Matildanjärvi is a pristine lake inside the Teijo Hiking Area in Southwest Finland. As an angling destination the lake is quite shallow and murky, yet it offers terrific fishing experiences. Fishing from a boat is recommended and boats may be rented from the visitor centre on the shore. Matildanjärvi is also accessible to physically disabled anglers.
Purchasing a permit
In Matildanjärvi angling permit area, the customer can choose between a 3-hour, 24-hour or 7-day permit. The prices for angling permits are as follows:
|permit validity||permit price|
|3 hours||12 €|
|24 hours||18 €|
|7 days||90 €|
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 person under 15 years of age who is fishing alone may obtain a free one-week permit from the Eräluvat webshop. 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.
Permit terms for the areaCalendar year. Fishing is not allowed 10.6. 00:00 - 12.6. 15:00 (Angling Day 2021).
What does the permit entitle the holder to
All visitors fishing in the Matildanjärvi permit area must obtain the Matildanjärvi 6515 angling permit.
As general fishing rights do not apply within the Matildanjärvi angling permit area, 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 the angler has obtained an angling permit. The Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY) has issued the decision on restricting general fishing rights.
The Matildanjärvi 6515 angling permit grants the right for lure fishing with lure, fly or jig as well as for hook and line fishing and ice fishing.
Fishing gear and bait
During the ice-free period, an angler may use one (1) rod with one line. The rod must be in the angler’s hand or 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 can use a maximum of two (2) rods, each of them with one line.
When fishing from the ice, one angler can use a maximum of two (2) rods, each of them with one line. Of these rods, one may be passive (tip-up). The passive rod must not be more than 10 metres away from the angler when fishing. If an angler between 18 and 64 years of age is fishing from the ice and has one active and one passive rod, the angler must pay the fisheries management fee.
All types of artificial baits as well as natural baits, such as worms, grubs, shrimps and bait fish, may be used in the Teerilampi angling permit area.
Using harpoon and dive fishing are prohibited.
The use of flotation device for fishing is permitted.
The use of an outboard motor for fishing is prohibited (including electric outboard motors).
Catch quotas and catch reports
The size of the catch quota depends on the validity of the permit. 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.
Regardless of how many permits angler has purchased, the angler is not allowed to catch more than three rainbow trouts during a 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
Anglers at Lake Matildanjärvi benefit from the comprehensive services of the Teijo Hiking Area. These include boat and cabin rentals, lean-to shelters, a caravan area and services and fishing structures designed specifically with physically disabled anglers in mind.
Teijon Kalamajat offers modest rental cabins in the Teijo Hiking Area and for lodgings with a bit more luxury, the Kirjakkala Ironworks Village is only a short distance away.
Boats are rented at Natura Viva in Teijo Nature Center. Rental prices for the boats are as follows:
- 18 euros per three hours
- 25 euros per five hours
- 32 euros per 12 hours
- 48 euros per day
For more information, please visit www.naturaviva.fi.
Catch-sized rainbow trout is stocked into the waters every 2-3 weeks between May and September.