Sea Areas 7412
With this angling permit you can fish in the sea areas controlled by Metsähallitus between Virolahti and Tornio using a fly or a lure. The permit area contains approximately 37 000 hectares of water areas at sea. However, the angling permit does not grant the right to fish in private waters (e.g., waters owned by a joint ownership association), Metsähallitus' other angling destinations (former recrational fishing destinations), public sea areas, joint permit areas, rental waters with full fishing rights or in specialty waters.
Purchasing a permit
Angling permit for sea areas, over 18 years of age (family permit)
- €10 / day
- €15 / week
- €25 / calendar year
This permits allows the entire family to fish with one permit. In this context, a family consists of children under 18 years of age and their parents/legal guardians as well as married and common-law couples.
Angling permit for sea areas, 15-18 years of age (personal permit)
- €10 / calendar year
Angling permit for sea areas, under 15 years of age (personal permit)
- €0 / calendar year
Where can you purchase A permit?
You can pay licences using the most common payment methods in the online store (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi).
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.
- Several remaining
- Less than 5 left
- Out of stock
Permit terms for the areaCalendar year.
You can find the most essential sea areas included in the angling permit at the Retkikartta.fi map service.
The angling permit does not grant the right to fish in private waters (e.g., waters owned by joint ownership associations), Metsähallitus' other angling destinations, public water areas of lakes, joint permit areas, rental waters with full fishing rights or in specialty waters. The fisher is responsible for finding out about the possible separate fishing restrictions and minimum catch size regulations in effect at the different fishing destinations. For more information on the destination-specific restrictions related to the angling permit, see the "Area restrictions" tab in the destination description.
The permit only becomes valid when it is paid for. The fisher must keep the permit and the receipt of its payment on their person while fishing and these documents must be presented to a supervisor authorised by Metsähallitus on request.
The permit holder (= person whose name is written on the permit) is responsible for the fishing activities that take place using the permit. The fisher is responsible for ensuring that their fishing activities are permitted and legal.
The permit may be cancelled if its terms are breached.
In addition to purchasing the angling permit from Metsähallitus, fishers aged 18–64 must also pay the state's fisheries management fee if the fishing consists of more than hook and line fishing or ice fishing.
Once you have finished fishing, you must submit a catch report at www.tuikki.fi.
The angling permit is family-specific. In this context, a family consists of children under 18 years of age and their parents/legal guardians. Married couples and couples in a civil union may also purchase family permits.
Lure, fly and worm or grub in whitefish fishing.
The number of rods/lines is limited to 8 / permit.
Fishing is prohibited in the following areas of Storskär:
- Places reserved for fyke nets
- And in the following restriction zones:
- Södra Viken 15.3. – 15.6.
- Storsanden 1.5. – 31.8.
- Skvättan 1.5. – 31.8.
- Fishing is prohibited in the following areas of Norrskär:
- Places reserved for fyke nets
- The surroundings of Synnerstberget between 1.4. – 15.8.
The angling permit contains the right to keep a boat on the forestry land of Metsähallitus. The boat must have its owner's name on it and the owner is responsible for keeping their boat site clean.
Remember to find out about any special rules national parks might have on such issues as moving around, coming ashore and making fires! This information can be found at www.luontoon.fi, for example.
Catch quotas and catch reports
- Grayling is completely protected in the Baltic Sea.
- Natural brown trout with adipose fin is protected throughout the year in the Gulf of Finland.
- In recreational fishing anglers may catch 2 salmon/day/person.
Catch sizes and protection periods
- Natural trout with adipose fin: 60 cm in sea areas outside of the Gulf of Finland.
- Planted trout without adipose fin: 50 cm.
- Salmon: 60 cm with the exception of the Bay of Bothnia north of the 63 30 N latitude where the minimum catch size is 50 cm.
- Pike-perch: 42 cm
Note! The local ELY Centre may decide to lower or raise the minimum catch size for their area, so always remember to check the minimum catch sizes prior to fishing.