The versatile Konnuskoski Rapids roar in Leppävirta between the lakes Konnusvesi and Unnukka, steeped in the cultural landscape of Northern Savo. Along the southern shore of the rapids runs the Konnus channel, which provides a way from Lake Saimaa to Lake Kallavesi, meaning that Konnuskoski can be reached by boat even from much further away. The Konnustupa restaurant serves patrons in the summer and offers good food and drinks as well as events and theatre on the weekends.
The Konnuskoski area contains three different rapids as well as calmer sections that form an interesting and diverse rod fishing destination. Pirttikoski and the upper part of Emäkoski are ideal for fly fishing while Koivukoski is great for casting. The flowing section below the rapids is a popular destination for motorless trolling. The fish stocks at Konnuskoski are based on both fry stockings and natural reproduction and the most sought after fish at the rapids are trout and pike-perch. However, your lure might also find its way into the jaws of a grayling, pike or perch.
We welcome you to experience the unforgettable fishing atmosphere of Konnuskoski and the beautiful cultural landscape of Savo.
All persons under 18 years of age receive a 50% discount on the permits and persons under 15 years of age are allowed to share one fishing quota, with permission from their parent or legal guardian.
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 31 December 2019, mobile permits are no longer available. This is due to mobile network operator Telia’s decision not to provide the service anymore. Other sales channels are still available.
Call the number for the licence you want:
|6 hours||+358 600 55 1661||15,02 € + standard mobile rate|
+358 600 55 1663
|20,03 € + standard mobile rate|
|Day||+358 600 55 1640||25,16 € + standard mobile rate|
|6 hours (under 18 y/o)||+358 600 55 1662||7,51 € + standard mobile rate|
|12 hours (under 18 y/o)||
+358 600 55 1664
|10,01 € + standard mobile rate|
Day (under 18 y/o)
|+358 600 55 1643||12,52 € + standard mobile rate|
You can order your fishing licence by phone from the automated number. Simply dial the
number for the licence you want and enter the four digitnumber of the desired fishing
destination. The call must be made from a Finnish mobile subscription. Further instructions >
The call is charged on your mobile phone invoice.
Read the licence terms of Metsähallitus.
Please note that mobile permit purchases are limited to 200 euros a month and to 2 purchases per day per mobile phone plan.
Neste Leppävirta (service station)
There is no catch quota for 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.
Note! Native brown and freshwater trout that still have their adipose fin are protected throughout the year.
A lean-to shelter, campfire site and boat launch ramp. The Konnustupa summer restaurant also offers its services nearby.
Fry stocking of brown trout. All stocked trout have had their adipose fins cut off. A submerged dam has been built in Emäkoski and spawning areas has been built in Pirttikoski in the autumn of 2018.
Current information on the water discharge levels in Konnuskoski may be found here.