Fishing in Southern Finland Archipelago

The region's strong stocks of pike, zander and perch enable year-round fishing. This is the region with the highest amount of pike weighing over ten kilos.

In Southern Finland population centers and the urban lifestyle meet wild nature. Anglers can find destinations in the immediate vicinity of cities, thus being able to combine their fishing holidays with other tourist attractions and cultural opportunities. The South Coast has a comprehensive network of fishing guides and easily accessible fishing grounds.

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Here you can find urban environments, a wide variety of services and opportunities for shopping, while still being close to the countryside, with the wild nature of the national parks within easy reach. The region is home to four of Finland's five largest cities – Helsinki, Vantaa, Espoo and Turku – and about half of the population.

The Archipelago is a magnificent fishing site

In terms of fishing, the most significant area in Southern Finland is the Baltic Sea Archipelago. The archipelagos of the Archipelago Sea and the Gulf of Finland form the largest archipelago area in Europe. The area, shaped by tens of thousands of islands, provides opportunities to go after freshwater fish like pike, zander and perch in a marine environment.

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With its breathtaking beauty, the Archipelago provides anglers with endless opportunities. There are enough new spots to keep you busy every day of the year. Unfortunately, one lifetime is not enough to test all the hot spots of the Archipelago.

The region's strong stocks of pike, zander and perch enable year-round fishing. This is the region with the highest amount of pike weighing over ten kilos. Other game species include whitefish, burbot, sea trout, Atlantic salmon, Baltic herring and various cyprinids.

You can go fishing with a guide or on your own.

Our professional fishing guides help you to uncover the secrets of the underwater world by steering the boat to the fishing grounds that long experience has proved to be the best in the area. Excellent equipment, varied fishing waters abounding in fish, and the reliable people we work with make sure that you will have a fishing trip to remember.

If you prefer to go out fishing on your own, from us you can buy fishing licenses, lures, bait, maps and get hints about fishing in this area. We also rent for example angling and spinning equipment, Master motor boats with 50CP engine or all you need for a memorable fishing adventure.

Fishing seasons

Pike: 15.05. – 30.11.

Perch: 1.06. - 30.11.

Zander: 10.06. – 15.09.

Salmon: 13.05. – 10.06. and 1.09. – 30.11.

Fishing License

If you are between 18 and 64 years of age and want to practise fishing other than angling or jigging you need to purchase the Fishing License. This license is valid for almost all waters of Finland (except special fishing places, rivers etc.). License is for one rod/ person.

Fishing license is personal and it must be paid before fishing has started. The fisher must have proof of the payment and, if requested, present this to an authority or other person who supervises fishing. The proof may be a receipt, fishing card or bank statement. Fishing license need not be paid for assisting persons (such as rowers) who do not handle the fishing gear during fishing.


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The Ekenäs stadshotell is located in the center of Ekenäs near the sea and the beach. It’s offer fishing trips and the hotel have sunny terraces for up to 160 persons. The hotel has 20 rooms for rent and a really good a la carte restaurant.

Tammisaari is an idyllic city surrounded by the Baltic Sea, only a one-hour-drive away from Helsinki. The sea surrounding the city provides the best fishing waters in Finland. The annual statistics of pike fishing have Tammisaari on the top of the list. 10+ kg giant pikes are annually caught in the surroundings of the city.

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The City Hotel of Tammisaari has organized fishing trips since 2007. The Hotel has boat rental services and all the equipment needs for memorable fishing moments. The fishing waters nearby the city are easy to navigate.

For any further information or for a concrete offer please contact us on

Tight lines!

GBP Sportfishing crew

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