River Livojoki 2599

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 (approx. 9 km) 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 km long Pyydyssuvanto stream pool. Midway of the stream pool stands the idyllic Isoperä wilderness cabin. Pyydyssuvanto is home to large, native whitefish as well as pike and perch. From the wilderness cabin onwards, rapids and calm sections alternate in quick succession. This area of the river also has the Haarainniemi rental cabin. Below this cabin, Livojoki River is joined by Mäntyjoki River, which is also a part of the permit area. Mäntyjoki River has native grayling and trout stocks. The river is also stocked with fry-sized trout. The stocking of catch-sized trout was discontinued when the minimum catch size was raised to 60cm.

River Livojoki

Recreational fishing (angling)
1.6.–31.08. in the fly fishing area (Livojärvi–Kuusenpukka). 1.6–31.10. elsewhere. Trout fishing is prohibited between 1.9.–31.10.
Fly fishing, Casting
Trout, Grayling, Whitefish, Pike, Perch
Fry stocking of natural fish stocks
Campfire site, Lean-to shelter, Own boat, Boat launching, Cottage

Buying a license


  • €9 / 3 h
  • €14 / day
  • €50 / week

All persons under 18 years of age receive a 50% discount on the permits and persons under 15
years of age are allowed to share the same fishing quota, with permission from their parent or
legal guardian. The family permit costs twice as much and its fishing quota is twice as large.


You can buy licences directly from the online store and pay using the
most common payment methods.



Metsähallitus' fishing licences may also be purchased by phone. The service is open on
weekdays from 9 AM to 4 PM.




As of 31 December 2019, mobile permits are no longer available. This is due to mobile network operator Telia’s decision not to provide the service anymore. Other sales channels are still available.

Call the number for the permit you want:

Permit type Number Price
3 hours   +358 600 55 1639 €9,01+ standard mobile rate
Day  +358 600 55 1640  €14,02 + standard mobile rate
3 hours (under 18 y/o)  +358 600 55 1642 €4,51 + standard mobile rate
Day (under 18 y/o)    +358 600 55 1643   €7,01 + standard mobile rate

You can order your fishing permit by phone from the automated number. Simply dial the
number for the permit you want and enter the four digit number of the desired fishing
destination. The call must be made from a Finnish mobile subscription. Further instructions >
The call is charged on your mobile phone invoice.

Read the permit terms of Metsähallitus.

Please note that mobile permit purchases are limited to 200 euros a month and to 2 purchases per day per mobile phone plan.




Posio: Neste-huolto Säkkinen (service station)
Pudasjärvi: Neste-Pudasjärvi (service station)
Pudasjärvi: Kesport Urheilu Ankkuri (sporting goods store)
Pudasjärvi: Syöte Visitor Centre


Licence terms

Regional licensing terms

1.6.–31.08. in the fly fishing area (Livojärvi–Kuusenpukka). 1.6–31.10. elsewhere. Trout fishing is prohibited between 1.9.–31.10.
  • Once you have finished fishing, you must submit a catch report at www.tuikki.fi. All caught and released fish must also be reported.
  • Lures allowed at Livojoki: lure and fly. The right to fish in the Livojoki recreational fishing area is not included in the Metsähallitus national angling permit, the national fisheries management fee or everyman's fishing rights (the rights to hook and line fishing and ice fishing). In the vicinity of the rental cabins one must avoid causing unnecessary harm or disturbance to the persons renting the cabin (Section 50 of the Fishing Act, 379/2015). NOTE! 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.

Catch quotas

3 hour permit 1 salmonid
Day permit 2 salmonids
week permit 2 salmonids / day
Salmonids Trout, salmon, freshwater trout, rainbow trout, char, grayling



Catch sizes

  • Trout with adipose fin 60 cm
  • Trout without adipose fin 50 cm
  • Grayling 35 cm


Extra information


Several rental cabins: Kuusenpukka, Isoperä, Jokipolvi, Haarainniemi. For more information,
visit www.villipohjola.fi

Fisheries management

Fry stocking of trout.