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

Allowed fishing methods are fly fishing, spinning and trolling. Available services are launching place for boats, lean-to and fireplace.

The rapid Tarvaalankoski is the last rapid of the Rautalampi water way. Lake Kuusvesi empties into bay Koivulahti via the rapid Tarvaalankoski. Bay Koivulahti is in connection with lake Saravesi. The rapid flows quite slowly. Along the east shore of the rapid it is possible to drive with a motor boat. The west shore is quite shallow. The rapid will be restored in a couple of years. The scenery of the rapid Tarvaalankoski is historical worthy. On the rapid there has been fishermen’s and travellers from the Stone Age. In the area there is as a sight an old graveyard and old lands of church of Hartikka. The famous rock paintings of Saarakallio are only a couple of kilometres away. The fishing ground begins bellow the bridge. The fishing area is marked with signs. The rapid is quite wide and on the shores there are a plenty of vegetation. Therefore the best way to fish on the rapid is to use a boat. Also wadding is possible. The rapid is suitable for dry fly fishing. The catch are mostly grayling and lake trout which belong to the population of Rautalampi water way. The most wanted catch is lake trout which breeding is successful in the river. There is stocked only a little lake trout in the river. In the river there are mostly grayling which is successful naturalized in the rapid in the beginning of 1990’s. The biggest grayling are weighing over 1 kg. Also grayling is breeding in the river. Above the rapid there is a launching place for boats. To the rapid Tarvaalankoski it is possible to come via the canal from lake Päijänne. If you need a boat you can rent it. In the village of Laukaanvirta you can go shopping or enjoy refreshment in the baars of the village.

Hydrology - Tarvaala Rapids

Lenght  1400 m  (Virta-alue)
Lenght  540 m  ()
Area  30.35 ha  (Virta-alue)
Area  3 ha  ()
Width  80 m  (-250 m)
Mean discharge  75 m3/s  ()

Fishing Licenses Tarvaala Rapids

Season:1.1. -31.8. ja 01.12. -31.12 
Price Duration / Catch quota
Licensegroup: Fishing Method: All All
15 €24 h / 3 salmonid Lupa alkaa kl 18:00
Licensegroup: Fishing Method: All Group
200 €24 h / 3 salmonid max 20 hlöä
Licensegroup: Fishing Method: All Under 18 y.
10 €24 h / 3 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 Tarvaala Rapids

Mauno Leinonen

 045-6331049 kääminniementie 143 LAUKKAVIRTA 

Fishing Rules Tarvaala Rapids


Lupa-aika alkaa klo 18:00. Alamitat: rasvaeväleikattu Taimen ja harjus 60 cm, rasvaevällinen Taimen vapautettava. Kosken veneväylässä kalastaminen kielletty uistelemalla. Kahlaaminen kielletty talvella koko koskessa, sekä poikastuotantoalueella koko vuodeLupa-aika alkaa klo 18:00. Alamitat: rasvaeväleikattu taimen 60 cm ja harjus 40 cm, rasvaevällinen taimen vapautettava. Kosken veneväylässä kalastaminen kielletty uistelemalla. Kahlaaminen kielletty talvella, sekä poikastuotantoalueella koko vuoden.

Fishing Methods

Fly fishing, spinning and trolling (yksi vapa).

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 40 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 Totally Protected
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With adipose fin 64º00N - 67º00N välissä olevissa sisävesissä 60 cm
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Without adipose fin North of 67º00N latitude 50 cm
Without adipose fin 50 cm
River and Brook 1.8. - 30.11. Totally Protected
Grayling Minimum Lenght cm
South of 67º00N Latitude 35 cm
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North of 67º00N Latitude 30 cm
Sea Totally Protected
South of 67º00N 1.4.-31.5. Totally Protected
Freshwater Salmon Minimum Lenght cm
60 cm
Vuoksi and Hiitolanjoki drainage system Totally Protected
Rivers and brooks 1.8. - 30.11.. Totally Protected
Salmon Minimum Lenght cm
60 cm
North of 63º30 N Latitude Bay of Bothnia 50 cm
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River and Brook 1.8. - 30.11.. totally protected
Pike Perch Minimum Lenght cm
Finland 42 cm
Char Minimum Lenght cm
Lake Inarinjärvi 45 cm
Vuoksi drainage area 60 cm
Lake Kuolimo and Saimaa between Puumalansalmi and Vuoksenniska and Vuoksi drainage system area 1.9. - 30.11.. Totally protected
Whitefish Minimum Lenght cm
River and brook that empties to sea 1.9.-31.11. Totally protected
Lamprey Minimum Lenght cm
1.4.-30.11. Totally protected
Crayfish Minimum Lenght cm
Jokirapu, täplärapu ja kapeasaksirapu (Astacus leptodactylus) 1.11.-21.07. klo 12 Totally protected
Rainbow Trout and other Fish Speices Minimum Lenght cm
No Minimum Catch Sizes or Closed Seasons

Tarvaala Rapids Videos

Tarvaala Rapids Fish Stockings

Tarvaalan koskikalastus fish stockings

grayling and brown trout.  

