Lake Matildanjärvi is a fishing site known for its natural beauty in Teijo National Park. Here you can enjoy the quiet of nature and familiarise yourself with the present-day life and craft traditions of the historic ironworks villages in the area.
Accessible fishing is also available to physically disabled anglers in Lake Matildanjärvi. To make the most of you fishing trip, you can rent a boat at the Nature Information Hut by the lake. In addition to being home to traditional wild fish species, the lake is stocked with rainbow trout large enough to catch. You can try your luck on a day trip or come for a longer stay. If spending the night outdoors in the national park is not for you, local tourism enterprises can offer a number of charming accommodation options.
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 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 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 3 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 at Matildanjärvi is not allowed between 08/06 00:00 and 10/06 15:00 (Angling Day 2023).
What does the permit entitle the holder to
All visitors fishing in Matildanjärvi permit area must obtain Matildanjärvi 6515 angling permit.
As general fishing rights do not apply within 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.
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 a single 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 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.
All types of artificial baits as well as natural baits, such as worms, grubs, shrimps and bait paste, may be used in Matildanjärvi angling permit area.
Using harpoon and dive fishing are prohibited.
You may use your a flotation device for fishing.
The use of an outboard motor for fishing is prohibited (including electric outboard motors).
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 you have purchased, catching more than three rainbow trouts during a 24-hour period is prohibited.
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.