Keihärinkoski 6586

Keihärinkoski is one of Finland's most famed trout rapids. It is situated in the Kivijärvi route and it is the route's first white-water section upstream of Keitele. Only traditional fly fishing is allowed at this destination.

The rapids' fish stock is managed with the goal of improving the living conditions of the native brown trout population. Catching sizable, naturally spawning trout is still very much possible here. Keihärinkoski is also stocked with trout of different ages that have had their adipose fins cut.

 

Keihärinkoski

  • Recreational fishing (angling)
  • 1.1–31.8. and 1.12.–31.12.
  • Fly fishing
  • Perch, Pike, Grayling, Landlocked Salmon, Zander, Cyprinids, Trout
  • Natural fish stock, Fry stocking of natural fish stocks
  • Campfire site, Lean-to shelter, Cottage

Buying a license

Keihärinkoski has an angler quota of five (5) persons. Permits are not sold for the time period 1.9-30.11.

Permits become available on 3.1.2018 at 9 am.

Single reservations:

  • Starting from 3.1. for time periods between 3.1. and 1.4. you can buy permits from web store or via our customer service number.
  • Starting from 2.4 for time periods between 2.4. and 31.12. you can buy permits from web store or via our customer service number.

Reservations for entire rapids:

  • Starting from 3.1 for time periods between 3.1. and 1.4. you can buy permits from web store or via our customer service number. For time periods between 2.4. and 31.12. you can buy permits only via our service number (reservations only for 24 h).
  • Starting from 2.4. for time periods between 2.4. and 31.12. you can buy permits from web store or via our customer service number.
Prices:
  • €25 / 12 hours (not available between Friday 6 PM and Sunday 6 PM)
  • €35 / 24 hours
  • €175 (entire rapids) / 24 hours. + €35 for each additional person.

To purchase a 12 hour permit or reserve the entire Keihärinkoski, call the wilderness permits service number.

Permit days begin at 6:00 PM.

Note! The permit prices are the same regardless of the angler's age (no youth permits).

When reserving a permit, name all the persons who are to participate in the fishing.

 

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.

 

Licence terms

Regional licensing terms

1.1–31.8. and 1.12.–31.12.
  • Once you have finished fishing, you must submit a catch report at www.tuikki.fi. All caught and released fish must also be reported.
  • When reserving a permit, all persons who are to participate in the fishing must be named.
  • Only traditional fly fishing is allowed at this destination. Only barbless hooks and hooks with their barbs carefully flattened are allowed at Keihärinkoski.
  • Since 2012, all stocked trout older than one year have had their adipose fins cut. All fish with their adipose fin intact must be returned to the water as quickly and painlessly as possible.
  • Wading is prohibited between 1.12.–31.5.
  • Grayling is protected between 1.4.–31.5.

Catch quotas

12 hour permit 1 planted salmonid (without adipose  fin)
24 hour permit 2 planted salmonids (without adipose fin)

 

 

Catch sizes

  • A native brown trout (with adipose fin) must always be released regardless of its size!
  • Planted brown trout (without adipose fin) 60 cm
  • Grayling 40 cm
  • Freshwater trout 60 cm

Extra information

Services

There is a cabin on the shore of Keihärinkoski Rapids, which may be reserved from +358 44 2897797.

Tips

Current information on the discharge and water levels in Lake Muuruejärvi may be found here.

Fisheries management

Spawn and/or fry stocking of trout and grayling. The planning and management of fish stocks at Keihärinkoski is conducted using such tools as electrofishing and counting trout spawning spots.