Paid fisheries management fees totalled EUR 9.7 million last year. A comparison between regions reveals where Finland's most enthusiastic fishers live.
Fishing and hunting experiences in Finland
The waters and lands owned by the Finnish state are there for you to use. Metsähallitus ensures that people who would otherwise not have access to wilderness opportunities may also enjoy them. The game and fisheries staff manages hunting, fishing and off-road traffic in state-owned areas on a sustainable basis, and our game and fisheries wardens supervise all wilderness activities on state-owned lands. When you purchase a wilderness permit, you invest in Finnish nature; the proceeds are used to benefit the environment.
Eräluvat.fi web service offers you fishing, hunting and off-road traffic permits for state-owned areas. You can also pay the national fisheries management fee.
Fisheries management fee for 2022 for sale on 2 November – Fishing permit for Christmas for the fastest. Read the instructions!
The fisheries management fee for calendar year 2022 will be available for sale on 2 November 2021. The fisheries management fee can be bought through the Metsähallitus' sales channels or R-kiosks throughout the country.
Fishing permits for Northern Lapland sold out in many areas – fishing still possible by paying the fisheries management fee
The summer fishing season in Lapland has been exceptionally busy: fishing permits have sold out in several locations. However, fishermen without a permit can still do lure fishing in many lakes and ponds by paying the state fisheries management fee.