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River Livojoki 2599

Livojoki 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, 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.

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

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 Price
3 hours 9 €
24 hours 14 €
7 days 50 €

Anglers under 18 years of age pay half price.

Anglers under 15 years of age may fish in a party with an adult under the adult's angling permit, with the same fishing quota, i.e. they do not require their own angling permit. A minor under 15 years of age who is fishing alone may obtain a free one-week permit from the Eräluvat webshop. The same permit terms for paid one-week permits also apply to free permits.

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/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 4 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.



Posio: Neste-huolto Säkkinen (service station)
Pudasjärvi: Neste-Pudasjärvi (service station)
Pudasjärvi: Syöte Visitor Centre (

Permit terms

Permit terms for the area

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 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.

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 and catch reports

Period of validity Catch quota
3 hours 1 salmonid
24 hours 2 salmonids
7 days 2 salmonids / day

Salmonids are trout, salmon, landlocked salmon, rainbow trout, char and grayling.

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 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.

Further information

Services in the area

There are rental cabins in Jokipolvi and Haarainniemi. For more information,

Fisheries management

Fry stocking of trout.