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Fishing and Ice fishing

Fishing in Levi

TO GO FISHING, YOU NEED

  • the receipt of the fishing management payment (18 – 64 yrs. old)
  • a valid local fishing license

THE FISHING MANAGEMENT FEE

In addition to the local fishing license, you need a receipt (with your name on it) of having paid the fishing management fee to the state. The fishing management fee costs 45 € for a calendar year or 15 € for 7 days and 6€ for 24 hours.

  • Online payment www.eraluvat.fi/en
  • The fishing management payment can be made to Levi Tourist Information
  • Cash / Card payment in Kittilä R-Kioski, approximately 18 km south of Levi

The fishing management fee is a tax-like fee payable to the State. The collected funds are used to benefit fishers and fishing waters in different ways. According to the law, every person between the ages of 18 and 64 who practices fishing other than angling or jigging, need to pay the fishing management fee. The fee is individual and it must be paid before fishing. Further information about fishing licenses is available on the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry website at www.mmm.fi

THE SIRKKA-KÖNGÄS FISHING LICENSE

The fishing season: year-round

Price: 10€/day (24 h), 20€/week, 30€/month, and 50€/calendar year. The fishing license is personal.

For sale: at the Levi Tourist Office (maps are also available when buying a license), Levi Hotel Spa and Levi Market.

The Sirkka-Köngäs fishing license encompasses an extensive area, the most common fish species in brackets:

  • Lakes Levijärvi and Sirkkajärvi (perch, pike, whitefish)
  • River Levijoki (brown trout, grayling, trout, whitefish)
  • Lake Munajärvi in Köngäs village (pike, perch, whitefish)
  • Lake Rautusjärvi in Rautuskylä village (pike, perch, whitefish)
  • River Kulkujoki downstream from Veitservasa (brown trout, grayling)
  • River Loukinen downstream from the branch of River Kapsajoki (trout, grayling, whitefish)
  • River Ounasjoki downstream from Kuortanokoski up to Torpaniva (grayling, trout, whitefish, pike)
  • River Kapsajoki downstream from Alalaki (trout, grayling, brown trout)
  • River Lismajoki

LAKE IMMELJÄRVI

Location: Sirkka village in Kittilä, west of Levi fell.

Fishing season: all year round

License price: 15 €/day, 45€/week, and 150 €/calendar year (end of the calendar year). License is personal.

For sale: e.g. Levi Tourist Office, Levi Hotel Spa and Immelmökit.

Catch quota: Max. 3 salmonids license/day.

Restrictions: Two fishing rods per license, rods must be within arm's reach. The fishing license is required also for ice fishing.

Forms of fishing: Fishing is allowed with lure, fly, angle and jig from a boat.

Boat rental: Immelmökit and Reijo Tiensuu (Kirstin Hieronta massage)

Other information: Immeljärvi, a 1,6-km long Lake is located between the Kätkätunturi and Levitunturi fells near Levi centre. What attracts fishermen is the regular restocking of trouts and grayling. Both trout and graylings thrive in this cold-water lake, which at its deepest measures 10 meters. The biggest officially weighed lake trout was 5.620kg. Motorboats are, however, not allowed. Keeping your own boat in the area or fishing from the shore is only allowed upon the landowner's permission.

RIVER OUNASJOKI

Location: The River Ounasjoki originates from Lake Ounasjärvi in Enontekiö and joins the river Kemijoki in Rovaniemi.

Fishing season: all year round, trout fishing is not allowed between 11.9-15.11.

License price: 10 €/day, 20 €/week, and 40 €/season. Family license: price x 1.5 including 2 adults and children from the same household. Children under the age of 18 can fish free of charge if accompanied by the parent with a valid license. Community license for a group of 10 or larger groups (20% discount).

For sale: e.g. Levi Tourist Office and Levi Hotel Spa

Restrictions: No catch quota. Minimum size: grayling 30cm and trout 50cm. The joint license allows you to fish in the main riverbeds, but not in the tributaries.

Catch: Catches include mainly grayling, trout, whitefish and pike.

Forms of fishing: With the license, the following types of fishing are allowed from the shore or a boat: trolling, casting and fly-fishing.

Other information: Ounasjoki is the longest river in Finland kept in its natural state. The unspoilt river is nearly 300 km long. Large rapids in the upper course include Raattamakoski, Mertakoski, Puksukoski, Tuomikoski, Pierkukoski, Tepasto and Köngäs. The rapid Riikonkoski, located above the municipality of Kittilä, is one the most famous and well-stocked rapids in Ounasjoki. The fishing area in River Ounasjoki starts in Sinettä, by the southern border of the fishing area of the Tapionkylä Fishing Association. This marks the end of the region potentially affected by power plants. In its natural state the river presents rapids and still waters. The northern boundary of the fishing area lies at the border between the municipalities of Kittilä and Enontekiö. Most local fishing associations are included in the joint license but please double-check when buying your license. According to the fishing law, ice-fishing is free of charge for everybody. biggest lake trout caught weighed in at 9 kg. Every summer trout weighing around 4-6 kg are caught.

RIVER KAPSAJOKI (Metsähallitus license)

Location: Northern side of the Köngäs-Pokka road in Kittilä (upstream from Korpela).
The fishing area is 30 km long.

Fishing season: all year round, trout fishing is not allowed between 11.9-15.11.

License price: 8 €/3hours, 10 €/day, and 30 €/week, 50 €/season. 50% discount for the children under 18 years old and the under 15 years old can fish on their parents’ license to the same fishing quota. The Family license costs double the individual price and allows double fishing quota. Please Note! The area south downstream from Alalaki requires the Sirkka-Köngäs fishing license. Sirkka-Köngäs license: 10 €/ day, 20 €/week, 30 €/month and 50 € / calendar year (end of the calendar year).

