Fishing in Finland

25.04.2024
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Update: 13.06.2024
<p>Saimaa Lakeside cottages is the best place for fishing in Finland.&nbsp;</p>
<p><strong>Every cottage has:&nbsp;</strong></p>
<p>&bull; Private shoreline</p>
<p>&bull; Private pier where you can fish&nbsp;</p>
<p>&bull; Boat with electric motor free of charge (battery is charged on the terrace)</p>
<p>&bull; Float rods for fishing (please inform in advance)</p>
<p>&bull; Life jackets</p>
<p>We will provide you with a fishing license which is available in waters of our reservoir &ndash; no extra charge is required. If you plan to fish away from the cottages, you can apply for a license online at <span style="color: #0000ff;"><a style="color: #0000ff;" href="https://www.eraluvat.fi/en/fishing/fisheries-management-fee.html" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.eraluvat.fi/</a></span> or at R-kioski shops in the nearest village (e.g. Imatra, Lapentie 16). The cost of the license is 6 &euro; per day, 16 &euro; per week and 47 &euro; per year. Prices may be higher at kiosks in Finland.</p>
<p>&bull; Gas grill on the terrace and a wood-fired barbecue next to it, which will help you to cook your catch quickly</p>
<p><strong>Additionally you can:</strong></p>
<p>1. Rent a boat for fishing, including trolling (Buster with Yamaha 40 hp motor). The minimum rental cost is 2 days. The cost of renting a boat 250 euros / day (from 2 to 4 days); 200 euros / day (5-6 days); 180 euros / day (from 7 days and more) . Petrol is not included in the price.&nbsp;</p>
<p>2. Rent professional tackle from our partners in Helsinki, taking in mind the peculiarities of the season and water area. Please inform us especially if you start your trip from Helsinki.</p>
<p>3. Book in advance a set for fishing: spinning with reel and fishing line, a set of tacks with leashes in a storage container. The cost of the set is 100 euros. Ideal for fishing on our lake. Compact and convenient. Then you can take it with you. You can easily cathc tench, bream, pike, perch, yaz, roach.</p>
<p>4. If you want to fish with a net. Ask us in advance and we will provide with it. We have a special license for net fishing.&nbsp;</p>
<p>5. Go fishing with a professional guide. There are various options here:</p>
<ul>
<li><strong>Fishing on Lake Saimaa.</strong> Different options can be offered: either near by the cottage or go closer to Imatra. Fishing is possible from the boat by spinning, rod or line.</li>
</ul>
<p>Fish: in spring - pike, kumja (taimen), Saimaa salmon;&nbsp;</p>
<p>from the end of May to September - perch;&nbsp;</p>
<p>from June to August - pikeperch.</p>
<p>Cost of fishing (including guide, tackle, bait, licenses):</p>
<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;* for 4 hours (either morning or evening) - 300 euros for a group of 1 to 6 people;</p>
<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;* for 8 hours - 400 euros.</p>
<ul>
<li><strong>The rapids on Vuoksa (even winter fishing is possible).</strong></li>
</ul>
<p>Fishing from the shore or from a paddle boat is allowed (if from a boat, only 2 people + guide, if more people &ndash; turn by turn).</p>
<p>You can observe fish launching here in the water, so there will be a good catch all year round. Salmon, kumzha, rainbow trout, whitefish can be easily caught.</p>
<p>&nbsp;The cost is 125 euros/person (minimum 2 people).</p>
<ul>
<li><strong>Fishing trip to the Kymiyoki rapids in Kotka is the most salmon-rich river in Finland</strong>.</li>
</ul>
<p>Starting from the middle of June salmon come up to spawn; in autumn taimen and whitefish appear.</p>
<p>&nbsp;The cost is 150 euros/person for 5 hours (minimum 2 people).</p>
<p>&nbsp;It takes about 2.5 hours by car from the cottages to the rapids. Transfer is not included in the price</p>
<p><strong>Underwater hunting in rivers and lakes.</strong> Fishing for bream, pike, perch, yaz.</p>
<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;Price for fishing (excluding suit and equipment):</p>
<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;*250 euros for 4 hours (at choice - either in the morning or in the evening)</p>
<p>&nbsp;&nbsp;*350 euros for 4 hours at night</p>
<p>&nbsp;By the way, the photo shows guests of Saimaa Lakeside cottage complex on a trip on the lake on our boat Buster. Do you want the same wonderful emotions? Saimaa Lakeside cottages are the ideal place for fishing in Finland.</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p>

