Kemi is an easy destination to reach and there are many opportunities for fishing right by the town centre!
The general recreational fishing area of Kemi continues to be a rarity. Also referred to as "the living room of the people from Kemi", the inner harbour enables many types of fishing for the price of the fisheries management fee alone. There is no need for additional fishing licences from the owners of the waters.

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More information about the fisheries management fee can be found here.

Welcome to try out your fisherman's luck!

Recreational fishing area

There is an area nearby the town of Kemi which is reserved for recreational fishing by the inhabitants and tourists. Fishing in the area marked in the map requires only the national fisheries management fee. Those who are either under 18 years old or over 65 years old are not required to pay the fisheries management fee.
Angling and ice fishing in the area is allowed without the fisheries management fee (general fishing right). 
A separate licence to organise fishing competitions in the area is not required.
Fishing with solid traps is allowed within the regulations.
The Fishing Act must be obeyed when fishing.
Read more about the rules of the recreational fishing area.


Regulations for lure fishing

The lure fishing area of the Bothnian Bay includes privately owned waters from Tornio to Simo (filled green in the map).
The licence entitles one to fish with a lure without rod regulations.
The licence does not entitle one to fish with solid traps.
The fisheries management fee is for fishers who are between the ages 18 to 64.
The licences are sold in the 4 th floor of the town hall and the price for a fee is 15 € / calendar year.
If the fishing is conducted with only one rod, it is sufficient to pay only the fisheries management fee.
Read more about the regulations concerning lure fishing.

The Veitsiluoto Fishing Site

The Veitsiluoto Fishing Site invites you to relax and stop for a moment amidst nature. The area has been built around the freshwater pool of Veitsiluoto and it is located a 10 minute drive south of Kemi in the vicinity of the Finnish national road 4. The fishing area, which is highly valued by fishers, is also used for
tourism and education.


A fishing paradise also for the disabled

The fishermen of Veitsiluoto are currently rebuilding the area with the help of an EU-funded project.
Involved in the cooperation are the Stora Enso factory at Veitsiluoto, the city of Kemi and LAG Leader Peräpohjola. Already, a fishing pier (25 m) for the disabled, an invalid WC, a refurbished bridge and a lean-to next to the parking lot have been built in the area. The fishing site has a natural fish stock of common whitefish, grayling and vendace and stocked brown trout and rainbow trout. From the nearby Neste service station at Hepola, one may acquire the fishing permits and rent boats for the pool. A fishing licence can be bought online (in Finnish) or from the place of sales at Neste Lapintuuli, Veitsiluodontie 19, Kemi.


Volunteer work into the secrets of fishing

The Fishermen of Veitsiluoto conduct a wide variety of volunteer work with the surrounding area, like for example the annual ice fishing event which is organised with the nearby Hepola elementary school as a sponsored cooperation. This involves, in addition to the teachers, over 400 schoolchildren. There is also cooperation with the local immigrants and scouts.


Favourite of the bird watchers

For bird watchers, the area offers magnificent meetings with also rare bird species. The nearby bird tower enables the observation of the seasonal migration during spring and autumn, but one may also observe the landscape around the year. The soundscape of the birds is at its most abundant during spring and early summer.


The year-round nature path

The fishing site is comprised of the freshwater pool of Stora Enso, the pool is 65 hectares in size. The pool is surrounded by a nature path (Tankokari path) which is about 5 km long. Along the path, there are six camp fire spots, four refurbished lean-to's and bio toilets and magnificent opportunities to fish from the shore.
The path has been widened and the wetlands have been improved, so it is easy to walk, run, drive a bicycle and, during winter, even snowshoe on the path.


Ideal for the observation of nature

The whole area offers a year-round opportunity for observing and enjoying nature. When moving quietly, one may see timid roe deer, moose or even rabbits, foxes and raccoon dogs. Beautiful flowers and finding rare plants bring joy to the path user from spring to autumn. Also for those who practice geocaching, there are interesting geocaches in the area (Martime Kemi - Freshwater pool of Veitsiluoto).


Location of the area

The parking spot is located in the address Tankokarintie 41, Kemi. The bird tower is located in Tankokarintie 31, Kemi.


Contact information