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Fishing in the Mikkeli region

See & do

Fishing in Finland is not only an adventure; it’s a lot of fun and a great social pastime with friends for relaxation. For you, a fishing trip in Saimaa could be the perfect group holiday. The local guides know the destinations where lake or rapid teems of fish. Besides you will hear the best stories of the region. Maybe you’ll catch one (or more) of the Lake Saimaa residents: vendace, pike, perch, lake salmon, trout, whitefish, zander or large Arctic char. 

Hope you’ll have a good catch!

Estimated fishing seasons: 

• burbot: begining of January till end of February
• zander: mid-June till mid September
• pike: mid-May till November
• perch: June till November
• salmon: mid-May till mid-June and September till November

And for fly-fishermen, our region’s rapids are the best in Finland and popular for salmon fishing. Remember to get the fishing license.

Try out:

Miekankoski in Mäntyharju 

Accommodate at B & B Pinus close to Mäntyharju’s centre. After long fishing day relax in a wood heated yard sauna. Another option for great sleep is Apartment Accommodation Unelma, which is also on the verge of Mäntyharju’s centre. The cozy apartment is run by a local guide, so the best tips are guaranteed.

Rävykoski in Juva 

Stay the night in Oinas Hovi in peaceful country milieu, just 15 minutes’ drive from Rävykoski Rapids. Bathrooms and kitchen are in communal use, breakfast is included the price. 

Nykälänkoski Rapids in Haukivuori. Complete your fishing trip with matching accommodation: stay in traditional log cabins near the fishing waters of Nykälänkoski. The rooms have electricity, heating, refrigerators, and drying cabinets. The toilets and showers are shared.