The area surrounding the Ruunaa Rapids offers tremendous experiences in nature with its hiking trails, lodging services and rafting opportunities. The great fishing experiences of Ruunaa Rapids are accessible to all anglers from beginner to pro.
Ruunaa is situated 30 kilometres east from Lieksa. The rapids are situated in the Ruunaa Camping Area and they stretch from the headwaters of Paasikoski to below Siikakoski. Ruunaa is a destination that can be taken in with the entire family, a group of friends or by your lonesome. All nature enthusiasts are sure to find something interesting in the pristine landscape of Ruunaa.
We welcome you to Ruunaa where the breathtaking rafting experience or memorable hike is topped off with an evening by the campfire, enjoying the freshly caught haul of the day.
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.
Pankakoski: Ruunaan hiking centre, Neitikoskentie 47, 81750 Pankakoski
Pankakoski: Ruunaa Tourism, Siikakoskentie 47, 81750 Pankakoski
Lieksa: Lieksan Retkiaitta, Pielisentie 126, 81700 Lieksa
1 grayling or 1 trout without adipose fin per day
Neitikoski, Murrookoski and Siikakoski Rapids, Lakes Kattilajärvi and Murroojärvi
|3 hours||1 salmonid|
|24 hours||3 salmonids|
|7 days||2 salmonids / day|
|Calendar year||2 salmonids / day|
The right to fish ends when the angler has caught enough fish to fulfil the permit's fishing quota. The angler can catch up to 3 salmonids / day. The catch quota for 24 hours remains the same regardless of number of permits.
Once you have finished fishing, you must submit a catch report at www.tuikki.fi. All caught and released fish must also be reported.
Minimum catch size
|Planted brown trout without adipose fin||40 cm||1 September - 30 November|
|Grayling||40 cm||Protected 1 April –31 May. In other times Metsähallitus recommends releasing all caught grayling.|
|Rainbow trout and whitefish||-||-|
|Native brown trout with adipose fin||
Protected throughout the year
|Landlocked salmon with or without adipose fin||Protected throughout the year|
Neitikoski: Ruunaa Hiking Centre
Kattilakoski: Kattilakoski Rapids may be reserved for a company or group in their entirety. For more information, contact the Ruunaa Hiking Centre in Neitikoski.
The best way to reach the destination is to take the Lieksa-Ilomantsi road where there are signs guiding people to the western bank of Ruunaa and the Ruunaa Hiking Centre at Neitikoski
Ruunaa has a fishing spot Neitikoski that is suitable for physically challenged anglers. Read more about Ruunaas accessible services here.
Current information on the water discharge levels in the Lieksajoki River may be found here.
Paasikoski-Mutikaisenkari: These upper rapids of Ruunaa are natural stock zones that are stocked with fry-sized trout and, on occasion, catch-sized trout.
Neitikoski, Murrookoski and Siikakoski Rapids, Lakes Kattilajärvi and Murroojärvi: Regular recreational fishing areas into which catch-sized trout and rainbow trout are planted regularly throughout the summer season.