The Kylmäluoma Hiking Area is located in the north-eastern part of the municipality of Taivalkoski. The area, consisting of beautiful pine ridges and ancient forests, marshes and open lakes, offers anglers two lakes that are stocked with salmonids, a high-quality camping area with numerous top-tier cabins and a visitor centre with cafe and restaurant services.
The lake Iso-Pajuluoma is located right next to the camping area and it is a popular fishing destination. The main catches are rainbow trout, grayling and trout, and you do not have to venture far from the shore to find good fishing spots.
The smaller Katkeimalampi is situated within a kilometre or so from the visitor centre and it is reserved solely for fly fishing. The pond is stocked with grayling and, at times, char. With luck, your fly might end up in the jaws of a grayling over 1.5 kg in size!
Purchasing a permit
In the Kylmäluoma angling permit area, the customer can choose between a validity period of 3 hours, 24 hours or 7 days. The angling permit prices are as follows:
|Permit validity||Permit price|
|3 hours||12 €|
|24 hours||18 €|
|7 days||90 €|
Anglers under 18 years of age pay half price.
Anglers under 15 years of age who are fishing with an adult can fish under the adult's angling permit with the same catch quota. In other words, they do not require a separate angling permit. A minor under 15 years of age who is fishing alone can obtain a free one-week permit from the Eräluvat online store. The permit terms for paid permits also apply to free permits.
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/legal guardians as well as married and common-law couples.
A 7-day angling permit for Kylmäluoma also grants the right to fish in the Hossa 5502 angling permit area. When fishing in that area, you must observe the regulations for the permit area in question.
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.
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.
Permit terms for the area1.1. - 23.5. and 29.5. at 12.00 - 31.12
Water areas included in the angling permit
The Kylmäluoma angling permit area consists of the waters located in Kylmäluoma Hiking Area.
When do you need a permit?
General fishing rights do not apply in Iso-Pajuluoma Lake and Katkeimanlampi Pond. This means that lure fishing, hook and line fishing and ice fishing are prohibited unless you have purchased angling permit 4525. The decision on restricting general fishing rights was issued by the Lapland ELY Centre.
General fishing rights apply to other waters in the Kylmäluoma angling permit area. This means that you do not need to pay the fisheries management fee or purchase an angling permit for hook and line fishing or ice fishing with one rod in these pond and lake waters. Lure fishing with one (1) rod is also permitted in these pond and lake waters for persons who have paid the fisheries management fee or who are under the age of 18 or over 65.
If you intend to fish with several rods in parts of the Kylmäluoma angling permit area other than Iso-Pajuluoma or Katkeimanlampi, you must purchase Kylmäluoma angling permit 4525 or Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu angling permit 5411.
Fishing gear and bait
Only traditional fly fishing gear may be used in Katkeimanlampi during the open water season.
An angler may use one (1) rod with one line when fishing from the shore or from an anchored boat.
When trolling or fly fishing from a rowboat and when fishing from the ice, an angler can use a maximum of two (2) rods, each of them with one line.
The rod must be in the angler’s hand or within reach at all times (no more than 2 metres away). The rod may not be left alone for fishing.
All types of artificial and natural bait may be used in the Kylmäluoma angling permit area.
All boats are prohibited in Katkeimanlampi, but a flotation device may be used.
Only electric outboard motors may be used in Iso-Pajuluoma.
Catch quotas and catch reports
The maximum number of fish that an angler may catch is indicated in the table below:
|Permit validity||Maximum catch|
|3 hours||1 salmonid|
|24 hours||3 salmonids|
|7 days||2 salmonids per day|
In this quota table, salmonid means trout, rainbow trout, char and grayling. There is no fishing quota limit for other fish species.
The 24-hour catch quota cannot be increased by purchasing several permits for the same 24-hour period.
Catch sizes and protection periods
The following catch sizes and protection periods for fish species are in effect for this permit area:
|Species||Catch Size||Protection period|
|Trout with adipose fin||At least 60 cm||No protection period in this permit area|
|Trout without adipose fin||At least 50 cm||No protection period in this permit area|
|Grayling||At least 35 cm||1.4.–31.5.|
Anglers must observe the catch sizes and protection periods specified in the Fishing Decree for other fish species.
Services in the area
Kylmäluoma is a place where an angler can easily bring their whole family even if they don’t fish – there are plenty of fun activities ranging from a great network of hiking trails to tennis, badminton and mini golf.
You can also rent canoes and fishing gear at the camping area. The restaurant at the visitor centre offers great home-cooked food for order. The services also include guided canoe and fishing trips.
More information about services at the camping area is available at www.hossa-kylmaluoma.fi.
The best way to find fish is to rent a boat and take your trolling gear even though fishing from the shore can also be rewarding. During warm summer days, it’s a good idea to try using weights or sinkers, Fishing near the surface usually provides better results in colder waters.
Iso-Pajuluoma is stocked with catch-sized rainbow trout and trout, while Katkeimanlampi is stocked with catch-sized grayling.
Some waters in the hiking area are stocked with one-summer old whitefish fry.