After being used for log driving, the rugged Kapsajoki River was restored in 1994. This permit includes the rights to fish in the river's state-owned waters north of the Köngäs-Pokka Road. The length of the permit area is approximately 30 km. A great casting and fly fishing destination.
The hiking services at Kapsajoki River include Pyhävasa wilderness hut located in the northern section of the permit area.
Purchasing a permit
In Kapsajoki angling permit area, the customer can choose between a validity period of 3 hours, 24 hours, 7 days or the entire season. The prices of angling permits are as follows:
|permit validity||permit price|
|3 hours||8 €|
|24 hours||10 €|
|7 days||30 €|
|The entire season||50 €|
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.
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 (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi).
Metsähallitus' fishing permits may also be purchased by phone. The service is open on
weekdays from 9 AM to 3 PM.
With the Eräluvat app, you can purchase angling permits easily and quickly. You can pay with a debit or credit card. Read the instructions for using the app.
As of 1 January 2020, mobile permits are no longer available. This is due to mobile network operator’s decision not to provide the current service anymore.
Äkäslompolo: Yllästunturi Visitor Centre Kellokas (nationalparks.fi)
Sirkka: Levin Matkailu Oy / Levi Tourism Information
Permit terms for the areaCalendar year. Trout fishing is prohibited between 1.9.–30.11.
An angler may use one (1) rod with a single line. The rod must be held in the angler’s hand or be within reach at all times (no more than 2 metres away). The rod may not be left alone for fishing.
The maximum number of fish that an angler may catch is indicated in the table below:
|permit validity||Maximum catch|
|3 hours||1 salmonid|
|24 hours||3 salmonids|
|7 days||2 salmonids per day|
|The entire season||2 salmonids per day|
There is no catch quota limit for other fish species.
The 24-hour catch quota cannot be increasing by purchasing several permits for the same 24-hour period.
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 with adipose fin||At least 50 cm||1.9.–30.11.|
|Trout without adipose fin||At least 50 cm||1.9.–30.11.|
|Grayling||At least 30 cm||No protection period in this permit area|
Fishers must observe the catch sizes and protection periods mandated in the Fishing Decree for other fish species.