Natural catch speices are brown trout, grayling, pike, perch and whitefish.  

Allowed fishing methods are spinning and fly fishing.

The rapids Heijostenkosket belongs to upper part of the waterway of Saarijärvi. The rapid is situated between the rapids Kouheroistenkoski and Tuhmakoski. The rapids Heijostenkosket consists of five rapids, as well as race and quiet water areas between the rapids. The rapids are Vaajakoski, Myllykoski, Pitkäkoski (also called Heijostenkoski), Haarakoski, and Rakinkoski. The total length of all the rapids is about 2,5 km and it is the longest fishing ground in Central Finland. The rapids Heijostenkosket flows in peaceful wilderness and there are very few settlements at the shores. There are no bridges crossing the rapids. There are a lot of fishing places on the rapids, so you will always be able to find a place that is not crowded with other fishermen. The most common place of arrival at the rapids is the area between the rapids Myllykoski and Pitkäkoski. There is a cooking cover with a stove and tables. There are also two cottages in the area for fishermen. Accommodation in the cottages is free. There are also good places for tenting in the area, and it also possible to park your caravan there. The rapids of the waterway of Saarijärvi have been used for log floating from 1860´s to 1960´s. Due to this, nearly all the beds in the rapids have been modified to suit the needs of log floating. After the log floating stopped, there have been attempts to restore the rapids closer to their natural state. This process of restoration will take place before the end of this century on the rapids Heijostenkosket. The whole restoration process aims at creating better possibilities for fish to breed and for fishermen to fish.

Hydrology - Heijostenkoski Rapids

Lenght  320 m  (Rakinkoski)
Lenght  575 m  (Haarakoski)
Lenght  545 m  (Pitkäkoski)
Lenght  180 m  (Myllykoski)
Lenght  335 m  (Vaajakoski)
Lenght  2450 m  (koko reitti)
Width  9 m  (-41 Rakinkoski)
Width  16 m  (-40m Haarakoski)
Width  15 m  (-29m Pitkäkoski)
Width  30 m  (-42m Myllykoski)
Width  14 m  (-57m Vaajakoski)
Width  9 m  (-57m koko reitti)
Mean discharge  0 m3/s  (~16,8)
Flood discharge  87 m3/s  ()
Low discharge  0 m3/s  (~4,28)

Fishing Licenses Heijostenkoski Rapids

Season:Summertime 1.5. - 31.7. Season:Whole year 
Price Duration / Catch quota
Licensegroup: Fishing Method: All All
25 €24 h / No catch quota
Licensegroup: Fishing Method: All Group
5 €3 hours / No catch quota ohjattu ryhmä / hlö 5-10 hlöä
160 €24 h / No catch quota 10 hlöä
300 €24 h / No catch quota 20 hlöä
Licensegroup: Fishing Method: All Water owners
15 €24 h / No catch quota
Season:Other season 1.8. - 30.4.
Price Duration / Catch quota
Licensegroup: Fishing Method: All All
130 €Season / No catch quota
200 €Season / No catch quota Yhteislupa Tuhmakoski - Kalmukoski- Heijoistenkoski
Licensegroup: Fishing Method: All Water owners
85 €Season / No catch quota
Price Duration / Catch quota
Licensegroup: Fishing Method: All All
10 €12 hours / No catch quota elokuun 1. päivän jälkeen
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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Fishing Rules Heijostenkoski Rapids


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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 42 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

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Superior Lake: Karankajärvi

Superior Lake: Pääjärvi

Underneath Lake: Tuhmalampi

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Associated Lakes

Tuhmalampi 193 ha
Pääjärvi 2950 ha
Karankajärvi 1101 ha

Special fishing areas nearby Heijostenkoski

Heijostenkoski Rapids 0 km
Karstula Area 320 ha Area 575 ha Area 545 ha Area 180 ha Area 335 ha Area 2450 ha
10€/12 tuntia 25€/24 tuntia 130€/kausi 200€/kausi
Karajoki Rapids 1 km
Saarijärvi Area 600 ha
Moksin- ja Vihanninjoki Rapids 4 km
Saarijärvi Maximum depth 2000 m Maximum depth 2 m
Kouheroistenkoski Rapids 4 km
Karstula Area 300 ha Area 12 ha
5€/vrk 25€/vuosi
Tuhmakoski Rapids 6 km
Saarijärvi Area 240 ha Area 17 ha
15€/24 tuntia 70€/kausi
Rapids Kalmukoski ja Haapakoski 6 km
Saarijärvi Area 3500 ha
15€/24 tuntia 50€/vuosi 200€/kausi
Riekonkoski and Muittarinkoski Rapids 11 km
Saarijärvi Area 430 ha
22.7€/24 tuntia
Kaitanen 14 km
Saarijärvi Lenght 1000 m Lenght 10 m Lenght 9.3 m
20€/24 tuntia

Lakes nearby Heijostenkoski

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Fishing Guides

Erä`s Pete / Petri Korhonen  
Medi Fish Oy / Timo Koikkalainen  

Cottages Heijostenkoski

Cottage Saarijärvi Heijostenkoski Heijostenkoski Ähtärin Golf Paavonrinteet
10+6 henk 200m2
alk. 650-750
/week/cottage 0 km 
Cottage Saarijärvi Karankajärvi Karajoki Ähtärin Golf Paavonrinteet
Villa Mertala
6+2 henk 114m2
alk. 700-950
/week/cottage 2 km 
Cottage Saarijärvi Karanka Karajoki Ähtärin Golf Paavonrinteet
Mulikan Hilton
10 henk 0m2
alk. 205
/week/pers. 3 km 
Cottage Kannonkoski Kivijärvi Viivajoki Sahis
Mäntyranta I,II
6+2 henk 96m2
alk. 460-730
/week/cottage 33 km 
Cottage Kannonkoski Kivijärvi Viivajoki Sahis
4 henk 25m2
alk. 330-500
/week/cottage 33 km 
Cottage Viitasaari Vuosjärvi Huopanankoski Eerikkälä golf Sahis
8+4 henk 80m2
alk. 600
/week/cottage 43 km 
Cottage Viitasaari Muuruejärvi Keihärinkoski St. Lake Golf Club Sahis
Huopanan hirsihuvila
5 henk 39m2
alk. 390
/week/cottage 51 km 
Cottage Äänekoski Kuhnamo Luijankoski Laukaan Peurunkagolf Laajavuori Laajis
Ristilahden lomamökki
10 henk 120m2
alk. 500
/week/cottage 54 km 
Cottage Kinnula MArkojärvi Myllyjoki St. Lake Golf Club Sahis
8+2 henk 100m2
alk. 600-650
/week/cottage 57 km 
Cottage Kinnula Markojärvi Myllyjoki St. Lake Golf Club Sahis
6+2 henk 67m2
alk. 450-550
/week/cottage 57 km 
Cottage Kinnula Kivijärvi Myllyjoki St. Lake Golf Club Sahis
6+1 henk 50m2
alk. 400-550
/week/cottage 58 km 
Cottage Keuruu Kuusijärvi Pihlaiskosket Golf-Virrat Vuorenmaa
6 henk 50m2
alk. 430-450
/week/cottage 59 km 
Cottage Keuruu Kuusijärvi Pihlaiskosket Golf-Virrat Vuorenmaa
6 henk 50m2
alk. 380-400
/week/cottage 59 km 
Cottage Keuruu Kuusijärvi Pihlaiskosket Golf-Virrat Vuorenmaa
8+2 henk 65m2
alk. 450-550
/week/cottage 59 km 


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