In the Gulf of Bothnia, part of World Heritage Site
We welcome you to Ostrobothnia and an unforgettable fishing experience.
Through fishing you can experience the Ostrobothnian archipelago and nature at close hand. Ostrobothnian archipelago provide a variety of possibilities for pikefishing. The archipelago is unique and part of it forms a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The shallow and rocky sea studded with islands provides many good fishing opportunities. Pike and perch are the most plentiful fish in the area.
Ostrobothnia’s varied shoreline and its many islets, islands and skerries provide excellent living conditions for pike. Flads, typical of areas where coastal land is rising, are good for spawning and for development of young pike. Furthermore, there is no shortage of shoals full of nutrition for the pike in the rocky archipelago. There are plenty of pike in our waters, from the inner archipelago to the shallows at the edge of the open sea. Our rivers and lakes also provide good catches and large pike. You have come to the pike paradise!
With spring, the days get lighter and lighter. The sun starts melting snow on the ice and sunlight reaches the water environment better than in the winter months. The pike get active with increasing light and warmth. In the Kvarken region, pike spawn in late April - early May. They migrate to spawn in shallow bays (flads) and gloe lakes. Fishing guide's tips for catching pike in spring. The spring is also the best time for angling big ide and bream: See the video.
When the bays get warm, the pike return to open seas, to shoals bordering to deeper waters, where the water flows more freely and stays cooler. There they lie in wait among rocks and weeds preying on fish swimming by.Fishing guide's tips for catching pike in summer. Big schools of perches can be caught in streams in the summer months: See the video.
As the days get shorter and cooler in the autumn, the pike start migrating again. They have to prepare for winter by feeding up actively. When the water gets cooler, pike return to shallower waters. They are now again accessible for fishermen on the shores. Autumn is the golden time for those who wish to catch giant pike. Fishing guide’s tips for catching pike in the autumn.
The time when the sea freezes over varies from year to year. The ice-cap puts a stop to fishing in open waters but you can still continue with pike fishing - under the ice-cap. The pike feed less in the winter, but they have to eat something to sustain them and they do not hesitate to strike at an easy prey. Fishing guide’s tips for catching pike in the winter. In addition, we have some of Finland’s best ice-fishing spots for catching perches in this region: See the video.
Fishing Guides and Other Services
Regardless of whether you are looking for a guided fishing tour for your company or a family holiday, you will find what you are looking for in Ostrobothnia. There are companies that can offer everything from a few hours of fishing to extended holiday packages. Fishing guides and accommodation providers can be found under the Services section of this website. More detailed information is available from the relevant companies’ websites, which are listed on the Links page.
In the Ostrobothnian archipelago and coast, you can experience much more than just fishing.
Information about other opportunities is available from tourism websites, such as the Botnia Tourist Association and the 7 Bridges Archipelago.
Most fishing tourists choose to visit Ostrobothnia in the summer. However, for many late winter is the high point of the fishing year. What could be better than a beautiful winter’s day for going out on the ice to try your luck at fishing. This time of year offers stable weather conditions, while the sun is already warm enough to set life in motion under the ice.
this website that provides current information about fishing and services available to those who want to fish in Ostrobothnia in Finland. Here you can find advice about fishing, fishing guides and suitable accomodaton. Information about both national and local regulations that apply to fishing in the area is also available through the website. The service will be gradually built up to include more detail about fishing permits.