Fishing Trips on Lake Saimaa

Fishing Trips on Lake Saimaa

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Fishing on Lake Saimaa 2018 & Regards from Fishing Cottage Jokiniemi


June 2018




During midsummer week we have a fisherman group from Romania visiting our cottage on Lake Saimaa. This group has a great mentality for fishing. They use a selective fishing method, meaning they release the fish that are either small or big. For example in pike fishing they only aim for ones that are from 1 to 3 kilos in size and they only keep the amount of fish they need for cooking a dinner. I am very pleased to have this responsibly thinking group visiting us.



Instructions for handling and releasing fish

 If possible, release the fish by using pliers while the fish is still outside the boat, near the surface of the water.

If you are planning to take a picture or measurements of the fish, lift it into a container filled with fresh water. Remove the hook using pliers while the fish is in the container of water. 

Wet your hands or use wet gloves when touching the fish. Never hang the fish from its tail or head, as this can cause internal injuries or stretch the spine. Hold the fish horizontally and take the photograph quickly to minimise the time the fish is out of the water.

If you wish to weigh a fish that will be released, use a weighing bag. You can also weigh a fish while it is in a net made of rubber-coated knotless netting.

Release the fish back into the water gently. An exhausted fish may need to be resuscitated before release. Resuscitate the fish by holding it against the stream or by moving it back and forth in the water to make water flow through the gills. When the fish is ready to swim on its own, you may release it.


July 2018


Every fishermen group need a cook.


During last week of July we have a fisherman group from Israel visiting our cottage on Lake Saimaa.




All the fish hooked are not killed or eaten..... In Finland we have minimum landing lengths for different species in the Finnish fishing law. Most of our visitors also use selective fishing method, in which we release small ones as well as big ones, which are important for breeding. The best advice we can give to our visitors is to keep the fish they can use for a dinner and release the rest. During the past years we have also got more and more catch and release fishermen visiting us on Lake Saimaa. All responsibly thinking fishermen all over the world are most welcome to visit us.






August 2018

During  first 2 week of August we had a fishing family from Switzerland visiting our cottage on Lake Saimaa.In the beginning of their holiday we had a boat trip with picnic and a tutorial fishing trip together to get familiar with best fishing spots and methods for fishing on Lake Saimaa.


Picnic by campfire on Lake Saimaa, August 2018.


Our Swiss vistors caught perches and pikes during their tutorial fishing trip on Lake Saimaa in August 2018.

Simons very first pike caught on Lake Saimaa.

Couple days before end of their holiday on Lake Saimaa I got this wonderful message from our Swiss visitors.: 

 Hi Jari, Another great day in fishing. Here you can find a picture of Eric with his new record pike of 90cm. After taking measurement we released the beauty. Regards, Max and Eric

September 2018


Our Lithuanian visitors caught this nice zander on Lake Saimaa while staying in our cosy fishing cottage Jokiniemi in September 2018. 





Sunday, June 10, 2018

Another perspective on the size of fish caught in Finland!

Many of our visitors compare their fishing results those they have
reached in their home countries or during their visits to other
countries. They also compare their record fish to the fish caught by
me or by clients that have been using my guidance services, or by
visitors who do all fishing all by themselves in our fishing cottage.



I have been fishing in our area of Lake Saimaa all my life, far over
30 years now, and still I have to face difficult days during which a 1
to 3 kilo pike is a real victory for me. There are days during which I
hunt big ones and only them....just to return home without a picture
of the trophy chased. Luckily there are much more great fishing days,
both for me and for the clients I offer guided fishing trips and for
visitors of our fishing cottage who do all fishing by themselves. It
is obvious for all of us that we can’t only catch record-size fish,
but because the chance to catch The Big One always remains, that’s
what makes fishermen travel far from their homes as well as challenge
themselves on unknown water areas.




