Weekly programme summer 2004


The National Lake Route Kansallisvesi
- Finnish National Water


The National Lake Route Kansallisvesi in Rautalampi area belongs to the Finnish Lake District, the area of the Thousand Lakes. The lake route is one of the longest water routes in Finland, over 400 km from the southern towns Lahti and Heinola to the northernmost village Pielavesi. These internet pages give you information about the northern part of the route belonging to North Savo Province. More information about the are you'll find www.kuopioinfo.fi/english .

The northern lakes of the lake route are clean, clear, and many of them are famous for fishing. Here there are plenty of regions where you seldom hear cars or see other human beings. Most villages are situated by a lake, and most people in the area fish themselves. Local menus usually include many delicious ways of preparing fresh fish. You can try it by yourself, too, since each holiday cottage has its own rowing boat, a few rods and hooks, and probably also other equipment for fishing and preparing fish.

More information about Finland in virtual.finland.fi. .


FISHING

The abundance of fish is waiting for you in the foaming rapids and clean, clear lakes. All the summer cottages in the area have at least a rowing boat. It is also possible to rent a motor boat, the services of a fishing guide, and equipment. In winter try fishing through the ice!

For river fishing there are Laampaanjoki River in Pielavesi, Konnekoski and Nokisenkoski Rapids in Rautalampi and Suonenjoki River in Suonenjoki. And of course there is The Lohimaa Nature and Fishing Centre by the Äyskoski Rapids in Tervo - a perfect place for those who want a full service.

The best times of the year for fishing are Spring, early Summer, and Autumn. The lakes have e.g. pike, pikeperch, perch, whitefish, roach, vendace, and even eel. In the rivers you can get e.g. brown trout.


Where to find fisher friendly service?

Want to try fishing? Need a fishing guide? Want to hire complete fishing gear? Dream of a holiday house by a lake full of fish? We recommend e.g. these:


COTTAGES

ANNILA
Mrs Anni and Mr Pekka Huttunen
Kirkkotie 8
72100 Karttula
Tel. (017) 383 1541, 050 - 3311772
anni.huttunen@nic.fi
A holiday cottage for 3+4 persons some 6 km from the village centre. Two bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, toilet, shower. A separate sauna building and outdoor barbeque. Plenty of fishing gear and several boats, motor boats for hire. The host is an eager fisherman ready to help his guests and take them e.g. night fishing in August-September - definitely something to remember!

HANHINIEMEN LOMA-ASUNNOT
Mrs Aila Maukonen
Hanhiniementie 425
77700 Rautalampi
Tel. (017) 530 175, 040 - 523 1140
www.hanhiniemi.com
info@hanhiniemi.com
Two fully equipped holiday homes for 7+2 persons (2 bedrooms and room upstairs). The price includes an internet connection. A peaceful location in a beautiful setting, good waters for fishing. Fishing gear, two canoes and a motor boat for rent, the host sometimes takes the guests for fishing.

MANNISEN LOMAMÖKIT
Levälammentie 73
77700 Rautalampi
Tel. 050 - 526 9669 (in Finnish), (014) 272 567 (in English, German, and Russian)
www.mannisenloma.com
sisko.manninen@luukku.com
Three cottages. Fully equipped Kiikkukallio and Kierinniemi 8 persons 60-75 €/day and a small Inkan tupa and summer room max. 6 persons 35-40 €/day. Tennis court, salmon pond, strawberries; good cross country skiing tracks, a fire place in the nature. Fishing fees are included in the price.

JOUTENLOHI
Mr Pauli Mertanen
Hautolahti
72100 Karttula
Tel. (017) 384 3122, 0500 - 927188
pauli.mertanen@raketti.net
A natural pond for trout fishing is open from May to Christmas at 8-22. For groups guides, meals etc. if ordered beforehand. Boats, a fisherman's hut and a fire place. One summer cottage for rent.

VIRTALAN LOMAMÖKIT
Ms Hilkka Jauhiainen
Suonenjoentie 270
72100 Karttula
Tel. (017) 383 1302, 040 - 7705338
A holiday cottage for 4+4 persons and a small summer cottage on an island for 2+1 persons. Fishing gear and guided trips. A berry farm.

LUONTOLOMA S&M
Jylhänniementie 118
72400 Pielavesi
Tel. (040) 533 1931
The Nature Holiday S&M offers 1.5.-31.10. two cottages with kitchen+living room, sleeping alcove, upstairs, and sauna. Outdoor toilet, smoke sauna, and summer kitchen/barbeque. No electricity. Fishing trips available.

MÄNTYPIRTTI
Kumpula
72400 Pielavesi
Tel. (017) 882 140
An old wooden house for max. 10 persons. Two bed rooms and normal equipment (electricity, toilet, kitchen equipment). This cottage is situated by Lampaanjoki River and is ideally suited for fishing and canoeing along the river.

NILAKAN KALARETKET
Pielavesi
Tel. 0400 - 678 936
Summer cottages with electricity. Guided fishing and hunting tours.

FARM HOLIDAYS

COUNTRY HOTEL EEVANTALO
Ms Eeva Partanen
Vihertie 12
71570 SYVÄNNIEMI
Tel. (017) 384 1470, 050 - 520 4848
Fax (017) 384 1471
www.eevantalo.com
eevantalo@kolumbus.fi
Eevantalo is a lake-side country hotel in the middle of an active village which is situated only half an hour's drive from the town Kuopio. 9 bedrooms with own shower and toilet, fully licensed restaurant, smoke sauna, nature trail, tennis court. Canoes, boats etc. for rent; fishing, husky trips, guided walks and rowing trips. Service languages English, German, Swedish, Norwegian, and Finnish.

