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Viannankoski 7571

In the beautiful North Savonian country town of Maaninka, by the Siilinjärvi-Viitasaari road, lies the Viannankoski Rapids permit area. Viannankoski is a relatively short, easy to fish rapids section rich in fish and nestled in a cultural landscape.

The most sought-after target species are rainbow trout, which is planted in the river catch-sized, and pike-perch, which is very abundant especially around midsummer. Thrilling fishing experiences are also provided by the large ides that like to spend their days in the running water and the rarer eels, special guests who sometimes wander into the rapids. 

Come to Viannankoski for a relaxing fishing trip! 


Recreational fishing (angling)
Calendar year
Casting, Fly fishing
Rainbow trout, Pike-perch, Ide, Pike
Catch size fish stocking, Natural fish stock
Campfire site, Lean-to shelter

Purchasing a permit

Permits for 2023 become available on January 9th at 9 AM. 

Viannankoski have an angler quota of six (6) persons a day. Please make sure beforehand that there is enough licences left.

In Viannankoski angling permit area, the customer can choose between a 6-hour, 12-hour or 24-hour permit. Prices are different during the summer and winter seasons.

The 24-hour permit validity begins at 6 PM. 6- and 12-hour permits begin at midnight, 6.00 AM, noon or 6 PM.

Individual angling permit

validity permit price in the summerseason, 1.4.–31.10. permit price in the winterseason, 1.11.–31.3.
6 hours 20 € 12 €
12 hours 25 € 18 €
24 hours 35 € 25 €

Persons under 18 years of age pay half price for the angling permit.

Reserving the entire rapids

You can reserve the entire rapids by purchasing six individual angling permits in the web shop.To reserve the entire rapids for groups of more than six anglers, you must call the Eräluvat phone service.

The names of the people who will participate in the fishing must be provided in conjunction with the permit reservation.

Price and validity of reserving the entire rapids are as follows:

validity permit price in the summerseason, 1.4.–31.10. permit price in the winterseason, 1.11.–31.3.
6 hours 120 € 72 €
12 hours 150 € 108 €
24 hours 210 € 150 €

If the group includes more than six anglers, the price of a permit for each additional person is the same as the price of an individual permit: in the summerseason 20, 25 or 35 euros and in the winterseason 12, 18 or 25 euros depending on the validity of the permit.

Where to purchase A permit


You can pay licences using the most common payment methods in the online store (



Metsähallitus' fishing permits may also be purchased by phone. The service is open on
weekdays from 9 AM to 3 PM.

Permit terms

Permit terms for the area

Calendar year

What does the permit entitle the holder to

Viannankoski angling permit (7571) grants the right to lure fishing (lure, fly, jig) using one rod. 

All fishing in the area requires the Viannankoski angling permit (7571). 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.

Angling permit for Southern Finland (7413) issued by Metsähallitus does not entitle you to fish in the waters of Viannankoski angling permit area.

Regional restrictions

Fishing from a boat, regulating dam, highway bridge, fish ladder (or its bank) is prohibited. Fishing from the western bank of the rapids is also prohibited. 

Wading from the western bank is also prohibited, as is crossing the central line of the rapids by wading from the eastern bank below the road bridge (see the PDF map). The prohibition of fishing and wading on the western shore safeguards fish migrations along the fish passes.

Fishing gear and bait

An angler may use one (1) rod with a single line.

The use of bait paste, silicone balls or natural baits, such as grubs, worms, shrimp or bait fish, is prohibited in Viannankoski angling permit area.

Before fishing, please read Finnish Food Authority's instructions for fishing gear (, PDF, 368,85 kB, opens in a new tab).


The use of a boat for fishing is prohibited.

Catch quotas

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

permit validity maximum catch
6 hours 1 salmonid and 1 pike-perch
12 hours 2 salmonid and 2 pike-perch
24 hours 3 salmonid and 3 pike-perch

In this quota table, salmonid means rainbow trout, brown trout without adipose fin and landlocked salmon without adipose fin.

There is no catch quota for fish species other than pike-perch and the above-mentioned salmonids.

The 24-hour catch quota cannot be increasing by purchasing several permits for the same 24-hour period.

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
Landlocked salmon with adipose fin All sizes of fish must be released Protected throughout the year
Brown trout with adipose fin All sizes of fish must be released Protected throughout the year
Landlocked salmon without adipose fin At least 60 cm 1.8.-30.11.
Brown trout without adipose fin At least 60 cm 1.9.-30.11.
Eel No catch size 1.10.–31.1.
Pike-perch At least 42 cm No protection period

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

Further information

Services in the area

There is lean-to shelter and campfire site in the area.

Fisheries management

Waters in Viannankoski are stocked with catch-sized rainbow trout in the summer and autumn.

Stocking of rainbow trout continues as usual in 2021. Samples from Viannankoski show no signs of IHN-virus. However, please read Finnish Food Authority's instructions for fishers (

Discharge information

Because of the regulation of water in Lake Onkivesi, the discharge in the rapids varies greatly.
Current information on the water discharge levels in Viannankoski may be found here (, in Finnish).

Good fishing conditions when discharge is 10- 50 m²/s.

Safe to wade in when discharge is <25 m²/s.

Difficult fishing conditions when discharge is <10 m²/s and >50 m²/s.