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Ivalojoki 1567

Ivalojoki River (Avveeljuuhâ in Inari Sami) is born at the base of the Peltotunturi Fell in the Lemmenjoki National Park in Enontekiö. Almost the entire length of the river (180 km) runs through rugged wilderness and the river finally runs into Lake Inarijärvi. Ivalojoki is the most important spawning river of Lake Inarijärvi's native brown trout. According to a number of studies, Ivalojoki and its tributaries produce approximately 60 % of all brown trout that return to the lake to feed.

The permit area has been divided into four different zones (pools), each of which has a daily number of available permits. This number varies depending on the area and the time of year. 

ZONE 1. Ivalojoki River. Lappispola - mouth of Appisjoki River. 

  • Fishing period: 26.5.–14.6. 40 days. No daily angler quotas.
  • Fishing period: 16.6.–9.8. 20 anglers/day
  • Fishing period: 11.8.–30.8. 255 days. No daily angler quotas.

NB! By decision of the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre) in Lapland: All fishing in Ivalojoki River is prohibited on Mondays starting on June 15.

ZONE 2. Ivalojoki River. Mouth of Appisjoki River – mouth of Repojoki River up until the road bridge of Inari-Kittilä

  • Fishing period: 26.5.–30.6. 156 days. No daily angler quotas.
  • Fishing period: 1.7.–31.8. 6 anglers/day

NB! By decision of the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre) in Lapland: All fishing in Ivalojoki River is prohibited on Mondays starting on June 15, with the exception of River Repojoki within the permit area.

ZONE 3. Rivers Ivalojoki, Repojoki and Lismajoki in the Lemmenjoki National Park. 

  • Fishing period: 26.5.–31.8. 350 days. No daily angler quota.

NB! By decision of the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre) in Lapland: All fishing in Ivalojoki River is prohibited on Mondays starting on June 15, with the exception of River Repojoki and River Lismajoki within the permit area.

ZONE 4. Rivers Tolosjoki and Sotajoki.

  • Fishing period: 1.7.–31.8. No daily quota. The total quota for this area is 261 fishing days. 

Note! The permit area also contains private water areas and other water areas where fishing is prohibited. The borders of the water areas included in the permit can be checked using the Excursionmap.fi map service. 

By decision of the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre) in Lapland: All fishing in Ivalojoki River is prohibited on Mondays.

Ivalojoki

Recreational fishing (angling)
26.5.–31.8. Permit days begin at midnight (00:00) or at 6PM (18:00).
Fly fishing, Casting
Trout, Grayling, Whitefish, Pike
Natural fish stock, Fry stocking of natural fish stocks
Campfire site, Boat launching, Cottage

Purchasing a permit

The number of fishing permits available for the different fishing zones is limited. Please remember to check the availability of fishing permits before your fishing trip to Ivalojoki.

By decision of the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre) in Lapland: All fishing in Ivalojoki River is prohibited on Mondays. 

If you are ordering a permit for more than one person by phone, make sure that you have the addresses and birth dates of all the persons at hand when you make the call. This ensures that the purchase transaction will not be interrupted. 

Prices:

  • €20 / day, € 12/12h

Permit days begin at midnight (00:00) or at 12AM (12:00).

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.

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.

Where can you purchase A permit?

 

You can pay licences using the most common payment methods in the online store (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi).

 

 

Metsähallitus' fishing licences may also be purchased by phone. The service is open on
weekdays from 9 AM to 4 PM.

 

Permit terms

Permit terms for the area

26.5.–31.8. Permit days begin at midnight (00:00) or at 6PM (18:00).
  • Allowed methods: Lure and fly. 
  • By decision of the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY Centre) in Lapland: All fishing in Ivalojoki River is prohibited on Mondays. 
  • Before fishing in waters that run into the Arctic Ocean, one must disinfect all fishing gear to prevent the spreading of the parasite gyrodactylys salaris. 
  • Fishing gear brought in from outside of Ylä-Lappi (Upper Lapland) must be absolutely dry as they arrive or they must be disinfected at a disinfection station. See the information on disinfection stations below.
  • The use of a bait fish in hook & line fishing, ice fishing or lure fishing is absolutely prohibited in the municipalities of Upper Lapland (Inari, Utsjoki, Enontekiö) as per a Decree from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (no. 1376/2004, 31.12.2004). 

Catch quotas and catch reports

Trout  1 fish / day
Landlocked salmon  1 fish / day
Other salmonids  3 fish / day

Once you have finished fishing, you must submit a catch report at www.tuikki.fi. All caught and released fish must also be reported. 

Catch sizes and protection periods

The following catch sizes and protection periods for fish species are in effect for this permit area:

Fish species Catch size Protection period
Trout At least 50 cm 1.9.–30.11.*
Grayling At least 30 cm No protection period in this permit area

*During the protection period of trout fishing is not allowed in the permit area.

Fishers must observe the catch sizes and protection periods mandated in the Fishing Decree for other fish species.

Further information

Services in the area

Inari Saariselkä Resort 

Disinfection of fishing tackle

Disinfection stations: There are 15 licence vendors with a disinfection station in the Tenojoki area. In Inari the station is situated in the fish harbour.

Further information

Ivalo Customer Service, tel. +358 206 39 7701
Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida, tel. +358 206 39 7740