River Meltausjoki 2561

Spend your summer vacation at this terrific fishing destination near the Arctic Circle! The Meltausjoki River runs freely in north-western Rovaniemi and it is a great destination for even the most demanding fly fishers, let alone other lure anglers. 

River Meltausjoki

Recreational fishing (angling)
Calendar year. Trout fishing is prohibited between 1.9.–30.11. Grayling fishing is prohibited south of the latitude 67°00 N between 1.4.–31.5.
Fly fishing, Casting
Perch, Grayling, Pike, Burbot, Whitefish, Cyprinids, Trout
Natural fish stock
Lean-to shelter, Laplander's hut, Cottage

Buying a license

Prices:

  • €10 / 3 h
  • €12 / day
  • €40 / week
  • €60 / season

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 the permission of 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 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.



 

 

 

 

 

 

Licence terms

Regional licensing terms

Calendar year. Trout fishing is prohibited between 1.9.–30.11. Grayling fishing is prohibited south of the latitude 67°00 N between 1.4.–31.5.
  • Once you have finished fishing, you must submit a catch report at www.tuikki.fi. All caught and released fish must also be reported.
  • Each angler may use one rod or line, which must remain within the angler's reach at all times.
  • The permit area also contains a private water area that is not included in the permit (downstream of Unariköngäs).
  • In the vicinity of the rental cabin one must avoid causing unnecessary trouble or disturbance to the persons renting the cabin (Section 50 of the Fishing Act, 379/2015).

Catch quotas

3 hour permit 1 salmonid
Day permit 3 salmonids
Week permit 3 salmonids / day

 

There are no catch quotas for whitefish.

Catch sizes

  • Trout 50 cm on the north side and 60 cm on the south side of the 67°00 N latitude
  • Trout without adipose fin 50 cm
  • Grayling 30 cm on the north side and 35 cm on the south side of the 67°00 N latitude