Lake Inarijärvi is a great destination especially for trolling enthusiasts and anglers looking to catch some grayling. Trout and char should be looked for near the sharply deepening shores with the help of a fishfinder and a nautical chart. Grayling is spread across the entire lake. The best grayling spots are the rocky shallows near the shores and the surroundings of the lake's numerous islands. Grayling is most often found at depths of under 2 metres.
Whitefish is a common catch when fly fishing, although it can also be tricked with a spinner. The perch stock of the southern part of Lake Inarijärvi has grown stronger in recent years. The best ice fishing spots are located in Jokisuunselkä where the perch waters begin a few hundred metres out of the Veskoniemi fish harbour. Char can be pulled out of the ice anywhere on the lake. When trying to catch char, it is best to fish in relatively deep waters (at depths of 10 to 20 metres).
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 the same fishing quota, with the permission of their parent or legal guardian. 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.
Mobile permits are not available for this destination.
Sodankylä: Neste Lompolontie (service station), Urheilu Harjus Sportia (sporting goods store)
Saariselkä: Service Point Kiehinen
Kaamanen: Kaamasen Kievari (restaurant)
Hietajoki/Partakko: Hietajoki Camping
The lake has two rental cabins and several wilderness cabins and campfire sites. In the winter there are marked snowmobile trails. The lake also has great sights such as Ukonkivi (Ukko's Rock), Hautuumaasaari Island and the Korkia-Maura Ice Cave.
Other services in the area: