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Ivalojoki, Kuttura 1582

Permit area 1582 Ivalojoki, Kuttura will partially replace the former angling permit area 1567 Ivalojoki. There are five other permit areas replacing the former zones of Ivalojoki. These permit areas are:

The permit area Ivalojoki, Kuttura comprises the Ivalojoki River from Kuttura all the way to the road Kittiläntie.

The Ivalojoki River is the most important spawning river of Lake Inarijärvi's native brown trout. According to a number of studies, the Ivalojoki River and its tributaries produce most of the brown trout that return to the lake to feed.

Permits for 2024 become available on 9 April 2024 at 9 a.m.

Ivalojoki, Kuttura

Recreational fishing (angling)
Primarily 18 June–31 August. Check the permit terms for exceptions to the fishing period.
Fly fishing, Casting
Trout, Grayling, Whitefish, Pike
Natural fish stock, Fry stocking of natural fish stocks
Campfire site

Purchasing a permit

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.


The number of angling permits in the Ivalojoki, Kuttura permit area is limited. Please check the availability of permits prior to your trip.

A total of 462 fishing days are available for sale in this angling permit area. A maximum of eight (8) persons can purchase an angling permit for the same day.


The angling permit for Ivalojoki, Kuttura costs 20 euros per 24 hours.

Validity begins always at 6:00 PM.

Persons under 18 years of age can buy the angling permit at half price.

Persons under 15 years of age may fish under the angling permit and within the fishing quota of an adult belonging to the same party, without needing to purchase an angling permit of their own.

Please note that starting from June 15th all fishing in the Ivalojoki River is prohibited on Mondays. There is a weekly protection period of 24 hours which starts on Mondays at 12 AM (midnight) and ends on Mondays at 11:59 PM. Please note that if you purchase your permit to start at 6 p.m. on Sunday or Monday, you cannot use the entire permit day.

Where to purchase A permit


You can pay licences using the most common payment methods in the online store (



Metsähallitus' fishing permits may also be purchased by phone. The service is open on
weekdays from 9 AM to 3 PM.


Ivalo: Ivalon Eräsoppi (hiking and camping store)
Ivalo: Ivalo Customer Service (
Inari: Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida (

Permit terms

Permit terms for the area

Primarily 18 June–31 August. Check the permit terms for exceptions to the fishing period.

Exceptions to the fishing period

Fishing is allowed in the permit area between 18 June and 31 August.

Please note that starting from June 15th all fishing in the Ivalojoki River is prohibited on Mondays.

Water areas that are not included in this angling permit and regional restrictions

The permit area also contains private water areas and other water areas where fishing is prohibited. The Ivalojoki, Kuttura angling permit does not allow fishing in these water areas. Anglers must check the borders of the permit area on the permit area map.

Fishing gear, bait and waste

Lures and flies are permitted.

In the municipalities of Upper Lapland (incl. the Ivalojoki, Kuttura angling permit area) it is prohibited to use bait fish when hook and line fishing, ice fishing or lure fishing. This is to prevent the spread of the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite. To prevent the spread of other parasites, it is recommended to bury the waste after gutting the fish you have caught.

In order to prevent the spread of the Gyrodactylus salaris parasite and Canadian waterweed (Elodea canadensis), fishing gear brought from outside to the Ivalojoki, Kuttura angling permit area must be completely dry. It is also recommended to disinfect fishing gear at disinfection points before starting fishing. Fishing gear can be disinfected

  • at Inari fish harbour in Inari and
  • in the facilities of many tourism companies along the Tana River.

These actions to stop the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite are based on the decree by the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. More information about the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite and how to prevent spreading it: Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment in Lapland, Finnish Food Authority ( and

Catch quotas

The maximum number of fish that an angler may catch is indicated in the table below:

Trout 1 fish
Grayling 3 fish

There is no fishing quota limit for other fish species.

Catch surveys are sent to anglers after the permit expires. All caught fish must be reported, also those that were released.

Catch sizes and protection periods

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

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, all fishing in the permit area is prohibited.

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

Water temperature has a significant impact on the survival of salmonids after they are released. When water temperatures approach +20 °C, you should use judgement before you decide to fish for salmonids. In waters warmer than this, fishing for salmonids should be avoided. In such situations, it is advisable to focus on species that are more resistant to heat, such as zander, pike and perch. See guidelines for responsible fishing.

Further information

More information about fishing in the area is available in the following Metsähallitus service points:

You can search for hiking destinations in this area at