The Jämsä region is part of the fishing district of Northern Päijänne. There are plenty of fishing destinations in the region, we have enlisted just some examples:
The River Jämsänjoki is ideal for lure fishing and casting, although, in some areas the settlement hinders the fishing on the banks. The fishermen must always honour and obey the restrictions of the everyman’s right act: fishing is prohibited in the vicinity of private properties and docks. The common catch in the Jämsänjoki River is pike perch and trout. There is also planted rainbow trout, carp, and grayling in the river. The River Jämsä and the whole upper waters are part of the fishing district of the Jämsä River Valley. With the Joined Fishing Permit of the Jämsä River Valley your boat group can fish with four rods on the lake areas from Petäjävesi to Lake Päijänne.
On the territory of Lake Päijänne you do not need to fish in small circles. The Lure Fishing Permit of Lake Päijänne covers almost the whole area of Päijänne. The permit allows you to fish on a territory of 99,000 hectares. The Päijänne Permit is boat-specific. Net and trap permits can be bought from local fisheries cooperative society of the water system.
Fishing Permit System in Finland
In Finland, lure fishing requires a National Fishing Management Fee for everyone between the ages of 18 and 64 years. The national fishing fee enables you to fish with one rod and a lure and it is valid on all lakesides, not including rivers, rapids, and special prohibited areas. If a fisher wants to use more than one lure, nets, wire fish-traps or other traps, a local fishing permit from the local fisheries cooperative society is needed. Only worm fishing and ice fishing are free of charge.
- Fishing License for the River Jämsänjoki
- Pahalampi –salmon fishing pond (Rappeentie 245, Halli)
- Lure Fishing Area of Lake Päijänne
- Survosenkoski Rapids (Keuruuntie 426, Jämsä)
- Fishing Area of Lake Längelmävesi
- Fishing Permits for Jämsä River Valley
- National Fisheries Management Fee
You can receive additional information on fishing in the Jämsä region from our tourist information office and local tourist companies.
Companies offering Fishing Services
AV-ase ja erä Oy / AV Fishing and Hunting Store
Fishing gear and fishing permits to fishing destinations in the Jämsä region.
Address: Lukkoilantie 39, 42100 Jämsä
Eräopaspalvelu Talvi T:mi / Wilderness Guide Talvi
Organized fishing trips for groups in the Jämsä region by request.
Himos Safarit / Himos Holiday
Organized fishing trips to Lake Patalahti and Himos surroundings.
Address: Länsi-Himoksentie 4, 42100 Jämsä
Kalastajan Koti / Fisherman’s Home
Net fishing, ice fishing, and spinning trips to Lake Päijänne for 2-4 persons with a professional fisherman. Including campfire on an island.
Address: Nuorlahdentie 102 A, 42140 Juokslahti
Guided fishing trips on Lake Päijänne all year round. Ice fishing, trap fishing, casting, trolling, sonar fishing, boat taxi, water skiing, programme for hen and stag parties etc.
Address: Kovasintie 2, 42220 Kaipola
Shipping Line Rainbow Oy
Ordered cruises and fishing trips on Lake Päijänne on a large ship.
Address: Edesniemi 37, 42100 Jämsä