Skip to content

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, Whitefish, Trout
Natural fish stock
Lean-to shelter, Laplander's hut, Cottage

Purchasing a permit

In Meltausjoki angling permit area, the customer can choose between a validity period of 3 hours, 24 hours, 7 days or the entire season. The prices of angling permits are as follows:

permit validity permit price
3 hours 10 €
24 hours 12 €
7 days 40 €
The entire season 60 €

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 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.



 

 

 

 

 

Licensens remaining / free days
  • Several remaining
  • Less than 5 left
  • Out of stock

Permit terms

Permit terms for the area

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.

Regional restrictions

The permit area also contains a private water area that is not included in the permit (downstream of Unarinköngäs). Anglers must check the borders of the permit area on the permit area map or on Excursionmap.fi service.

In the vicinity of Unarinköngäs rental cabin one must avoid causing unnecessary trouble or disturbance to the persons renting the cabin (Section 50 of the Fishing Act, 379/2015).

Fishing gear 

An angler may use one (1) rod with a single line. The rod must be held in the angler’s hand or be within reach at all times (no more than 2 metres away). The rod may not be left alone for fishing.

 

Catch quotas and catch reports

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 3 salmondis
7 days 3 salmonids per day
The entire season 3 salmonids per day

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
Trout with adipose fin At least 50 cm in waters north of the 67°00 N circle of latitude, at least 60 cm in waters south of the 67°00 N circle of latitude 1.9.–30.11.
Trout without adipose fin At least 50 cm 1.9.–30.11.
Grayling At least 30 cm in waters north of the 67°00 N circle of latitude, at least 35 cm in waters south of the 67°00 N circle of latitude 1.4.–31.5. south of the 67°00 N circle of latitude

Fishers must check the location of the 67°00 N circle of latitude on the map of the permit area.

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