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Juutuanjoki 1578

Permits become available on 18 May 2020 at 9 AM.

Juutuanjoki River (Juvduujuuhâ in Sami) runs into Lake Inarijärvi in the middle of the town of Inari after flowing for 12 kilometres from Lake Solojärvi. The river is one of the most renowned fly fishing destinations in our country thanks to its breath-taking scenery and the especially sizable trout specimens rising upstream from Lake Inarijärvi. Juutuanjoki is also an excellent grayling river. Now the permit area of Juutuanjoki also contains several river destinations in the rivers that the trout rising to Juutuanjoki use for spawning. The Juutuanjoki permit area is now divided into six different zones (pools). 

ZONE 1. Juutuanjoki: Alakoski Rapids. Road 4 bridge - neck of the rapids. 

  • 1.6.–31.7.
  • 6 permits/day

By decision of the Lapland ELY Centre, the Alakoski area in the lower reaches of Juutuanjoki is protected from 1.8. onwards.

ZONE 2. Juutuanjoki: Neck of Jäniskoski Rapids - Lake Solojärvi

  • 1.6.–31.8.
  • 10 permits/day 

ZONE 3. Matkajoki - Kettujoki

  • 1.6.–31.8.
  • 3 permits/day

ZONE 4. Vaskojoki: Paadarjärvi - Kutusuvanto

  • 1.6.–31.8.
  • 100 fishing days. No daily quota. 

ZONE 5. Vaskojoki: Kutusuvanto - Vaskojärvi

  • 1.6.–31.8.
  • 80 fishing days. No daily quota. 

ZONE 6. Ala Menesjoki - Lemmenjoki.

  • 1.6.–31.8.
  • 216 fishing days. No daily quota. 

The number of permits available for the different fishing zones varies over time. The number of daily permits can be increased if permits are left unsold or unclaimed earlier in the season. 


Recreational fishing (angling)
1.6.–31.8. Note! The fishing period for Zone 1 (Alakoski) is 1.6. – 31.-7.
Fly fishing, Casting
Trout, Grayling, Whitefish
Natural fish stock, Fry stocking of natural fish stocks
Campfire site, Lean-to shelter, Cottage

Purchasing a permit

Permits become available on 18 May 2020 at 9 AM.

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. 


  • €20 / day or €12 / 12 hours 

Permit days begin at 6PM (18:00) or 6AM (06:00).

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 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 4 PM.


Permit terms

Permit terms for the area

1.6.–31.8. Note! The fishing period for Zone 1 (Alakoski) is 1.6. – 31.-7.
  • Allowed methods: Lure and fly. 
  • In the Alakoski area (Zone 1), fishing from a boat is prohibited. 
  • The use of a bait fish in hook & line fishing, ice fishing or lure fishing is absolutely forbidden 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). 
  • 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.

Catch quotas and catch reports

Trout  1 fish / day
Other salmonids  3 salmonids / day

Once you have finished fishing, you must submit a catch report at 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 35 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

There is a day cabin and several maintained campfire sites along the river. 

Disinfection of fishing tackle

Disinfection stations: Inari fish harbour. There are 15 permit vendors with a disinfection station in the Tenojoki area.

Other services in the area

Inari Saariselkä Resort