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Koskikalastus, Kajaani

A SMALL STREAM IN A RURAL SETTING MAINTAINED WITH RAINBOW STOCKING Flowing into Käkilahti Bay in Lake Oulujärvi, the Vuolijoki was restored to its former condition in the early 1990s, creating a destination for white-water anglers. Although its water is occasionally tinted dark by humus, the river has an interesting fish population and yields large catches. The most popular fishing spot on the river, and one where anglers stand a good chance of catching fish, is the Tuplankoski rapid, near the Vuolijoki municipal centre. Regular stocking with catchable-size salmonoids guarantee a good catch....

  A SMALL STREAM IN A RURAL SETTING, MAINTAINED WITH RAINBOW TROUT STOCKING This small stream, originating in Lake Mainuanjärvi, flows for the greater part of its course in a series of calm pools, interspersed every few kilometres by leisurely rapids. The most interesting white-water fishing area is located along the stream’s middle course, before it enters Lake Oulujärvi.  The angler will find such fishing spots by turning off the Kajaani-Kokkola road (main road 28), approximately 25km from Kajaani, on to the Vuoreslahti road. The Mainuanjoki passes under this road in a turbulent...

THE SECTION BELOW THE ÄMMÄNKOSKI RAPID The section of the Kajaaninjoki below the Ämmänkoski hydro-electric power plant constitutes part of the City of Kajaani recreational fishing area. Below the Ämmänkoski dam, the Kajaaninjoki forms an area that is approximately 300 metres long and 50 wide. Although there is a no-fishing zone, fishing is permitted along several hundred metres of the northern bank. A road and wooden pier on the northern bank provide easy access. In some places, stone steps lead down to the water line, giving anglers something to stand on when casting their lines. The...

LINNANVIRTA ON THE RIVER KAJAANINJOKI IS A POPULAR URBAN FISHING DESTINATION WITH A FREE LICENCE AVAILABLE TO ALL Linnanvirta is also a fishing spot steeped in the tradition of sport fishing. The historical milieu of the river includes castle ruins, a channel known as ‘Tervakanava’ —  ‘Tar lock’ once used by peasant farmers transporting tar barrels to the sea coast  — and several memorials, while the area also houses  hydro-electric power plants. Located at the heart of the city, Linnanvirta, flowing on both sides of the castle ruins, attracts anglers all year round....