Fishing brown trout on a wilderness lake in the middle of the realm of forest reindeers is possible at Iso-Koirajärvi, in the Salamajärvi national park. The scenic and clear-watered lake with its craggy beaches and islands is perfect for fishing and forgetting your daily worries. Brown trout and whitefish have been stocked in the lake for the fishers to catch. In addition, it is possible to catch a large perch or pike. Besides fishing, the many services available in the national park and at Koirajärvi offer plenty of wilderness experiences for the whole family.
There is a new day permit available for the area, a Koirajärvi-Heikinlampi combination permit, which allows fishing at Koirajärvi and at Heikinlampi which is part of the Kaunislampi 6567 permit area. The combination permit does not allow fishing at the other waters of the 6567 permit area. Please familiarise yourself with the map of the permit area.
All persons under 18 years of age receive a 50 % discount on the permits. Persons under 15 years of age are allowed to share the same fishing quota, with the permission of their parent or legal guardian. For fishers under 15 years of age who intend to fish alone, a one week's fishing permit is available free of charge at the Eräluvat online store.
A family permit is also available for this destination. In this context, a family consists of children under 18 years of age and their parents/legal guardians. Married couples and couples in a civil union may also purchase family permits. The family permit costs twice as much and its fishing quota is twice as large.
You can buy licences directly from the online store and pay using the
most common payment methods.
Metsähallitus' fishing licences may also be purchased by phone. The service is open on
weekdays from 9 AM to 4 PM.
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.
Koirasalmi Nature Information Hut: Luonnollisesti M&M
Möttönen: A&P Taipale Oy
|3 hour permit||1 salmonid|
|Day permit||2 salmonids|
|Koirajärvi-Heikinlampi combination permit (day permit) *)||3 salmonids|
|Week permit||2 salmonids / day|
*) Three salmonids in total are allowed as catch from Koirajärvi and Heikinlampi.
Catch quota does not apply to whitefish.
Once you have finished fishing, you must submit a catch report at www.tuikki.fi. All caught and released fish must also be reported.
A fisher can catch the number of salmonids set in each permit type. Regardless of the combination of permit types, the daily maximum amount is two salmonids per day, with Koirajärvi-Heikinlampi combination permit three salmonids per day.
Brown trout 40 cm (Section 37 of the Fishing Act, exceptional permit)
Boats may be rented from the Koirasalmi Nature Information Hut. Rental prices in 2019:
The Koirasalmi Nature Information Hut also offers lodging and food services etc. For more information, visit www.koirasalmi.com.
Network of trails with duckboards, campfire sites with lean-to shelters and a cooking shelter for anglers, hikers and families alike.
Plantings of catch-sized trout and fry-sized whitefish.