Paying the fisheries management fee grants the right to fish with one rod in all of the water areas that were previously included in the now obsolete provincial fee system. Fishing in state-owned running waters and special fishing destinations requires the Metsähallitus angling permit. Trap fishing, fishing with more than one rod or crayfishing in state-owned waters also requires a separate permit issued by Metsähallitus. 

The purchase of a permit is always an investment in nature, as Metsähallitus uses the proceeds from the permits for the management of fisheries and securing the future of fishing in Finland. 

General fishing rights are rights comparable to everyman's fishing rights, but unlike everyman's rights, the general fishing rights may or may not be subject to a fee. Hook and line fishing, ice fishing and fishing with a simple herring rig are free general fishing rights that do not require a permit or the payment of a fee. The right to recreational fishing within the Finnish economic region and in the Finnish public water areas in the Baltic Sea is a general fishing right that requires the payment of the national fisheries management fee if the angler is 18–64 years old. 

Metsähallitus is responsible for collecting the fisheries management fee. The proceeds from these fees are governed by the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in accordance with Finnish law. 

 

Fisheries management fee Anglers 18–64 years of age 

Lure fishing with one rod in water areas without fishing restrictions. 

Recreational fishing in the Finnish economic region and in the Finnish waters in the Baltic Sea. 

Fisheries management fee + 

Permit from the owner of the water area 

Anglers 18–64 years of age 

Trap fishing. 
Trolling with more than one rod. 
Crayfishing.
Special destinations where fishing is restricted. These include the Metsähallitus water areas that require a separate, area-specific angling permit

The running and rapids sections of waters with migratory fish stocks.

Permit from the owner of the water area  Persons under 18 and over 65 years old 

Trap fishing
Trolling with more than one rod.
Crayfishing.
Special destinations where fishing is restricted. These include the Metsähallitus water areas that require a separate, area-specific angling permit  

The running and rapids sections of waters with migratory fish stocks. 

Ice fishing with more than one rod. 

No fees or permits required  

Ice fishing (with one rod) in water areas without fishing restrictions. 
Hook and line fishing in water areas without fishing restrictions.
Fishing with a herring rig in water areas without fishing restrictions. 

Persons under 18 and over 65 years old: Lure fishing with one rod in water areas without fishing restrictions. Recreational fishing in the Finnish economic region and in the Finnish waters in the Baltic Sea. 

 

Fishing News

Maintenance break in Eräluvat web shop on November 12

Eräluvat web shop is under maintenance on Monday, November 12, from 4:00 pm on. The web shop is closed during the break.

Fisheries management fees for 2019 available beginning tomorrow

Fisheries management fees for 2019 will be made available for purchase tomorrow, 1 November. Each person purchasing an annual permit (good for one calendar year) will also receive Suomu magazine. The fisheries management fee is mandatory for all persons 18-64 years of age who are fishing by means other than ice fishing, hook and line fishing or fishing with a simple herring rig. Proceeds from the fisheries management fee are used to manage and maintain Finland's fishing waters and fish stocks.

Рыболовные карты на будущий год поступят в продажу завтра

Завтра, 1 ноября, будет открыта продажа государственных рыболовных лицензий на 2019 год. Приобретя годовую лицензию, Вы получите рыболовную карту вместе с журналом Suomu. Государственная рыболовная лицензия является обязательной для всех рыбаков в возрасте от 18 до 64 лет, которые ловят рыбу иным способом, чем на летнюю или зимнюю удочку, или на ставку с крючками. Средства, поступающие от оплаты рыболовных лицензий, используются на благо природы для ухода за рыболовными угодьями и рыбными ресурсами.

Fishing permits for the rivers of Northern Lapland for summer 2018 available in May

Fishing permits for the upcoming summer for Inari and Enontekiö become available on May 3, and for Utsjoki on May 9. Some minor changes have been made to some of the fishing destinations.

Off-road permits for state-owned lands can now be applied for electronically

Off-road permits for state-owned lands can now be applied for easily at the Eräluvat.fi web store, except in the case of Lapland's three northernmost municipalities. The new permit application procedure applies to traffic both on off-road tracks and off tracks.

REMEMBER TO PAY THE FISHERIES MANAGEMENT FEE!

You may pay the fisheries management fee at our Online store. The fee may also be paid via our service number +358 20 69 2424 (€0.00/min + local network rate/mobile charge) or at the nearest  R-kioski if you are in Finland.