Guide for travelling anglers in the Land of a Thousand Lakes 
  English
 
Home Destinations Waters Species Fishing methods Services Fishing facts  
FishinginFinland.fi > Species > Sea trout 
Arctic char
Asp
Baltic herring
Bream
Brown trout
Burbot
Grayling
Ide
Landlocked salmon
Perch
Pike
Rainbow trout
Roach
Rudd
Salmon
Sea trout
Whitefish
Zander
Other species

Sea trout - silver-flanked surfer of coast

 

Photo: Kari Taimisto
Sea trout (Salmo trutta). You can catch magnificent sea trout off the coast of Helsinki. Sea trout hit the EV Trutta. Sipoo.
Sea trout (Salmo trutta).

Anglers fish for sea trout on a few rivers flowing into the Baltic Sea. The most important sites include Rivers Kymijoki, Merikarvianjoki and Tornionjoki.

Sea trout migrate into River Merikarvianjoki starting from April in the spring and again from August. The average size of a game fish is two kilos, while the largest ones weigh five kilos. Other sites for fishing sea trout are Rivers Isojoki, Kokemäenjoki and Lestijoki.

Photo: Jari Tuiskunen 
A bright migrating trout from the Korkeakoski Rapids, River Kymijoki.
A bright migrating trout from the Korkeakoski Rapids, River Kymijoki.
 

Surf-riding trout from the coast

In the Baltic Sea coastal waters, sea trout are pursued by spinning and trolling. The species can be found throughout the length of the coast. Great sea trout areas include the southern part of the Bothnian Sea off Uusikaupunki and Rauma, the Airisto area off Turku, around the Municipality of Kustavi and the Town of Hanko, waters close to Helsinki and the Eastern Gulf of Finland.

Silver-flanked sea trout thrive in outer archipelagos and around outlying islets and they are pursued in the surfs by casting oblong spoons. In late autumn, sea trout can be caught right on the coastline. In spring, they arrive at inner archipelago areas, taking a turn in bays, where the waters warm up first.

Lightweight lures have been developed for the purposes of fishing sea trout, with the most well-known being EV Trutta.

Photo: Jari Tuiskunen 
Trout lures for spinning and trolling. Left vertical row: Kuusamo Supertaimen, Inkoo, Salamander, EV Trutta, JK-Uistin, Blue Fox Trout Quiver and Räsänen. Right row: Rapala Husky, AL Uljas, HK Varma, Rapala Flat Rap and Anchovy bait heads.
Trout lures for spinning and trolling. Left vertical row: Kuusamo Supertaimen, Inkoo, Salamander, EV Trutta, JK-Uistin, Blue Fox Trout Quiver and Räsänen. Right row: Rapala Husky, AL Uljas, HK Varma, Rapala Flat Rap and Anchovy bait heads.
 

   
Wild sea trout are endangered

Natural sea trout stocks found in the Baltic Sea area are endangered and these are supported by means of restocking. Original stocks only survive in nine sea trout rivers. On River Teno, sea trout are caught as a by-catch when fishing for salmon.

Photo: Ismo Kolari 
Tammio Island, Eastern Gulf of Finland.
Tammio Island, Eastern Gulf of Finland.
 
 
 
© FishinginFinland.fi 2013–2016
 

Distribution: Map: Brown trout and sea trout distribution in Finland. Brown trout can be found naturally in some lakes and rivers; sea trout can be found in the Baltic Sea and in certain rivers flowing into it as well as in Rivers Teno and Näätämöjoki.
Typical size: 1–3 kg
Record catch in Finland since 2000: 12,40 kg
Closed season: 1.9.–30.11.
Statutory minimum size: 60 cm
Other notes: Sea trout is totally protected in the Gulf of Finland. Total protection does not concern fishing for trout whose adipose fin is clipped and water areas of Archipelago Sea and Gulf of Bothnia (before year 2019).

Minimum sizes:
60 cm: in the Archipelago Sea and Gulf of Bothnia.
50 cm: adipose fin-clipped trout.

Closed season 1st September to 30th November on rivers and brooks.

Catch quota varies by the river and fishing site.

Search



  

Additional information