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Fishing regulations concerning Vanhankaupunginkoski 2020

Rapids area

Fly-fishing (odd-numbered days)
- Fishing is only permitted with fly-fishing equipment.
- A maximum of 3 single hooks or 1 double/triple hook may be used.
- The maximum permitted hook size is 8 mm as measured from the shank to the tip of the hook.
- Wading is prohibited between 1 September 2019 and 31 May 2021.
-Fishers must keep safe distances of at least 3 m from one another.
- As of 1 October, the maximum permitted fish hook size in whitefish fishing is 6 mm as measured from the shank to the tip of the hook.

Lure fishing (even-numbered days)
- Fishing is only permitted with lure fishing equipment.
- A maximum of 1 triple hook or 3 single hooks may be used.
- The maximum permitted hook size is 8 mm as measured from the shank to the tip of the hook.
- Wading is prohibited between 1 September 2019 and 31 May 2021.
-Fishers must keep safe distances of at least 3 m from one another.
- As of 1 October, the maximum permitted fish hook size in whitefish fishing is 6 mm as measured from the shank to the tip of the hook.

General regulations applicable to both forms of fishing in the rapids area
- Fishing from bridges and boats is prohibited.
- A licence entitles the holder to use one rod at a time.
- Lines and rubbish must be disposed of in bins, with no exceptions.
- Minimum fish measurements: salmon 60 cm, trout 60 cm and pike perch 42 cm (maximum measurement 70 cm), Northern pikes of more than 80 cm should be released due to decline in population.
- Catch quotas: common whitefish, salmon, trout, rainbow trout, asp, Northern pike and pike perch: 3 fish/fishing session, of which 1 may be a salmon or trout with the adipose fin removed.
- Fish that have lived in the river throughout the winter (salmon/trout descending to the sea from spawning) must be released.
- Salmon, trout and whitefish are protected for the period 1 September – 30 November, when there is a total fishing ban in the upper rapids. There are no designated fly or lure fishing days during whitefish fishing season.
- Wading is prohibited in the rapids for the period 1 September – 31 May, at other times it is recommended that wading be avoided.
- A fishing spot may be held for 15 minutes, with the direction of movement being downstream.
- Please note: Angling in the rapids is prohibited!
- ‘Rokastus,’ i.e. catching fish by gripping them with the hook externally, is forbidden.
- Fish hooked outside the mouth, salmon and trout without the adipose fin removed, fish that have lived in the river throughout the winter and undersized fish must be immediately released, regardless of the condition of the fish!
- The boundaries of the rapids area and protected areas are indicated with signs in the terrain.

Fishing permits

Rapids permit EUR 10 per slot + delivery fee, children EUR 5 + delivery fee.
www.kalakortti.com (in Finnish)

Note! The Kalastusinfo information point no longer sells permits!



25.11.2020 11:44