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||
|Permit from the owner of the water area||Persons under 18 and over 65 years old||
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.
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.
The eagerly anticipated sale of fishing permits for Utsjoki, Inari, and Enontekiö begins next week. Residents can purchase their seasonal permits for 40 euros from Wednesday, May 22 9:00 onwards. Non-residents can begin buying location-specific daily permits from Tuesday, May 21 at 9:00 onwards.
Seasonal permits for locals and daily permits for tourists will become available next week. The exact date will be published this week.
Changes to the website are mainly visual, although some functional improvements have been made, as well.
Visual layout of the website is updated on Thursday, March 14. During the process some disturbances might occur.
Eräluvat web shop is under maintenance on Monday, November 12, from 4:00 pm on. The web shop is closed during the break.