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Kuhmo, Koskikalastus

RAPID NEAR THE RUSSIAN BORDER RENOWNED FOR ITS WHITE-WATER FISHING Lake Änättijärvi is a remote lake on the Russian border, famed for its rugged beauty. This headwater lake for the Lentiira waterway, ten kilometres in length, is known of old as an excellent spot for trout fishing, with the Änättikoski rapid in its outlet river a widely known destination for white-water fishing. Lake Änättijärvi empties its waters through the River Änättijoki to the similar Lake Lentiira, and, from there onwards to Lake Lentua. The Änättijoki flows close to road 912 connecting Kuhmo and Suomussalmi,...

Peaceful, secluded rapids in Vuosanka The first rapids suitable for white-water fishing along the Kellojärvi waterway are located on the Vuosanganjoki which flows through forested country in Vuosanka, north of Lake Kuivajärvi. These form part of a state-owned water area and require a Metsähallitus lure fishing licence. The tumbling rapids at the northern and southern tip of the ten-kilometre-long Lake Kellojärvi belong to the Vieksi fishing association. The Hiidenkoski rapid flows from the north into Lake Kellojärvi at Koskenmäki village. At the southern end, the waters continue downstream as...

RAPIDS ALONG A WATERWAY IN WESTERN KUHMO, HOLDING A NATURAL FISH STOCK The first rapids suitable for white-water fishing along the Kellojärvi waterway are located on the River Vuosanganjoki, which flows through forested country in Vuosanka, north of Lake Kuivajärvi. These form part of a state-owned water area and require a Metsähallitus lure fishing licence. The tumbling rapids at the northern and southern tip of the ten-kilometre-long Lake Kellojärvi belong to the Vieksi fishing association. The Hiidenkoski rapid flows from the north into Lake Kellojärvi at Koskenmäki village. At the...

THE LARGEST TROUT RAPIDS IN KAINUU FOR THE LURE ANGLER The River Pajakkajoki is the confluence of waters originating in Kuhmo’s large lake and river waterways. In terms of water volume, the Pajakkajoki is the largest unharnessed river in Kainuu. The Pajakkajoki is important for migratory trout, and an interesting fishing destination. In order to strengthen its valuable natural fish stock, fishing on the river is developed in line with sustainable fishing. The Pajakkakoski rapid, located near the municipal centre of Kuhmo, is stocked with catchable-size fish, while the rest of the river holds...

POPULAR RAPIDS WITH BROWN TROUT IN AN IDYLLIC VILLAGE SETTING This lake system gathering its waters in the Änättijärvi, Lentiira and Iivantiira lakes in the northern corner of Kuhmo empty through the Niva rapids into Lake Lentua. Signposts leading to Niva village can be found by following the northbound road from Kuhmo towards Moisionvaara for about 30 kilometres. A fishing licence vending machine and information board are located at the junction of Nivatie and Kaarneentie roads in the centre of the village. The village has car parks available to anglers, and footpaths leading to the rapids...

A PEACEFUL WILDERNESS FOREST STREAM The Luulajanjoki has been known of old as Lentua’s “small trout stream”. Draining into Lake Lentua, the river rises more than 30 kilometres distant, in the many ponds and small lakes dotted around the village of Niemiskylä. The headwaters of the river system split into the Kuusijoki and Niemisjoki streams, at this point more in the nature of brooks. Stretches suitable for white-water fishing are located downstream from Lake Niemisjärvi. The four-kilometre stretch between Lake Niemisjärvi and Lake Luulajanjärvi has four rapids with a total drop of around ten...

A PEACEFUL FOREST STREAM AND RAPID FOR THE TOURIST ANGLER The waters of the large Saunajoki lake-and-river system, originating in the south-eastern corner of Kuhmo, fall under the control of two fishing associations. In the downstream reaches lie the water areas of the Lammasperä fishing association, while the upstream sections are managed by the Saunajärvi association. The larger of the two waterways gathers its waters from the Elimyssalo wilderness area, emptying into the Kiekinjoki. Another river, Kesselinjoki, flows from the south-east to join the Kiekinjoki. The combined river continues...

A SPECTACULAR LOCATION FOR WHITE-WATER FISHING AND A MAJOR TOURIST ATTRACTION Lentuanjärvi, a lake in its natural state, is the starting point for the Lentuankoski rapids, famous for rafting and as a beauty spot. Notable attractions include the visitor centre and looming expanse of Lake Lentuanjärvi, and especially the Iso Lentuankoski rapid. The waters of Lentuankoski veritably tumble down, spraying over rafters as they shoot the rapids. Clear signposts direct visitors to Lentuankoski from the Kuhmo–Suomussalmi road. A visitor centre by the lake at the head of the rapids provides guidance...

SEVERAL RAPIDS IN THE JUNCTION OF TWO LAKE-AND-RIVER SYSTEMS The waters of the large Saunajoki lake-and-river system, originating in the south-eastern corner of Kuhmo, fall under the control of two fishing associations. In the downstream reaches lie the water areas of the Lammasperä fishing association, while the upstream sections are managed by the Saunajärvi association. The larger of the two waterways gathers its waters from the Elimyssalo wilderness area, emptying into the Kiekinjoki. Another river, Kesselinjoki, flows from the south-east to join the Kiekinjoki. The combined river...

TWO LONG AND PEACEFUL STREAMS AMID WILDERNESS  The waters of the large Saunajoki lake-and-river system, originating in the south-eastern corner of Kuhmo, fall under the control of two fishing associations. In the downstream reaches lie the water areas of the Lammasperä fishing association, while the upstream sections are managed by the Saunajärvi association. The larger of the two waterways gathers its waters from the Elimyssalo wilderness area, emptying into the River Kiekinjoki. Another river, Kesselinjoki, flows from the south-east to join the Kiekinjoki. The combined river continues...

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