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Ounasjoki-Käkkälöjoki-Pöyrisjoki 1556

The permit area 1556 Ounasjoki-Käkkälöjoki-Pöyrisjoki will be removed in spring 2024. As of April, it will be replaced by three new angling permit areas: 1442 Ounasjoki, 1449 Pöyrisjoki and 1456 Käkkälöjoki. The pages for the new areas will be published in March.

Permits for 2024 become available on 9 April 2024 at 9 a.m.

According to its name, Ounasjoki-Käkkälöjoki-Pöyrisjoki angling permit area covers sections of three rivers: Ounasjoki River, Käkkälöjoki River and Pöyrisjoki River.


Recreational fishing (angling)
1 June– 31 August
Casting, Fly fishing
Grayling, Whitefish, Trout, Pike
Fry stocking of natural fish stocks
Campfire site

Purchasing a permit

The number of angling permits is limited. Please check the availability of permits prior to your trip.

There are 2000 fishing days available for Ounasjoki-Käkkälöjoki-Pöyrisjoki angling permit area.


Zone 1 comprises Pöyrisjoki River from the slow-flowing section below Pyörisniva to Lake Pöyrisjärvi. Permit quota for this zone is 600 fishing days. There is no daily quota.

Zone 2 comprises the water areas in Käkkäläjoki River governed by Metsähallitus all the way to the mouth of Kallajoki River. Permit quota for this zone is 500 fishing days. There is no daily quota.

Zone 3 covers the water areas in Ounasjoki River governed by Metsähallitus all the way from the Kittilä municipal border to Lake Ounasjärvi. Permit quota for this zone is 900 fishing days. There is no daily quota.

Permit prices and validity

Ounasjoki-Käkkälöjoki-Pöyrisjoki angling permit costs 12 euros per 24 hours.

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.

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.


Permit terms

Permit terms for the area

1 June– 31 August

The following river sections are included in this angling permit area:

  • Ounasjoki River from the municipal border of Enontekiö to Lake Ounasjärvi
  • Käkkälöjoki River and Suukisjoki River up until the mouth of Kallajoki River
  • Pöyrisjoki River from Lake Vuontisjärvi to Lake Pöyrisjärvi, Maaterjoki River and Hollojoki River. 

Some river sections are private waters and they are not included in the permit area. Anglers must check the borders of the permit area on the permit area map on this page.

Ounasjoki-Käkkälöjoki-Pöyrisjoki 1556 angling permit does not entitle you to fish in other waters of the area. Those waters are included in angling permit area called Enontekiö Wilderness 1551.

Catch quotas

The maximum number of fish that an angler may catch is indicated in the table below:

Fish species maximum catch during 24 hours
Trout 1 fish
Grayling 3 fish

There is no catch quota limit for other fish species.

Catch surveys are sent to anglers after the permit expires. All caught fish must be reported, also those that were released.

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 30 cm No protection period in this permit area

* During the protection period of trout, all fishing in the permit area is prohibited.

Anglers must observe the catch sizes and protection periods specified in the Fishing Decree for other fish species.

Further information

Further information about fishing in this angling permit area: Fell Lapland Visitor Centre in Hetta ( The phone number of the visitor centre is +358 206 39 7950.