Purchasing a permit
If you are ordering a permit for more than one person by phone, make sure that you have the addresses and birth dates of all the persons at hand when you make the call. This ensures that the purchase transaction will not be interrupted.
Zones and number of permits
Zone 1 covers Luttojoki River between the border zone and Utjanankoski rapids. Maximum number of anglers per day is five (5).
Zone 2 covers Suomujoki River between Suomunsuu and Lake Lankojärvi. Maximum number of anglers per day is 12.
Zone 3 covers Luttojoki River between Utjanankoski rapids and Kulasjokisuu and also Kolmosjoki River, Torkojoki River and a part of Vuoksijoki River. Permit quota for this zone is 291 fishing days. There is no daily quota.
PERMIT PRICES AND VALIDITY
In Luttojoki-Suomujoki angling permit area, the customer can choose between a 12-hour or 24-hour permit. Validity begins at 6:00 AM or 6 PM. The prices for angling permits are as follows:
|12 hours||10 €|
|24 hours||15 €|
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.
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 (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi).
Metsähallitus' fishing permits may also be purchased by phone. The service is open on
weekdays from 9 AM to 4 PM.
Permit terms for the area16 June – 31 August
Fishing gear, bait and waste
Lures and flies are allowed.
In the municipalities of Upper Lapland (incl. the Luttojoki-Suomujoki angling permit area) it is prohibited to use bait fish when hook and line fishing, ice fishing or lure fishing. This is to prevent the spread of the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite. To prevent the spread of other parasites, it is recommended to bury the waste after gutting the fish you have caught.
To prevent the spread of the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite, all fishing gear brought in from outside Luttojoki-Suomujoki angling permit area must be completely dry upon arrival or they must be disinfected at a disinfection station before you start fishing. You can disinfect your fishing gear at SEO petrol station in Ivalo and at Inari fish harbour.
These actions to stop the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite are based on the decree by the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry.
Catch quotas and catch reports
The maximum number of fish that an angler may catch is indicated in the table below:
|fish species||MAXIMUM CATCH DURING 24 HOURS|
|Grayling or whitefish||3 fish|
There is no fishing quota limit for other fish species.
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 webshop customer account (section Order history). You will also receive a reminder to answer the survey via email.
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|
*During the protection period of trout fishing is not allowed in the permit area.
Fishers must observe the catch sizes and protection periods mandated in the Fishing Decree for other fish species.
More information about the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite and how to prevent spreading it: Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment in Lapland and Finnish Food Authority (ruokavirasto.fi).