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Fishing Cottage and Guided Fishing Trips in Finland!

Have a memorable holiday on Lake Saimaa: enjoy the unique nature with our fishing services, quality accommodation and additional services!

In the year 2023 we welcomed fishermen from Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Switzerland, Finland, Germany and the Czech Republic.

Our company has been offering guiding services as well as cottage accommodation and equipment for independent fishing since 2010. During the past decade fishing culture has changed a lot in our area of Lake Saimaa towards a more sustainable and protective way of fishing. It has been a new path both for me and many of our visitors.

Wild Landlocked Salmon, Brown Trout, Lake Trout and Grayling are endangered species in our area on Lake Saimaa. These species have been widely protected by the Finnish fishing law and protection acts since 2016. The fine for killing a protected fish species can be up to 8 000 euros. Our company organized our last trolling trip for catching landlocked salmon in 2014. All the fish we caught were released.

The most wanted game fish species in our area are Pike, Perch and Zander. We do follow daily fishing amount and fish size quotas when fishing these species. I have been proud to notice that pretty much all big pikes over 100 cm long as well as perches over 40 cm long and zanders over 75 cm long are released by our visitors. They keep the smaller fish for cooking.

So far the biggest pike released has been 118 cm long, zander released 80 cm long and pech released 43 cm long. I want to thank all these groups for sharing our company values and fishing philosophy.

The Fishing Cottage of Old School Trolling is best suited and especially equipped for sports fishermen groups of 4 to 6 people, families or couples. The pond and river waters right next to the cottage are good for independent angling and spinning and the actual Lake Saimaa areas near the cottage are great for spinning and trolling.

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If you’d like to do independent fishing, the cottage has three 4,2 meter boats that are equipped with a 4hp Mercury & Suzuki 4 stroke outboard engines, Raymarine sonar & GPS plotter combos, oars, anchors and ropes, life vests, landing nets, 6 sets of rods and reels for trolling and 6 sets of reels and rods for spinning. As our cottage visitor you can use these boats and equipment free of extra charge.

We offer our guests spinning and trolling trips to the fishing waters near the cottage as well as to the bigger open water areas of Lake Saimaa – they are the best way for you to learn the finest fishing spots and the most reliable techniques.

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Our sturdy Faster 555 boat that we use for guided fishing trips is powered by a 90 hp Honda motor. The boat is especially equipped for spinning use with Humminbird Side Imaging Fishfinder and Minn Kota Riptide Terrova I-pilot trolling motor.

Our fishing guide Jari Kayhko has over 30 years of fishing experience on Lake Saimaa waters. He specializes in trolling of landlocked salmon, zander and pike as well as spinning of zander, perch and pike.

In Finland July and August are the best months for holidays and fishing by weather. There are plenty of fish about and you can fish around the clock if you wish, thanks to our light summer nights. Especially children will also enjoy having fun in the sun, swimming, trekking, having picnics outdoors as well as picking berries and mushrooms. The Saimaa nature, our cottage and the Finnish summer will offer plenty of enjoyment for the whole family.

Feel free to read more about our fishing trips and Fishing Cottage Jokiniemi. All trips and services are sold separately.

If you want to go fishing or have something to ask, pick up the phone and call. We can help you turn your holiday or corporate event into a genuine Lake Saimaa fishing experience!

Cottage accommodation and pike spinning trips on Lake Saimaa with Old School Trolling

Cottage accommodation and zander fishing on Lake Saimaa with Old Scool Trolling

Cottage accommodation and perch spinning trips on Lake Saimaa
Old School Trolling  •  Jari Käyhkö
GSM +358 400 523 819  •  jari@oldschooltrolling.fi 
Business ID 2326440-4

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