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

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