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Koskikalastus, Puolanka

RAPIDS IN A PEACEFUL BACKCOUNTRY VILLAGE IN PUOLANKA Signposts direct the angler to Suolijärvi village from both the Puolanka–Taivalkoski road (road 800), around 30 kilometres north of Puolanka,  and from the Siivikko–Näljänkä road (road 8390). Suolijärvi, a beautiful village which is still inhabited, is located between the provinces of Kainuu and Northern Ostrobothnia, with most of its houses strung along the Suolijoki. The spectacular Siikavaara hill and other hills in the area’s nature reserve separate the two provinces, leaving this peaceful area with its  natural beauty...

PUUTIOKOSKI AND KÄRRYSKOSKI RAPIDS PEACEFUL, TROUT-BEARING RAPIDS The Puutiokoski and Kärryskoski rapids on Puolanka’s River Keskijoki are the most popular places for white-water fishing in the Kiiminkijoki’s upper reaches. Located between Lake Puutionjärvi and Lake Kivarijärvi, these rapids are not covered by the Kiiminkijoki joint lure fishing licence. The headwaters of the Kiiminkijoki river systems have their origins in the hills of Puolanka, from where the waters flow as the River Heinijoki over the highest waterfall in Finland, Hepoköngäs. PUUTIOKOSKI RAPID The Puutiokoski rapid is...

A RIVER FLOWING INTO THE SEA, WITH A MIGRATORY FISH STOCK AND SPECIAL FISHING DESTINATION IN THE UPPER REACHES Flowing from its origins in the hills of Puolanka, the Kiiminkijoki drains into the Gulf of Bothnia north of Oulu. The Kiiminkijoki is an unharnessed, free flowing, 170-kilometre long river, and one of the water areas in Finland protected under the Project Aqua programme. The river has salmon and sea trout runs from the sea, while the local fish stock includes local standard species such as grayling, brown trout and pike. The joint lure fishing licence for the Kiiminkijoki...