Kymijoki, Kotka, Finland

Korkeakoski - Kymijoki

Korkeakoski fishing platform

Below the Korkeakoski power plant is the Korkeakoski fishing platform, which is a separate fishing area.

The most popular form of fishing in the area is spinfluga fishing. In addition, there is a long rowing fishing area in the Korkeakoski branch where it is possible to rent a boat. Both Korkeakoski fishing areas are good places to reach both salmon and sea trout. The areas of Korkeakoski are not suitable for fly fishing.

Fishing license

Purchase of a fishing license

In addition to rapids-specific fishing license, those aged 18-64 must have paid a fisheries management fee before starting fishing.

Salmon and trout with a andipose fin must be released

Salmons and trouts that breed in the wild, there is a andipose fin between the dorsal and caudal fins. This fin has been removed from the fish planted. All salmons and trouts with andipose fin must be released. We also encourage the release all trouts and salmons without andipose fin to ensure the strengthening of wild fish stocks. Even these fish are important for the future of the river.

Lohi - © Sakke Yrjölä

Rasvaevätön lohi - © Sakke Yrjölä

Kuvat © Sakke Yrjölä

Catch and Release

  • Use a rubber net.
  • Handle the fish with wet hands.
  • Avoid lifting the fish into the air, hanging it, and lowering it to the ground.
  • Fight the fish hard and fast. Avoid unnecessarily prolonging the fight.
  • The use of barbed hooks is recommended.
  • Before releasing, resuscitate the fish properly. Keep your head upstream. Do not pump fish. In warm water, fish take to recover.