Tampere region

Ice Fishing Finland

FISHING IN THE TAMPERE REGION

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.

Fishing Kyrosjarvi Finland

Lake fishing and the species

For trolling and spinning pike-perch (zander), almost all large lakes and several small and medium-sized lakes are potential sites. Lakes Rautavesi, Ruovesi, Pyhajarvi and Kyrosjarvi are examples of the best pike-perch waters. Therefore, the Tampere Region is part of the best pike-

perch area in Finland. Typical pike-perch size is 0.5-2 kg, but also whoppers from 5 to 10 kg exist.

Anglers' basic game species, pike and perch, are fish that you can go after in all waters. Lakes Ruovesi, Kyrosjarvi and Langelma-vesi, for example, are lakes for pike where you cannot fail. You can rest assured that there is a constant risk of big pike in open lake areas. Normal pike size is 0.5-3 kg, but it wouldn't be unusual for a handsome specimen of over 5 kg to take your bait!

In addition to the major water routes, many small lakes are ideal for angling and ice-fishing perch and cyprinids.

Brown trout and landlocked salmon, the red-fleshed predatory fish are eager to snatch your lure on Lakes Nasijarvi and Pyhajarvi and on many other large lakes. Asp, cyprinids that grow to be large, pull the lines of anglers especially on Lakes Kulovesi and Rautavesi.

Rapids fishing

For rapids anglers, the Tampere Region can offer some twenty interesting sites where you can be relatively sure to catch something. These sites include the Kotalan Kosket rapids in Virrat, the Vilppulankoski rapids in Vilppula and the river Aurejoki in Ikaalinen.

The rapid-flowing waters are mainly part of water routes, where fish have free access to move from lakes to rapids or from one rapids area to another. The game fish pursued are brown trout, rainbow trout, grayling, whitefish and asp. And, of course, other natural species as well.

Convenient accommodation and guided fishing trips

There are cottages and other kinds of accommodation of different standards for you to use as a base for your fishing trip and to meet your particular needs. In addition to summer, spring and autumn in particular are good seasons for fishing and cottages also have their best availability at those times.

Accommodation sites offer boats and fishing tackle, while some of them also sell fishing licences and, if necessary, they can organise a fishing guide for you. A fishing guide takes you to hot spots and reveals the secrets of fish and fishing - or at least a few of them.

Further information about the fishing grounds and services in the Tampere Region is available in the Fishing Pass booklet or: www.zanderland.fi

Fishing Kyrosjarvi Finland

ZANDERLAND: FISHERMEN'S DREAM COME TRUE

Validity 2006 (open water) Duration 8 days - 7 nights Group size 2 - 10 pax

Equipment needed

Warm outdoor clothing, own fishing gear for small fishing boats

Service language English

Package 1 For real fishermen: Trolling or spinning in lake Rautavesi

Enjoy fishing with professional guides from Vaparetket Company, your private motorboats and staying in a lovely farm Sarkonen in a luxury cottage! Let the elements inspire you and maybe during this holiday you can make your dream about the big fish come true...

Package 1 includes:

Accommodation: (beds for 10 pax, bed linen and final cleaning) for 7 nights in high quality self catering cottage Mieli-Aitta at Sarkonen Farm in Vammala, next to the Medieval Church of Saint Olaf in the culturally rich scenery of lake Rautavesi.

Guide services: 2 x 6 hours arranged by Vaparetket, fishing equipment, trolling boat equipped for fishing, fishing permits on the local waters, the state fishing management fee, transfer from the cottage for the fishing tours.

Boats: (2) with motor (2,5 - 4 hp) for 4 days for private use, life jacket and 5 l petrol (gasoline)

Map of the waterway

Price From €340/person

At Extra Charge

Catering (lunch boxes, meals) Visit to a fishing tackle shop in Tampere (product demonstration). Lure losses €10/piece.

Further information:

www.mieliaitta.com www.fishinginfinland.com/vaparetket

Package 2 For fishermen and hol-idaymakers: Trolling or spinning on lake Ruovesi

Haapasaari Holiday Village is a great holiday resort by lake Nasijarvi. Fishing activity services guarantee an enjoyable fishing holiday for the whole family. There is a restaurant, cafeteria, mini golf, barbecue places, a swimming beach, several saunas, including a smoke sauna, volley ball facilities and etc. in the Haapasaari resort and you can find other serv ices you need during your holiday from the neighbourhood.

Package 2 includes:

Accommodation: (+ bed linen and final cleaning) for 7 nights in a high standard self catering cottage for 6 pax, situated 15-20 metres from the lake.

Guide services: 1 x 3 hours, fishing tackle, boat equipped for fishing, fishing permits on the local waters, the state fishing management fee, life jacket and insurance

Boat: Rowing boat with outboard (2.5 - 4 hp) for 2 days for private use, life jacket and 5 l petrol (gasoline)

Price From €218/ person

At Extra Charge

Guided fishing tour for 3 hours from €52/person Catering (lunch boxes, meals) Lure losses €10/piece.

Further information:

www.ruovedenhaapasaarenmatkailu.fi

Pike 40-100 cm

Perch 15-40 cm

Pike 40-100 cm

Perch 15-40 cm

Tour operators, bookings Fair Wind Travel Ltd

Jyväskylä Airport, Lentoasemantie 70 FI-41160 Tikkakoski Tel: +358 14 633 877 Fax +358 14 449 9786 [email protected] www.fairwind.fi

GoTampere

Tampere City Tourist Office P.O. Box 487, Verkatehtaankatu 2 FI-33101 Tampere Tel. +358 3 223 0055 [email protected] www.gotampere.fi

The fisherman's finest spots i n Western Fi nland

- be on the prowl in Satakuntal

Offer your customers the very best of Finnish summer: The Bothnian Gulf in all its beauty. The lakes and rivers of Satakunta are full of fish and in combination with high level accommodation they turn your program into a success. In Satakunta you can enjoy all-in fishing programs, organised and guided fishing trips, also shorter ones - for example as a break in your meeting - and well equipped fisher cottages.

Have fun during a cottage holiday or in a meeting place you will never forget!

Most of the holiday cottages are classified and mapped by KalaMokki (fisher cottage). That is why they do fit so well to the needs of everyone putting an interest in fishing: single fishermen as well as families.

To the province's hauls abundant with fish, the Satakunta fishing guides and services do organise trips. Supported by the professional guide you will be introduced to the world of fishing in the easiest way. The only thing you have to do is to get yourself to the spot!

For more information you can check the addresses for accommodation and fishing trips on the website www.saalistasatakunnassa.net. Our common language is english.

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