The Kemihaara recreational fishing destination is situated in the upper reaches of Kemijoki River from Uuraojansuu to Kemihaara Bridge. The permit area is an approximately 11 kilometres long stretch of river waters that have been protected from any kind of fishing for over thirty years. Most of the area consists of rapids sections both big and small that can be waded almost in their entirety. There is one hut on the riverbank. A forest lorry road runs on the Eastern side of the river, but it is in poor condition and may not be accessible to regular street vehicles.
Purchasing a permit
The maximum number of permits sold is 8 permits / day.
Permit days begin at 6:00 PM.
- €20 / day
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.
- Several remaining
- Less than 5 left
- Out of stock
Permit terms for the area1.6.–10.9. Trout fishing is prohibited between 1.9.–30.11.
- Each angler may use one rod or line, which must remain within the angler's reach at all times.
- The angler must keep a record of all caught fish. A form is given to the angler together with the permit for this purpose. Once the fishing is finished, the form is to be returned to the permit vendor.
- Fly without casting weight, barbless hooks
Catch quotas and catch reports
|Day permit||1 grayling or trout|
It is recommended that all caught brook trout are kept as catch.
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 and at most 35 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.
Services in the area
Contact Kemihaaran Loma for further information on the area's transportation, lodging and dining services. Tel. +358 40 538 7969.