Huopanankoski Rapids

Natural catch speices of the rapid are brown trout, ide, grayling and whitefish.   Stocked catch speices are brown trout and grayling.  

Allowed fishing methods at the rapid are fly fishing and spinning. Available services are kiosk, fireplace, lean-to, cafe, toilet and accommodation.

Juhani Aho, a Finnish author, made Huopanankoski well-known for Finnish fishermen with the novels he wrote in the beginning of the 20th century. Since then, the rapid has not always been in such a good condition. Nowadays, however, the rapid is is beginning to bloom again due to all the dedicated work done in the area. The rapid itself has been restored and the surroundings of the rapid have been made better. You can still feel the atmosphere of fishing in the good old days at Huopanankoski. Huopana is located on the waterway from Kivijärvi to Keitele. Other rapids on the same route are Hilmonkoski and Keihärinkoski. Lake trout is the most popular fish at Huopana. There is also a natural population of grayling in the rapid.

Hydrology - Huopanankoski Rapids

Lenght  1000 m  ()
Width  35 m  (10-60m)
Mean discharge  20 m3/s  ()
Flood discharge  38 m3/s  ()
Low discharge  10 m3/s  ()

Fishing Licences Huopanankoski Rapids

Season:1.1. -31.8. ja 01.12. -31.12 
Price Duration / Catch quota
Licencegroup: Fishing Method: All All
60 €21 hours / Other quota klo 18:00 - 15:00
550 €21 hours / No catch quota Koko koski
18-64-years old fisherman has to purchase also personal National fishing management fee Fee: 45 EUR for the calendar year 2020 or 15 EUR for seven days or 6 EUR for one day.

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Fishing Rules Huopanankoski Rapids


Vuorokausiluvat alkavat klo 18:00. Kaikki taimenet, järvilohet ja harjukset on vapautettava. Vuorokausiluvat alkavat klo 18:00.Kalastus veneestä kielletty !Taimen, järvilohi ja Harjus rauhoitettu. Vuorokausiluvat alkavat klo 18:00.

Fishing Methods

Fly fishing and spinning (kalastus veneestä kielletty).

Catch Sizes and Closed Seasons

It is prohibited to take a fish that is smaller than the minimum size and bigger than the maximum size. A fish that does not meet the limits for the catch size must be immediately released back to water.

Catch Sizes and Closed Seasons

Brown trout 0 cm,  Freshwater Salmon 0 cm,  Grayling 40 cm,  Pike Perch 42 cm

General Catch Sizes and Closed Seasons (Finland Fishing Act)

Brown Trout Minimum Lenght cm
With adipose fin South of 64º00N latitude
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With adipose fin 64º00N - 67º00N välissä olevissa sisävesissä cm
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Without adipose fin North of 67º00N latitude cm
Without adipose fin cm
River and Brook
Grayling Minimum Lenght cm
South of 67º00N Latitude cm
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North of 67º00N Latitude cm
South of 67º00N
Freshwater Salmon Minimum Lenght cm
Vuoksi and Hiitolanjoki drainage system
Rivers and brooks .
Salmon Minimum Lenght cm
North of 63º30 N Latitude Bay of Bothnia cm
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River and Brook .
Pike Perch Minimum Lenght cm
Finland cm
Char Minimum Lenght cm
Lake Inarinjärvi cm
Vuoksi drainage area cm
Lake Kuolimo and Saimaa between Puumalansalmi and Vuoksenniska and Vuoksi drainage system area .
Whitefish Minimum Lenght cm
River and brook that empties to sea
Lamprey Minimum Lenght cm
Crayfish Minimum Lenght cm
Jokirapu, täplärapu ja kapeasaksirapu (Astacus leptodactylus)
Rainbow Trout and other Fish Speices Minimum Lenght cm

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Huopanankoski Rapids Fish Stockings

