The finest Brown trout waters bathed in Midnight Sun
Finland is home of the finest Brown trout waters in the world all of them bathed in the Midnight Sun. Flexibilty allows us to offer trips to suit everyone from the Novice to the expert.
You can have one day with one of our professional fishing guides or all week . They live in the area and know the waters better than anyone! They are familiar with the local seasons, fish runs, fishing techniques and the ever changing habitat of our resident brownies.
With few roads, a very small population, and lying mainly above the Arctic Circle, the peninsula is a truly remote wilderness, and it has taken some years to overcome the geographical problems this incurs. We offer guided fishing on 3 of the best riverson the peninsular The Kola, Titokva and the Kitza. Camps vary and prices vary accordingly , we can offer quality lodges for these requiring complete comfort, or comfortable tented accommodation for those wish to experience this ultimate wilderness fishing experience on a tighter budget.
We run 7 beats and 2 rods fish each beat. Every beat has 2 guides, which means that each rod has a private guide. Your guide will take you daily to fish the different pools and the boats prove to be helpful as there are many miles of water to cover.The fisherman should expect to catch 5 to 6 fish daily and given their size and strength, they provide one with more than adequate doses of adrenaline to get through the day. Also it’s good to remember that being this far North, you can fish 24 hours a day and double these numbers. Most of the salmon ascending the Kola end up in the Kitsa, their spawning grounds, and the Kitsa provides superb fishing in more intimate surroundings, as it is somewhat smaller than the Kola.
Accommodation. This non Helicopter program is especially interesting for those who value accommodation highly as it revolves a luxurious timber camp with communal building for eating and socializing. The accommodations at the camp are in cottages with private bathroom and shower. The dining/sitting area is in a separate building with a beautiful circular shaped veranda, serving as a bar overlooking the Home Pool. Here one can relax after the day’s fishing, enjoy a drink or two with your fellow anglers and watch the salmon leap. There is also a sauna in the Lodge.
Fishing Season: April to November. Best season for spinning is May-June and August-October . Fly fishing starts from mid June, when the spring flood has calmed down to normal water level.
Fishing Waters: Tour includes fishing in various rapids in the Central Finland area. Kapeenkoski, Keskisenkoski, Huopanankoski, Heijostenkoski and Äyskoski rapids. All these waters are among the best Scandinavian fishing waters, if you are into brown trout and grayling. Guides will plan the best schedule for every guest.
Drift Boat Fishing
Drift Boat fishing : River fishing from drift boats, your guide will take you through the unspoiled waters of the Central Finland. Comfortable and stable McKenzie drift boats allow you to Fly fish or spin with ease. There is something undeniably special about floating a river. Your perspective changes as you slip quietly down stream. You glide easily from place to place, anticipating the next riffle, the next flat, the next tailout. After a while, you realize that you have left the rushing onslaught of daily life behind and in its place there is only the river and the wild brown trout. McKenzie Drift boats have been used in Canada, North America and New Zealand for decades and now those are at the Kapeenkoski rapids, Finland.
Large Brown trout and good size Grayling abound in the rivers of Central Finland . Pike and Zander on the fly and lures.
In local holiday cottages, all equipped with modern conveniences or at Sokos Hotels in Jyväskylä
Suggested Items & Info
Personal tackle, suitable outdoor clothing, camera, binoculars, sunglasses and sunscreen (insect repellent during June recommended).
Tackle: Both the fishing waters and the fish in Central Finland are of “medium” size, and therefore you should avoid using too heavy gear in order to best enjoy these sporting fish. The most common gear for fly fishing here is floating line; AFTMA 4 to 7, and rods about 9 feet long. The best flies resemble the various development phases of the caddis fly, and lures should resemble small vendace, roach, perch and bullhead. Also spin fishing requires only light-weight equipment, a 6 to 8-foot rod, a 0.25 mm line plus a collection of smallish baits like spinners, spoons and wobblers in the lure box.
Suggested Clothing: Waders ,Boots, hat, warm clothing to suit a variety of weather conditions, rain gear.
Min. Number of People per group: 2
Equipment Provided at extra Charge: Fishing tackle, waders.
Drift boats available with guide only at Kapeenkoski rapids.
Weather Information: Summer temperatures on average 15-25 degrees Celsius during the day
Towns: nekoski – Laukaa – Hankasalmi – Viitasaari – Tervo
Region: Central Finland – Western Lakeland
Airport: Jyväskylä and Tampere
Nearest City: Jyväskylä
Distance to Helsinki: 300 – 400km
Prices start from: £2100.
Economy international flights, 7 nights B + b accommodation, 1 days Drift Boat fishing, 4 days Fully guided fishing, Fully Comprehensive Car hire, All fishing licences and fishing reservations for the whole duration of the trip.
All prices based on 2 sharing.