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
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!
Only day or season permits are sold for the joint permit area in the lower section of Simojoki. Please note that only day permits are sold by phone.
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.
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 31 December 2019, mobile permits are no longer available. This is due to mobile network operator Telia’s decision not to provide the service anymore. Other sales channels are still available.
Call the number for the permit you want:
|Day||+ 358 600 55 1640||€15,12 + standard mobile rate|
|Day (under 18 y/o)||+358 600 55 1643||€ 7,51 + standard mobile rate|
You can order your fishing permit by phone from the automated number. Simply dial the
number for the permit you want and enter the four digit number of the desired fishing
destination. The call must be made from a Finnish mobile subscription. Further instructions>
The call is charged on your mobile phone invoice.
Read the permit terms of Metsähallitus
Please note that mobile permit purchases are limited to 200 euros a month and to 2 purchases per day per mobile phone plan.
Rovaniemi: Metsähallitus / Pilke House
Simo: Helmin Lounas-Kahvila Café
Alaniemi: Simojoen Lohiranta Oy
|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
Fishing for salmon, trout and whitefish is prohibited between 1.9.–30.11. Grayling fishing is prohibited between 1.4.–31.5.