Permits for 2023 become available on 18 April 2023 at 9 a.m.
Juutuanjoki River (Juvduujuuhâ in Sami) runs into Lake Inarijärvi in the middle of the village 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. The angling permit area of Juutuanjoki also contains several river areas that the trout use for spawning. Juutuanjoki is also an excellent grayling river.
The Juutuanjoki angling permit area is divided into six different zones with limited number of permits.
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.
ZONES AND NUMBER OF PERMITS
Zone 1 covers Juutuanjoki River between the bridge of road E75 and the neck of Alakoski Rapids.
The following fishing periods and permit quotas are in effect for this zone:
- 1 June–31 July: A maximum number of six (6) persons can purchase an angling permit for the same day.
- 1–31 August: A maximum number of four (4) persons can purchase an angling permit for the same day. Fishing is allowed only from Thursday noon until Sunday noon.
Zone 2 covers Juutuanjoki River between the neck of Jäniskoski Rapids and Lake Solojärvi.
In this zone a maximum number of ten (10) persons can purchase an angling permit for the same day.
Zone 3 covers Matkajoki River and parts of Kettujoki River.
In this zone a maximum number of three (3) persons can purchase an angling permit for the same day.
Zone 4 covers Vaskojoki River between Paatari and Kutusuvanto.
Permit quota for this zone is 71 fishing days. There is no daily quota.
Zone 5 covers Vaskojoki River between Kutusuvanto and Lake Vaskojärvi.
Permit quota for this zone is 70 fishing days. There is no daily quota.
Zone 6 covers Menesjoki River and Lemmenjoki River between Paatari and Lake Ravadasjärvi.
Permit quota for this zone is 214 fishing days. There is no daily quota.
PERMIT PRICES AND VALIDITY
In Juutuanjoki angling permit area, the customer can choose between a 12-hour or 24-hour permit. Validity of permit for zone 1 begins at noon or midnight and for zones 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 at 6:00 AM or 6:00 PM. The prices for angling permits are as follows:
|24 hours||20 €|
Persons under 18 years of age pay half price for the angling permit.
Persons under 15 years of age may fish in a party with an adult under the adult's angling permit, with the same fishing quota, i.e. they do not require their own angling permit.
Where to purchase A permit
You can pay licences using the most common payment methods in the online store (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi).
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)
Inari: Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida (nationalparks.fi)
Ivalo: Ivalo Customer Service (nationalparks.fi)
Saariselkä: Urho Kekkonen National Park Customer Service Kiehinen (nationalparks.fi)
Permit terms for the areaPrimarily 1 June–31 August. Check the permit terms for exceptions.
Exceptions to the fishing period
In zone 1 fishing is allowed only from Thursday noon until Sunday noon between 1 and 31 August.
Water areas that are not included in this angling permit and regional restrictions
The zones also contain private water areas and other water areas where fishing is prohibited. The Juutuanjoki 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 ar permitted.
In the municipalities of Upper Lapland (incl. the Juutuanjoki 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.
To prevent the spread of the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite, all fishing gear brought in from outside Juutuanjoki angling permit area must be completely dry upon arrival or they must be disinfected at a disinfection station before you start fishing. You can disinfect your fishing gear at SEO petrol station and at Inari fish harbour.
These actions to stop the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite are based on the decree by the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
The use of a boat is prohibited in the Alakoski area (zone 1).
The maximum number of fish that an angler may catch is indicated in the table below:
|Fish species||Maximum catch during 24 hours|
|Grayling or whitefish||3 fish|
There is no fishing quota limit for other fish species.
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.
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.
Services in the area
There are several maintained campfire sites along the rivers. In Haapaniemi there is a day trip hut, and by the Vaskojoki River there is a reservable/open wilderness hut.
More information about the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite and how to prevent spreading it: Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment in Lapland and Finnish Food Authority (ruokavirasto.fi).