Permits for 2023 become available on 18 April 2023 at 9 a.m.
The fishing and permit arrangements in this angling permit area change at the beginning of 2023. The area is divided into two zones where the permits are sold separately.
Lätäseno originates in the fell streams of the Käsivarsi wilderness area, which join together to form the great rivers of the region. For example, the Rommaeno, Toriseno and Poroeno rivers all drain into Lätäseno, which is the largest tributary of Muonionjoki River. The Lätäseno fishing area consists of Lätäseno, Poroeno and Toriseno rivers. Salmon migrating back to Lätäseno can travel up distances to 500 km. The area is well known for large grayling and whitefish, and sea trout also migrate to Lätäseno.
The area is ideal for traditional casting, but trolling from a rowboat is also possible. Lätäseno is accessible on foot or by boat, bike or airplane. A permit for Lätäseno allows fishing on more than 100 km of river running through open fells and landscape below the tree line.
Permit area mapLapland, Enontekiö
Purchasing a permit
The number of permits granted for the Lätäseno recreational fishing area is limited, please check the availability of permits prior to your trip.
If you have ordered your permit by phone, you must ensure that the permit is paid for by the due date indicated on the invoice.
ZONES AND NUMBER OF PERMITS
Zone 1 Lätäseno. Permit quota for this zone is 1650 fishing days. There is no daily quota.
Zone 2 Poroeno-Toriseno. Permit quota for this zone is 1650 fishing days. There is no daily quota.
permit Prices AND VALIDITY
The angling permit for Lätäseno costs 15 euros per 24 hours.
Validity begins always at 6:00 PM.
Persons under 18 years of age pay half price for the angling permit.
Persons under 15 years of age may fish in a party with an adult under the adult's angling permit, with the same fishing quota, i.e. they do not require their own angling permit.
- Buy licence from web store
- Catch reports
Service number 020 69 2424 (Mon–Fri 9 AM–3 PM)
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 3 PM.
Hetta: Fell Lapland Visitor Centre (nationalparks.fi)
Karesuvanto: Yrjö Hedman
Ropinsalmi: Ropin Pirtti
Kilpisjärvi: Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre (nationalparks.fi)
Kilpisjärvi: Polar Lento Oy, Kilpisjärvi Air Harbour
Permit terms for the area1.6.–31.8.
Permit area Lätäseno 1550 includes Lätäseno between Vähäkurkkio and Lake Porojärvi and also Toriseno until Vuontisjokisuu. The lower course of Lätäseno has some fishing restrictions and private water areas which are not part of the permit area. You can check the water area borders of the permit area on the target map available on this page.
The permit does not grant you the right to fish in other waters surrounding Lätäseno. Those waters belong to a permit area called Enontekiö Wilderness 1551.
The maximum number of fish that an angler may catch is indicated in the table below:
|Fish Species||maximum catch in 24 hours|
|Salmon or trout||1 fish|
|Grayling or whitefish||3 fish|
There is no fishing quota limit for other fish species.
Catch surveys are sent to fishers after the permit expires. 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|
|Trout||At least 50 cm||1.9.–30.11.*|
|Grayling||At least 35 cm||No protection period in this permit area|
|Salmon||At least 60 cm||1.9.–30.11.*|
* During the protection period of trout and salmon fishing is not allowed in the permit area.
Metsähallitus recommends anglers to release all trout back into the water.
Fishers must observe the catch sizes and protection periods mandated in the Fishing Decree for other fish species.
Water temperature has a significant impact on the survival of salmonids after they are released. When water temperatures approach +20 °C, you should use judgement before you decide to fish for salmonids. In waters warmer than this, fishing for salmonids should be avoided. In such situations, it is advisable to focus on species that are more resistant to heat, such as zander, pike and perch. See guidelines for responsible fishing.
More information about fishing in Lätäseno permit area:
- Fell Lapland Visitor Centre (nationalparks.fi). Their telephone number is +358 206 39 7950.
- Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre (nationalparks.fi). Their telephone number is +358 206 39 7990.