Fishing in Savonlinna and on Lake Saimaa

Lake Saimaa truly is a 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 on Lake Saimaa is a wonderful experience for lake fishermen!

Lake Puruvesi is the pearl of Lake Saimaa. From its world-renowned clear waters, you can fish for “Puruveden muikku” (Lake Puruvesi vendace) that has EU name proitection and protected designation of origin. In addition to vendace, you can also fish for lake salmon and arctic char, as well as pike, perch, grayling, roach, pike-perch and burbot, for example.

You can fish in the Savonlinna region independently 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. Remember to get a fishing permit online.

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