Saimaa Lakeside cottages is the best place for fishing in Finland. 

Every cottage has: 

• Private shoreline

• Private pier where you can fish 

• Boat with electric motor free of charge (battery is charged on the terrace)

• Float rods for fishing (please inform in advance)

• Life jackets

We will provide you with a fishing license which is available in waters of our reservoir – no extra charge is required. If you plan to fish away from the cottages, you can apply for a license online at https://www.eraluvat.fi/ or at R-kioski shops in the nearest village (e.g. Imatra, Lapentie 16). The cost of the license is 6 € per day, 16 € per week and 47 € per year. Prices may be higher at kiosks in Finland.

• Gas grill on the terrace and a wood-fired barbecue next to it, which will help you to cook your catch quickly

Additionally you can:

1. Rent a boat for fishing, including trolling (Buster with Yamaha 40 hp motor). The minimum rental cost is 2 days. The cost of renting a boat 250 euros / day (from 2 to 4 days); 200 euros / day (5-6 days); 180 euros / day (from 7 days and more) . Petrol is not included in the price. 

2. Rent professional tackle from our partners in Helsinki, taking in mind the peculiarities of the season and water area. Please inform us especially if you start your trip from Helsinki.

3. Book in advance a set for fishing: spinning with reel and fishing line, a set of tacks with leashes in a storage container. The cost of the set is 100 euros. Ideal for fishing on our lake. Compact and convenient. Then you can take it with you. You can easily cathc tench, bream, pike, perch, yaz, roach.

4. If you want to fish with a net. Ask us in advance and we will provide with it. We have a special license for net fishing. 

5. Go fishing with a professional guide. There are various options here:

  • Fishing on Lake Saimaa. Different options can be offered: either near by the cottage or go closer to Imatra. Fishing is possible from the boat by spinning, rod or line.

Fish: in spring - pike, kumja (taimen), Saimaa salmon; 

from the end of May to September - perch; 

from June to August - pikeperch.

Cost of fishing (including guide, tackle, bait, licenses):

   * for 4 hours (either morning or evening) - 300 euros for a group of 1 to 6 people;

   * for 8 hours - 400 euros.

  • The rapids on Vuoksa (even winter fishing is possible).

Fishing from the shore or from a paddle boat is allowed (if from a boat, only 2 people + guide, if more people – turn by turn).

You can observe fish launching here in the water, so there will be a good catch all year round. Salmon, kumzha, rainbow trout, whitefish can be easily caught.

 The cost is 125 euros/person (minimum 2 people).

  • Fishing trip to the Kymiyoki rapids in Kotka is the most salmon-rich river in Finland.

Starting from the middle of June salmon come up to spawn; in autumn taimen and whitefish appear.

 The cost is 150 euros/person for 5 hours (minimum 2 people).

 It takes about 2.5 hours by car from the cottages to the rapids. Transfer is not included in the price

Underwater hunting in rivers and lakes. Fishing for bream, pike, perch, yaz.

   Price for fishing (excluding suit and equipment):

  *250 euros for 4 hours (at choice - either in the morning or in the evening)

  *350 euros for 4 hours at night

 By the way, the photo shows guests of Saimaa Lakeside cottage complex on a trip on the lake on our boat Buster. Do you want the same wonderful emotions? Saimaa Lakeside cottages are the ideal place for fishing in Finland.