If you intend to fish in Finland and you are between the ages of 18 and 64, you must pay the fisheries management fee. The payment of this fee is not required if you are ice fishing, hook and line fishing or fishing with a simple herring rig. Payment of the fisheries management fee grants you the right to fish in nearly the entire country using one rod. Payment of the fee also grants anglers the right to recreational fishing in the Finnish economic region and in the Finnish waters in the Baltic Sea.
Paying the fisheries management fee does not grant the right to fish in all water areas. Anglers who have paid the fisheries management fee cannot fish in protected water areas, special destinations that require separate permits or in rapids and running waters with migratory fish stocks. The no fishing zones may be viewed at Kalastusrajoitus.fi. Trolling with more than one rod also requires a separate permit.
As of the beginning of 2016, the new fisheries management fee system has replaced the previous fishing management system and provincial lure fishing fees. When an angler pays the new fisheries management fee, they are able to fish with one rod in all water areas covered by the old provincial fee system.
The Finnish Fishing Act requires that the payment transaction is logged into a fisheries management fee payment register together with some payer information.
The fisheries management fee is an individual fee. As they pay the fee, anglers are asked for their name, contact information and date of birth (but not their personal identification number).
A person may also pay the fisheries management fee on someone else's behalf, in which case the payer must enter their own information as well as the information of the person on whose behalf the payment is made.
Pay the fisheries management fee at the Eräluvat.fi web shop, in our phone service or at the nearest permit service point or R-kioski. When paying the fee at an R-Kioski store, a delivery fee of €3 is added to the price.
You can pay the fisheries management fee online using the most common payment methods.
Metsähallitus' fishing permits may also be purchased by phone. The service is open on weekdays from 9 AM to 4 PM.