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 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, Burbot, Whitefish, Cyprinids
Natural fish stock
Campfire site, Lean-to shelter

Buying a license


  • €8 / day
  • €20 / week
  • €42 / calendar year

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 permission from their parent or
legal guardian. The family permit costs twice as much and its fishing quota is twice as large.


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.




Posio: Neste-huolto Säkkinen (service station)
Rovaniemi: Metsähallitus / Pilke House


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

Licence terms

Regional licensing terms

Calendar year. Fishing for salmon and trout is prohibited between 1.9.– 30.11. and grayling fishing is prohibited between 1.4.–31.5.
  • All fishing is prohibited from Monday 7 PM to Tuesday 7 PM between 15.6.–31.8.
  • If caught, a fish that has lived in the river throughout the year (talvikko) must be released immediately.
  • Avoid fishing or moving in the immediate vicinity of cabins, houses, saunas or piers.

Catch quotas

  • 3 salmonids / day (one of which can be a salmon)
  • When lure fishing in Simojoki, anglers are permitted to catch one salmon per angler per day, as per government decree.

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). However, you will also receive a reminder to answer the survey via email in summer 2020.

If you have purchased your fishing permit without logging in to the web shop, you will receive the survey link via email in summer 2020.

Catch sizes

  • Trout 60 cm
  • Trout without adipose fin 50 cm
  • Salmon 50 cm
  • Grayling 35 cm