Lemmenjoki is Finland's largest national park. In addition to the main park area, the national park contains extensive wilderness areas that lie primarily on the north and south side of Lemmenjoki River. Most of the waters in the permit area are situated in the main park section and the wilderness on the north side of the river. The permit area contains both running waters and small lakes. The area includes tributaries of Lemmenjoki, including Máttit Ravadas and Searitjoki, and the headwaters of the Rivers Vaskojoki and Postijoki, among other destinations.
Grayling is a popular catch at Lemmenjoki, but trout can also be caught in the area's lakes. In addition to grayling and trout, pike and perch are also commonly found. The lakes and ponds near the wilderness cottage of Vaskolompolo are home to especially sizable grayling.
Borders of the fishing area: from Njurkulahti across the summit of the Joenkielinen Fell to the top of the Viipustunturi Fell, and from there, to the west from the summit of the Poijuskáid Fell, including the headwaters of the Postijoki and Vaskojoki Rivers. In the north, the fishing area is bordered by the summits of the Martiniiskonpalo, Jäkäläpää, Látnjoaivi and Paltsavaara Fells, from where the border runs along the western bank of Lake Äivihjärvi back to Njurkulahti.
Note! River Vaskojoki and the stretch of River Lemmenjoki from Ravadasjärvi to Njurkulahti are no longer part of the Lemmenjoki permit area as of the beginning of 2017. Fishing in Lemmenjoki is possible with the Juutuanjoki permit (1578, Zone 6, Ala-Menesjoki - Lemmenjoki). Fishing in the stretch of Vaskojoki that runs within the Lemmenjoki National Park is possible with the Juutuanjoki Zone 5 permit (1578, Vaskojoki: border of the Lemmenjoki National Park [Kutsusuvanto] - Lake Vaskojärvi). For more information on the fishing arrangements and permit quotas in the Juutuanjoki permit area, see the destination page for Juutuanjoki (1578).
Fishing in the Rivers Skietsimjoki and Inarijoki requires the Tenojoki River fishing permit.
All persons under 18 years of age receive a 50% discount on the permits and persons under 15 years of age are allowed to share the same fishing quota, with permission from their parent or legal guardian. The family permit costs twice as much and its fishing quota is twice as large. In this context, a family consists of children under 18 years of age and their parents/legal guardians. Married couples and couples in a civil union may also purchase family permits.
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.
3 salmonids / day
For more information on the area's nature and hiking destinations, visit http://www.luontoon.fi/retkikohteet