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Suomujoki 1551

Permit area 1551 Suomujoki will partially replace the former angling permit area 1568 Luttojoki-Suomujoki. The other two replacement angling permit areas are 1545 Luttojoki and 1549 Kolmosjoki.

The angling permit area Suomujoki comprises the Suomujoki River from Suomunsuu to Lake Lankojärvi. There are several campfire sites, huts and lean-to-shelters in the area. Suomujoki offers lots to see for those interested in the history of the area.

Permits for Suomujoki become available on 13 May 2024 at 9 a.m. only for residents of Sodankylä. If permits are still available after 31 May, they will be available for general sale.


Recreational fishing (angling)
Casting, Fly fishing
Grayling, Trout, Whitefish, Pike
Natural fish stock
Lean-to shelter, Campfire site, Open wilderness hut, Rental hut

Purchasing a permit

Permits for Suomujoki become available on 13 May 2024 at 9 a.m. only for residents of Sodankylä. The residence status is checked when purchasing the permit. The permit can also be obtained for another person.

If permits are still available after 31 May, they will be available for general sale.


A total of 100 season permits are available for sale in Suomujoki angling permit area.


The angling permit for Suomujoki costs 40 euros per season.

Persons under 18 years of age can buy the angling permit at half price.

Persons under 15 years of age may fish under the angling permit and within the fishing quota of an adult belonging to the same party, without needing to purchase an angling permit of their own.

Where to purchase A permit


The service is open on weekdays from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Permit terms

Permit terms for the area


Fishing gear, bait and waste

Lures and flies are permitted.

In the municipalities of Upper Lapland (incl. the Suomujoki angling permit area) it is prohibited to use bait fish when hook and line fishing, ice fishing or lure fishing. This is to prevent the spread of the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite. To prevent the spread of other parasites, it is recommended to bury the waste after gutting the fish you have caught.

In order to prevent the spread of the Gyrodactylus salaris parasite and Canadian waterweed (Elodea canadensis), fishing gear brought from outside to the Suomujoki angling permit area must be completely dry. It is also recommended to disinfect fishing gear at disinfection points before starting fishing. Fishing gear can be disinfected

  • at the SEO service station in Ivalo and
  • at Inari fish harbour in Inari.

These actions to stop the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite are based on the decree by the Finnish Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. More information about the Gyrodactylys salaris parasite and how to prevent spreading it: Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment in Lapland, Finnish Food Authority ( and

Catch quotas

The maximum number of fish that an angler may catch is indicated in the table below: 

Trout 1 fish
Grayling or whitefish 3 fish

There is no fishing quota limit for other fish species.

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 At least 50 cm 1.9.–30.11.*
Grayling At least 35 cm No protection period in this permit area

*During the protection period of trout, all fishing in the permit area is prohibited.

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

Water temperature has a significant impact on the survival of salmonids after they are released. When water temperatures approach +20 °C, you should use judgement before you decide to fish for salmonids. In waters warmer than this, fishing for salmonids should be avoided. In such situations, it is advisable to focus on species that are more resistant to heat, such as zander, pike and perch. See guidelines for responsible fishing.

Further information

More information about fishing in the area is available in the following Metsähallitus service points:

You can search for hiking destinations in this area at