Eastern Lapland 3410

With Metsähallitus' angling permit for Eastern Lapland you can fish using a fly or a lure in the state-owned waters in Eastern Lapland. The permit area contains approximately 62 000 hectares of lake and pond waters and under 1 400 kilometres of river and stream waters. However, the angling permit does not grant the right to fish in private waters, Metsähallitus' other angling destinations (former recrational fishing destinations), joint permit areas, rental waters with full fishing rights or in specialty waters.

One of the benefits of Metsähallitus' angling permit is that it covers the entire family and it allows you to troll using multiple rods (up to 8 rods). The angling permit for Eastern Lapland grants anglers the right to fish even in the state-owned rapids and running sections with migratory fish stocks that are not included in the national fisheries management fee.

Every purchase of a permit is an investment in nature. The funds received from the sale of angling permits is used for managing our fishing waters.

Eastern Lapland

Recreational fishing (angling)
Calendar year.
Lure fishing, Trolling, Fly fishing, Casting
Trout, Grayling, Zander

Buying a license


Angling permit for Eastern Lapland, over 18 years of age (family permit)
  • € 10 / day
  • € 15 / week
  • € 25 / calendar year

This permits allows the entire family to fish with one permit. In this context, a family consists of children under 18 years of age and their parents/legal guardians as well as married and common-law couples.

Angling permit for Eastern Lapland, 15-18 years of age (personal permit)
  • € 10 / calendar year
Angling permit for Eastern Lapland, under 15 years of age (personal permit)
  • € 0 / calendar year

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.



As of 1 January 2020, mobile permits are no longer available. This is due to mobile network operator’s decision not to provide the current service anymore.




Licensens remaining / free days
  • Several remaining
  • Less than 5 left
  • Out of stock

Licence terms

Regional licensing terms

Calendar year.
  • The permit is only valid in water areas owned by Metsähallitus. Check the water areas included in the permit from the retkikartta.fi map service.
  • The fisher is responsible for finding out about the possible separate fishing restrictions (www.kalastusrajoitus.fi) and minimum catch size regulations put in place by ELY Centres or local fishing associations. For more information on the destination-specific restrictions, see the "Area restrictions" tab in the destination description.
  • The permit only becomes valid when it is paid for. The fisher must keep the permit and the receipt of its payment on their person while fishing and these documents must be presented to a supervisor authorised by Metsähallitus on request.
  • The permit holder (= person whose name is written on the permit) is responsible for the fishing activities that take place using the permit. The fisher is responsible for ensuring that their fishing activities are permitted and legal.
  • The permit may be cancelled if its terms are breached.
  • In addition to purchasing the angling permit from Metsähallitus, fishers aged 18–64 must also pay the state's fisheries management fee if the fishing consists of more than hook and line fishing or ice fishing.
  • Once you have finished fishing, you must submit a catch report at www.tuikki.fi.
  • The angling permit is family-specific. 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.

Allowed lures

  • Lure and fly. The number of rods/lines is limited to 8 / permit.

Area restrictions

The angling permit for Eastern Lapland does not grant the right to fish in the following angling destinations: Ahvenlampi, Korvatunturi area, Vasaköngäs, Nuorttijoki, Kemihaara and the Urho Kekkonen National Park.

Furthermore, the angling permit does not grant the right to fish in the following water areas owned by Metsähallitus: Kuolpujoki, Iissijoki and its side branches, headwaters of Kemijoki: from above the mouth of Uuraoja, including Uuraoja itself.

Other restrictions

The angling permit contains the right to keep a boat on forestry land. The boat must have its owner's name on it and the owner is responsible for keeping their boat site clean.

Catch quotas

The permit's catch quota for rapids and running waters is max. 3 salmonids / day (brown trout, salmon, rainbow trout, char, grayling).

Brown trout is protected between in rivers and streams between 1.9.–30.11.

Grayling is protected between 1.4.–31.5. in all inland waters south of the 67°00 N latitude. Metsähallitus also recommends to avoid fishing for grayling during its spawning season in April-May to protect natural grayling stocks. This recommendation applies especially to the calm spots between the rapids of smaller river sections where the local grayling stock is most vulnerable to spring fishing.

Catch sizes

  • Grayling: 30 cm in inland waters north of the 67 00  ́N latitude and 35 cm in waters south of it.
  • Natural trout with adipose fin: 50 cm in inland waters north of the 67 00  ́N and 60 cm in waters south of it.
  • Planted trout without adipose fin: 50 cm.
  • Trout living in a stream or pond with no migratory connection from the sea or a lake: 45 cm.
  • Pike-perch: 42 cm