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Simojoki, Simo 2581

Metsähallitus and Simojoen Nousulohi Ry (a local fishermen's association) have entered into an agreement to create the Simojoki joint permit area as of the beginning of 2017. The new permit covers nearly all of the waters of the Simojoki River within the municipal borders of Simo. The size, flow-rate and numerous rapids of Simojoki make it ideal for fly and lure fishing, but trolling without a motor is also a possibility. 

Simojoki is home to a naturally reproducing salmon stock. The number of salmon rising up the river has increased in recent years and in 2016 the number of migratory salmon exceeded 5 400. The area is actively maintained, especially the salmon spawning areas. Simojoki is also an excellent destination for anglers looking to catch grayling, thanks to the river's vibrant grayling stock. In the more slow-flowing areas one might also be able to catch perch or pike. 

The Simojoki area offers versatile hiking and lodging services. There are also several maintained lean-to shelters and campfire sites in the area. Simojoki is also a great destination for canoeing enthusiasts. 

For more information on Simojoki and the areas fishing spots, services and lodging, visit http://www.simojoki.com/ 

The Natural Resources Institute Finland monitors the rising of salmon at www.luke.fi/nousulohet 

Fishing area: 

The permit covers nearly all of the waters of the Simojoki River within the municipality of Simo. There are also some private waters within the permit area. Check the PDF map to see where they are located. NOTE! The Destination map on the Retkikartta.fi map service (open the large map view) only displays state-owned waters. 

Note: the river also contains water areas that are not included in the joint permit! 

Simojoki, Simo

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

Purchasing a permit

Prices

  • €15 / day 
  • €70 / season 

Only day or season permits are sold for the joint permit area in the lower section of Simojoki. 

All fishing is prohibited from Monday 7 PM to Tuesday 7 PM between June 15 – August 31.

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. 

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.

 

 

Rovaniemi: Science Centre Pilke (nationalparks.fi)
Alaniemi: Simojoen Lohiranta Oy 

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, trout and whitefish is prohibited between 1.9.–30.11. Grayling fishing is prohibited between 1.4.–31.5.
  • Once you have finished fishing, you must submit a catch report at www.tuikki.fi. All caught and released fish must also be reported. 
  • 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 and catch reports

Day permit   3 salmonids (one of which can be a salmon) 
Season permit  3 salmonids / day (one of which can be a salmon) 

According to a government decree, when lure fishing in Simojoki, anglers are permitted to catch one salmon per angler per day

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.
Whitefish No catch size 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.