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Langinkoski 7581

This angling permit area covers the lowermost rapids section of the Langinkoski branch of Kymijoki River. It is situated within the Langinkoski nature preserve in the immediate vicinity of the city centre of Kotka, by the fishing lodge built for Emperor Alexander III of Russia. Langinkoski offers anglers culturally significant landscapes and the best chance in Southern Finland to catch large sea trout with a fly. 

Combine culture and fishing – travel to Langinkoski to catch sea trout and salmon using flies and then pay a visit to Emperor Alexander III's fishing lodge, which today serves as a museum. 


Recreational fishing (angling)
1.1–30.9. and 1.12.–31.12.
Fly fishing
Sea salmon, Trout, Whitefish, Rainbow trout, Grayling, Asp
Natural fish stock, Fry stocking of natural fish stocks

Purchasing a permit

Permits for 2021 become available on January 11th at 9 AM. Sales period of 2020 continues until 10 th of january 2021.

The rapids have an 8 angler quota. Please make sure beforehand that there is enough licences left. 

In Langinkoski angling permit area, the customer can choose between a 6-hour, 12-hour or 24-hour permit.

Individual angling permit

validity permit price validity begins at
6 hours 20 € Midnight, 6 AM, noon or 6 PM
12 hours 25 € Midnight, 6 AM, noon or 6 PM
24 hours 35 € 6 PM

Persons under 18 years of age can buy the angling permit at half price.

Reserving the entire rapids

You can reserve the entire rapids by purchasing eight individual angling permits in the web shop. To reserve the entire rapids for groups of more than eight anglers, you must call the Eräluvat phone service. The maximum number of anglers per group is 15 (= 15 separate names).

The names of the people who will participate in the fishing must be provided in conjunction with the permit reservation. The group leader must be able to provide a list of names of all group members to a fishing supervisor on request.

The prices and periods of validity for the entire rapids are as follows:

validity permit price validity begins at
6 hours  160 € Midnight, 6 AM, noon or 6 PM
12 hours 200 € Midnight, 6 AM, noon or 6 PM
24 hours 280 € 6 PM

If the group includes more than eight anglers, the price of a permit for each additional person is the same as the price of an individual permit, in other words, 20, 25 or 35 euros depending on the validity of the permit.

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.


Permit terms

Permit terms for the area

1.1–30.9. and 1.12.–31.12.

What does the permit entitle the holder to

Only fly fishing is permitted in Langinkoski angling permit area (7581). It is prohibited to fish with lure or jig in this permit area.

Hook and line fishing and ice fishing are prohibited in rapids and running waters where there are migratory fish routes regardless of whether the person has an angling permit or not.

Angling permit for Southern Finland (7413) issued by Metsähallitus does not entitle you to fish in the waters of Langinkoski angling permit area.

Fishing gear and bait

Fishing is only permitted using flies and traditional fly fishing tackle.

The use of lure, jig, bait paste, silicone balls or similar as well as natural baits, such as grubs, worms, shrimp or bait fish, is prohibited in Langinkoski angling permit area.


The use of a boat fo fishing is prohibited.

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
6 hours 1 grayling or salmon without adipose fin or trout without adipose fin
12 hours 1 grayling or salmon without adipose fin or trout without adipose fin
24 hours 1 grayling or salmon without adipose fin or trout without adipose fin

Under one permit, anglers may therefore only catch one of the following fish species: grayling, salmon without adipose fin, trout without adipose fin.There is no fishing quota limit for other fish species.

Starting in 2020, catch reports for this permit area are submitted by answering a fishing survey conducted by Metsähallitus and Natural Resources Institute Finland. You can access the survey via your Eräluvat web shop customer account (section Order history). You will also receive a reminder via email.

All caught and released fish must also be reported.

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
Salmon with adipose fin All sizes of fish must be released Protected throughout the year
Trout with adipose fin All sizes of fish must be released Protected throughout the year
Salmon without adipose fin At least 60 cm 1.9.–30.11.
Trout without adipose fin At least 60 cm 1.9.–30.11.*
Whitefish No catch size 1.9.–31.5.
Grayling At least 40 cm 1.4.–31.5.
Pike-perch At least 42 cm No protection period

*Exception: a silver trout without adipose fin may be caught from 1 December to 31 May.

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

Further information

Services in the area

Langinkoski angling permit area is located near Kotka city center, so the services of the city of Kotka are nearby.

There is a villa built for Alexander III of Russia in the immediate vicinity of the rapids. During the summer it serves as a museum.

Fisheries management

The number of natural fry in the river is annually followed with the help of electrofishing and smolt screw traps. Slight improvement has been observed in the side channels.

The Kymijoki River has native salmon and sea trout populations. To protect these populations, catching native fish (= fish with their adipose fin intact) is prohibited. There are no plantings at Langinkoski Rapids, but other sections of the Kymijoki River are stocked with migratory fry of salmon and sea trout (= fish without adipose fins). 

discharge information

Current information on the water discharge levels in the Langinkoski branch may be found here (, in Finnish).