Koli is situated on the shores of Lake Pielinen, 90 000 hectares of fishing dreams come true. Among others, there are salmon, zander, perch, pike, bream and vendace. Hook-and-line fishing are included in what are called ‘everyman’s rights’, and involve no payments or licences; but there are restrictions on where these rights apply. In the winter time ice-fishing is very popular, and there are no licences needed for hook-and-line angling.
For other types of fishing such as use of lures, flies, nets and so on, a licence is necessary. It’s best to ask locally about the current regulations, and ask about exceptions if you’re under 18 years or over 65. The nationwide fishing management fee costs € 24 per year or € 7 per week. In addition you need a local fishing permit. It’s possible to buy the local fishing permits at Koli Info, the nationwide fee can be purchased on the Internet, more detailed information at http://www.ahven.net/english/.
Fishing permits for Lake Pielinen can be purchased from:
Sale Koli, tel. +358 (0)10 762 3300 (only area-specific fishing permits, no state fishing permits)
ABC service station, Nurmes tel. +358 (0)10 763 7562
Konesola, Kirkkokatu 16, Nurmes tel. +358 13 480 180
The national fishing management fee can be paid here.
Koli Activ Ltd
Fishing trips to Lake Pielinen. The trip starts from the Koli harbour with the fishing boat and a guide. Places for 7 persons and 16 spinning rods. Price for four hours 600 € (includes the services of the guide, rent of the fishing gear and the boat). tel. +35840 542 0076, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.koliactiv.fi.
Guided fishing trips to a lake and fishing gear for rent.
Duration: 3–4 hours
More information and Bookings: Korpisoturi Oy, Merilänranta, 83960 Koli, p. 045 270 9100, email@example.com, www.holidaykoli.fi.
Fishing trips on Lake Pielinen starting from Koli Harbour. Duration from two hours to all day.
tel. +358 40 776 3435.
Fishing at Lake Valkealampi
Price 15 € / person / day. Price includes a rent of a boat and a fishing tackle.
There are big pikes and a lot of perches in the lake.
Fishing with own gear 10 € / person / day. Angling with fishing rod is free of charge.
To be able to fish at Lake Valkealampi you need an official fishing permit (7 € per day) and local permit (2 €). tel. +358 10 322 3040, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.kolifreetime.fi.