Merikarvia

Merikarvia Puukoski

IN THE FOAMING RIVER MERIKARVIANJOKI The river Merikarvianjoki was the first migratory fish river in Finland whose estuary is protected by a voluntary net-fishing free zone extending five kilometres from the estuary to the open sea. All Finland's river spawning salmo-noids breed naturally in the river Merikarvianjoki. Sea trout, salmon and migratory whitefish can freely swim up the river to the 24-km long fishing waters. There are also plenty of grayling, river trout and stocked rainbow trout....

Northwest of finland

Rostojarvi

FELL LAKES AND RIVERS IN NORTHWEST LAPLAND Fell fishing in the northwest of Finland, also known as the arm of Finland, offers an unrivalled, unforgettable experience even for experienced anglers. Nature's forces and the rugged beauty of Lapland is surprising at an altitude of over 400 m, surrounded by some of the largest fells in Finland and the mountains of Norway and Sweden. The area resembles that of the Kola tundra, although differences in altitude are greater here. Crystal clear fell...

Fishing In Rapids And Lakes in the white nights of summer

Another speciality of fishing in Finland are fishing trips during the light white nights of summer. During the summer months of June and July the sun never completely sets over Finland. In Lapland, which is north of the Artic Circle, these light nights begin in May. The dusky nights are an excellent time to fish for grayling and brown trout in rivers. A pike-fishing trip on a misty lake in the middle of the night is an experience unlikely to be forgotten. Trolling for pike-perch zander on a...

SEA fishing

Finland Ice Fishing Boats

Finland has 1,100 km of coastline and a glorious archipelago, the largest in the world in numbers of islands. Here you will find some of the most rewarding spots for sea trout, pike, perch and pike-perch. In summer, pike and perch are fished by spinning from boats or the shore. Jigging for perch can also result in a handsome catch, and pike-perch is trolled from boats in mid-summer. Ice fishing for perch, pike and burbot is also possible on the sea in deepest winter. Ice fishing for burbot is a...

In the dark winter night

Whopper Fish Ice Fishing

Ice fishing, angling through a hole in the ice, is a Finnish speciality offering unforgettable experiences. Angling for a pike and perch is common throughout the country, but whitefish and burbot are also popular catches. Did you know that the dark evenings of January and February are the best time to catch burbot Perch can be caught through a hole in the ice in winter as long as the waters are covered with thick ice. Perch occurs in waters throughout the country and bites keenly. Roach and...

Pikeperch

- Peak season 1.6-30.11 Fishing methods spinning, trolling and ice-fishing 15.1-15.3 Normal size 800-1500 g. Maximum size 5000 g P.O. Box 1, FI-00099 City of Helsinki, Finland Tel. 358 9 169 3757 Fax 358 9 169 3839 Make fishing part of your next city break Fishing Lords Ltd. offers fishing trips throughout the year. Finland's most famous and skilled fishing guides will take you to the best fishing waters in and around Helsinki Fishing trips in summer and the winter High-quality cabin...

Oulu region

Fly Simojoki

There are many types of fishing waters for serious fly-fishing in the Oulu area. Just 80 kilometres from Oulu, the river Simojoki is nowadays a major salmon river. The river also has a good stock of natural grayling. Its size makes the Simojoki ideal for fly-fishing. There are many different types of rapids ideal for wading. Rapids width varies from some 20-80 metres. Water quality is good and slightly brownish. The main river for fishing in the area is the Iijoki. The nearest rapids to Oulu on...

Pikeperch Zander Sander lucioperca

Pikeperch Sander Lucioperca

Pike-perch prefer cloudy and deep waters, and they are not comfortable in small lakes. The oxygen need of pike-perch is fairly large and they prefer warm water for that reason they are not found in Northern Finland. As fry, pike-perch feed on plankton as adults they are predators. Pike-perch begin a fish diet when they have attained a length of 5-15 cm. The spawning season is May-June. Fishing rod equipment, primarily wobblers, lures and jigs, are generally used to catch pike-perch. The...

LAKE fishing

The 187,888 lakes in Finland offer ample opportunity for a vast range of fishing activities. The most sought-after lake fish are pike, perch, pike-perch zander and trout, as well as various fish in the roach family bream, ide and asp. In summer, angling from both shore and boat is a popular pastime. In winter ice fishing, angling throught a hole in the ice, is a typically Finnish phenomenon, and an experience that should not be missed. The main catch for anglers and ice fishers throughout...

