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.
The rapids have an 8 angler quota, so make sure there are permits available before leaving home!
Permits become available on 3.1.2019 at 9 am.
Groups may reserve the entire rapids so that the maximum number of anglers is 15 persons (= 15 separate names), all of whom pay €35 / day. The group leader must be able to provide a list of names of all group members to a fishing supervisor on request. Even if a group has fewer than 8 anglers, the price of the group permit is €200 (equivalent to 8 anglers).
All persons under 18 years of age receive a 50% discount on the permits.
When reserving a permit, all persons who are to participate in the fishing must be named.
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.
|6 hour permit||1 planted salmonid (without adipose fin) or grayling|
|12 hour permit||1 planted salmonid (without adipose fin) or grayling|
|Day permit||1 planted salmonid (without adipose fin) or grayling|
No catch quota for rainbow trout or whitefish.
Caught and released fish do not count towards the catch quota, yet you must include them in your catch report.
Once you have finished fishing, you must submit a catch report at www.tuikki.fi, or enter it into the catch report book at the rapids. All caught and released fish must also be reported.
Catching a salmon or trout with an intact adipose fin is prohibited. All salmon, trout and whitefish must be released back into the river immediately and unharmed between 1.9.– 30.9. and 1.12.–31.5. As an exception to this, anglers may take a clear-sided migratory trout out of the river between 1.12.–31.5.
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. Kymijoki is stocked with migratory fry of salmon and sea trout that have had their adipose fin cut.
Current information on the water discharge levels in the Langinkoski branch may be found here.