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Niemisjärvet, Evo 6502

Niemisjärvi Lakes permit area includes the Lakes Ylinen Niemisjärvi, Alinen Niemisjärvi, Vähä-Koukkujärvi and Kalliojärvi. The permit area is located in Evo Hiking Area within a short distance from the biggest cities of Southern Finland. Total surface area of Niemisjärvi Lakes is approximately 30 hectares. The lakes are regularly stocked with rainbow trout.

This fishing and hiking destination is especially suitable for the whole family. Niemisjärvi Lakes offer something for both experienced fishers and beginners. You can catch fish from both the shore or from a boat. There is also an accessible fishing dock for disabled fishers.

Lake Vähä-Koukkujärvi is reserved for fishers aged under 15. Here you can learn how to fish with the assistance of your parents or other people with fishing experience. If an adult belonging to the same group has purchased an angling permit for the Niemisjärvi permit area, a person aged under 15 can share the catch quota of the adult in question and does not need a separate angling permit. Young persons fishing alone can purchase an angling permit at half price.

Niemisjärvet, Evo

Recreational fishing (angling)
Calendar year. Fishing at Niemisjärvi is not allowed between 06/06 00:00 and 08/06 15:00 (Angling Day 2024).
Angling, Ice fishing, Casting, Fly fishing, Trolling
Perch, Pike, Rainbow trout, Whitefish, Trout
Catch size fish stocking
Campfire site, Lean-to shelter, Flotation device, Cottage, Rental boat

Purchasing a permit

In Niemisjärvi Lakes angling permit area, the customer can choose between a 3-hour or 24-hour permit. The prices of angling permits are as follows:

permit validity permit price
3 hours  15 €
24 hours 25 €

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 (



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.



Asikkala: Tmi Huoltotupa

Permit terms

Permit terms for the area

Calendar year. Fishing at Niemisjärvi is not allowed between 06/06 00:00 and 08/06 15:00 (Angling Day 2024).

What does the permit entitle the holder to

All visitors fishing in Niemisjärvi Lakes permit area must obtain Niemisjärvi Lakes 6502 angling permit. This angling permit grants the right for lure fishing with lure, fly or jig as well as for hook and line fishing and ice fishing.

As general fishing rights do not apply in Niemisjärvi Lakes 6502 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 you have purchased an angling permit. The Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY) has issued the decision on restricting general fishing rights.

Regional restrictions

Only those under 15 years of age may fish at Lake Vähä-Koukkujärvi, and only from shore.

Fishing gear and bait

Niemisjärvi Lakes 6502 angling permit grants the right for lure fishing with lure, fly or jig as well as for hook and line fishing and ice fishing. The use of natural baits, such as worms, shrimps and bait paste, is also allowed.

During the ice-free period, an angler may use one (1) rod with a single line. 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 69 years must pay the fisheries management fee. Fishers who have reached the age of 65 or more by 31 December 2023 are an exception: they do not have to pay the fisheries management fee.

Using harpoons and dive fishing are prohibited.


The use of your own boats is prohibited. Boats can be rented from the Niemisjärvi kiosk or online store (Pikku-Apaja).

Electric outboard motors may be used.

You may use your a flotation device for fishing.


Catch quotas

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 or trout
24 hours 3 rainbow trouts or trouts

There is no catch quota limit for other fish species.

Regardless of how many permits you have purchased, catching more than three rainbow trouts or 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.

Further information

Fisheries management

Catch-sized rainbow trout is stocked into the waters every 2-3 weeks between May and September. During the winter season plantings are conducted once or twice.