PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC, CHANGES TO THE FISHING ARRANGEMENTS IN THE BORDER RIVER ARE POSSIBLE. ALL CHANGES WILL BE ANNOUNCED ON THIS PAGE.
The Tornion-Muonionjoki River runs from the fells of the north to the Gulf of Bothnia and it is the longest freely flowing salmon river in all of Europe. It is approximately 450 kilometres long with variation from rapids only a hundred metres wide to calmer sections a kilometre wide. The Tornion-Muonionjoki River also serves as the border river between Finland and Sweden. In addition to salmon, the river is rich in sea trout and grayling.
The joint permit area of Tornion-Muonionjoki-Könkämäeno is popular among both lure and fly fishers. The traditional form of fishing in "the Channel", as the water system is sometimes called, is salmon trolling without a motor, but there are also great fishing spots on the shore all along the river.
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Persons under 13 years of age do not need a joint permit to lure fish in the waters of the permit area.
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.
Other permit vendors are listed on the Info Map.
Salmon fishing is permitted between 1.6.–31.8.
Salmon fishing guidelines:
1. Anglers must always adhere to these guidelines as well as the fishing regulations issued by the Finnish and Swedish governments.
2. If you do not know a river area particularly well, ask local anglers how you can move about safely and fish without disturbing others. Stay safe – the use of life jackets is mandatory.
3. When coming ashore on a motorboat, navigate via the designated channels. During high water season this channel is usually situated in the middle of the river, but during low water season it can also be elsewhere.
4. Always avoid steering through good fishing spots with the motor running. Go around other anglers with as much clearance as possible at reduced speed.
5. Begin fishing from the starting point when it is your turn. Do not cut in line – it only causes unnecessary friction between anglers.
6. If there are anglers waiting for their turn to row out, beach your boat and wait for your turn. Do not begin fishing below the boats in the waiting zone.
7. Do not spend too much time fishing at any one spot: it only causes disturbance to other anglers.
8. Always make way for an angler fighting a hooked fish and remember that a hooked salmon can be up to a few hundred metres away from the angler at the other end. Retrieve your own fishing lines to avoid tangling if necessary.
9. Only make fire at the designated lean-to and campfire sites on the shores. Do not harm living trees. The lean-to shelters are not intended for camping; they are there for short breathers and breaks.
10. Do not litter! Take your trash away with you or place them in the designated garbage bags. Waste that may be burned can be disposed of at the campfire sites. Always protect your surroundings; the environment is fragile.
11. Remember to make a catch report – it is more important than you might think! You can submit your reports at most permit vendors, sporting goods stores and camping areas.
12. Do not get greedy! The supply of salmon is not unlimited and you, together with all the other anglers, are responsible for maintaining a viable salmon stock. Keep in mind that salmon does not stay edible for more than a few months anyway, even in the freezer. The fishing quota on both sides of the border is one salmon/day.