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Fishing licences

For lure fishing with one rod, you will need to pay the state fishing management fee. For snare fishing and lure fishing with more than one rod, you will need to pay the state fishing management fee as well as have permission from the owner of the water area.

For net fishing, you will also need to purchase a marker, price EUR 6/net/year.

For other fishing (long line, hook, trap), a personal fishing licence needs to be purchased, EUR 6/year. For reel fishing whitefish the price is EUR 6/rod/year.

Nets and other fixed snares must be marked in accordance with the Fishing Act. Fishing markers should always be equipped with the user's name and contact information as well as indication of fishing licence.

Fishing licences can be purchased from the Tourist Information Office (Rauhankatu 10) and from the Citizens' Services "Passari" (Rauhankatu 4), where you will also find a map of the city's fishing waters.

From the beginning of 2016, people between 18 and 64 years of age are required to pay the fishing management fee. The fee does not apply to ice-fishing, worm fishing or fishing with a herring rig. People who have paid the fishing management fee can fish with one rod anywhere in the country in areas, where a regional licence was previously required. Other fishers will need to pay the fishing management fee as well as have permission from the owner of the water area. This applies to e.g. snare fishing and lure fishing with more than one rod.

Fishing management fee in 2019: 45 €/year, 15 €/7 days and 6 €/day.

The fishing management fee can be purchased online, by phone or at the service desk.

According to new legislation, everyone who has paid the fishing management fee will be registered in the fishing management fee register. The registration requires your name, contact information and date of birth. This information will be used in the management of fishing waters and fish populations. Due to this registration process, it is no longer possible to pay the fee via bank transfer.

1. Eräluvat online shop

Log into the online shop at www.eraluvat.fi, register and purchase the fishing management fee. The receipt can be printed out or saved on e.g. a mobile device.

2. Service number +358 20 69 2424 (weekdays 9am–4pm)

Call the service number and register. You will receive an invoice by mail. Keep the receipt for your payment.

3. Service desk

You can pay the fishing management fee and register at R-kioski.

You should always have the receipt with you while fishing.

The fishing management fee applies to fishing anywhere in Finland, excluding Åland.

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