Maasydänjärvi and Ahvenlampi 4570
Pond waters in the municipality of Sievi in Northern Ostrobothnia that offer great opportunities for fly fishing enthusiasts and other recreational anglers. Maasydänjärvi is a full-service angling destination for many kinds of fishing and it is located next to a camping area. Fishing at Ahvenlampi is a more rugged experience in the quiet wilderness where the exhilaration of fly fishing can truly be felt. Catch-sized rainbow trout is planted into these ponds in the summer and anglers might also run into a whitefish or two.
New duckboards and two accessible fishing docks have been built at Ahvenlampi in June 2021. The docks are accessible via gravel path which is suitable for a weelchair.
Maasydänjärvi and Ahvenlampi
Purchasing a permit
In Maasydänjärvi and Ahvenlampi angling permit area, the customer can choose between a 3-hour, 24-hour or 7-day permit. The prices of angling permits are as follows:
|permit validity||permit price|
|3 hours||12 €|
|24 hours||18 €|
|7 days||90 €|
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. A person under 15 years of age who is fishing alone may obtain a free one-week permit from the Eräluvat web shop. The permit terms for paid permits also apply to free permits.
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.
With the Eräluvat app, you can purchase angling permits easily and quickly. You can pay with a debit or credit card. Read the instructions for using the app.
As of 1 January 2020, mobile permits are no longer available. This is due to mobile network operator’s decision not to provide the current service anymore.
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When do you need an angling permit
All visitors fishing in Maasydänjärvi and Ahvenlampi permit area must obtain the 4570 angling permit.
General fishing rights do not apply in Maasydänjärvi and Ahvenlampi. This means that it is prohibited to fish there with a lure under a fisheries management fee as well as fish with a rod and line (hook and line fishing), and through a hole in the ice in wintertime (ice fishing), unless you have purchased the angling permit 4570. The Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY) has issued the decision on restricting general fishing rights.
Purchasing other Metsähallitus' angling permits does not entitle you to fish in Maasydänjärvi and Ahvenlampi permit area.
Fishing is prohibited on the beach of Camping Maasydänjärvi.
Fishing gear and bait
An angler may use one (1) rod with a single line when fishing from the shore or from an anchored boat. The rod must be held in the angler’s hand or be within reach at all times (no more than 2 metres away). The rod may not be left alone for fishing.
When trolling lures or flies from a rowboat, an angler may use at maximum two (2) rods, each one with a single line.
When fishing from the ice, one angler can use at maximum two (2) rods, each one with a single line. One of these may be a passive rod (left alone for fishing). The passive rod may be no more than 10 metres away from the angler. To fish from the ice with one active and one passive rod, an angler aged between 18 and 64 years must pay the fisheries management fee.
In Maasydänjärvi the angling permit grants the right for lure fishing with lure or fly as well as for hook and line fishing and ice fishing. All types of artificial and natural baits may be used.
In Ahvenlampi traditional fly fishing from the shore is the only allowed fishing method during summer.
However, anglers using a wheelchair are allowed to use also spinning rod and hook and line. Bait paste and a passive rod (left alone for fishing) are prohibited.
In Ahvenlampi ice fishing without the use of bait paste is allowed in winter time.
The use of a boat or flotation device is permitted in Maasydänjärvi but not in Ahvenlampi. In Maasydänjärvi only electric outboard motors may be used.
Catch quotas and catch reports
The maximum number of fish that an angler may catch is indicated in the table below:
|permit validity||Maximum catch|
|3 hours||1 rainbow trout|
|24 hours||3 rainbow trouts|
|7 days||2 rainbow trouts per day|
There is no catch quota limit for other fish species.
The 24-hour catch quota cannot be increased by purchasing several permits for the same 24-hour period.
Catch sizes and protection periods
Fishers must observe the catch sizes and protection periods mandated in the Fishing Decree.
Services in the area
Maasydänjärvi is located in the Maasydän tourism area along the Sievi-Reisjärvi road, approximately 30 km outside of the town of Sievi. Anglers are sure to appreciate the pond's casting piers, campfire sites, lean-to shelter and smoking station.
The road leading to Ahvenlampi is not kept open during winter.
Accessible fishing spots
There are two accessible fishing docks at Ahvenlampi and an accessible gravel path between the docks and a parking lot.
Catch-sized rainbow trout plantings in the summer and two times in the winter only lake Maasydänjärvi.