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Simojoki, Ranua 2580

The permit area covers the section of the Simojoki River that runs in Ranua from the border of the municipality of Simo to Lake Simojärvi. There is a separate permit for fishing in Simojoki on the Simo side of the municipal border.

The most likely catches are grayling and pike, but in the lower reaches one might also find salmon returning from the sea.

The Simojoki River is 180 km long and it begins in Lake Simojärvi in Ranua and runs into the Bay of Bothnia in Simo. Simojoki is an ideal destination for fly fishing from the river banks.

The upper part reaches of the river run through serene wilderness while the lower part winds through a more cultural landscape. This makes Simojoki a great place for canoeing. Classifications of the River's rapids may be found on the info map.

Simojoki, Ranua

Recreational fishing (angling)
Calendar year. Fishing for salmon and trout is prohibited between 1.9.– 30.11. and grayling fishing is prohibited between 1.4.–31.5.
Fly fishing, Casting
Perch, Grayling, Pike, Sea salmon, Whitefish
Natural fish stock
Campfire site, Lean-to shelter

Purchasing a permit

In Simojoki joint permit area 2580, the customer can choose between a validity period of 24 hours, 7 days or a calendar year. The prices of angling permits are as follows:

permit validity permit price
24 hours 8 €
7 days 20 €
A calendar year 42 €

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 (



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.



Posio: Neste-huolto Säkkinen (service station)
Rovaniemi: Science Centre Pilke (

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

Permit terms

Permit terms for the area

Calendar year. Fishing for salmon and trout is prohibited between 1.9.– 30.11. and grayling fishing is prohibited between 1.4.–31.5.

During summer months, between 15 June and 31 August, there is a weekly protection period of 24 hours. During this period all fishing is prohibited. The protection period starts on Mondays at 7 PM and ends on Tuesdays at 7 PM.

Avoid fishing or moving in the immediate vicinity of cabins, houses, saunas or piers. 

Catch quotas and catch reports

Catching more than three (3) salmonids (one (1) of which can be a salmon) during a 24-hour period is prohibited. (For example: Catching two graylings and one salmon is allowed but catching two graylings and two salmons is prohibited.)

There is no catch quota limit for other fish species.

Starting in 2020, catch reports for this permit area are submitted by answering a fishing survey conducted by Metsähallitus and Natural Resources Institute Finland. You can access the survey via your Eräluvat web shop customer account (section Order history). You will also receive a reminder via email.

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 60 cm 1.9.–30.11.
Trout without adipose fin At least 50 cm 1.9.–30.11.
Salmon At least 50 cm 1.9.–30.11.
Grayling At least 35 cm 1.4.–31.5.

If caught, a fish that has lived in the river throughout the year (talvikko in Finnish) must be released immediately

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