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Brown trout fishing in Finland

Brown trout in Finland

Brown trout is the fish of the province of Central Finland and it is a respected catch. Brown trout fingerling arefirst in rivers and later they wander into lakes. It grows rapidly in lakes by eating vendace and smelt. Later it wanders back into rivers to spawn. Casting is the best fishing method to fish Brown trout and it can also be caught by trolling and net fishing on lakes.

Brown trout - Casting on lakes in Finland

You can fish Brown trout in special fishing grounds.

You can fish Brown trout only on special fishing grounds. It is possible to fish Brown trout from a shore or from a boat. If you fish from the a you should first let the lure sink and then reel it, varying the speed.

You can find Brown trout if it rises or hunts small fish. The best way to catch Brown trout is often to scour carefully the whole shore by casting systematically.

The darkness in the mornings and evenings are the best times to catch Brown trout.

Light casting tackles are usually enough for Brown trout casting. Small woblers and spinners are excelent for Brown trout fishing.
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Brown trout - Casting on running waters in Finland

Casting is a popular brown trout fishing method in rapids. Casting is an excellent method to fish the whole rapid effectively. An small fish imitation lure is effective for big brown trout.

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. Deep enough and sheltered places are excellent. Current does not have to be too swift in a lodge. Bleak often jumps up from water when brown trout is hunting them.

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

Shallow-running lures, which imitates the bait fish, are use for brown trout on rapids in Central Finland. It is also possible to use weighed lures to reach the bottom on big rivers.
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Brown trout Casting on runnig waters
Brown trout Casting on runnig waters:  Kitkajoki Rapids (Brown trouts 6,0 kg and 7,8 kg) © Oulankajoki ja Kitkajoen alaosa
Brown trout Casting on runnig waters
Brown trout Casting on runnig waters:  Kuusinkijoki Rapids (Brown trout 2,0 kg) © Kuusinkijoki
Brown trout Casting on runnig waters
Brown trout Casting on runnig waters:  Myllyjoki Rapids (Brown trout 3,87 kg) © Myllyjoki
Brown trout Casting on runnig waters
Brown trout Casting on runnig waters:  Keskisenkoski Rapids (Brown trout 5,5 kg) © Keskisenkoski
Brown trout Casting on runnig waters
Brown trout Casting on runnig waters:  Vaajavirta Rapids (Brown trout 5,4 kg) © Vaajavirta
Brown trout Casting on runnig waters
Brown trout Casting on runnig waters:   © Hirsiparitalo Kitkajoen rannalla
Brown trout Casting on runnig waters
Brown trout Casting on runnig waters:   ©
Brown trout Casting on runnig waters
Brown trout Casting on runnig waters:  Puolakankoski Rapids © Puolakankoski
Brown trout Casting on runnig waters
Brown trout Casting on runnig waters:  Kuusankoski Rapids ©

Brown trout - Fly fishing on lakes in Finland

Brown trout fly-fishing is possible only on special fishing grounds.

Brown trout fly-fishing is not common on our lakes. You should use dry flies for a rising fish.

The best time to catch Brown trout is at sunset and sometimes also in the mornings. Weather must be calm and there must be insects on the surface of water.

Upwinged fly imitations and sedgedry flies are excellent for Brown trout fly-fishing.
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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.
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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

Brown trout - Trolling on lakes in Finland

Brown trout is the most wanted catch for trollers.

Brown trout use vendace and smelt as nutriment and therefore they follow vendace and smelt swarms. Brown trout are often in deep water in summer and therefore you should use a downrigger when trolling. Brown trout are near the surface, often even near shores, in autumn and spring.

The best time for trolling is in the darkness of the morning and evening, but it is also possible to catch Brown trout at night or during the day. Brown trout fishing season begins early in spring and ends when lakes freeze. The best season is late in autumn.

Brown trout use vendace and smelt as nutriment and you should take that into consideration when you choose your lure.
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Brown trout Trolling on Lakes
Brown trout Trolling on Lakes:  Lake Päijänne © Etelä- ja Keski-Päijänteen kalastusalue
Brown trout Trolling on Lakes
Brown trout Trolling on Lakes:  Hilmonjoki Rapids © Hilmonjoki
Brown trout Trolling on Lakes
Brown trout Trolling on Lakes:  Lake Päijänne © Päijänteen kuhauistelucup
Brown trout Trolling on Lakes
Brown trout Trolling on Lakes:  Lake Päijänne (Brown trout 4 kg) © Päijänteen kuhauistelucup
Brown trout Trolling on Lakes
Brown trout Trolling on Lakes:  Lake Päijänne (Brown trout 2,3 kg) © Päijänteen kuhauistelucup

Brown trout - Trolling in running waters in Finland

Trolling is an effective method to fish Brown trout on the largest rapids in Central Finland.

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. Current does not have to be too swift in a lodge. The rises uncovers the habitat of the Brown trout.

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

Shallow-running lures of irritating colours, which imitates the bait fish, are use for Brown trout on rapids in Central Finland. It is also possible to use weighed lures to reach the bottom on big rivers.
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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 Brown trout 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 Net fishing licences for example from your cottage owner or local gasstations or shops.

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Facts of Brown trout in Finland

Spawning season September-October
Spawning place Current water. gravelly bottom
Spawning depth 0,5 - 1,5 m
Source of nutriment Benthic animals, insects, fish. Most important insects are sedge flies of different development phases. In lakes mostly vendace and smelt, in rivers bleak, perch, roach.
Migrations In late summer and early autumn spawn migration into the rivers.
Habitat Fingerlings (under <35 cm) are in rapids and rivers. Big fishes are in open lakes, in summer and early autumn spawn migration into rivers.
Activity
Use as food Reddish, low in fat and tasty.

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