Fishing ground of Pihtipudas

Natural catch speices of the fishing ground are brown trout, pike and perch.   Stocked catch speices are freshwater salmon, whitefish, pike perch and brown trout.  

Allowed fishing methods at the fishing ground are fly fishing, trolling and spinning. Available services are launching place for boats and fireplace.

The fishing ground of Pihtipudas consists of lakes Kolimajärvi, Alvajärvi, Muurasjärvi, Saanijärvi and Elämäjärvi. Kolimajärvi, which is the biggest one of these five lakes, empties into lake Keitele through the waterway of the rapids Kärnänkosket. Lake Kolimajärvi is oligotrophic and deep. The deepest place is at Houninsyvänne, where the lake is 66 metres deep. The conditions are suitable for lake trout and freshwater salmon. A lot of fish have been stocked in the lake and therefore there are plenty of big salmonoids. The name of Kolima has often been associated with many winning fish in the “Suurin Kala” fishing competition. The lake is well-known for fishermen who are trolling because there are yearly trolling competitions. Lake Kolima is an open lake with few islands and some ranges of rocks. The depth varies between different parts of the lake. There are a lot of banks and there are often plenty of fish. There are only base maps with contour lines of the lake. Navigation routes haven’t been marked on lake Kolima, nor are there any man-made places for taking a break. However, there are plenty of uninhabited shores where you can relax for a while. You can launch your own boat at the north and south ends of the lake. Lake Alvajärvi is the second largest lake of the fishing ground. The lake is long and narrow. The lake is a big open lake with few islands. The water in lake Alvajärvi is more brown and more eutrophic than lake Kolima. There are two launching places for boats at the village of Pihtipudas. There are no man-made places to have a break on lake Alvajärvi. Lake Muurasjärvi, which is a lot like lake Alvajärvi, is bit deeper than lake Alvajärvi.

Hydrology - Fishing ground of Pihtipudas

Area  101 ha  (Kolima)
Mean depth  6,2 m  (Syvyyskäyrät löytyvät peruskartasta -erillistä veneilykarttaa alueesta ei ole)

Fishing Licences Fishing ground of Pihtipudas

Season:Whole year 
Price Duration / Catch quota
Licencegroup: Fishing Method: All All
5 €Day / No catch quota
10 €Week / No catch quota
27 €Season / No catch quota
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 Fishing ground of Pihtipudas

Lupa on venekuntakohtainen. Kalastusta harjoitettaessa luvanhaltija tulee olla veneessä. Ei vapamäärärajoituksia.

Fishing Methods

Fly fishing, trolling and spinning.

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 50 cm,  Freshwater Salmon 60 cm,  Grayling 35 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
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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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Associated Lakes

Alvajärvi 4563 ha
Kolima 10108 ha
Muurasjärvi 2105 ha
Saanijärvi 1264 ha
Elämäjärvi 1034 ha
Kolkku 902 ha

Special fishing areas nearby: Pihtiputaan kalastusalueen yhteislupa-alue

Fishing ground of Pihtipudas 0 km
Pihtipudas Height of drop 101 m Height of drop 6,2 m
5€/vrk 10€/viikko 27€/kausi
Putaanvirta 6 km
Fishing ground 1-4 of Keitele, Kivijärvi and Pihtipudas 22 km
Keihärinkoski Rapids 23 km
Viitasaari Area 440 ha Area 22 ha
20€/6 tuntia 35€/vrk 175€/24 tuntia
Kyrönpuro Rapids 25 km
Viitasaari Area 1250 ha
25€/24 tuntia
Kärnänkoski Rapids 25 km
Viitasaari Area 940 ha
25€/6 tuntia 30€/12 tuntia 40€/vrk
Kellankoski Rapids 26 km
Viitasaari Area 290 ha
25€/6 tuntia 30€/12 tuntia 40€/vrk
River Myllyjoki 30 km
Kinnula Maximum depth 2500 m

Lakes nearby Pihtiputaan kalastusalueen yhteislupa-alue

Big Lakes:
Iso-Korpinen 187 ha 8km
Alvajärvi 4563 ha 8km
Saanijärvi 1264 ha 10km
Löytänä 647 ha 11km
Komujärvi 187 ha 15km
Elämäjärvi 1034 ha 19km

All Lakes nearby:
Suvannonlahti 51 ha 1km
Jämsänlampi 10 ha 3km
Vehkajärvi 3 ha 3km
Lylylampi 17 ha 4km
Vintaja 1 ha 5km
Putkilonlampi 3 ha 7km
Putaanvirta 0 ha 7km
Saaninjoki 0 ha 7km
Iso-Korpinen 187 ha 8km
Pieni-Saukkonen 1 ha 8km

Fishing Guides

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Cottages Pihtiputaan kalastusalueen yhteislupa-alue

Cottage Viitasaari Muuruejärvi Keihärinkoski St. Lake Golf Club Sahis
Huopanan hirsihuvila
5 henk 39m2
alk. 360
/week/cottage 22 km 
Cottage Kinnula Kivijärvi Myllyjoki St. Lake Golf Club Sahis
6+1 henk 50m2
alk. 400-550
/week/cottage 23 km 
Cottage Kinnula Markojärvi Myllyjoki St. Lake Golf Club Sahis
8+2 henk 100m2
alk. 600-650
/week/cottage 24 km 
Cottage Kinnula Markojärvi Myllyjoki St. Lake Golf Club Sahis
6+2 henk 67m2
alk. 450-550
/week/cottage 24 km 
Cottage Viitasaari Kärnänkoski Eerikkälä golf Sahis
Kärnänkosken mökki
6+2 henk 100m2
alk. 670
/week/cottage 25 km 
Cottage Viitasaari Vuosjärvi Huopanankoski Eerikkälä golf Sahis
8+4 henk 80m2
alk. 600
/week/cottage 37 km 
Cottage Kannonkoski Kivijärvi Viivajoki Sahis
Mäntyranta I,II
6+2 henk 96m2
alk. 460-730
/week/cottage 39 km 
Cottage Kannonkoski Kivijärvi Viivajoki Sahis
4 henk 25m2
alk. 330-500
/week/cottage 39 km 
Cottage Lestijärvi Myllyjoki Nivalan Seudun Golf Sahis
Lestijärven mökki
5 henk 12m2
alk. 350
/week/cottage 40 km 
Cottage Lestijärvi Valkeinen Myllyjoki Nivalan Seudun Golf Sahis
Lestijärven vuokramökki
8 henk 90m2
alk. 700
/week/cottage 40 km 
Cottage Reisjärvi Lestijoki Nivalan Seudun Golf
Reisjärven lomamökki
4 henk 100m2
alk. 340-450
/week/cottage 43 km 
Cottage Pyhäjärvi Pyhäjärvi Pyhäjoen yläjuoksu St. Lake Golf Club Sahis
Pyhäjärven lomamökki
4 henk 90m2
alk. 340-450
/week/cottage 44 km 
Cottage Viitasaari Suotajärvi Kymönkoski Eerikkälä golf Sahis
Suovanlahden hirsihuvila
6 henk 56m2
alk. 380
/week/cottage 45 km 
Cottage Haapajärvi Pyhäjoki Kärsämäki Nivalan Seudun Golf
Haapajärven lomamökki
4+2 henk 90m2
alk. 340-450
/week/cottage 58 km 


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