Fishing at Savonlinna and Saimaa


Independent fishing, fishing trips and fishing tourism

Going fishing at Lake Saimaa truly is the fisherman’s paradise! The lake district surrounding Savonlinna city is the biggest in Europe, and you can find many different fishing grounds and fish species there. Fishing in Savonlinna and Lake Saimaa is a wonderful experience for lake fishermen!

Puruvesi is the pearl of Saimaa. From its world renowned clear waters, you can fish for Puruvesi vendace which is so well known that its name is even protected by the EU. In addition to vendace, you can also fish for lake salmon and arctic char, as well as pike, zander, ide and grayling.

You can fish around Savonlinna area with a fishing licence on your own, or you can also take part in an organized fishing trip. When fishing with a guide you will find the best spots easily, and if you so wish, an outdoors lunch can be organized on your trip. You do not have to bring your fishing gear with you to Lake Saimaa, since you can rent high quality gear from the area’s many rental places. A fishing licence can be purchased online or from local R-kioski shops.