Fishing licence system in Finland
| || UNDER THE AGE OF 18 AND 65 OR OLDER || OVER THE AGE OF 18 AND UNDER 65 |
|ANGLING with a hook and line and ice-fishing|
note 1) and 2)
|free of charge||free of charge|
spinning or trolling with one rod note 1) and 3)
|free of charge no fishing management fee no provincial lure fishing fee||fishing management fee and either provincial lure fishing fee or permission given by owner of the water area|
all other types of fishing and crayfishing, trolling with more than one rod
permission of water owners no fishing management fee
fishing management fee and permission given by owner of the water area
(Fishing law 286/82. Act on amending of the Fishing Act 1355/93 and Act on amending of the Fishing Act 1045/96)
- However, fishing is limited so that it is prohibited to fish in rapids and running water in Iakes and rivers populated by salmon, trout and whitefish (powan) or in other areas in which fishing is prohibited under other rules or regulations.
- There can be a reel, unsuitable for casting, on the rod.
- Provincial lure fishing can be prohibited by separate decisions in certain waters.
Payment of the fishing management fee
The fishing management fee (22 EUR for the calendar year 2013 or 7 EUR for seven days' fishing) must be paid before you start fishing through a self-service payment machine, through your home computer, or with an ordinary giro payment form available from banks, to the state giro account IBAN FI47 5000 0121 5028 42, SWIFT OKOYFIHH . Payment is non-transferable. Keep the receipt with you when you go fishing. The seven day fishing period is counted from the day of payment or from another date entered separately on the payment receipt at the time of payment.
Provincial lure fishing fee (note 1) and 2) above)
Paying the lure fishing fee entitles you to practise lure fishing within a single province, using one rod, reel and lure. It is also permitted to use a single weighted lure or diving sinker for trolling. The provincial lure fishing fee for the calendar year 2013 is 29 EUR, 7 EUR for seven days' fishing.
Payment is non-transferable and may be purchased for several provinces if desired. The lure fishing fee must be paid before you start fishing, through a self-service payment machine, through your home computer, or with an ordinary giro payment form available from banks. Keep the receipt with you when you go fishing. Each province has a separate giro account for the lure fishing fee. The account numbers are as follows:
|Account name || IBAN || SWIFT || 7 days || a year |
|Fishing management fee || FI47 5000 0121 5028 42 || OKOYFIHH || 7 || 22 |
|Province of Southern Finland || FI69 5000 0121 5028 34 || OKOYFIHH || 7 || 29 |
|Province of Western Finland || FI81 5000 0121 5029 09 || OKOYFIHH || 7 || 29 |
|Province of Eastern Finland || FI82 5000 0121 5028 91 || OKOYFIHH || 7 || 29 |
|Province of Oulu || FI07 5000 0121 5028 83 || OKOYFIHH || 7 || 29 |
|Province of Lappi || FI73 5000 0121 5028 59 || OKOYFIHH || 7 || 29 |
Permission given by owner of the water area
A permit sold by individual fishing districts, local fishery associations, municipalities, private owners or the National Forest and Park Service is required for lure fishing, other types of fishing and crayfishing. This also applies to fishing competitions. Please ask tour organisers and tourist information offices for further information.Federation of Finnish fisheries associations - Kalatalouden Keskusliitto
The above mentioned regulations for fishing do not apply to Aland Islands. That region has its own fishing law in force.
Malmin kauppatie 26, 00700 HELSINKI, tel int. +358 (0)9 6844 590,