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Kaamasjoki and Kielajoki 1583

Permits become available on 13 April 2021 at 9 AM.

The angling permit area of the rivers Kielajoki and Kaamasjoki is situated in Inari and is approximately 90 km long. Kaamasjoki River runs into Lake Muddusjärvi. Kielajoki is the largest tributary of Kaamasjoki.

The waters in the area are not treated with plantings but the fish stock relies on natural reproduction. Kielajoki River and its headwaters have been protected from all fishing by officials of the Inari fishing area for years. The protected area starts from the Kaamanen–Karigasniemi road bridge.This protection has aimed to secure the natural spawning of trout that rise up the Kaamasjoki and Kielajoki Rivers from Lake Muddusjärvi.

Kaamasjoki and Kielajoki

Recreational fishing (angling)
Fly fishing, Casting
Trout, Grayling, Whitefish, Pike
Natural fish stock

Purchasing a permit

The number of angling permits is limited. Please check the availability of permits before your fishing trip.

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.

Number of permits

The permit quota for Kaamasjoki and Kielajoki is 1400 fishing days. Number of permits per period are as follows:

Period permit quota
1–30 June 320 fishing days. No daily quota.
1–31 July 640 fishing days. A maximum of 25 persons can purchase an angling permit for the same day.
1–31 August 440 fishing days. No daily quota.

Permit prices and validity

In the angling permit area of Kaamasjoki and Kielajoki, the customer can choose between a 12-hour or 24-hour permit. The prices for angling permits are as follows:

Permit validity price
12 hours 10 €
24 hours 15 €

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.

A family may purchase a family permit, which costs twice as much and has a fishing quota twice as large as an individual angling permit. A family consists of children under 18 years of age and their parents or legal guardians as well as married and common-law couples.

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


Water areas and regional restrictions that are included in this angling permit

The permit area strecthes from the road bridge over Kaamasjoki River in Kaamanen to Giellájohka holiday village where there is a road bridge over Kielajoki River.

In Kaamasjoki River, there are also private water areas and other water areas where fishing is prohibited. The Kaamasjoki–Kielajoki 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 and bait

Lures and flies are permitted.

The use of a bait fish in hook and line fishing, ice fishing or lure fishing is absolutely prohibited in the municipalities of Upper Lapland (i.e. also in the permit area of Kaamasjoki and Kielajoki).

Disinfection of fishing tackle

ll fishing gear brought in from outside the municipality of Inari must be absolutely dry or disinfected at a disinfection station before you start fishing.

If the same gear is used for fishing in waters that run into the Arctic Ocean, one must disinfect all fishing gear to prevent the spreading of the parasite Gyrodactylys salaris. 

One can disinfect the fishing gear at the Inari fish harbour and at the SEO petrol station in Inari.

Catch quotas and catch reports

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

Fish species Maximum cacth during 24 hours
Trout 1 fish
Grayling or whitefish 3 fish

There is no fishing quota limit for other fish species.

Catch surveys are sent to fishers after the permit expires. 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.