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Fishing in Kemijoki River Tervola


Fishing in Kemijoki River Tervola Lapland Finland

Fishing is an ancient practice that dates back to at least the beginning of the Upper Paleolithic period about 40,000 years ago Isotopic analysis of the skeletal remains of Tianyuan man, a 40,000-year-old modern human from eastern Asia, has shown that he regularly consumed freshwater fish. Archaeology features such as shell middens, discarded fish bones, and cave paintings show that sea foods were important for survival and consumed in significant quantities.

Fishing in Africa is evident very early on in human history. Neanderthals were fishing by about 200,000 BC. People could have developed basketry for fish traps, and spinning and early forms of knitting to make fishing nets to be able to catch more fish in larger quantities.

During this period, most people lived a hunter-gatherer lifestyle and were, of necessity, constantly on the move. However, where there are early examples of permanent settlements (though not necessarily permanently occupied) such as those at Lepenski Vir, they are almost always associated with fishing as a major source of food.

As a country Finland is covered with 10% of water and over 187,888 lakes, so you can imagine that there is no lack of Fish in to catch, the most extensive area of the unbroken lake in Europe – as well as 1,100 kilometers of Baltic Sea coastline, including its archipelagos, and 647 rivers covering 25,000 kilometers.

The most common game species include the white-fleshed predator's pike, perch and zander. Pike and perch can be found in almost all waters. Over a meter-long pike is no big deal anywhere in Finland. The best zander stocks can be found in the lake district of Southern and Central Finland and on the southern seacoast.

Northern Finland offers great sites for anglers in pursuit of grayling and salmon. In the best sites in Northwest Lapland, known as the ‘Arm of Finland’, grayling can grow to weights of over two kilos. Dream destinations for anglers in pursuit of big salmon include River Tenojoki, the most prolific salmon river in Europe

Kemijoki river is the perfect place to fish in Northern Lapland, A large river with so much fish to catch and a peaceful place to enjoy nature. No matter if you are a tourist or camping in Tervola you can still get the license to fish and hire a boat.

Fishing licenses. It is easy to start fishing in Finland. ... People aged 18 to 64 must pay at least the state fisheries management fee, that entitles angler to fish with one rod and lure except for river and rapids sites and other special fishing sites.

Where can I purchase licenses?

You can purchase the fisheries management fee to cover the whole year, for seven days or one day. You can pay for licenses at R kiosks and on the Internet at http://www.eraluvat.fi/en as well as at Nature Centres run by Metsähallitus.

You can also obtain fishing permits for fishing on state-owned waters from Metsähallitus. Fishing permits are classified according to the fishing method: An angling permit allows lure fishing, fly fishing, ice angling or angling, depending on the terms of the permit area. A trap permit allows fishing with nets or traps. A cray fishing permit is also available for cray fishing.

The purchase of a permit is an investment in nature, as Metsähallitus uses the proceeds from the permits for the management of fisheries and securing the future of fishing in Finland.

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