Helsinki

Finland Pike

THE BEST FISHING GROUNDS IN THE WESTERN PART OF THE GULF OF FINLAND An entirely different sea area is to be found to the west of Helsinki than that which fishers come across in the unending rocky grounds bordering the eastern part of the Gulf of Finland. The west is characterised by smooth rocky islands, skerries and gnarled pine forests. Fishing can be found near the mainland in inland bays covered in aquatic plant pike, pike-perch , in the labyrinthine waters between various sized islands...

Porvoo

Porvoo Fishing

The reedy pike waters in Porvoo and Pernaja and the good pike-perch waters in Sipoo are just an hour's drive from the Finnish capital. We fish from boats in an incredibly beautiful archipelago in the Gulf of Finland. The area is characterised by rocky ground and long north-south bays. The water in the bays is greenish and cloudy, but in Pellinki and off the coast of Harkapaa the waters are clear. The area is also rich in skerries and islets. There is a particularly large pike population in the...

Arkipelag aland islands

Land Islands

The Aland Islands are a group of islands midway in the Baltic Sea between Finland and Sweden. The Islands are an autonomous Swedish-speaking province of Finland and comprise some 6,500 islands and islets. Fishing is on the open sea or in bays in the archipelago. Fly-fishing, trolling or spinning can be used. The Aland Islands offer numerous opportunities to fish virtually throughout the year. Each season has its own appeal. Sports fishing enthusiasts from around the world have been coming to...

Dear sports fisher

Sports fishing is one of the more gentlemanly leisure-time pursuits. It requires patience, determination and clear thinking whilst at the same time providing those who pursue this noble activity with a taste of the charms of outdoor and country life freely translated from Arne Wahlroos, Finnish Tourist Association Year Book 1928 . Finland has a long tradition of sports fishing. There's plenty of space, unspoilt nature and all the water you could wish for. In addition to which, there are expert...

Kajaani region

Locations on the Eco-Rapids Tour are on both sides of the border, in the sparsely populated taiga lands of Finland and Russia. Fishers on the Eco-Rapids Tour comply with a fishing culture that protects the natural fish population. This means trout and grayling are usually released back into the water to grow and breed. The Eco-Rapids are the only fishing locations in Finland reserved for fly-fishers where the minimum size for trout is 60 cm and 45 cm for grayling. Ecological fish management...

Central finland

Kellankoski Rapids

The rapids mentioned here appeared in a British travel brochure as a fly-fisher's paradise over a century ago. Despite being in the wilds, the popular waters and rapids of the region are easily accessible. This important fishing region is dissected by rivers, rapids and lakes. The brown trout is the provincial fish of Central Finland and the most desired catch. Aside from trout, the rapids also yield grayling. Stocked trout in the region are tagged. Fishing spots include a host of Finland's...

Whatever the season

In Finland, you can choose your preferred catch and means of fishing according to season. There is no time when you can't fish in Finland. There are some faster waters in Central and Southern Finland which remain open through the winter. So it is even possible to get some fishing in winter time If fly-fishing is your passion, then this is a must do. But we recommend that you take warm clothing with you as the weather and river water can be very cold. Perch is the fishers best friend the...

Fish species

National Fish Finland

The perch is our country's most common fish and Finland's national fish. It is found throughout the country, except in fell waters. Its diet is varied. The young eat water fleas and cope-pods, switching from aquatic macroinvertebrates to a fish diet. Fish becomes the primary diet once the perch has attained a length of 25-30 cm. Perch spawn in May, when the water has warmed to a temperature of 6-8 C. They are caught with angles, jigs and different kinds of fish traps and bite readily at all...

Kuusamo

Kuusamo's rugged surroundings appeal to visitors throughout the year. The proximity of Russia and a shared 140-km frontier coupled with the future possibility of the frontier opening will give our programmes additional potential. The Oulankajoki and Kitkajoki rivers flow through Oulanka National Park and empty into the White Sea in Russia. Oulanka National Park is a PAN Park, where wilderness values are protected and nature protection is improved through sustainable tourism development. The...

