River Livojoki 2599
The Livojoki River is a wilderness river rich in grayling and trout for fly fishers who appreciate a serene cabin in the woods. The lower section of the Livojoki River is also suitable for casting. The fishing area begins from Lake Livojärvi in Posio and runs to the Upper Lehmikoski Rapids in Lake Pudasjärvi. The permit area also includes the Mäntyjoki River. In total, this permit covers approximately 40 km of clear fishing waters.
The upper section of Livojoki from Lake Livojärvi to the Kuusenpukka cabin (approximately 9 kilometres) is a fly fishing area where only traditional fly fishing equipment is allowed. This fly fishing area contains the Niskakoski, Pitkäkoski, Mustakoski and Saarikoski rapids.
Between Kuusenpukka cabin and Jokipolvi cabin lays the 7 kilometres long Pyydyssuvanto stream pool. Pyydyssuvanto is home to large, native whitefish as well as pike and perch.
From Jokipolvi wilderness cabin onwards, rapids and calm sections alternate in quick succession. Below Haarainniemi cabin, the Livojoki River is joined by the Mäntyjoki River, which is also a part of the permit area. The Mäntyjoki River has native grayling and trout stocks. The river is also stocked with fry-sized trout.
Purchasing a permit
In Livojoki 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:
|Period of validity||permit Price|
|3 hours||9 €|
|24 hours||14 €|
|7 days||50 €|
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 area1.6.–31.08. in the fly fishing area (Livojärvi–Kuusenpukka). 1.6–31.10. elsewhere. Trout fishing is prohibited between 1.9.–31.10.
Exceptions to the fishing period
Fishing in the fly fishing area between Lake Livojärvi and Kuusenpukka is only permitted during the summer months between 1. June and 31 August.
What does the permit entitle the holder to
Angling permit 2599 is required for lure fishing in Livojoki permit area. Hook and line fishing and ice fishing are also prohibited in non-flowing waters. The Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment (ELY) has issued the decision on restricting general fishing rights.
Hook and line fishing and ice fishing are prohibited in rapids and running waters where there are migratory fish routes, regardless of whether you have an angling permit or not.
Livojoki angling permit 2599 entitles the holder to use lure and fly.
In the upper reaches of the Livojoki River from Lake Livojärvi to Kuusenpukka cabin (a stretch of 9 km) fishing is only allowed using traditional fly fishing tackle.
In the vicinity of the rental cabins one must avoid causing unnecessary harm or disturbance to the persons renting the cabin.
The maximum number of fish that an angler may catch is indicated in the table below:
|Permit validity||Maximum catch|
|3 hours||1 salmonid|
|24 hours||2 salmonids|
|7 days||2 salmonids per day|
In this quota table, salmonid means a trout, a salmon, a landlocked salmon, a rainbow trout, a char and a grayling. There is no catch quota limit for other fish species.
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|
|Salmon||All sizes of fish must be released||Protected year-round|
|Trout with adipose fin||At least 60 cm||1.9.–30.11.|
|Trout without adipose fin||At least 50 cm||1.9.–30.11.|
|Grayling||At least 35 cm||1.4.–31.5.*|
*During the protection period of grayling fishing is not allowed in the permit area.
Fishers must observe the catch sizes and protection periods mandated in the Fishing Decree for other fish species.
Water temperature has a significant impact on the survival of salmonids after they are released. When water temperatures approach +20 °C, you should use judgement before you decide to fish for salmonids. In waters warmer than this, fishing for salmonids should be avoided. In such situations, it is advisable to focus on species that are more resistant to heat, such as zander, pike and perch. See guidelines for responsible fishing.
Services in the area
There are rental cabins in Jokipolvi and Haarainniemi. For more information, visit Lomarengas, (www.lomarengas.fi/en).
Waters in the Livojoki River are stocked with trout fry.