Winter fishing adventure

Winter fishing adventure in lake Saimaa with local guide is a great winter experience. You will learn the basics of winter fishing through the ice. Drill holes through the ice and try to catch a fish. Guide will show you necessary fishing techniques and baits. We will also look under the ice with ice fishing sonar, which allows you to see what is happening under the ice, this will help us catch fish. After ice fishing we will check the winter-fishing-net which has been placed under the ice. Guide will also tell you how it is done, because it is nothing less than a little mystery. We often catch fish like perches, pikes and burbots. Lake Saimaa is beautifull in winter and deep frozen. Hot chocolate is available on ice to keep you warm. After fishing we move to shelter and enjoy a hot fish soup by the fire. Remember to dress up warmly. Welcome to experience winter fishing adventure in lake Saimaa!

Winter fishing adventure in lake Saimaa highlights

  • Learn basics of winter fishing safely with local guide
  • Try drilling hole in ice with ice drill and fishing with ice fishing rods. Lucky ones might catch a perch or other fish
  • Sip hot chocolate in the middle of ice and snow in Saimaa archipelago
  • Check ice-fishing-net with guide. We often catch perches, pikes and burbots
  • Enjoy hot fish-soup by the fire in a shelter after fishing. Guide can filet some fish that you have catched and add in the soup

Winter fishing adventure in Puumala Niinisaari island 4 H including meal

  • When    from January through early April depending on ice situation. Only when ice is strong enough and safe
  • Where  Niinisaari island, by lake Saimaa in Puumala. Meeting with guide in Okkola holiday cottages parking, address: Ylössaarentie 35,  52200 Puumala
  • Difficulty  Normal. Guided fishing suits also for beginners, as guide will show necessary techniques and takes care of your safety. Walking distance on ice is some 400 m
  • Starting time  at 09:00 or at 13:00 If you want to start on another time, contact guide before booking
  • Duration 3-4 H
  • Price 60€/person (45€/children 1-11 years old), Minimum payment 300€/5persons. Program is good for groups of max 12 persons
  • Price includes guide services, ice fishing equipment, checking of winter-fishing-net and net permits, hot chocolate on ice, fish-soup in a shelter after fishing, transfer to/from shore from parking place by guides van
  • Own equipment needed  You need warm wind-proof winter clothing and long winter boots ( water-proof boots are recommended), sunglasses are good on sunny weather, spare clothes if necessary
  • Extra services transportation from Puumala or within 100km of Puumala (Mikkeli, Imatra, Lappeenranta) can be arranged for max 8 persons for extra fee, ask offer
  • Extra services extra fishing hours with guide +40€/H
  • Extra services accommodation in Okkola holiday cottages, click for more information
  • Service language guide speaks English, Finnish, French  and also some German, a bit of Russian
  • Bookings  online  with immediate confirmation , payment by credit cards

If you are looking for simple ice fishing experience without meal service, we also offer this option. Check ice fishing trip info here