Thousands of lakes – every fisherman’s dream
The clean waters of the Finnish Lakeland are real treasures of the nature. The nature of the Capital of Lakeland, Kuopio, and surrounding waters, offers great catches of fishing in all seasons. In addition to the large waters like lakes Kallavesi in Kuopio, Syväri in Tahko and others, the catch rises from smaller lakes and ponds as well. You can go fishing independently or take a part in guided fishing trips organized by local program service companies, where the experts of local waters will guide you. Comfortable accommodations are always close to everything, so among your fishing trip, you can be enjoy also many other top-notch services.
Surrounded by the big lake Kallavesi, Kuopio has great opportunities for fishing. The city has more than 9,000 hectares of water area in northern and southern Kallavesi, as well as smaller water areas in the ponds and lakes. Trout, pike and white wish are planted in the water areas every year. In pole fishing grounds and in the ponds owned by the city, you can fish by a single pole, a fishing rod or a ice fishing rod in the winter. When you pay a fishing fee, you can also fish by a lure or a fly. More information about the fishing grounds and various fees can be found on the Kuopio city website. Take also a look at the Iso-Valkeinen sport fishing venue, where the city plants rainbow trout and whitefish yearly.
In the Tahko area, fishing is also possible throughout the year in the Syväri and Vuotjärvi lakes, and also in the nearby salmon pond and the Lastukoski rapid. Regional program service companies arrange shorter and longer fishing trips. In the summer, you can fish with lures and flys or more special fishing with a bow. In winter season you can enjoy traditional jig fishing on the ice of the lakes and the ponds, net wishing and pike angling. Tahko, Kuopio and surroundings has endlessly fishy waters in short distances. Year-round fishing places are also available in Sonkajärvi’s Jyrkänkoski, Rautavaara, Iisalmi region and other nearby waters.
Those planning for fishing trips are also served by many local cottage rentals and other beach accommodations. Often, for example, the price of the beach accommodation can include a rowing boat and fishing licenses – or fishing equipment is available at the reception. It’s worth to visit for example Jokiniemen Matkailu, Haapaniemen Matkailu and Ruukin Tupa as well as the beach resorts of the Tahko area, which are ideal for fishing lovers, such as Rinnepelto holiday houses, Puustila and Tahko-Tours holiday areas.