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Kemijoki 2568

The permit area contains both state-owned and private waters in the Kemijoki river on the southeast side of Rovaniemi from Pirttikoski to Taittumaniemi dam to Juomujokisuu. In total, the permit area covers approximately 40 kilometres of river.



Recreational fishing (angling)
Calendar year. Grayling fishing is prohibited between 1.4.–31.5.
Fly fishing, Trolling, Casting
Perch, Grayling, Pike, Rainbow trout, Pike-perch, Burbot, Whitefish, Trout
Fry stocking of natural fish stocks, Catch size fish stocking
Own boat, Lean-to shelter, Boat launch

Permit area map

Lapland, Rovaniemi

Purchasing a permit

In Kemijoki angling permit area, the customer can choose between a validity period of 24 hours, 7 days or the entire season. The prices of angling permits are as follows:

permit validity permit price
24 hours 6 €
7 days 15 €
The entire season (calendar year) 25 €

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 (



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.


Vikajärvi: Valinta Ovaskainen (grocery store)
Rovaniemi: Science Centre Pilke (

Permit terms

Permit terms for the area

Calendar year. Grayling fishing is prohibited between 1.4.–31.5.


Catch quotas

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

permit validity Maximum catch
24 hours 3 salmonids
7 days 3 salmonids per day
The entire season 3 salmonids per day

There is no catch 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 with adipose fin At least 50 cm* No protection period in this permit area*
Trout without adipose fin At least 50 cm No protection period in this permit area*
Pike-perch At least 42 cm No protection period
Grayling At least 35 cm 1.4.–31.5.

*Deviates from the Fishing Decree. The exception decision was issued by the Lapland ELY Centre.

Fishers must observe the catch sizes and protection periods mandated in the Fishing Decree for other fish species.