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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

Purchasing a permit

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.

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.
  • 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 and catch reports

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

 

There are no catch quotas for whitefish.

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.