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Superior Lake: Vuosjärvi

Underneath Lake: Muuruejärvi

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Associated Lakes

Muuruejärvi 2534 ha
Vuosjärvi 3980 ha

Special fishing areas nearby: Huopanankoski

Huopanankoski Rapids 0 km
Viitasaari Area 1000 ha Area 20 ha
60€/21 tuntia 550€/21 tuntia
Vuoskosken osakaskunta 5 km
Keihärinkoski Rapids 7 km
Viitasaari Area 440 ha Area 22 ha
20€/6 tuntia 25€/12 tuntia 35€/vrk 175€/24 tuntia
Hilmonjoki Rapids 10 km
Kannonkoski Area 2 ha Area 7 ha
12€/6 tuntia 17€/12 tuntia 25€/24 tuntia 200€/kausi
Koko Keiteleen lupa 14 km
Fishing ground of Pohjois-Keitele 16 km
15€/viikko 50€/kausi
Lohiappaa 17 km
18€/24 tuntia
Fishing ground of Kivijärvi 18 km
15€/viikko 50€/kausi

Lakes nearby Huopanankoski

Big Lakes:
Muuruejärvi 2534 ha 5km
Vuosjärvi 3980 ha 7km
Ylä-Keitele 7919 ha 11km
Komujärvi 187 ha 17km

All Lakes nearby:
Huopanankoski 0 ha 0km
Ehtosenlampi 4 ha 1km
Ollilampi 5 ha 2km
Terelampi 31 ha 2km
Pässilampi 2 ha 4km
Vihtalampi 7 ha 4km
Korroslampi 2 ha 4km
Sammalinen 25 ha 4km
Muuruejärvi 2534 ha 5km
Soralampi 11 ha 7km

Fishing Guides

Erä`s Pete / Petri Korhonen  

Cottages Huopanankoski

Cottage Viitasaari Vuosjärvi Huopanankoski Eerikkälä golf Sahis
8+4 henk 80m2
alk. 600
/week/cottage 7 km 
Cottage Viitasaari Muuruejärvi Keihärinkoski St. Lake Golf Club Sahis
Huopanan hirsihuvila
5 henk 39m2
alk. 360
/week/cottage 10 km 
Cottage Kannonkoski Kivijärvi Viivajoki Sahis
4 henk 25m2
alk. 330-500
/week/cottage 18 km 
Cottage Kannonkoski Kivijärvi Viivajoki Sahis
Mäntyranta I,II
6+2 henk 96m2
alk. 460-730
/week/cottage 18 km 
Cottage Viitasaari Kärnänkoski Eerikkälä golf Sahis
Kärnänkosken mökki
6+2 henk 100m2
alk. 670
/week/cottage 24 km 
Cottage Viitasaari Suotajärvi Myllyjoki Viitasaari Eerikkälä golf Sahis
Suovanlahden hirsihuvila
6 henk 56m2
alk. 380
/week/cottage 30 km 
Cottage Kinnula Kivijärvi Myllyjoki St. Lake Golf Club Sahis
6+1 henk 50m2
alk. 400-550
/week/cottage 31 km 
Cottage Kinnula MArkojärvi Myllyjoki St. Lake Golf Club Sahis
8+2 henk 100m2
alk. 600-650
/week/cottage 31 km 
Cottage Kinnula Markojärvi Myllyjoki St. Lake Golf Club Sahis
6+2 henk 67m2
alk. 450-550
/week/cottage 31 km 
Cottage Saarijärvi Karanka Karajoki Ähtärin Golf Paavonrinteet
Mulikan Hilton
10 henk 0m2
alk. 205
/week/pers. 47 km 
Cottage Saarijärvi Heijostenkoski Heijostenkoski Ähtärin Golf Paavonrinteet
10+6 henk 200m2
alk. 650-750
/week/cottage 47 km 
Cottage Saarijärvi Karankajärvi Karajoki Ähtärin Golf Paavonrinteet
Villa Mertala
6+2 henk 114m2
alk. 700-950
/week/cottage 48 km 
Cottage Äänekoski Kuhnamo Luijankoski Laukaan Peurunkagolf Laajavuori Laajis
Ristilahden lomamökki
10 henk 120m2
alk. 500
/week/cottage 59 km 
Cottage Lestijärvi Valkeinen Myllyjoki Nivalan Seudun Golf Sahis
Lestijärven vuokramökki
8 henk 90m2
alk. 700
/week/cottage 61 km 


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