Upper teno tana

Upper Tana

The Upper Tana is definitely much lower than the broad meander-ings of the Lower Tana. After Karigasniemi, the river Inarinjoki joins the river Tana. This means salmon can easily swim up the river Inarinjoki, which is slightly smaller but more diverse as far as fishers are concerned. There areas of rapids occur more frequently and the river is more varied. The river Inarinjoki also flows through the beautiful landscape of Upper Lapland, in places in steep river valleys. The roads in the area...

Lakeland

Lake Puruvesi

Located in eastern Finland, Puru-vesi is part of Saimaa and has retained its pure crystal clear waters. The Ice Age left lake Puruvesi separated by gravel deposits, sandy beaches and Punkaharju, one of the best known ridge formations in Finland. Geographically, lake Puruvesi is in the centre of the Punkaharju-Kesalahti-Kerimaki triangle, the nearest airports being Savonlinna and Joensuu. Visibility has been measured to a depth of 11 metres and at its deepest the water is 60 metres. The lake is...

Kymijoki

Kymijoki Teno

FISHING AND WHITEWATER RAFTING ON THE RIVER KYMIJOKI Kymijoki is one of the largest rivers in Southern Finland and collects water from an extensive catchment area. Lake Paijanne and the Mantyharju and Valivesi watercourses discharge their waters into the Gulf of Finland via the river Kymijoki. The landscapes in the lower part of the area have been shaped by huge water masses. Some 4,000 years ago, lake Saimaa also discharged it waters into the river Kymijoki via various watercourses along it....

RIVER fishing

Finland is a land of rivers and brooks, with its thousands of kilometres of fish-teeming streams both large and small. The most sought-after river-fishing catches are salmon, trout, grayling and whitefish. The more slowly running rivers are often also home to pike and perch. Fly-fishing and spinning from the shore are the most popular and most rewarding methods on the rivers, though harling from boats is also possible on the larger salmon-fishing rivers. The most notable salmon-fishing rivers...

South finland region

There is a wide range of fly-fishing waters not far from the Helsinki Metropolitan Area. Rivers are typical for the region and there are fewer lakes than on average in Finland. Rapids offer challenging fly-fishing in the lush landscapes of Southern Finland. The best known fishing locations include Karkkila, Vihavuodenkoski, Tainionvirta, Jaala and the River Vantaa. The rapids vary in length and are typically 10-15 meters wide. The main game fish species available are brown trout, grayling and...

Tampere region

Fishing Kyrosjarvi Finland

The Tampere Region is in the western part of the Finnish Lake District and offers a diverse range of fishing sites to suit every taste. After all, there's no shortage of water, it covers 15 of the total area. There are 2,571 lakes of over one hectare and 20 lakes over 2000 hectares in the region. The open-water fishing season lasts from when the ice melts in early May to the end of November. The ice-fishing season lasts from December to early April. For trolling and spinning pike-perch zander ,...

Fishing on Samaa

Lake Saimaa offers perch, pike, pikeperch, whiteflsh, roach and burbot for you to fish. In May and in autumn, there is also salmon and trout We arrange guided FISHING TOURS in summer and winter ANGLING, LURE-FISHING, TROLL-FISHING, ICE-FISHING For rent rowboats, fishing motorboats, fishing gear and equipment. We sell fishing permits, fishing gear, worms and souvenirs. Fisherman's hut, 102 m2. B amp B. Cottage 24 m2 and sauna on an island in Saimaa. Meals on request, including meals prepared by...

Lower teno tana

Cottage Lomarengas Noat

FISHING IN THE WORLD FAMOUS RIVER TENO TANA The river Tana is the world s most productive watercourse for Atlantic salmon. It flows for almost 330 km from south to north, separating Finland and Norway on its way to the Tana Fjord in the Atlantic. The Tana valley is acclaimed for its beauty and especially for the salmon river flowing along it. The water is very clear and the bed is mostly sand and gravel. On the Finnish side, the river flows through Utsjoki, Finland s northernmost municipality....

Paijanne Rapids

Large lakes such as Paijanne and Vanaja, numerous smaller lakes and several fine rapids make Hame a superb region for recreational fishing. Vesijarvi in Lahti is one of Finland s best-known lakes for pike-perch. There s far more to Hame than great fishing grounds. The region is also home to enterprises providing quality fishing programmes and accommodation. Since they are just 1-1,5 hours from the Helsinki Metropolitan Area, the rich fishing waters of Hame are within easy reach. There are good...