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Licences and prices

Fishing. Foto: Konsta Linkola

Angling, herring fishing with a rig and ice fishing are part of everyman's rights and do not require a permit

The age-determined fishing rights cover lure fishing with one rod for people under the age of 18 and over the age of 65, excluding rapids and currents and special permit areas that require the water area owner’s permission. Others (people 18–64 years of age) must pay the fishing management fee (www.eraluvat.fi/en) when fishing with lures (the permit is usually enough when fishing with one rod, see above). Using several rods requires the water area owner’s permission.

  • The City of Helsinki’s fishing permits are only sold online at www.kalakortti.com (in Finnish).
  • In addition to the permit price, Kalakortti.com charges a delivery fee for the permits.

For Helsinki residents (Kalanet’s delivery fees will be added to the prices):

- net 4 pcs per person EUR 13/pc
- fish trap (katiska) 2 pcs per person EUR 13/pc
- longline 100 hooks 1 pc per person EUR 13/pc
- bait hooks 10 pcs per person EUR 13/10 pcs
- Helsinki lure fishing permit EUR 13 per person per calendar year
- Helsinki-Espoo lure fishing permit EUR 17 perperson percalendar year
- diving fishing EUR 13 per person per calendar year
- gigging EUR 13 per person per calendar year
- Vanhankaupunginkoski rapids permit EUR 10 per period
- Vanhankaupunginkoski backwater permit EUR 5 a day, EUR 20 a year
- vessel-specific permit for Helsinki’s water areas €110/calendar year
- competition permits EUR 0.20 per person for Helsinki-based clubs

For non-residents (Kalanet’s delivery fees will be added to the prices):

- tourist fishing permit for lure fishing EUR 10 a /day, EUR 15 a week, EUR 40 per calendar year (gives a right to fish in all of the City’s water areas, excluding Vanhankaupunginkoski)
- Helsinki-Espoo lure fishing permit for tourists EUR 60 a person per calendar year
- Vanhankaupunginkoski rapids permit EUR 10 per period
- vessel-specific lure fishing permit for Helsinki’s water areas EUR 110 per calendar year
- competition permits EUR 0.60 per person for non-Helsinki-based clubs

Commercial fishing permits

Professional fishing permits can be purchased online at www.kalakortti.com after the person planning to become a commercial fisher has had a personal discussion with the City’s fishery activity expert Jukka Linder. You can contact Jukka by telephone on +358 9 310 87964 or by e-mail at jukka.linder@hel.fi.

The permit granting process takes into consideration the use and management plan for the Helsinki-Espoo fishery area, as well as the fisher’s personal goals and plans. Permits are only granted to fishers registered in the commercial fisher register of the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment.

Sea bird hunting permits

You can purchase a bird hunting permit on the same website as fishing permits: www.kalakortti.com (in Finnish).
The City of Helsinki’s bird hunting islets are marked on the City’s fishing waters map. The map can be found online at:
The hunting season is from 15 September to 31 December.

Shareholder base permits

• Luukki shareholder base: www.kalakortti.com (in Finnish)
• Saarijärvi shareholder base: permits sold by Nino Busi and Jari Vanamo, tel. +358 500 683 486
• Elisaari shareholder base (Inkoo): Elisaari recreational area kiosk, tel. +358 40 701 6301
• Länsi-Onas shareholder base (Porvoo): permits sold by Toby Sirén, tel. +358 400 614887, e-mail onas@thsfinland.fi
• Kaunissaari shareholder base (Sipoo): City of Helsinki trolling permit in effect



25.11.2020 12:33