Metsähallitus offers fishers access to thousands of water areas. The income from selling licences is used in reconditioning natural habitats and in making fry stockings, which are designed based on catch feedback.
Where the road ends, the wilderness experience begins! For lands owned by the Finnish state, permits for off-road traffic are granted by Metsähallitus.
Fishing and hunting news from state-owned lands and waters!
Metsähallitus has 123 destinations for which it is possible to get hunting license for small game. For fishers there are 60 recreational fishing destinations. Also there are for example elk hunting destinations that are always applied for in January.
Game and Fisheries Services organize hunting and fishing and monitor the legality of actions on state grounds.
Decision-making regarding fishing in state-owned waters is the responsibility of Metsähallitus. In order to prevent the formation of permit areas that are too small, Metsähallitus often forms joint permit areas with private water area owners.