Resident's fishing permits in Northern Lapland
As a rule, residents of the municipalities of Enontekiö, Inari and Utsjoki can fish on state-owned waters free of charge. However, the salmon and trout migration areas are an exception, and residents can obtain a seasonal permit for these areas at cost price. Provisions on the fishing rights of the residents of the municipalities in Northern Lapland are laid down in the Fishing Act (finlex.fi).
Seasonal permit for the salmon and trout migration areas
The residents of the municipalities of Enontekiö, Inari and Utsjoki can obtain a seasonal permit covering the area of their home municipality, a so-called resident’s angling permit for rivers, at cost price. The permit entitles the holder to fish with a lure in the state-owned water areas that are salmon or trout migration areas.
The seasonal permit costs 40 euros per season. The price has been defined in the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry’s fees regulation. The seasonal permit for persons aged under 18 is free. There are no permit quotas, which means that all residents can obtain the permit.
Seasonal permits can be bought from the Metsähallitus customer service points in Northern Lapland.
SALES DETAILS, MAPS OF THE PERMIT AREAS AND PERMIT CONDITIONS:
Free fishing permit for other water areas
Residents of the municipalities of Enontekiö, Inari and Utsjoki can obtain a free fishing permit covering the area of their home municipality. The permit entitles the holder to fish with a rod or a trap in state-owned water areas, except for the salmon and trout migration areas.
The previous permit period ended at the end of 2022, and a new permit must be bought in 2023. The permit is valid until the end of 2023. Information on the 2024 permit application process will be posted on the Eräluvat.fi website.
THE PERMIT CAN BE OBTAINED FROM THE FOLLOWING CUSTOMER SERVICE POINTS:
Northern Lapland Nature Centre Siida (nationalparks.fi)
Inarintie 46, 99870 Inari
Telephone +358 206 39 7740
Ivalo Customer Service (nationalparks.fi)
Sairaalatie 3B, 99800 Ivalo
Telephone +358 206 39 7701
Fell Lapland Visitor Centre (nationalparks.fi)
Peuratie 15, 99400 Enontekiö
Telephone +358 206 39 7950