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.
 Unfortunately there is no statistics yet for this fish species in this area.

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