The Karvionkoski Rapids, roaring between the large route waters of Suvasvesi and Kermajärvi, are 1.5 kilometres of pure angling bliss. Most of the permit area consists of evenly flowing waters, but one can also experience the thrill of white waters by the channel of Karvio. Karvionkoski is 50 km away from Varkaus and 70 km away from Joensuu.
The fish stocks at Karvionkoski are based on both fry stockings and natural reproduction. The fishing arrangements at Karvionkoski have changed as of the beginning of 2015 when a quota of 8 permits a day was put in place. At Karvionkoski, a lucky angler has the chance to catch a large brown or freshwater trout that has migrated into the lakes.
Protection periods have been implemented to guard the spawning of trout and salmon and the pressure on naturally born migratory fish is reduced by making the release of such fish mandatory.
The Karvionkoski Rapids have an angler quota of eight (8) persons a day. Permit days begin and end at midnight. Permits are not sold for the period between 1.9.–30.11.
All persons under 18 years of age receive a 50% discount on the permits.
You can buy licences directly from the online store and pay using the
most common payment methods.
Metsähallitus' fishing licences may also be purchased by phone. The service is open on
weekdays from 9 AM to 4 PM.
Mobile permits are not available for this destination.
Karvionkanava: M & P Hynninen Oy (service station)
|Day permit||1 salmonid (without adipose fin)|
There are no catch quotas for whitefish or rainbow trout. The right to fish ends when the angler has caught enough fish to fulfil the permit's fishing quota.
A campfire site and a boat launch ramp. There is also a camping area, holiday resort, service station, general store and restaurants in the area.
Current information on the water discharge levels at Karvionkoski may be found here.
Fry stocking of brown trout. All stocked trout older than one year have had their adipose fins cut. The rapids are to be restored in the coming years.