I will offer you another perspective on the size of fish caught in
Finnish lakes by spinning and trolling, by showing you the
measurements of the biggest fish caught in a very popular Finnish
fishing cup. The cup consists of catch-and-release fishing events in
which competitors are after pikes, perches and zanders only. The fish
are released back into the water alive after taking a photo of the
length of the fish and another photo in which the fisherman poses with
the fish he caught. The competitors are trying to catch 3 perches, 2
zanders and 1 pike as big as possible. The lengths of these 6
individual fish are added together and the team with the biggest total
sum of lengths wins. This competition cup runs from May to October
every year and it gives us statistics on the size of fish caught by
experienced competing fishermen here in Finland.




I will show you a table including the 5 biggest pikes, perches and
zanders caught in these competitions. Remember that these fish are not
the result of one team, they are the 5 biggest ones caught by appr.
120 to 150 fishermen during an 8-hour competition day. 


 
May 2018

Date & year 12 May 2018 Pike /
centimeters
Perch / centimeters Zander / centimeters




100 30 47




93 29 45




87 28





87 28





83 28




Date & year 26 May 2018 Pike /
centimeters
Perch / centimeters Zander / centimeters




95 35 61




90 33 55




90 32 52




84 32 47




81 32 46


June 2018

Date & year
9 June 2018
Pike /
centimeters
Perch / centimeters
Zander / centimeters




98
35
53




98
34
53




87
34
51




86
33
49




84
32
48




May 2017

Date & year 13 May 2017 Pike /
centimeters
Perch / centimeters Zander / centimeters




104 31 67




95 30 45




88 29





83 29





81 28


June 2017

Date & year 10 June 2017 Pike /
centimeters
Perch / centimeters Zander / centimeters




79 35 67




75 34 45




73 32





72 31





64 30


July 2017

Date & year 1 July 2017 Pike /
centimeters
Perch / centimeters Zander / centimeters




97 33 68




92 33 65




90 32 52




85 30 49




79 29 48



Date & year 15 July 2017 Pike /
centimeters
Perch / centimeters Zander / centimeters




108 41 81




102 33 57




100 33 54




94 32 52




84 30 51



Date & year 29 July 2017 Pike /
centimeters
Perch / centimeters Zander / centimeters




85 38 65




82 37





79 34





72 34





70 33


August 2017

Date & year 12 August 2017 Pike /
centimeters
Perch / centimeters Zander / centimeters




92 31 62




88 31 58




82 30 53




77 29 50




71 28 50



Date & year 27 August 2017 Pike /
centimeters
Perch / centimeters Zander / centimeters




93 36 66




92 34 66




76 34 61




75 32 60




73 31 57


September 2017


Date & year 15 September 2017 Pike /
centimeters
Perch / centimeters Zander / centimeters




88 41 63




87 33 56




86 32 52




84 32 50




79 32 49



Date & year 30 September 2017 Pike /
centimeters
Perch / centimeters Zander / centimeters




94 34 53




89 33 53




88 32 52




81 32 50




81 32 50


June 2016


Date & year 12 June 2016 Pike /
centimeters
Perch / centimeters Zander / centimeters




109 34 86




73 33 80




69 33 79




68 32 77




61 31 67


July 2016


Date & year 3 July 2016 Pike /
centimeters
Perch / centimeters Zander / centimeters




90 35 77




90 35 74




86 33 58




84 33 58




65 31 49



August 2016


Date & year 28 August 2016 Pike /
centimeters
Perch / centimeters Zander / centimeters




91 35 73




90 31 54




75 31 51




71 30 51




68 30 50


September 2016


Date & year 18 September 2016 Pike /
centimeters
Perch / centimeters Zander / centimeters




93 32 84




91 31 70




88 31 60




84 31 59




81 30 55



October 2016


Date & year 2 October 2016 Pike /
centimeters
Perch / centimeters Zander / centimeters




85 34 60




82 33 50




81 32 50




78 31 49




72 30 48