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Enontekiö Net Fishing Waters 1210

Permits for 2024 become available on 4 January 2024.

The number of this permit area will change in 2024. The new number is 1210.

Enontekiö Net Fishing Waters

Trap fishing
Calendar year
Net, Fish trap, Bait hook
Perch, Pike, Burbot, Whitefish, Grayling, Trout

Permit area map

Ei karttaa tällä hetkellä Lapland, Enontekiö

Purchasing a permit

The price of one trap permit is 12 euros.

Trap permits are specific to the fishing or boating party, and they are valid for a calendar year. One must carry the permit and proof of payment when fishing.

Since 2020, trap permit tags are no longer in use. After purchasing a permit, fishers must simply attach their name and phone number to fishing traps, i.e. fishing nets.

 Where to purchase a permit


Fell Lapland Visitor Centre (
Peuratie 15, 99400 Enontekiö
Telephone number: +358 (0)206 39 7950


The list of water areas is not available yet. Please, contact Fell Lapland Visitor Centre to get more information.

Permit terms

Permit terms for the area

Calendar year

Trap permits do not permit the holder to engage in commercial fishing.

Longlines are prohibited within the permit area.

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

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 sizes and protection periods

The following catch sizes and protection periods for fish species are in effect for this permit area:

Species Catch size Protection period
Trout At least 50 cm To fish trout and salmon is prohibited in Lake Naimakkajärvi.
Grayling At least 30 cm No protection period in this permit area.
Char In Lake Kilpisjärvi at least 40 cm 15.9. – 30.11.

It is prohibited to fish trout and salmon in Lake Naimakkajärvi. All caught trout and salmon must be released.

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

Catch quotas

There is no fishing quota limit for this trap permit area.

Permitted traps

A trap permit entitles the holder to use one of the following traps:

  • one net, whose length is no more than 31 metres
  • 3 traps
  • one long line, with no more than 100 hooks
  • 10 baited lines. However, the permit does not entitle the holder to use a long line.
  • one gig (for gigging), harpoon or fishing bow. A gig, harpoon or fishing bow may not be used in Kilpisjärvi or Naimakkajärvi.

In other words, one trap permit entitles the holder to use only one type of trap at a time. Consequently, one trap permit does not allow, for example, the holding of a net and a trap at the same time – one requires two trap permits for this purpose.

Marking traps

Standing traps must be marked in accordance with the Fishing Decree (1360/2015). The fisherman's name and telephone number must also be entered on traps.

Decree 1360/2015 can be found on the Finlex website ( in Finnish and Swedish.

This Finnish brochure contains photographs and information on marking traps (PDF, 1Mb).

General permit conditions

The permit will not be valid until it has been paid. One must carry the permit and proof of payment when fishing and show them to a supervisor authorised by Metsähallitus, if the supervisor so requests.

The permit holder is the person whose name appears on the permit. The holder is responsible for any fishing done under the permit. One is obligated to establish the legality of the fishing activity.

Trap permits are specific to the fishing or boating party.

Metsähallitus may revoke the permit if the permit terms are violated.

In addition to the Metsähallitus permit fee, persons aged 18–69 must also pay the state fisheries management fee. Fishers who have reached the age of 65 or more by 31 December 2023 are an exception: they do not have to pay the fee.