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Lätäseno 1423

Permit area 1423 Lätäseno will partially replace the former angling permit area 1550 Lätäseno. The other two angling permit areas replacing the Lätäseno area are 1426 Toriseno ja 1432 Poroeno.

The Lätäseno permit area comprises the river area from Vähäkurkkio to the mouth of the Toriseno River. For example, the Rommaeno, Toriseno and Poroeno rivers all drain into Lätäseno, which is the largest tributary of Muonionjoki River. Salmon migrating back to Lätäseno can travel up distances to 500 km. The area is well known for large grayling and whitefish.

The area is ideal for traditional casting, but trolling from a rowboat is also possible. The Lätäseno River is accessible on foot or by boat or bike. 

Permits for 2024 become available on 9 April 2024 at 9 a.m.


Recreational fishing (angling)
Fly fishing, Casting, Trolling
Grayling, Whitefish, Sea salmon, Trout, Pike
Natural fish stock
Campfire site, Lean-to shelter, Open wilderness hut

Purchasing a permit


The number of angling permits in the Lätäseno permit area is limited. Please check the availability of permits prior to your trip.

A total of 1500 fishing days are available for sale in this angling permit area. There is no daily quota.

permit Price

The angling permit for Lätäseno costs 20 euros per 24 hours.

Validity begins always at 6:00 PM.

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.


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.


Hetta: Fell Lapland Visitor Centre (
Kilpisjärvi: Kilpisjärvi Visitor Centre (
Kilpisjärvi: Polar Lento Oy, Kilpisjärvi Air Harbour
Enontekiö: Grayling Guide
Kolari: Salmela Fishing & Hunting
Ropinsalmi: Ropin Pirtti



Permit terms

Permit terms for the area


The permit does not grant you the right to fish in other waters surrounding Lätäseno. Those waters belong to a permit area called 1401 Käsivarsi-Tarvanto.

Fishing gear and bait

Use of worms and bait fish in fishing is prohibited. Besides, in order to prevent the spread of the Canadian waterweed (Elodea canadensis), fishing gear brought from outside to the Lätäseno angling permit area must be completely dry. 

Catch quotas

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 anglers after the permit expires. All caught fish must be reported, also those that were released.

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, all fishing in the permit area is prohibited.

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.

Further information

More information about the Lätäseno angling permit area and fishing there is available in the following Metsähallitus service points:

You can search for hiking destinations in this area at