The middle course of River Iijoki 5573

This permit covers the running and quiet waters and rapids of the middle section of the Iijoki River from
Koivukoski to the Ervasti Bridge. The total length of the permit area is 53.5 km. The most common catches in
the area are sizable grayling and trout. The most common catch in the quiet sections is pike. The rapids in
the middle section of Iijoki are great for fly fishing for grayling, for example. There are several lean-to shelters
and campfire sites in the area and anglers may also catch a breather at the Räpättävänkoski hut. The river's
fish stock is managed with fry plantings of trout and grayling.

Permit area:
The waters between Jurmu and Ervasti owned by Metsähallitus and the Jurmu II, Lassiniemi, Jurmu IV,
Kellolampi, Pintamo, and Korentojärvi joint ownership associations. Total length: 53.5 km.

At Jurmukoski rapids there is a 650 metres long private water area on the western bank that extends halfway
across the river that is not a part of the permit area.
 

The middle course of River Iijoki

Recreational fishing (angling)
Fishing period: 1.6.–31.10. Trout fishing is prohibited between 1.9.–31.10.
Fly fishing, Casting
Grayling, Trout, Pike, Perch, Whitefish
Fry stocking of natural fish stocks
Laplander's hut, Lean-to shelter, Own boat, Boat launching, Cottage

Buying a license

Prices:

  • €10 / day
  • €25 / week
  • €50 / season

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:

Permit type Number Price
Day  +358 600 55 1640 €10.01 + standard mobile rate
Week  +358 600 55 1641 €24.95 + standard mobile rate
Day (under 18 y/o) +358 600 55 1643 €5.01 + standard mobile rate
Week (under 18 y/o)    +358 600 55 1644 €12.52 + 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 100 euros a month and to 2 purchases per day per mobile phone plan.

 

 

Pudasjärvi: Neste Pudasjärvi (service station)
Pudasjärvi: Syöte Visitor Centre
Kuusamo: Service Point Karhuntassu


 

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

Licence terms

Regional licensing terms

Fishing period: 1.6.–31.10. Trout fishing is prohibited between 1.9.–31.10.
  • Once you have finished fishing, you must submit a catch report at www.tuikki.fi. All caught and released fish must also be reported.
  • Atlantic salmon must be released back into the water!
  • Lures allowed at Iijoki: lure and fly.
  • Protected areas:

   - Lapinkoski-Honkakoski, about 300 m
   - Tipparinne, about 600 m
   - Räpättävä,about 550 m

  • The use of a boat or canoe for fishing is permitted. The use of an outboard motor is only permitted in the quiet sections of the river.
  • In order to fish in the Iijoki river, you need this specific permit. The right to fish in Iijoki is not included in the Metsähallitus Northern Ostrobothnia and Kainuu (5411) angling permit, the national fisheries management fee or everyman's fishing rights (the rights to hook and line fishing and ice fishing).
  • By decision of the Kainuu ELY Centre, hook and line fishing, ice fishing and lure fishing are prohibited in the calm waters of the middle section of the Iijoki river between 1.11. and 31.5, except the Jurmu II.

Catch quotas

Day permit 2 trout / day, 5 grayling / day
week permit 2 trout / day, 5 grayling / day
Season permit  2 trout / day, 5 grayling / day
Salmonids Trout, salmon, freshwater trout, rainbow trout, char, grayling

 

Catch sizes

  • Grayling 35 cm
  • Trout without adipose fin 50 cm
  • Trout with adipose fin 60 cm
     

Extra information

Fisheries management

Fry stocking of trout and grayling.