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Southern Finland 7413

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 100 000 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.

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 or 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

Permit terms for the area

Calendar year.

Exceptions to the fishing period

Fishing is prohibited in Naarajoki between Naarakoski and Saarikoski from 1. September to 30. November. The upper limit of the prohibited area is 150 meters upstream from the neck of Naarakoski and lower limit 150 meters downstream from Saarikoski. Please check the area from Excursionmap.fi.

When do you need an angling permit

The need of an angling permit depends on in what kind of water area and how many rods and lures to fish with.

You do not need an angling permit if you fish only with one (1) rod or lure in lakes or other non-flowing waters. In that case it is enough for you to pay the fisheries management fee. Persons under 18 and over 65 years of age do not need to pay the fisheries management fee. If you fish in running waters where there are migratory fish routes or with more than one (1) rod you need the fisheries management fee and the angling permit.

In non-flowing waters it is allowed to fish with a rod and line (hook and line fishing), and through a hole in the ice in wintertime (ice fishing), without paying the fisheries management fee and the angling permit. However hook and line fishing and ice fishing are prohibited in rapids and running waters where there are migratory fish routes regardless of whether the person has an angling permit or not.

Kalastusrajoitus.fi can be used to check areas where fishing is restricted.

Water areas that are included in this angling permit

The angling permit for Southern Finland grants the right to fish only in the waters administered by Metsähallitus which are located in Southern, Western or Eastern Finland.

Metsähallitus' angling permit for Southern Finland covers also following private waters in Lieksa (agreement with Pielinen-Karelia fisheries area):

  • Tuulijoki
  • The entire water area from the border zone to Alaniemi log floating canal
  • Pudasjoki
  • The entire water area from the cape Höpöttäjä to Pankajärvi and Lieksanjoki
  • The entire water area from Siikajärvi to the north end of Pankajärvi (i.a. Naarakoski, Käpykoski and Saarikoski areas)

The water areas covered by the angling permit for Southern Finland can be seen on Excursionmap.fi.

Water areas and regional restrictions that are not included in this angling permit

The angling permit for Southern Finland does not grant the right to fish

  • In private waters, e.g. owned by fisheries' associations
  • In border zone
  • Joint permit areas
  • Rental waters with full fishing rights or
  • In specialty waters

The following water areas has their own angling permit. So the angling permit for Southern Finland 7413 does not grant the right to fish in those.

Furthermore, the angling permit for Southern Finland does not grant the right to fish in the following water areas administered by Metsähallitus:

  • Syväjärvi (Evo Hiking Area, Lammi)
  • The waters in Sotinpuro shooting area except Saahkari
  • Ylimmäinen Apulainen (Rautavaara)
  • Miikkulanlampi (Ruunaa, Lieksa)
  • Iso-Hietajärvi (Patvinsuo National Park, Lieksa)
  • The waters in Koivusuo Strict Nature Reserve (Ilomantsi)
  • Iso and Pieni Kuikkalampi, Savulampi and Mustalampi (Petkeljärvi National Park, Ilomantsi)
  • Linnasaarenlampi (Linnansaari National Park, Rantasalmi)
  • Vaajalampi, Valkealampi, Tervalampi and Kampukkalampi (Kolovesi National Park, Enonkoski)
  • The water areas in Salamajärvi, Seitseminen, Pyhä-Häkki and Helvetinjärvi National Parks.

Fishing gear

Lure and fly are allowed.

One angling permit allows the use of max. eight (8) rods or lines at a time.

Watercraft

The angling permit for Southern Finland grants the right a fisherman to keep a boat on a waterfront zone which is inside the permit area and Metsähallitus’ Forestry Ltd’s multible-use forest. The boat must have its owner’s name, and the owner is responsible to keep the berth clean.

Fishing in a national park

The fisher must check the special regulations of national parks such as protected areas, restricted areas, landing restrictions and other restrictions. Information on the regulations of national parks is available on the website Nationalparks.fi.

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 angler 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.

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 Protected throughout the year
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 throughout the year
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 throughout the year, 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

Services in the area