Kymijoki, Kotka, Finland

Ruhavuolle - Kymijoki

Ruhavuoteen fly fishing area

The Siikakoski fishing permit area starts at Ruhavuolte, which is located at the top. The place is a fast moving water between the two backwaters. The area is ideal for fly fishing and is the only destination in the entire licensed area dedicated to fly fishing.

In the river, fishing is done from the top down in the traditional way of fly fishing. There are separate casting piers at the top and bottom of the area to facilitate fishing for the stream. The fishing area and landing start at the black board marked on the upper pier and end at the end of the lower pier. The area above the black board of the upper pier is used for commercial fishing, but if the area is free for commercial use, it can be fished as part of Ruhavuoll. The upper and middle part of the flow is a shallow and slow-flowing area and the lower part of the flow is a stronger and deeper current. As a result, several fishermen switch to free in the final stages of the landing to fish for the lower part with a faster sinking line.

Ruhavuori is a popular fishing area throughout the salmon fishing season, so there are almost always helpful co-fishermen in the area. Ruhavuolte has its own car park in its immediate vicinity and Ruhavuolte has the only shed and fireplace in the permit area.

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.