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Perch fishing in Finland

Perch in Finland

There are a plenty of perch in all waters in Central Finland. Size of perch varies a lot between different waters and it depends on environment. A perch catch consists mainly of fish weighing under 50 g but it is possible catch much bigger perch. Perch can weigh even 1 kg.

The best way to catch perch is to hook-and-line, ice fish, cast with light tackles, or fish with a weir.

Perch - Casting on lakes in Finland

Perch are in deep water in the beginning of a season. The best way to catch perch is to cast jiggs from a boat. Perch in shallow water in swarms during spawning season in spring. Little spinners, wobblers and spoons are excellent to catch perch. Perch goes in deep water in autumn. You can find perch swarms with help of small fish.

Excellent places to catch perch are rushy shores, ranges of rocks and banks which are under the water.

The best times to catch perch are early in the morning and in the evening at sunset.

Little spinners, wobblers and spoons are used as lures.
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Perch - Weir fishing in Finland

Weir is an excellent trap for perch.

Thin places in rushes, edge of the rushes and ranges of rocks are great places to weir. Quiet water areas in a river are also excellent places.

It is possible to fish pike with weirs all around the year but the best weir fishing season is during spawning time in spring.


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Perch - Angling in Finland

Angling is a nice way to spend a holiday day. Perch is the most important fish for anglers.

Perch swarms come to low waters to spawn in spring and that's the perfect time for angling perch. Perch go back into deep water in autumn. Rushy shores and ranges of rocks are excellent places to angle for perch. Quiet water areas are the best perch angling places in a river.

Perch bite agressively round the clock, but mornings and evenings are the best times.

You only need a primitive hook and some line as well as a rod for angling. You can find these from nearly on all cottages. You have a better chance of catching fish with competition angling tackles if fish aren't biting very well.
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Perch Angling on Lakes
Perch Angling on Lakes:  Lake Päijänne © Kalastajan savusaunailta Piilostenniemessä

Perch - Ice fishing in Finland

Perch is the most popular ice fishing fish. There are a lot of perch in all waters.

You should search for perch systematically. You should begin ice fishing near a shore. It is not useful to jigg from the same hole for longer than one or two minutes if you do not catch any perch in this time. You should drill the next hole about 5 - 10 metres away, further away from the shore. Once you find a perch swarm you should jigg on the same hole for as long as you catch perch. You should drill the next hole to the same depth where you caught perch before. Old holes in the ice give you a good tip on where to find the right ice fishing places.

Perch are found in deep water in early winter. Later in winter they come into lower water.The best ice fishing season for perch begins in spring when the snow melts and lighting under the ice improves.

Morning is the best time for perch ice fishing but also the afternoon is quite good. Noon is not usually a good time for ice fishing.

Light ice fishing tackles are enough for perch ice fishing.
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Perch Ice fishing on Lakes
Perch Ice fishing on Lakes:  Lake Päijänne © Kotapilkintää Piilostenniemessä
Perch Ice fishing on Lakes
Perch Ice fishing on Lakes:  Lake Vesijärvi © Pilkkipäivä Vesijärven jäällä
Perch Ice fishing on Lakes
Perch Ice fishing on Lakes:   © Pohjois-Savon vapaa-ajankalastajapiiri ry
Perch Ice fishing on Lakes
Perch Ice fishing on Lakes:   © Pohjois-Savon vapaa-ajankalastajapiiri ry
Perch Ice fishing on Lakes
Perch Ice fishing on Lakes:   © Pohjois-Savon vapaa-ajankalastajapiiri ry
Perch Ice fishing on Lakes
Perch Ice fishing on Lakes:  Lake Päijänne ©

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Fishing licence alternatives Perch in Finland

You must always pay National fisheries management fee 2015 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 Ice fishing licences for example from your cottage owner or local gasstations or shops.

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Facts of Perch in Finland

Spawning season April - May
Spawning place Shallow and rushy shore
Spawning depth 0.5 - 3.0 m
Source of nutriment Benthic animals, fish fingerlings
Migrations Nutrition and spawn migrations
Habitat
Activity The most active time is in evenings and mornings
Use as food Tastes excellent

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