MYLLYKOSKEN KIEVARI
Mrs Marketta and Mr Osmo Saarelainen
Myllykoskentie 100
77600 SUONENJOKI
Tel/fax (017) 515 229
http://personal.inet.fi/koti/osmo.saarelainen
osmo.saarelainen@pp.inet.fi
Myllykosken Kievari Inn offers everything from B&B to full board and cottage holidays by the river Suonenjoki near Suonenjoki town. Two small cottages for 4 persons, 1 big fully equipped cottage for 8-10 persons (two separate bedrooms with own toilets and showers). Accommodation in rooms in the main building, summer rooms, caravan area.
Fully licensed restaurant (call first!) specialized in game and fish dishes. Boats, canoes, bicycles and fishing gear. River fishing directly from the cottage, fishing also in Nokisenkoski Rapids. Possibility to join professional fishermen in lake fishing. Fishing packages.

MARJAKARTANO HUSSOLA
Mrs Tuula and Mr Pertti Husso
Salmelantie 83
72100 KARTTULA
Tel./fax (017) 384 4112, 044 - 5121951
www.marjakartanohussola.fi
tuula@marjakartanohussola.fi
Hussola is a working strawberry farm with many years of experience with tourists. B&B rooms for couples and families, summer cottages for 2, 4 and 8 persons, caravan area. Saunas, barbeque, a traditional summer dance floor (dance evenings Saturdays), a big Lapp hut, a fire place in the nature, nature trail.

MYNTTISEN MAATILA
PPA 1/68 Lieteniemi
77600 SUONENJOKI
Tel/ fax (017) 3831 228, 0400 - 188 921
eeva.mynttinen@reppu.net
Mynttinen farm is a peaceful place for a farm holiday. B&B and half board. A lakeside sauna and a traditional smoke sauna, barbeque, children's playground, fishing licenses.

HIISIRETKET, TULILA FARM
Mrs Sari and Mr Antti Tulila
Oikotie 136
72300 Vesanto
Tel/fax 017 - 648 832, 0400 - 673 565
www.hiisiretket.com
antti@hiisiretket.com
A peaceful country holiday farm specialized in fishing, lake and forest trips and outdoor meals. Accommodation in rooms with shared toilets and showers. Two traditional smoke saunas and a Lapp hut, a fire place, a church boat (a big rowing boat for groups), motor boats, fishing gear. Fishing packages.


HOLIDAY CENTRES

The LOHIMAA Nature and Fishing Centre
Äyskoski
72210 TERVO
Tel. (017) 387 2450
Fax. (017) 387 2674
www.lohimaa.fi
info@lohimaa.fi
One of the biggest fishing centres in Finland. Good cottages. Fully licensed restaurant, guided tours, plenty of boats and fishing gear, canoes, bicycles, snow mobiles etc. for rent. Fishing packages.

NILAKAN PIRTIT
Säviä village, Pielavesi
Tel. (017) 70 5500
www.bluewayholiday.com
Three holiday cottages for 4+2 persons (2 bed rooms). In summer also rooms for 2-4 persons and camping area. Saunas, boats for hire, guided fishing trips.

PANGANRANNAN LOMAKOTI
Pangantie 746
74200 Pielavesi
Tel. (017) 615 0621, 615 0600
www.panganranta.com
A holiday centre in the country side with plenty of activities. Accommodation in rooms, total 60 persons. B&B, half or full board. Saunas, a swimming pool. Services of a guide: trips, canoeing, fishing, equipment rental etc.

TÖRMÄLÄN LOMA- JA VIRKISTYSKESKUS
Konnekoskentie 552
77700 RAUTALAMPI
Tel. (017) 537 332, 040 - 7252927, fax 537 345
www.kirkkopalvelut.fi/matkailupalvelut/tormala.html
tormala@kirkkopalvelut.fi
A Christian holiday centre in a beautiful setting by a lake and near Konnekoski rapids. Rooms with own shower and toilet (max 60 persons). Summer rooms for groups (max 60), a hostel for 20 persons. Meals and meeting rooms available, sauna, barbeque, play ground, nature trail, church boat etc.

VANHAMÄEN TOIMINTAKESKUS
Mannerheimin Lastensuojeluliiton Pohjois-Savon piiri ry
Jauhomäentie 122
77600 SUONENJOKI
Tel. (017) 511 746, fax 511 747
www2.mll.fi/piirit/pohjois-savo/vanhamaki/index.html
suonenjoki@mll.fi
Vanhamäki Activity Centre is a perfect place for active groups of children but also for active groups of adults and families wanting just B&B. Group accommodation for 140 children and family hostel rooms. Plenty of activities including horse back riding, canoeing, climbing, skiing, and fishing.


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FISHING REGULATIONS

Ice fishing and angling with hook (natural bait) and line are part of everyman's rights in Finland. The price of some holiday cottages include the lure fishing permit but even then the Fishing Management fee must be paid. If you only assist in fishing (e.g. by rowing) without handling the fishing gear you do not have to pay any fees.

A fisherman aged 18-65 has to pay a Fishing Management fee if he wants other than angling or ice fishing. The fee is personal i.e. every fisherman aged 18-65 has to have a receipt to show if asked by an authority. The sum can be paid to a bank account Nordea 166030-101496.

If you want to use a lure on a lake you have to pay a regional fishing license. This Provincial Lure Fishing fee can be paid in any bank to the bank account Nordea 166030-106610 (lure fishing in Eastern Finland).

The fishing rapids and rivers have their own licenses usually obtainable by the nearest kiosk or village shop. Ask your host! Your host can also assist in paying the fees for you.

Please visit the fishing pages of the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry. There you'll find more information about the fees, payments etc in Finland.