Restrictions: Two fishing rods per license, rods must be within arm's reach.

Catch quota: 1 salmon/3 hrs. 3 salmons/day/week/season permit. The catch quota does not concern whitefish.

Forms of fishing: casting and fly-fishing

For sale: Levi Tourist Office

Other information: The river Kapsajoki is famous for its abundant catches of trout. The fishing flourished after 1994 when timber floating was ended. It belongs to the recreational fishing waters of Metsähallitus.. Canoeing down Kapsajoki is an excellent way to explore the shore. The paddling in the river is easy and allows for a pleasant route for a few days' fishing trip.

LAKE PYHÄJÄRVI (Metsähallitus license)

Location: Lake Pyhäjärvi lies 25km from Kittilä in the direction of Äkäslompolo (Aakenuksentie road).

Fishing season: all year round, trout fishing is not allowed between 11.9-15.11.

License price: summer season 10 €/3 hours, 12 €/day, and 35 €/week. 50% discount for the children under 18 years old and the under 15 years old can fish on their parents’ license to the same fishing quota. The Family license costs double the individual price and allows double fishing quota. License required also for ice fishing.

Catch quota: Max. 1 salmonid / 3 hours’ license and max. 3 salmonids / a day / a day or week license. The catch quota does not concern whitefish.

Restrictions: Two fishing rods per license, outboard motor is not allowed (neither electric motor), it is prohibited to store own boat on the shore. The fishing license is required also for ice fishing.

Good to know: Rental boats available, from Teboil in Kittilä.

For sale: Levi Tourist Office

Catch: Mainly perch, grayling, pike, burbot, char, whitefish and trout.

Forms of fishing: trolling and casting

Other information: Located between the Pyhätunturi and Aakenustunturi fells. Lake Pyhäjärvi with its crystal clear water provides a beautiful setting to fish large trout and grayling lurking in the depths. The lake area is 90 hectares and the deepest point is over 30 meter. A path runs around the lake and there are Lappish "kota" teepees and "laavu" lean-in-shelter on the shore. Own private boat can be launched at the boat ramp on the north side of the lake. Ice-fishing is very popular here during early winter and late spring. The ideal trolling and casting periods are early summer and late autumn just before the lake freezes.

RIVER AAKENUSJOKI

(Angling permit for Western Lapland - 2410)

Location: West of Kittilä municipality. It joins the river Ounasjoki near the centre of Kittilä.

Fishing season: all year round, trout fishing is not allowed between 11.9-15.11.

License price: 10€/week, 15€/calendar year (family-specific). Youth license for under 18 years old (personal) 10€/week, 25€/calendar year.

Catch quota: Max. 3 salmonds license/day.

For sale: Levi Tourist Office

Forms of fishing: Lure fishing, Trolling, Fly fishing, Casting

Other information: River Aakenusjoki runs by the foot of the fell Aakenustunturi between Kittilä and Ylläs. The main catch is trout, grayling and whitefish have also been caught. The best fishing spots can be easily reached by car.

LAKE KIVIJÄRVI

Location: Kivijärvi is located 32 km from Levi, by the fell Pallastunturi.

Good to know: private lake, enquiries Kinos Safaris tel. +358 50 403 2000.

Other information: Lake Kivijärvi is located 32 km from Levi, close to the fell Pallastunturi. The lake is surrounded by Lapland's wilderness and fells. There are two Lappish "kota" teepees by the lake where you can cook your fresh catch. It's possible to buy a fishing license for a recreational fishing or book a guided tour. A wilderness cabin north of the lake is available for overnight or longer stays. In summer, the lake is easily reached by car in summer and by snowmobile in winter.

Catch: vendace, whitefish, lake trout, pike, burbot, perch

Fishing methods: seine fishing, angling from shore, rod fishing, trolling, spear fishing and ice fishing.

TORNION-MUONIONJOKI RIVER –KÖNKÄMÄENO (Metsähallitus license)

Fishing permits: Metsähallitus recreational license

Fishing period: allowed to catch salmon during 1.6. – 31.8.

Salmon fishing is prohibited:

  • from Sunday 7:00 p.m. to Monday 7:00 p.m. Finnish time.
  • from Sunday 6:00 p.m. to Monday 6:00 p.m. Swedish time.

All fishing is prohibited from 15.9 to 15.12.

License prices: the common permit 20€/ day, 80€/week and 160€/ season. Youth (13-18 yrs.) 10€/ day, 40€/week and 80€/season. The price for the area of one municipality: 60€/ season. Youth (13-18 yrs.) 30€/ season. No common permit required for children under 13 years.

Restrictions: Catch quotas: 1 salmon / fishing day/ angler, minimum sizes: salmon 50 cm and grayling 35 cm. Brown trout is a protected species and all trout caught must be immediately released back into the water dead or alive. Please check the current restrictions before fishing. www.eraluvat.fi/en

Catch: grayling, pike, salmon, trout, perch, white fish

Other information: The river is very popular amongst fishermen for salmon fishing. The river flows from the Northern fells and is the longest free falling river of Europe (length 450 km) and might range a width from a rapid of 100 m to a smoother water section of over 1 km, this river is the bordering one between Finland and Sweden. Fishing is allowed both from the shore or a boat.

Levi Tourist Information

Levi Tourist Office                                
Myllyjoentie 2, 99130 Levi
Tel. +358 16 639 3378
 levi.info @ levi.fi

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