / Gulp
Autumn
  1. Angling - Bread
  2. Angling - Mask
  3. Angling - Maize
  4. Angling - Shrimp
  5. Fly fishing (one handed) - Flies - Dry Fly
  6. Angling - Cheese






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