Fishing in Finland 2017

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Fly fishing on running waters in Finland

Fly fishing is popular on rapids in central Finland. Brown trout and grayling are usually fished on rapids.

Light fly fishing tackles are enough on rapids. Wadding boots are enough on small rapids and on big rapids you need wadding trousers and even a boat.

Dry fly fishing is popular on rapids. A fish which has been seen should be approached from below and the cast is directed above the fish so that the fly floats over the fish. If no fish can be seen, the fly must be floated over the probable lodges.

Wet fly fishing is effective with sedge fly pupas on rapids in Central Finland. It is important to sink the pupa as near the bottom as possible. The biggest brown trout and rainbow trout are often caught with streamers. The fry imitation is usually dragged on the surface or floated near the bottom.

Basic equipment: fly fishing tackles
Accessories: wadding equipment, boat

Grayling - Fly fishing on running waters in Finland

Grayling is one of the most wanted catches for fly fishermen. It is possible to catch big grayling, weighing even over 1 kg, on rapids in Central Finland. The best way to catch grayling is fly-fishing.

Grayling are often beside currents and deep water areas in rapids. Grayling stay always near the bottom but they rise often.

Grayling stays in areas above waterfalls and in slow-flowing quiet water areas in late winter. Fly-fishing season begins in spring when there are a plenty of pupas in rapids. This is an excellent season to fish grayling. This short season is usually in March but the time varies depending on weather.

The grayling fishing season begins after spawning in the early summer and the best season is in August and in the beginning of September. In spring and autumn the best time to catch grayling is during the day and in the midsummer in the darkness.

Grayling is fished with wet and dry flies.
Read more Fly fishing on running waters Grayling

Rainbow trout - Fly fishing on running waters in Finland

Rainbow trout bites a fly very aggressively.

Areas above rapids, above and below stones, under fallen trees, backflows and quiet water areas below waterfalls are excellent rainbow trout lodges.

The Best time to catch rainbow trout in summer are the darkest hours in the night. It is possible to catch rainbow trout also during the day in autumn and spring.

Wet flies and dry flies imitating Brown trout baits, as well as fry imitations, are excellent for Brown trout fishing. Irritating flies which are divergently-coloured and moving are excellent for rainbow trout.
Read more Fly fishing on running waters Rainbow trout

Whitefish - Fly fishing on running waters in Finland

Powan populations are one of the strongest in Central Finland. It is also possible to catch powan in running waters with fly-fishing tackles.

Powan trout are shy and therefore you should approach the fishing ground ver carefully. The jaws of a powan are extremely smooth and therefore you should play a powan carefully.

Powan is sometimes caught On rapids in Central Finland. Powan are usually in slow flowing parts of rapid. Powan rise a lot and therefore it is easy to find them.

The best time to catch powan is at sunset and sometimes also in the mornings.

Powan is fished with small wet and dry flies.
Read more Fly fishing on running waters Whitefish

Brown trout - Fly fishing on running waters in Finland

Fly fishing is the most popular fishing method on rapids in central Finland. Brown trout is flyfishermens' most wanted catch.

Brown trout are shy and therefore you should approach the fishing ground ver carefully.

Areas above rapids, above and below stones, under fallen trees, and backflows are excellent Brown trout lodges. Places deep enough and sheltered places are excellent. The current does not have to be too swift in a lodge.

Fly-fishing season begins in spring when there are a plenty of pupas in rapids. This is an excellent season to fish Brown trout and grayling. This short season is usually in March but the time varies depending on weather. Best season to catch Brown trout begins in the beginning of summer when the flood season is over.

Brown trout is active in darkness. The best time to catch Brown trout in summer are the darkest hours in the night.It is possible to catch Brown trout also during the day in autumn and spring.

Wet flies and dry flies imitating Brown trout baits as well as fry imitations are excellent for Brown trout fishing.
Read more Fly fishing on running waters Brown trout


Brown trout Fly Fishing on runnig waters
Brown trout Fly Fishing on runnig waters:   © Koskenala
Brown trout Fly Fishing on runnig waters
Brown trout Fly Fishing on runnig waters:   © Vihavuoden koski
Brown trout Fly Fishing on runnig waters
Brown trout Fly Fishing on runnig waters:  Huopanankoski Rapids © Huopanankoski
Brown trout Fly Fishing on runnig waters
Brown trout Fly Fishing on runnig waters:  Huopanankoski Rapids © Huopanankoski
Brown trout Fly Fishing on runnig waters
Brown trout Fly Fishing on runnig waters:  Huopanankoski Rapids (Brown trout 76 cm) © Huopanankoski
Brown trout Fly Fishing on runnig waters
Brown trout Fly Fishing on runnig waters:  Könkköjoki Rapids © Könkköjoki

Fishing licence alternatives Fly Fishing in Finland

National fisheries management fee 2017

You must always pay National fisheries management fee 2017 if you are aged 18-64 years. National fisheries management fee entitles you to fish in the fishing waters within a whole Finland (not in Aland). Fishing Permit entitles you to fish using single rod, reel and lure. You may also use a weighted lure or diver. This fishing Permit entitles you to fish everywhere but not at protection areas (often special fishing grounds and salmon and whitefish abundant rapids and currents). You can often purhace other permit to those areas. Fee is 39 EUR for the calendar year 2017 or 12 EUR for seven days or 5 EUR for one days and and you can get it online here.

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