Fishing and permits
|Fishing method||under 18, over 65 years||18-64 years old|
|Angling with a hook and line|
Herring fishing with a rig
|Free of charge||Free of charge|
|Lure fishing with one rod||Free of charge||Fishing management fee|
|All other types of fishing e.g. nets, long-lines, cray fishing|
Fishing with more than one rod
|No fishing management fee BUT permission by water owner||Fishing management fee AND permission by water owner|
|Fishing at special fishing sites||No fishing management fee BUT permission by water owner||Fishing management fee AND permission by water owner|
The fishing management fee in 2020
All fishers aged 18–64 years have to pay a fishing management fee, except for angling with a hook and line, ice-fishing, and herring fishing with a rig, which are free of charge.
The fishing management fee entitles you to lure fishing using one rod, reel and lure in the whole of Finland, except Åland islands or areas where fishing is prohibited. Prohibited areas can be found at Kalastusrajoitus.fi.
For other fishing methods and for fishing with more than one rod 18-64 year old fishers need to pay the fishing management fee as well as have permission by the water owner.
The fishing management fee is 45 euros for 1 year, 15 euros for 7 days and 6 euros for 1 day.
How to pay the fishing management fee
The fishing management fee is sold by Metsähallitus (Finnish Park and Forest Services). The fee can be paid in three different ways.
1. Web shop Eräluvat www.eraluvat.fi
Go to the web shop Eräluvat.fi and pay the fee. You will be asked your name, address and date of birth. You can print the receipt or save it on your mobile device.
2. Service number 020 69 2424 (weekdays 8–16)
Call the service number, you will be asked to tell your name, address and date of birth. You will be sent a bill, which contains the data for paying. Save the receipt.
3. Service desk
You can pay the fishing management fee at Metsähallitus’ Nature Centers as well as in R-kioski´s news stands. You will be given a receipt.
- The receipt has to be kept with you at all times while fishing
- If you are under 18 years old or over 65 and therefore released from paying, please keep an ID on you while fishing
- The fishing management fee is valid in the whole of Finland, except Åland Islands where you always need the water owners permit.