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Lake Simojärvi 2587

Lake Simojärvi is a wilderness destination that offers diverse fishing opportunities and the permit covers nearly the entire lake. Thanks to trout and pike-perch stocking, Lake Simojärvi has become a popular trolling destination. Simojärvi is also an ideal destination for the whole family, as the area has plenty of rental cabins, lean-to shelters and several boat-launching ramps.

Lake Simojärvi

Recreational fishing (angling)
Calendar year.
Fly fishing, Trolling, Casting
Perch, Pike, Pike-perch, Burbot, Vendace, Whitefish, Trout
Fry stocking of natural fish stocks
Campfire site, Lean-to shelter, Rental boat, Own boat, Boat launch, Cottage

Purchasing a permit

In Lake Simojärvi joint permit area, the customer can choose between a validity period of  24 hours, 7 days or the entire season. The prices of angling permits are as follows:

permit validity permit price
24 hours 10 €
7 days 15 €
The entire season (calendar year) 40 €

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.

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 or legal guardians as well as married and common-law couples.

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.


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.



Posio: Neste-huolto Säkkinen (service station)
Rovaniemi: Science Centre Pilke (

Permit terms

Catch quotas

There is no catch quota limit for fish species in Lake Simojärvi joint permit area.

Catch sizes and protection periods

The following catch sizes and protection periods for fish species are in effect for this permit area:

Fish 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
Pike-perch At least 42 cm No protection period

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

Further information

Services in the area

There is an open hut on Kenttäsaari. There are also lean-to shelters located elsewhere in Simojärvi area. Boat launch ramps are located in Simontaipale and Pohjaslahti.

More information about hiking structures in Simojärvi area is available at