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Puruvesi public water area 7014

Puruvesi public water area

Trap fishing, Commercial fishing
Calendar year
Net, Fyke, Fish trap
Perch, Pike, Landlocked Salmon, Burbot, Vendace, Whitefish, Trout

Purchasing a permit

The price of one trap permit is 6 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.

Starting in 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.

 

Permits may be paid for on the Eräluvat web shop using the most common payment methods.

 

With the Eräluvat app, you can purchase fishing permits easily and quickly. You can pay with a debit or credit card.  Read the instructions for using the app.

 

Metsähallitus' trap permits may be purchased by phone. The service is open on weekdays from 9 AM to 4 PM.

 

Permit terms

Permit terms for the area

Calendar year

When net fishing, a maximum of 240 metres of net may be used by each fishing or boat party, unless the fishing or boat party is engaged in commercial fishing. This is mandated in section 49 of the Fishing Act.

Trap permits do not permit the holder to engage in commercial fishing. Commercial fishing permits are issued separately. More information about commercial fishing permits is provided by game and fisheries planner Eero Hartikainen. His phone number is 040 821 9679 and email address eero.hartikainen@metsa.fi.

In surface and thermocline fishing, nets with a mesh size of less than 80 mm are prohibited. However, the mesh size for vendace nets must be less than 27 mm.

Fishing with stationary traps (i.e. nets, fyke nets, baited hooks and longlines) near seines is prohibited.

All types of fishing, except fishing with seines and fishing for vendace with open-top fyke and pound nets, are prohibited in grayling mating grounds and habitats. The protected areas are marked on the permit area map. Fishing is prohibited within one hundred metres of islands, islets and parts of their shorelines marked on the map as restricted areas. Because general fishing rights do not apply in fishing restriction areas, anglers are prohibited from angling, ice angling and fishing with lures with a lure fishing right included in the fisheries management fee. The protection decision was issued by the North Savo ELY Centre.

Trap restrictions to protect Saimaa ringed seal

A large percentage of the trap permit area falls within the Saimaa ringed seal conservation area, where certain types of fishing gear are prohibited. This restricted area is marked on the permit area map. Within the area in question, net fishing is prohibited from 15 April to 30 June, but this net fishing ban does not apply to vendace nets, whose mesh size is less than 22 mm. The following fishing gear is prohibited in the same restricted area:

  • traps or fyke nets, whose opening width is (or stretches to) over 150 millimetres
  • closed-top fyke nets
  • open-top fyke nets and other similar stationary traps with a mesh size of over 55 mm
  • longlines and other types of hook rigs, which use fish or pieces of fish as bait
  • trammel nets
  • nets whose line or trammel is made of multifilament or fibre lines
  • nets with a mesh size of less than 60 mm and made of monofilament line over 0.17 mm thick
  • nets with a mesh size of 60 mm or more and made of monofilament line over 0.20 mm thick.

Recommendations for net fishing

In water more than 10 metres deep, nets with a mesh size of at least 50 mm must be used. This recommendation does not apply to vendace nets, whose mesh size must be less than 27 mm.

Metsähallitus recommends that the mesh size of bottom nets is at least 80 mm in Hummonselkä and Pihlajaniemenselkä in water over 20 metres deep. This recommendation does not apply when surface and thermocline fishing for vendace with nets.

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 Completely protected in the Vuoksi waterway
Landlocked salmon without adipose fin At least 60 cm No protection period in this permit area
Trout with adipose fin All sizes of fish must be released Completely protected
Trout without adipose fin At least 50 cm No protection period in this permit area
Pike-perch At least 42 cm No protection period
Grayling At least 35 cm 1.4.–31.5.
Char At least 60 cm 1.9.–30.11.

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

Catch quotas and catch reports

Fishers may only catch one landlocked salmon without an adipose fin within a 24-hour period. There is no fishing quota limit for other fish species for this 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
  • one fyke net, whose length is less than 1.5 metres
  • 3 traps
  • one long line, with no more than 100 hooks
  • 10 baited lines
  • one gig (for gigging), harpoon or fishing bow.

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 (finlex.fi) in Finnish and Swedish.

This Finnish brochure contains photographs and information on marking traps (PDF, 515 kb).

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, and they are valid for a calendar year.

The permit entitles the holder to fish in the Metsähallitus waters specified on the water area directory of the permit area. The water area directory is included with the site map as a PDF file.

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

Metsähallitus recommends that fishers submit catch feedback at www.tuikki.fi after each fishing session. The Tuikki.fi service is available in Finnish.

In addition to the Metsähallitus permit fee, persons aged 18-64 must also pay the state fisheries management fee, unless the fishing being done is angling or ice fishing.