Fishing holidays


Kuhmo, home to more than one hundred rapids and vast tracts of untouched taiga forest, is the ideal destination for fly and lure fishing.  Our nearest rapids at Pajakkakoski are just a short 10-minute walk away, while the next set of rapids that also provide bounteous fishing opportunities are less then 10 kilometres away.

At Hotel Kainuu, we are fortunate to have a local fishing expert working in our bar. As the evening draws in, he is always happy to chat and share his top tips and latest updates to help you make the most of your visit.  We also offer a drying room for all your kit, a sitting room dedicated to fishing enthusiasts and a fully-equipped fly tying workshop.

In terms of volume, the rapids at Pajakkakoski are the largest of their kind in Kainuu. Just a short walk away from the hotel, the rapids are an important migration route for fish and were chosen by the Finnish Federation for Recreational Fishing as the best local fishing spot in 2017. To protect our local fish stocks, fishing here is carried out in line with sustainable principles. To this end, only catch & release is allowed at Akonkoski rapids.


Kuhmo is home to a number of secluded rivers and rapids that offer the ideal setting for recreational fishing. The clean and clear waters are also ideal for night-time fishing, a truly unforgettable experience. In high season, the larger rapids tend to get busy due to their reputation and popularity. You can expect to catch grayling, brown trout, northern pike, zander and ide.


We are happy to arrange a fishing guide for you.  All our professional guides are locals with an excellent knowledge of the area. They can bring you to a different set of rapids for each day of your visit. With all the planning taken care of, you can focus on making the most of the first rate fishing on offer. All our guides speak English.

Our nightless night expeditions in summer are particularly popular.


A common fishing permit specifically designed for visitors covers the rapids in the Kuhmo area from 10 April until 30 August. This single permit provides you with convenient access to a wide three rapids of fishing waters in Kuhmo. The cost of a three-day permit is EUR 50.

The cost, scope and duration of the common permit are re-assessed and set every year.

For further information on permits, rules and dates, please visit or contact us directly at info(a)

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