The fishing area in the Vuoksi and Mellonlahti bay covers the areas visible in the map provided below. In the areas that are marked with red, fishing is prohibited.
The fishing permit coverage
The Vuoksi fishing permit is personal, and it entitles to trolling and lure fishing. Under 12-year-olds can troll fish and lure fish with a permit holder for free within the limits of the permit. 12-18-year-olds’ permits are half the price of the normal permit price.
Angle fishing and ice fishing is permitted without the Vuoksi fishing permit. Mellonlahti bay is an exception, there the Vuoksi fishing permit is required also for angle fishing and ice fishing. Cray fishing is also yearly permitted in Mellonlahti bay with a separate ruling.
Autumn protection period is 15.10.-15.11. The protected are is from the railway bridge to the river mouth of Vuoksi. All types of fishing are prohibited in the area.
Fishing is permitted only with two (2) rods at the same time on the boat and on the riverbank. Likewise, angling and ice fishing is allowed only with two (2) rods. Using a motor while lure fishing is prohibited. There is a designated motorboat lure fishing area between Kyrökoski and the back of the border region. Motorboat lure fishing permit is personal, and it entitles to fishing with the maximum of four (4) rods per boat.
The fishing permit entitles to catch two (2) salmon fishes within 24 hours species: trout, rainbow trout, grayling). Only one (1) landlocked salmon is allowed to be caught within 24 hours. The limitations do not apply to fishing competitions. Torch fishing salmon fishes (excluding whitefish) is prohibited.
Every 18 to 64-year-olds holding a fishing permit also need to pay the fisheries management fee. This fee is not required for angle fishing and ice fishing. For dip net fishing vendace, the Vuoksi fishing permit and the state’s fisheries management fee is required.
Organising fishing competitions must always be arranged with the department of environmental services of the city of Imatra. The organisers of trolling competition need to pay 8€ per boat and 2€ for every angling or ice fishing competition participants. The competitions organised for contestants under the age of 18 is free from these fees.
Lure-, angling- and ice fishing competitions have a 10€ per contestant fee in Mellonlahti bay. The competition fee covers the Vuoksi fishing permit for the period of the competition.