Ide ("Id") Overview


Ide - Leuciscus idus

Iden is similar to roaches but has a more curved back.
Red belly and anal fins.
It is the largest of our roach fish and can amount to 4 kg in Sweden (5 kg in Finland).

Population

It lives in both fresh and brackish water. It is found along the coasts, in watercourses in central / southern Sweden + northern coastal area.

However, it prefers clear flowing water.

Size and growth

Lifespan: about 23 years.
Sexually mature at 6-7 years of age, plays in March-June in running shallow water.

Record size

Swedish record: 3.7 Kg.

Most efficient fishing methods

Information below is based upon thousands of real catch reports from the past two years.
Winter
  1. Fly fishing (one handed) - Flies - Streamers
Spring
  1. Angling - Bread
  2. Spinning - Spinners between (6-12 grams)
  3. Angling - Maize
  4. Spinning - Jig / Soft Bait (fishy)
  5. Angling - maggot
  6. Angling - Mask
  7. Vertical Fishing - Dead fish
  8. Angling - Cheese
  9. Angling - Shrimp
  10. Fly fishing (two handed) - Fly - Salmon / Sea trout
Summer
  1. Spinning - Spinners between (6-12 grams)
  2. Angling - Mask
  3. Angling - Maize
  4. Spinning - Spinners small (0-5 gr)
  5. Spinning - Spinners large (over 12 grams)
  6. Spinning - Wobbler small (0-10 cm)
  7. Spinning - Jig / Soft Bait (fishy)
  8. Angling - Bread
  9. Angling - live fish
  10. Spinning - SPOON
Autumn
  1. Fly fishing (two handed) - Fly - Våtfluga
  2. Fly fishing (one handed) - Fly - Salmon / Sea trout
  3. Angling - Mask
  4. Fly fishing (one handed) - Fly - Nymph

Ide, Avg. Weight (gr)







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