Fishing in Finland 2017

Fishing in Finland

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Net fishing in Finland

Net fishing is a traditional Finnish fishing method. You're sure to catch fish of many different species with this method.

Net fishing is possible throughout the year. In summer, the nets are laid from a boat in evening and emptied in morning. 2 persons are needed for net fishing. The other person rows the boat and the other lays nets. A couple of nets are usually laid together crossways at the bottom, near the shore. There should be a float at both ends of each net. Nets are checked for fish in the next morning. The net is raised on a gathering peg and the fish are released from the net. All the nets must be disentangled before they are laid back in water again.

You can fish any species you want by choosing a different location, fishing depth, fishing time and size of the net. It is also possible to lay nets near the surface with floats. Nets are floated under the ice in winter and they are emptied once a week.

Net fishing is possible on nearly all lakes. You should ask your accommodation services about net fishing possibilities and tackles.

Basic equipment: Nets, boat
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Pike - Net fishing in Finland

Pike is a common catch in net fishing.

Pike fishing season begins after spawning in spring. Pike bite aggressively immediately after spawning. Big pikes are in deep water in summer when water is warm. There are plenty of small pike weighing under 2 kg in shallow water. Big pike come back into shallow water in spring.

You should lay out your nets near fushy shores in summer.

It is possible to fish pike with nets all around the year, but the best net fishing season is during spawning in spring.

You should use nets of big mesh size for pike .
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Pike Net Fishing on Lakes
Pike Net Fishing on Lakes:   © Taivasalla
Pike Net Fishing on Lakes
Pike Net Fishing on Lakes:   © Taivasalla
Pike Net Fishing on Lakes
Pike Net Fishing on Lakes:  Fishing Ground of Pääjärvi © Mulikan kalastuskunta

Bream - Net fishing in Finland

It is possible to catch a lot of bream during the spawning season.

Bream spawns in shallow and rushy bays. At other times bream are often on the windy side of shores and islands.

Spawning time in spring is the best season to fish bream with nets but you can also catch bream at other times.

You should use nets of big mesh size for bream.
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Bream Net Fishing on Lakes
Bream Net Fishing on Lakes:  Lake Hauhonselkä ©

Burbot - Net fishing in Finland

Burbot stays in deep water all year around. Burbot comes to shallow water only during spawning season. This is the best time to catch burbot.

You should use nets of big mesh size for burbot.
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Vendace - Net fishing in Finland

The best vendace net fishing season is in autumn during the spawning time.

Spawning places are the best net fishing places in autumn. Vendace are fished with nets from the middle of the surface and bottom in summer.

The best vendace net fishing season is in autumn during spawning. Summer is also a good net fishing time if the vendace population is strong.

You should use nets of little mesh size for vendace.The mesh size depends on the size of vendace.
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Vendace Net Fishing on Lakes
Vendace Net Fishing on Lakes:   ©

Whitefish - Net fishing in Finland

You should should lay out nets near spawning places during spawning season. Steep banks are excellent places at other times.

You should use nets ofmedium mesh size and thin line for powan.
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Whitefish Net Fishing on Lakes
Whitefish Net Fishing on Lakes:  Lake Päijänne ©

Brown trout - Net fishing in Finland

Brown trout is an unusual but a respected catch for net fishermen.

Brown trout swim a lot near shores in autumn and spring and that's when it's possible to catch plenty of Brown trout. Sounds and ends of capes are excellent net fishing places. Brown trout are often in the middle of the surface and bottom in summer, but it is also possible to lay out nets in that depth with floats.

Autumn and early spring are the best Brown trout net fishing seasons.

You should use nets of big mesh size for Brown trout.
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Fishing licence alternatives Net fishing in Finland

You must always pay National fisheries management fee 2017 if you are aged 18-64 years and get permission of the owner of the water areas is always required independent of the age of the fisher. You can ask Net fishing licences for example from your cottage owner or local gasstations or shops.

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