Kymijoki, Kotka, Finland

Tattarinkoski - Kymijoki


Tattarinkoski is a rocky current acceleration between the longer backwater section below Hinttulankoski and Langinkoski. Unlike other rapids in the Siikakoski licensed area, Tattarinkoski can be fished not only from the eastern shore but also from the western shore.

You have to go to Tattarinkoski separately along the roads, but the river can be crossed via a footbridge under the rapids. The Tattarinkoski area is also a rowing fishing area from the final slope of Hinttulankoski to the neck of Langinkoski. The best places for a coastal fisherman in Tattarinkoski are located in the neck area of the rapids and in the rocks below it.

Tattarinkoski is under particularly low fishing pressure throughout the season, although it offers good opportunities to catch both salmon and sea trout.

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.