Superior Lake: Kuusvesi

Pike perch, Brown trout, Grayling, Whitefish (Coregonus l. pallasi) and Pike.

Underneath Lake: Saraavesi

Pike perch, Freshwater Salmon, Brown trout, Whitefish, Whitefish (Coregonus l. pallasi), Whitefish(Coregonus l.nilssoni) and Pike.

Tarvaala Rapids Pictures


Tarvaala Rapids Maps and Driving Directions

Depth Map, Topographical map
Driving Directions Google Maps

Weather, Sun and Moon rise and set

Weather, Sun and Moon rise and set

Associated Lakes

Kuusvesi 2213 ha
Saraavesi 1049 ha

Special fishing areas nearby Tarvaalan koskikalastus

Tarvaala Rapids 0 km
Laukaa Area 1400 ha Area 540 ha Area 30.35 ha Area 3 ha Area 75 ha
15€/24 tuntia
Simunankoski 6 km
Kuusaankoski Rapids 10 km
Laukaa Area 90 ha
30€/kausi 50€/kausi
Lake Muurikaisjärvi 17 km
Jyväskylä Lenght 68 m Lenght 14 m
Fishing ground of Leppävesi 18 km
20€/2 viikkoa 50€/vuosi
Vaajavirta Rapids 18 km
Jyväskylä Maximum depth 4700 m Maximum depth 141 m
25€/12 tuntia 30€/vrk 80€/viikko 300€/vuosi
Liekkilammet 19 km
Jyväskylä Lenght 400 m
20€/24 tuntia 20€/24 tuntia
Lake Lukkarlampi 19 km
Hankasalmi Lenght 3 m Lenght 5 m
15€/6 tuntia 20€/12 tuntia 25€/24 tuntia

Lakes nearby Tarvaalan koskikalastus

Big Lakes:

All Lakes nearby:

Fishing Guides

Medi Fish Oy / Timo Koikkalainen  

Cottages Tarvaalan koskikalastus

Cottage Hankasalmi Ylemmäinen Simunankoski Revontuli Golf Häkärinteet
4+3 henk 59m2
alk. 600
/week/cottage 25 km 
Cottage Hankasalmi Niemisjärvi Simunankoski Revontuli Golf Häkärinteet
7 henk 102m2
alk. 700
/week/cottage 25 km 
Cottage Konnevesi Konnevesi Siikakoski Revontuli Golf Häkärinteet
9 henk 110m2
alk. 590-865
/week/cottage 36 km 
Cottage Konnevesi Konnevesi Siikakoski Revontuli Golf Häkärinteet
9 henk 110m2
alk. 590-865
/week/cottage 36 km 
Cottage Konnevesi Konnevesi Siikakoski Revontuli Golf Häkärinteet
9 henk 110m2
alk. 590-865
/week/cottage 36 km 
Cottage Konnevesi Konnevesi Siikakoski Revontuli Golf Häkärinteet
5 henk 40m2
alk. 400-515
/week/cottage 36 km 
Cottage Viitasaari Suotajärvi Myllyjoki Viitasaari Eerikkälä golf Sahis
Suovanlahden hirsihuvila
6 henk 56m2
alk. 420
/week/cottage 69 km 
Cottage Viitasaari Vuosjärvi Huopanankoski Eerikkälä golf Sahis
8+4 henk 80m2
alk. 600
/week/cottage 72 km 
Cottage Saarijärvi Heijostenkoski Heijostenkoski Ähtärin Golf Paavonrinteet
10+6 henk 200m2
alk. 650-750
/week/cottage 72 km 
Cottage Joutsa Suontee Viherinkoski Hartolan Kuninkaallinen Golfklubi Hiihtokeskus Purnu
8 henk 75m2
alk. 420-700
/week/cottage 73 km 
Cottage Saarijärvi Karankajärvi Karajoki Ähtärin Golf Paavonrinteet
Villa Mertala
6+2 henk 114m2
alk. 700-950
/week/cottage 74 km 
Cottage Pieksämäki Maavesi Suihkolanjoki Laukanlampi Golf Club Häkärinteet
Pieksämäen lomamökki
6 henk 101m2
alk. 340-450
/week/cottage 74 km 
Cottage Saarijärvi Karanka Karajoki Ähtärin Golf Paavonrinteet
Mulikan Hilton
10 henk 0m2
alk. 205
/week/pers. 75 km 
Cottage Kannonkoski Kivijärvi Viivajoki Sahis
Mäntyranta I,II
6+2 henk 96m2
alk. 460-730
/week/cottage 82 km 


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