Kymijoki, Kotka, Finland

Siikakoski - Kymijoki


The fishing permit area gets its name from Siikakoski, which flows right next to the road. The rapids start as a polar and rocky neck area immediately after the confluence below Ruhavuolte. The rapids itself are a short burst that widens into a shallow rock. The rapids area itself is mainly a spawning ground for salmon and trout, with the exception of rainbow trout and individual trout.

The actual fishing grounds in the area are mainly located in the neck area of the rapids, as well as in the backwaters below the rapids. At the top of the neck area, almost in the middle of the neck, is a large neckstone, which is quite easy to wade with normal water, and from which the fish of the neck fracture can be reached well. Niskakivi is the most fished place in Siikakoski, but down from the neckstone there are also good places to catch salmon before the actual rapids break. It is also possible to wade on the rock above the neck stone in low water, when you can also fish above the neck fracture.

When Siikakoski drains its water, the so-called in the backwaters of the beach you will find deeper water under the rapids, from where you can reach salmon and sea trout. The tip of the headland in the backwaters is also a good area at almost all water levels. The backwater area between Siikakoski and Ruhavuolte is a rowing fishing area where it is possible to rent a boat. In addition, there is a disabled man at the edges of the backwater, with several casting points for the backwater 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.