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Fishing in Finland

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Fishing in the Finnish lakeland

Rock and Lake is an excellent choice for an active fishing holiday in Finland. The lakeside location of quality rental cottages allows for both independent fishing and easy attending of guided fishing trips. Every Rock and Lake cottage has a private yard, beach and jetty, and at least one rowing boat is part of cottage’s equipment. Thus you can start your fishing holiday just some meters from the corner of your cottage! To many cottages you can rent motors to the cottage’s boat and also extra boats. For more information, please see “Fishing boats” below.

The Rock and Lake –area in the hearth of Finnish Lakeland is a labyrinth of clean lakes and streams. Most of the lakes have a lot of quite shallow and long bays, deep lake basins in the middle parts and the water has a slight tone of brown. The soil makes this color, but the water is proven to be clean. Northern pike, pike perch (zander) and perch like this type of lakes and the populations are very strong and the fish grow big. Such lakes are Kyyvesi, Soukkio and Härkäjärvi. These lakes are exceptionally good for spinning and fly-fishing for pike. From Lake Soukkio it is just a 400 meters to Lake Kyyvesi. So if you rent a fishing kayak, when staying by Lake Soukkio, it is very easy to also take advantage of the fishing possibilities of Lake Kyyvesi.

In Finnish Lakeland you can fish all year round. May, June, September and October are of the best open water fishing months for spinning and fly-fishing for pike. Best time for trolling for pike starts in late June and continues till the end of October. June and July are the best months for the amazing and active Midnight Sun trolling for zander (pike perch). For the guided trolling trips of pike and zander (pike perch) we can give catch guarantee. For more info, please see Outdoor activities. Among this activity page’s guided trips you also find the for the winter time very recommendable and memorable ice fishing trip.


Areas with swiftly flowing water, and therefore suitable for fly-fishing, are also located near Rock and Lake cottages. These are the upper waters of the Kymijoki water basin including the Nykälänkoski, Rauhavirta and Läsäkoski rapids. It is allowed to keep the fish caught at the Nykälänkoski and Rauhavirta areas for personal use. In Läsäkoski you are required to release any fish you catch as a natural fish reproduction promotion project is progressing there and the area has been chosen as a Villi Taimen Pro (‘wild trout pro’) destination. Rock and Lake promotes sustainable fishing, which means only catching as much as you can eat and releasing any specimens of the unique natural brown trout that you might catch (you will recognise the fish from its unclipped adipose fin).

For the independent fishermen fishing in Finland means enjoying paradise: thousands of clean lakes with high populations of fish and cheap prices.

If you go fishing with one single rod (spinning / casting, trolling, jigging) only one fishing license is required, the National Fishing Management fee. If you are fishing with traditional line and hook or with traditional ice-fishing rod in wintertime, you don’t need a license at all! These two fishing methods are part of the unique Finnish Everyman’s right and are free of charge. For more information and online booking of the license please see: Eräluvat web store. Of course you can also buy the license on-site at the local R-Kioski shop in Finland. Example prices 2019: one rod for one week: 15 euros per person and for the whole year: 45 euros. When fishing on lakes (not nature reserve areas) you don’t need any other license or official permission in addition to the fishing license mentioned above.

Participating on a guided Rock and Lake fishing trip on Lake Kyyvesi, on the other hand, means that on top of cheap fishing, you get the promise of a guaranteed catch. The fishing guides of Rock and Lake are very talented and know the waters with the strong fish population by heart, and thus we can assure you to take home a big catch. For more info please see the guided trips from outdoor activities.

For an accommodation by lake you can choose from a wide range of lakeside rental cottages that always have at least one rowing boat as part of the cottage equipment. Renting a Rock and Lake Boat is also a great choice; for more info please look at “fishing boats” below.

fishing in finland
The lakes of Finnish Lakeland area have strong populations of pike and perch. Lake Kyyvesi is known for its very strong population of zander, also called pikeperch.

Main catches

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fishing with guide in finland
Rock and Lake’s fishing guides have been active fishermen all their lives, so they really know the fishing waters around here really well.

Fishing guides

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fishing techniques
Many fishing methods are permitted in the Finnish Lakeland. Read more about the most popular fishing techniques.

Fishing techniques

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fishing boats finland
Rock and Lake offers different sizes of boats for rent as well as an accessible rental boat.

Fishing boats

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Fly fishing in Finland

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