Huchen – largest freshwater salmonid

Huchen is one of Europe’s largest freshwater salmonid species. This predatory fish is highly prized in Slovenia. It grows up to 130 cm in length, specimens that are most commonly caught with fishing tackle measure between 70 and 110 cm in length. Anglers fish them with large streamers. The season starts on October 1st (sometimes even later) and lasts until February 14th (at some fisheries it ends even before this date).