Ide ("Id") Overview

Ide - Leuciscus idus

The idea is similar to Roach but curvy back. Red belly and anal fins. The largest of our roach fishes and can reach 4 kg Sweden (5 kg in Finland).


It lives in both fresh and brackish water. It is along the coast, in waters of the mid / southern Sweden + Norrland coastal area.
It prefers, however, clear flowing water.

Size and growth

Lifespan: about 23 years. Mature at 6-7 years of age, playing in the March-June in shallow running 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.
  1. Fly fishing (one handed) - Flies - Dry Fly

Ide, Avg. Weight (gr) Ljusdals FVOF (Ljusdals FVO)

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