The waterfall fishing destination stretching for about 20 km between Jokijärvi and the settlement of Taivalkoski provides fishing spots preferred by grayling and trout, for shore fishermen and boat fishermen alike. There are 22 waterfalls and rapids in this area. This wild section of the river is accessible by forest roads, and it is a great spot for catching grayling by fly fishing. The riverside is easily accessible, with several shelters and campfire sites available for fishermen and boaters.
The waterfall fishing area is clearly preferred by grayling. The size of the grayling depends on the season, but the most common catches range between 30 - 40 cm, although fish weighing more than a kilo are also caught every year. Trout can be caught throughout the entire area, with an average size of 1-2 kg, although sometimes larger trout are also caught from this river. There are some whitefish in the river, but it is clearly the most under-fished species, mainly due to the fact that the fish prefer backwaters that are more challenging fishing spots, although there are rather few of these in the area. In the slower stream sections and backwaters, there is a good chance of catching pike and also perch.
There is a total of 20 km river area in the main channel of Iijoki and Kostonjoki
NATURAL FISH STOCK
Grayling, trout, pike, perch, whitefish
Grayling and trout fry, and mature trout.
1.6. - 31.10.
TB garage (”Koillistie Ay”), tel. +358 8 841 595, Kuusamontie 10, 93400 Taivalkoski
Saija Lodge, tel. +358 8 847 511, Saijantie 8, 93400 Taivalkoski www.saija.fi
Metsäkylä village shop, tel. +358 8 845 106, Metsäkyläntie 317 A, 93590 Vanhala
Jalava Store, tel. +358 8 841 005, Mikonkuja 2, Taivalkoski www.jalavankauppa.fi
Neste Pudasjärvi, Pietarilantie, Pudasjärvi, tel. +358 8 822 522
TB garage, tel. +358 8 711 052, Kalliokatu 2, 89600 Suomussalmi
24 hours: 10 €
One week: 20 €
One season: 40 €
Hannu Pitkänen, ph. +358 40 531 9658