Natural catch speices are grayling, whitefish and brown trout.   Stocked catch speices are brown trout.  

Allowed fishing methods are spinning and fly fishing. Available services are fireplace, laplander's hut, lean-to and launching place for boats.

Hydrology - River Kitkajoki upper part

Mean discharge  25 m3/s  (Käylä)
Flood discharge  36 m3/s  (Käylä)
Low discharge  0 m3/s  (14.4 (Käylä))
Lenght  30 km  (koko Kitkajoki)

Fishing Licenses River Kitkajoki upper part

Season:Other season 1.6.-10.9.
Price Duration / Catch quota
Licensegroup: Fishing Method: All All
15 €24 h / 1 salmonid
35 €3 Days / 1 salmonid
55 €Week / 1 salmonid
70 €Season / 1 salmonid
18-64-years old fisherman has to purchase also personal National fishing management fee Fee: 47 € for the calendar year 2023 or 15 € for seven days or 6 € for one day.

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Places to pay the permit River Kitkajoki upper part

Palvelupiste Karhuntassu

 0206 39 6804 torangintaival 2 KUUSAMO 

Fishing Rules River Kitkajoki upper part


Taimenen alamitta 60 cm ja harjuksen 35 cm. Saaliskiintiö 1 taimenta + 3 harjusta / vrk. Alle 15 v. maksutta luvanlunastaneen kanssa.

Fishing Methods

Spinning and fly fishing.

Catch Sizes and Closed Seasons

It is prohibited to take a fish that is smaller than the minimum size and bigger than the maximum size. A fish that does not meet the limits for the catch size must be immediately released back to water.

Catch Sizes and Closed Seasons

Brown trout 50 cm,  Freshwater Salmon 60 cm,  Grayling 35 cm,  Pike Perch 0 cm

General Catch Sizes and Closed Seasons (Finland Fishing Act)

Brown Trout Minimum Lenght cm
With adipose fin South of 64º00N latitude
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With adipose fin 64º00N - 67º00N välissä olevissa sisävesissä cm
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Without adipose fin North of 67º00N latitude cm
Without adipose fin cm
River and Brook
Grayling Minimum Lenght cm
South of 67º00N Latitude cm
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North of 67º00N Latitude cm
South of 67º00N
Freshwater Salmon Minimum Lenght cm
Vuoksi and Hiitolanjoki drainage system
Rivers and brooks .
Salmon Minimum Lenght cm
North of 63º30 N Latitude Bay of Bothnia cm
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River and Brook .
Pike Perch Minimum Lenght cm
Finland cm
Char Minimum Lenght cm
Lake Inarinjärvi cm
Vuoksi drainage area cm
Lake Kuolimo and Saimaa between Puumalansalmi and Vuoksenniska and Vuoksi drainage system area .
Whitefish Minimum Lenght cm
River and brook that empties to sea
Lamprey Minimum Lenght cm
Crayfish Minimum Lenght cm
Jokirapu, täplärapu ja kapeasaksirapu (Astacus leptodactylus)
Rainbow Trout and other Fish Speices Minimum Lenght cm

River Kitkajoki upper part Videos

River Kitkajoki upper part Fish Stockings

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River Kitkajoki upper part Pictures

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Associated Lakes

Ala-Kitka 4850 ha

Special fishing areas nearby Kitkajoen yläjuoksu

River Kitkajoki upper part 0 km
Kuusamo Area 25 ha Area 30 ha
15€/24 tuntia 35€/3 vrk 55€/viikko 70€/kausi
Käylänkoski Kitkajoki 0 km
Kiveskoski Kuusamo 6 km
15€/24 tuntia 35€/3 vrk 55€/viikko 70€/kausi
River Oulankajoki 11 km
13€/vrk 45€/viikko
Niskakoski Kitkajoki 12 km
Myllykoski Kitkajoki 13 km
Aallokkokoski Kitkajoki 13 km
Jyrävä Kitkajoki 14 km

Lakes nearby Kitkajoen yläjuoksu

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Cottages Kitkajoen yläjuoksu

Cottage Kuusamo Kitka Käylänkoski Kitkajoki Ruka Golf Ruka
Hirsiparitalo Kitkajoen rannalla
4+2 henk 50m2
alk. 400-300
/week/cottage 1 km 
Cottage Posio Yli-Kitkajärvi Naatikkajoki Ruka Golf Kirintövaara
Posion lomamökki
5 henk 96m2
alk. 340-450
/week/cottage 40 km 
Cottage Salla Oulankajoki Salla
Sallan lomamökki
5 henk 101m2
alk. 340-450
/week/cottage 51 km 
Cottage Kemijärvi Kemijärvi Pirttikoski Kemijoki Suomu
Kemijärven lomamökki
5 henk 96m2
alk. 340-450
/week/cottage 77 km 
Cottage Taivalkoski Ohtaoja Syötekeskus
Taivalkosken lomamökki
4 henk 80m2
alk. 340-450
/week/cottage 83 km 


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