Permits for 2023 become available on 18 April 2023 at 9 a.m.
The Luttojoki-Suomujoki permit area is divided into three fishing zones. Fishing permits are sold separately for each zone.
The Luttojoki and Suomujoki angling permit area is divided into three different fishing zones. Each zone has its own permit, which authorises fishing only in that zone. In 2023, Metsähallitus will only sell seasonal permits to Sodankylä residents in Zone 2, which includes permits from Suomunsuu in Suomujoki to Lankojärvi. Residents of Sodankylä can redeem this permit through Urho Kekkonen National Park Customer Service Kiehinen.
Permit area mapLapland, Sodankylä Inari
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. Only Sodankylä residents may fish in this zone in 2023. In Zone 2, 100 seasonal permits are sold to Sodankylä residents.
Zone 3 covers Luttojoki River between Utjanankoski rapids and Kulasjokisuu and also Kolmosjoki River, Torkojoki River and a part of Vuoksijoki River. Maximum number of anglers per day is five (5).
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.
In Zone 2, Sodankylä residents under 15 years of age may fish with a seasonal permit issued to an adult Sodankylä resident belonging to the same group for the same catch quota, in which case they do not need their own 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.
Ivalo: Ivalon Eräsoppi (hiking and camping store)
Ivalo: Ivalo Customer Service (nationalparks.fi)
Inari: Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida (nationalparks.fi)
Saariselkä: Urho Kekkonen National Park Customer Service Kiehinen (nationalparks.fi)
Permit terms for the areaZone 1 and 2 16 June – 31 August. Zone 3 26 June – 13 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.
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 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.
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 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).