Tench ("Sutare") Overview

Tench - Tinca tinca

The tench is a fish that lives mostly in nutrient-rich waters, sweet and brackish. It is most often found in lakes, but it can also live in calm running water.

It has a nice bronze-colored cover with nice scales.


It is available in Skåne, Blekinge western, southern and eastern Småland, Öland, Gotland, Göta river, lake Vänern water in Vastergotland, Dalsland (possibly implanted) and Värmland; Östergötland, Södermanland and Uppland.

Size and growth

It can be about 70 cm long and be closer to 5 kg.
It tolerates low oxygen levels and high temperatures.

The female can produce about 600,000 eggs each year.

Record size

Swedish record: 5.4 Kg.

Most efficient fishing methods

Information below is based upon thousands of real catch reports from the past two years.
  1. Angling - Mask
  2. Angling - maggot
  1. Angling - Shrimp

Tench, Avg. Weight (gr) Norra Nyköpingsåns FVOF (Norra Nyköpingsån)

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