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With Metsähallitus' angling permit for Southern Finland you can fish using a fly or a lure in the state-owned waters in Southern Finland. The permit area contains approximately 47 000 hectares of lake and pond waters and under one thousand kilometres of river and stream waters. The angling permit for Southern Finland grants anglers the right to fish even in the state-owned rapids and running sections with migratory fish stocks that are not included in the national fisheries management fee.

However, the angling permit does not grant the right to fish in private waters, Metsähallitus' other angling destinations (former recrational fishing destinations), public water areas of lakes, joint permit areas, rental waters with full fishing rights or in specialty waters.

One of the benefits of Metsähallitus' angling permit is that it covers the entire family and it allows you to troll using eight rods.

Every purchase of a permit is an investment in nature. The funds received from the sale of angling permits is used for managing our fishing waters.

Southern Finland

Recreational fishing (angling)
Calendar year.
Lure fishing, Trolling, Fly fishing
Trout, Landlocked salmon, Grayling, Whitefish, Pike-perch

Purchasing a permit

Angling permit for adults

When purchasing an angling permit for an adult, the customer can choose between a validity period of 24 hours, 7 days or a calendar year. The angling permit prices are as follows:

Permit validity Permit price
24 hours 10 €
7 days 15 €
Calendar year 25 €

An adult permit allows the entire family to fish with one permit. 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 people aged 15–17

An angling permit for a person aged 15–17 is valid for the entire calendar year and the price is 10 euros. The permit is personal, so only the permit holder is entitled to fish.

Angling permit for people under the age of 15

An angling permit for a person under the age of 15 is valid for the entire calendar year and it is free of charge. The permit is personal, so only the permit holder is entitled to fish.

Where to purchase A permit

 

You can pay licences using the most common payment methods in the online store (verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi).

 

 

Metsähallitus' fishing permits may also be purchased by phone. The service is open on
weekdays from 9 AM to 4 PM.

 

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

Permit terms

Catch quotas and catch reports

In rapids and running waters, an angler can catch a maximum of three (3) salmonids during a 24-hour period, two (2) of which may be salmon. In this case, salmonid means trout, salmon, landlocked salmon, rainbow trout, char and grayling. (For example: you can catch two rainbow trout and one grayling but not two rainbow trout and two grayling.)

In all water areas, a recreational angler can catch a maximum of two (2) salmon in a 24-hour period.

In the Vuoksi waterway, one recreational fisher may only catch one landlocked salmon without an adipose fin within a 24-hour period.

There is no fishing quota limit for other fish species.

When you have finished fishing, you must submit a catch report at www.tuikki.fi. Also report how many fish you released.

Catch sizes and protection periods

The following minimum catch sizes and protection periods for fish species are in effect for this permit area:

Species Catch size Protection period
Trout with adipose fin Fish of all sizes must be released Year-round
Trout without adipose fin At least 50 cm In rivers and streams 1.9.–30.11.
Landlocked salmon without adipose fin At least 60 cm In rivers and streams 1.8.–30.11. and in Lakes Pielinen, Pyhäselkä, Orivesi, Pyyvesi, Enonvesi, Haukivesi, Pihlajavesi and Saimaa 1.6.–31.8.
Landlocked salmon with adipose fin At least 60 cm In rivers and streams 1.8.–30.11. and in the Rivers Vuoksi and Hiitolanjoki year-round
Salmon At least 60 cm In rivers and streams 1.9.–30.11.
Char In the Vuoksi waterway at least 60 cm In Kuolimo and Saimaa between Puumalansalmi and Vuoksenniska year-round, elsewhere in the Vuoksi waterway 1.9.–30.11.
Pike-perch At least 42 cm, in some waters* at least 45 cm No protection period
Grayling At least 35 cm 1.4.–31.5.
Whitefish No catch size In rivers and streams that drain into the sea 1.9.–30.11.

*The minimum catch size for pike-perch is 45 cm in the following areas: waters of Saarijärvi fishing area, Haukivesi, Kermajärvi, municipalities of Nurmes, Valtimo and Lieksa, in Ilomantsi municipality the waters of Petkeljärvi national park and Hattujärvi and Ilajanjärvi.

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

Further information

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