FISHING

In Kangos you can experience real wilderness and first class Salmon fishing in the Lainio River, home of the Baltic Salmon. The Kangos Association Waters (Kangos FVO) was established in 1973 with the purpose of managing and developing a good and versatile fishing in the Kangos and Särkimukka area.

The Lainio river is easy to wade, but a wading staff is always good to bring. The access to the river is good, though some places demand a little hike or a trip down a bumpy road.

Average weight for fly caught salmon here is 12-15 lb. while fish running into the 30-40+ lb. class are not uncommon. Be ready for an adventure hiking, wading and swinging flies in our picturesque water.

Beside salmon the river has a solid stock of Arctic grayling and there’s also some brown trout lurking around in the river. If you don’t want to fish in the main river, we have three smaller rivers that runs into the Lainio river. Olosjoki, Keräntöjoki and Nuuksjoki, here's a good population of Arctic Grayling and there’s also a chance of catching brown trout.

If you prefer lake fishing, there’s no less than 156 lakes surrounding Kangos, where you find species such as Northern pike, perch, Arctic grayling, Arctic char and trout.  

FISHING RULES AND FISHING LICENSE
Fishing rules for Kangos FVO (Kangos Association Waters) (PDF Swedish, Finnish and English) Licenses prices, for Lainio river plus tributaries (Excluding Leipiöjoki where no fishing is allowed) and all lakes excluding Pahturijärvi (150 SEK per day) and Joensuujärvi (150 SEK per day):  

- 150 SEK per 24 hours. (includes children under 16)
- 1000 SEK per season. (Not resident in Kangos)
- 600 SEK per season. (Cabin owners in Kangos)
- 250 SEK per season. (Resident in Kangos)

Buy your fishing license here:

- www.fiskekort.se
- Holmas Lanthandel (Local grocery store) +4697832004
- Udden Camping +46706920718, +4697832110
- Lapland Guesthouse +46703435420
- Explore The North, Särkimukka +46706261909
- Evert Silder +46703945494
- Swish (Swedish mobile payment system) 1231724715

SALMON FISHING
Allowed between June 1st and August 31st. Limited catch of 1 salmon per 24h. All female salmon must be released during the month of August. Minimum kill size is 50 centimeters. Salmon hooked during the prohibited period or after one salmon is already caught must be returned into the water, dead or alive! During the month of August all female salmon must be returned into the water, dead or alive! All types of fishing with live bait, is NOT allowed. All types of spin fishing with added lead weights is NOT allowed. All methods of foul hook fishing, is NOT allowed. Anyone caught practicing these methods will be prosecuted, blacklisted and banned for further fishing!

TROUT
Maximum 1 trout /24h. Minimum kill size 40 cm.

GRAYLING
Maximum 5 grayling per day per person. Minimum kill size is 35 centimeters.

REPORT YOUR CATCH
It is very important to have complete statistics of captured and released fish. Therefore, you are obligated to report your catch within 24 hours after you have stopped fishing. This is compulsory for the whole season. Fraudulent reports will result in an instant suspension! You will receive a catch report by text message if you bought the licence online. This report has to be filled in even if nothing was caught. If you bought your licence on sight you can report by email or text message to:

Kristian Stridsman (kristian.stridsman@gmail.com) +46702066459.

CATCH & RELEASE
Etiquette is very strict and must be followed! Never touch a fish with dry hands. The fish must stay in the water while you carefully unhook it with needle nose pliers. If the hook does not come out with ease, the barb of the hook shall be cut and the bare hook shank removed. A spawning fish is worth more than a hook!

Never bring the fish onto the bank, grass, gravel or otherwise, as this can destroy the protective mucus of the fish that prevents disease. Only remove the fish from the water for few second intervals for photographs. The fish must always have an oxygenated water supply. Never lift the fish by the tail only, as this can damage the spine of the fish and never through the gills as both gills and gill covers damage easily.

Support the fish under the belly and steady carefully by the tail. Make sure that the fish can “stand” by itself facing upstream before letting it go. Never rock the fish back and forth, this only forces unwanted water into the airwaves.

Care should be taken in cold water, to handle fish as little as possible, as Salmon can burn easily during these conditions! During high water temperatures fish must be played out quickly, so as not to wear the fish out completely, lactic acid can easily overwhelm a fish in high temperatures.

Proper care in releasing a fish can make all the difference to it's survival, the amount of time taken releasing a fish following these procedures does not matter, better to take your time and allow the fish to fully recover. A strong kick, a splash in the face and a drop of your hat saluting a beautiful creature as it heads back into the river and everyone has a fantastic day!

RECOMMENDATIONS & GENERAL RULES
For everyone’s well-being, respect each other and the restrictions. One step downstream between each cast, do NOT occupy a pool, without leaving room for other fishermen! Do not keep more fish than you need, cooperate with the supervisor and help us to fight illegal fishing! Keep Sweden clean - Pick up your trash! Remember! People caught breaking the rules will receive a ban for the rest of the season and may lead to a permanent suspension!

BOAT FISHING
The only boats allowed on the river, are boats owned by locals. They are all marked with individual numbers and some of them can be hired.

CONTACT THE FOLLOWING FOR RENTING A BOAT:

- Explore then North
+46706261909 or info@explorethenorth.se

- Lapland Guesthouse
+46703435420  or info@laplandguesthouse.se

GUIDE CONTACTS


Erik Tjärner
+46706580508 send a text for request.

Jesper Larsson
https://www.jlguiding.com/se

Camp Onka >
https://camponka.com/

KANGOS FISHING MAP >
https://image.ibb.co/kKnXCv/KANGOS_ONKA_nyaste_copy_004.jpg

FISHING PERMITS >
https://www.fiskekort.se/kangosfvo/

SALMON COUNTER >
https://www.luke.fi/en/natural-resources/fish-and-the-fishing-industry/fish-resources/salmon-2/monitoring-of-salmon-runs-in-river-tornionjoki-and-simojoki/

SMHI WATER LEVELS
https://www.smhi.se/klimatdata/hydrologi/vattenwebb

EXPLORE THE NORTH >
https://explorethenorth.se/index.html

LAPLAND GUESTHOUSE >
http://laplandguesthouse.com/

DOWNLOAD FISHING RULES >

Fishing rules English 2019.pdfFishing rules Swedish 2019.pdfFishing rules Finnish 2019.pdf