The area surrounding the Ruunaa Rapids offers tremendous experiences in nature with its hiking trails, lodging services and rafting opportunities. The great fishing experiences of Ruunaa Rapids are accessible to all anglers from beginner to pro.
Ruunaa is situated 30 kilometres east from Lieksa. The rapids are situated in the Ruunaa Camping Area and they stretch from the headwaters of Paasikoski to below Siikakoski. Ruunaa is a destination that can be taken in with the entire family, a group of friends or by your lonesome. All nature enthusiasts are sure to find something interesting in the pristine landscape of Ruunaa.
We welcome you to Ruunaa where the breathtaking rafting experience or memorable hike is topped off with an evening by the campfire, enjoying the freshly caught haul of the day.
NOTE! Fishing is completely prohibited in the stretch between Paasikoski and Mutikaisenkari from 1.9. to 30.11.
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 the permission of their parent or legal guardian. For fishers under 15 years of age who intend to fish alone, a one week's fishing permit is available free of charge at the Eräluvat online store.
A family permit is also available for this destination. 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. The family permit costs twice as much and its fishing quota is twice as large.
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.
Call the number for the licence you want:
|3 hours||+358 600 55 1639||€12,02 + standard mobile rate|
|Day||+358 600 55 1640||€18,03 + standard mobile rate|
|3 hours (under 18 y/o)||+358 600 55 1642||€6,01 + standard mobile rate|
|Day (under 18 y/o)||+358 600 55 1643||€9,01+ standard mobile rate|
You can order your fishing licence by phone from the automated number. Simply dial the
number for the licence you want and enter the four digitnumber of the desired fishing
destination. The call must be made from a Finnish mobile subscription.
The call is charged on your mobile phone invoice.
Read the licence terms of Metsähallitus.
Please note that mobile permit purchases are limited to 200 euros a month and to 2 purchases per day per mobile phone plan.
Pankakoski: Neitikoski/Sabimark Oy
Pankakoski: Ruunaan matkailu (tourism entrepreneur)
Lieksa: Tmi Lieksan Retkiaitta A. Karjalainen (sporting and hiking store)
|1 grayling or 1 trout (without adipose fin) / day|
Neitikoski, Murrookoski and Siikakoski Rapids, Lakes Kattilajärvi and Murroojärvi:
|3 hour permit||1 salmonid|
|Day permit||3 salmonids / day|
|Week permit||2 salmonids / day|
|Season permit||2 salmonids / day|
The right to fish ends when the angler has caught enough fish to fulfil the permit's fishing quota.
Once you have finished fishing, you must submit a catch report at www.tuikki.fi. All caught and released fish must also be reported.
Note! The angler can catch up to 3 salmonids / day(00:00-24:00), regardless of the type of permit or number of permits they have.
Neitikoski: Ruunaa Hiking Centre
Kattilakoski: Kattilakoski Rapids may be reserved for a company or group in their entirety. For more information, contact the Ruunaa Hiking Centre in Neitikoski.
The best way to reach the destination is to take the Lieksa-Ilomantsi road where there are signs guiding people to the western bank of Ruunaa and the Ruunaa Hiking Centre at Neitikoski
Accessible fishing spots
Ruunaa has a fishing spot Neitikoski that is suitable for physically challenged anglers. Read more about Ruunaas accessible services here.
Current information on the water discharge levels in the Lieksajoki River may be found here.
Paasikoski-Mutikaisenkari: These upper rapids of Ruunaa are natural stock zones that are stocked with fry-sized trout and, on occasion, catch-sized trout.
Neitikoski, Murrookoski and Siikakoski Rapids, Lakes Kattilajärvi and Murroojärvi: Regular recreational fishing areas into which catch-sized trout and rainbow trout are planted regularly throughout the summer season.