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Kielajoki 1523

Permit area 1523 Kielajoki will partially replace the former angling permit area 1583 Kaamasjoki and Kielajoki. The second replacement angling permit area is 1524 Kaamasjoki.

The Kielajoki River is the largest tributary of the Kaamasjoki River.

The fish in the Kielajoki River is dependent on natural production, as no fish are planted in the river area. 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 Mutusjärvi.

Permits for 2024 become available on 9 April 2024 at 9 a.m.


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

Purchasing a permit

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.


The number of angling permits in the Kielajoki permit area is limited. Please check the availability of permits prior to your trip.

A total of 400 fishing days are available for sale in this angling permit area. There is no daily quota.


The angling permit for Kielajoki costs 20 euros per 24 hours.

Validity begins always at 6:00 PM.

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.

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.


Permit terms

Permit terms for the area


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

The Kielajoki River permit area begins at the point where Karigasniementie Road crosses the Kielajoki River holiday village at Giellajohka. The permit area ends where Kielajoki River joins Kaamasjoki River.

Anglers must check the borders of the permit area on the permit area map.

Fishing gear, bait and waste

Lures and flies are permitted.

In the municipalities of Upper Lapland (incl. the Kielajoki angling permit area) it is prohibited to use bait fish when hook and line fishing, ice fishing or lure fishing. This is to prevent the spread of the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite. To prevent the spread of other parasites, it is recommended to bury the waste after gutting the fish you have caught.

In order to prevent the spread of the Gyrodactylus salaris parasite and Canadian waterweed (Elodea canadensis), fishing gear brought from outside to the Kielajoki angling permit area must be completely dry. It is also recommended to disinfect fishing gear at disinfection points before starting fishing. Fishing gear can be disinfected

  • at the SEO service station in Ivalo and
  • at Inari fish harbour in Inari.

These actions to stop the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite are based on the decree by the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. More information about the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite and how to prevent spreading it: Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment in Lapland, Finnish Food Authority ( and

Catch quotas

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

Trout 1 fish
Grayling or whitefish 3 fish

There is no fishing 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:

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, all fishing in the permit area is prohibited.

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

Water temperature has a significant impact on the survival of salmonids after they are released. When water temperatures approach +20 °C, you should use judgement before you decide to fish for salmonids. In waters warmer than this, fishing for salmonids should be avoided. In such situations, it is advisable to focus on species that are more resistant to heat, such as zander, pike and perch. See guidelines for responsible fishing.


Further information

More information about fishing in the area is available in the following Metsähallitus service points:

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