Three ponds with the same permit! A recreational fishing area in northern Central Finland, near the Salamajärvi national park, where rainbow trout and whitefish can be fished. Especially Heikinlampi has plenty of throwing space, where even the smallest fishers can easily practice the art of fishing. There are different accommodation and other services available nearby at the Koirasalmi Nature Information Hut.
There is a new day permit available for the area, a Koirajärvi-Heikinlampi combination permit, which allows fishing on both Heikinlampi and the Koirajärvi 6566 permit area. The combination permit does not allow fishing at the other waters of the Kaunislampi 6567 permit area. Please familiarise yourself with the map of the permit area.
Purchasing a permit
In Kaunislampi angling permit area, the customer can choose between a 3-hour, 24-hour or 7-day permit. The prices for angling permits are as follows:
|3 hours||12 €|
|24 hours||18 €, Koirajärvi-Heikinlampi combination permit € 25|
|7 days||90 €|
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 person under 15 years of age who is fishing alone may obtain a free one-week permit from the Eräluvat webshop. The permit terms for paid permits also apply to free permits.
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 4 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.
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Permit terms for the areaCalendar year. Fishing at Heikinlampi is not allowed between 10/06 00:00 and 12/06 15:00 (Angling Day 2021).
What does the permit entitle the holder to
All visitors fishing in the Kaunislampi angling permit area must obtain the angling permit:
Fishing at Kaunislampi and Ahvenlampi requires Kaunislampi 6567 angling permit.
Fishing at Heikinlampi requires Kaunislampi 6567 angling permit or Koirajärvi-Heikinlampi combination permit.
As general fishing rights do not apply within the Kaunislampi 6567 angling permit area, it is prohibited to fish there with a lure under a fisheries management fee as well as fish with a rod and line (hook and line fishing), and through a hole in the ice in wintertime (ice fishing), unless the angler has obtained an angling permit. The Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY) has issued the decision on restricting general fishing rights.
The permit allows lure fishing (lure, fly, jig), angling, and ice fishing.
Fishing gear and bait
During open water season, an angler may use one (1) rod with one line that is either in hand or nearby (max. 2 metres away). The rod may not be left alone for fishing.
When fishing from the ice, an angler can use a maximum of two (2) rods, each of them with one line. One of these rods can be passive, which means that the angler is not holding the rod in his/her hand. If the angler between 18 and 64 years of age is fishing from the ice and has one active and one passive rod, the angler must pay the fisheries management fee.
The use of all types of artificial lures (lure, fly, jigg) and natural baits (grubs, shrimp, bait paste, etc.) is permitted in Kaunislampi angling permit area.
Using harpoon and dive fishing are prohibited.
The use of a boat or flotation device is prohibited.
Catch quotas and catch reports
The size of the catch quota depends on the validity of the permit. The maximum number of fish that an angler may catch is indicated in the table below:
|permit validity||Maximum catch|
|3 hours||1 rainbow trout|
|24 hours||3 rainbow trouts, with Koirajärvi-Heikinlampi combination permit* 3 trouts or rainbow trouts|
|7 days||2 rainbow trouts per day|
*With combination permit it is allowed to catch total three (3) trouts or rainbow trouts from Koirajärvi and Heikinlampi (not three trouts or rainbow trouts from both waters).
There is no fishing quota limit for other fish species.
The 24-hour catch quota cannot be increased by purchasing several permits for the same 24-hour period.
Catch sizes and protection periods
Fishers must observe the catch sizes and protection periods mandated in the Fishing Decree.
Services in the area
The permit area is situated near the Salamajärvi National Park in the vicinity of Lake Koirajärvi. There is a network of trails with duckboards in the area as well as numerous campfire sites with lean-to shelters. There are also Ahvenlampi and Kaunislampi rental cabins.
The Koirasalmi Nature Information Hut also offers lodging and food services and more. For more information, visit www.koirasalmi.com.
Catch-sized rainbow trout is stocked into the waters every 2-3 weeks between May and September. During the winter season plantings are conducted once or twice in the Ponds Heikinlampi and Kaunislampi.