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Viehekalastusta Kokkolan Lohtajan rannoilla
Photographer: Aki Paavola

Fishing

In Kokkola you can catch a variety of fish on the sea, rivers and lakes. Fishing and ice fishing are included in the general public´s right, but when you fish with bait or gear, you must have paid the state fisheries management fee. A fish-rich place is located on the breakwater in Meripuisto.

Fishing piers are great places to fish also with children.

You can pay the national fisheries management fee either online verkkokauppa.eraluvat.fi/fi/kalastonhoitomaksu or at a local R-kioski store.

River Perhonjoki

The surroundings of River Perhonjoki are a great place for hiking and fishing. The Perhonjoki hiking trail and the inviting rest areas provide a perfect setting for a day of river fishing. The owners of the lower reaches of River Perhonjoki sell a joint permit, which all visitors fishing here are required to purchase in addition to paying the national fisheries management fee. The fish stock in the river includes species such as the migratory whitefish, sea trout and Atlantic salmon. You will find the fishing rules for the area and the local permit sales points in the attachment.

Fishing pier at Shell in Vitsari

The fishing pier is located behind the Shell service station in Vitsari, on the shore of River Perhonjoki. There is an information board by the bridge leading to the fishing pier with a map of the Perhonjoki hiking trail and the rest areas. A canoe launch site can be found about 100 metres upstream of the pier. In the winter, there is also a snowmobile route on the icy River Perhonjoki. You will find the fishing rules for the area and the local permit sales points in the attachment.

Hickarö fishing pier

The fishing pier is located in Hickarö, on the shore of Lake Öjanjärvi. There is a parking area, an information board, a campfire site and an outhouse close to the pier. The fishing pier and the related services are also suitable for persons with physical disabilities. The area is a perfect day-time rest stop and a great launch site for canoeing or kayaking. There are plenty of fish to catch under the bridges along the coastal road. Required fishing permits: The fisheries management fee must be paid.

Potti fishing pier

The fishing pier is located in Ykspihlaja, near the Lahdenperä swimming beach. The pier is located in the inlet between Potti and the sea, and it overlooks the Potti marina. On the eastern shore of Potti, there is a park area, a swimming beach with waste management services and an outhouse available in the summer, and an information board next to the pier. The pier is suitable for persons with physical disabilities. Required fishing permits: The fisheries management fee must be paid.