At the beginning of June, the first large-scale rush of salmon in the Simojoki River, in general, has actually begun and the fishermen's lines start to straighten. It's a great time for a fly fishing course! In the Simojoki Fly Fishing Course you will learn the techniques, tools and most of all you will learn to interpret the river and the fishing area that is at the heart of all salmon fishing. The course is built according to the level of competence of the participants, ie. enthusiasts of all levels are welcome. The guide is Sampsa Köykkä from Seinäjoki, a top guide to fly fishing cooked in many waters. The best salmon fishing destinations on the Simojoki River are at the disposal of the course participants!
Fly fishing course on Simojoki river, 11-12 June 2022
Do you want to learn how to fly fish salmon or do you want to learn more about the secrets of a great hobby? Our goal is to get to the basics of fly fishing during the course, learn the right casting techniques, and as a bonus we could offer you a decent adrenaline boost as the line tightens ... As the first flocks progress upstream, the salmon is aggressive to all the stimuli ahead.
In the course, we will learn both the use of a one-handed casting rod and the handling of a more robust salmon rod with two hands. A little theory and a lot of practical training at Simojoki! In the evening, you can also try fly tying, have a sauna and eat in good company, surrounded by beautiful nature on the riverside of the Simojoki River.
The content of the course is built according to the level of competence of the participants in the course. You can register for the course even if you have just started the fishing hobby! It's good to have your own fly fishing equipment, but you can also find loan equipment. Own wading equipment is required.
Come and have a nice fly fishing weekend with a group of friends! It is possible to book additional nights in the rooms at Simojoen Lohiranta or in the new log cabins on the riverside of Lapinkoski. For more information, please see www.simojoen-lohiranta.fi or www.lapinkoski.fi.
Simojoki river, a natural salmon river
Simojoki is the only river basin flowing within the borders of Finland with its own naturally increasing salmon population. From a fishing standpoint, the river is very easy to manage and fish due to its open shores and relatively low water levels. Given the size of the river, salmon can be caught in several places almost the entire width of the river. The Simojoki River also has a natural grayling population, and the largest grayling grows up to 50 cm in length. The Simojoki River and the Simojoki estuaries are a natural habitat for chubby perch and pike.
Simojoen Lohiranta and Lapinkoski have central locations for fishermen
Moving from the mouth of the river inland, the landscapes change from a lush marine environment to a wilderness. Lohiranta and Lapinkoski on the Simojoki River are located about 25 km from the sea. This area is central to the Simojoki salmon fishery.
After the start of salmon run at the mouth of the river, the first flocks are observed at the height of Lapinkoski and Lohiranta usually 4-6 days after the start of the run, usually in early June. The surroundings of Lohiranta and Lapinkoski in the Simojoki; Hömmönkoski, Lohiranta Louhelankari, Hanskankoski and the Lapinkoski fly fishing area are suitable areas for fishing right at the beginning of the season, until the end of the season. The area is also a popular spawning ground for salmon, and with the onset of autumn calm, active salmon are generally abundant in the area.
A popular basecamp for fishermen and hunters in the Simojoki River, in the municipality of Simo. At Simojoen Lohiranta you will find comfortable accommodation in a cottage or rooms. The riverside sauna is available to order. During the fishing season, the restaurant is open almost every day. There are a few places for a caravan in the yard. More information about Lohiranta can be found at www.simojoen-lohiranta.fi.
Lapinkoski is located about 25 km inland from Simo, about 1 km upstream of Lohiranta on the Simojoki River. In the coming years, high-quality and nature-friendly cottages will be built in the area for fishermen and hunters in a beautiful and quiet area that is great for fly fishing. The Lapinkoski fishing area is about 400 meters long, covering the entire southern part of the Simojoki Lapinkoski area. More information about the area can be found at www.lapinkoski.fi.
Course programme and preliminary schedule
Saturday, 11 June 2022
10.00 arrival at Lohiranta on the Simojoki River and coffee
10.15- theoretical part of the course and getting to know the tools
14.00- fishing with a guide in Lapinkoski and other public places in the area
18.00- evening meal in the hut
20.00- sauna and fly tying, the most enthusiastic are free to go fishing by themselves at night
Sunday, 12 June 2022
8: 00-10: 00 breakfast
10.00- fishing with a guide
13.00 lunch and check-out (or if you want to continue fishing and your holiday on your own, you can book extra nights and an extension for a fishing permit)
14.00-17.00 fishing with a guide
The price of the course includes accommodation, meals and a sauna in Lohiranta, Simojoki, as well as quality training by a professional guide.
Fishing takes place at Lohiranta Louhelankari, Lapinkoski, Hömmönkoski and Hanskankoski. We move between regions according to the situation. All fishing areas are about three kilometers apart.
Note! The fishing permit and state fisheries management fee are not included in the price, but are handled conveniently when you arrive in Lohiranta. The price of a fishing permit for a course participant is 15 € / day (for under 18s 7.5€ / day) and the state fisheries management fee is 6 € / day (for under 18s free).
We want to support young people's fishing activities. The price of the course is 199€ for children and young people (under 18), 299€ for adults. NOTE! If you want to continue your fishing holiday on your own, for example after the course, ask Lapinkoski about the possibility of extra nights when booking! By default accommodation is in Lohiranta in quiet rooms for 2-4 people. If you want to upgrade you accomodation to Lapinkoski private log cabin (up to 6 people) please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call us.
The course is implemented with a minimum of four participants. Gather your own group of friends or mates for the course!