|Softbait spinning for zander in 28 June 2012. This zander was released after photo shoot.|
|Zander +50 cm which our visitors prepared for a tasty meal.|
Hooking and cooking on Lake Saimaa!
Fish soup for 4 - 5 persons
- 1 kg fish
- 1 liter water
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 onion
- 10 allspice (whole)
- dill stems
- 1/2 leek
- 4 large potatoes
- 4 decilitre milk
- 1 tablespoon flour
- dill and chives
Memorable midsummer fishing in 2014
Midsummer is the period of time centered upon the summer solstice, and more specifically the northern European celebrations that accompany the actual solstice or take place on a day between June 19 and June 25 and the preceding evening. The exact dates vary between different cultures.
Lighting bonfires and bathing in saunas are two of the most typical traditions in Midsummer celebrations. Barbecuing, fishing and boating have later become standard Midsummer pastimes while enjoying cottage life. In the olden days, Midsummer spells were cast, many of which had to do with hopes of increasing fertility and finding a future spouse. Midsummer was also a popular time for weddings.
|Evening fishing 23 June 2014|
An important feature of the midsummer in Finland is the white night and the midnight sun. Because of Finland's location around the Arctic Circle the nights near the midsummer day are short or non-existent. This gives a great contrast to the darkness of the winter time. The temperature can vary between 0 °C and +30 °C, with an average of about 20 °C in the South.
|Great catch for Anatoly during midsummer 2014|
|Pike, 2.9 kg`s. Catched in Cottage Jokiniemi June 2nd 2015.|
|Smoking fish in Cottage Jokiniemi.|
|Hot and sunny summedays of June are perfect for catching big perches on Lake Saimaa. Bite can be wild when you find a flock of perches eating smaller fishes. Perch + 500 gramms caught 22 June 2015.|
Bread Crumbs-Coated Fried Perch
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup milk
- 2 cups bread crumbs
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon whitepepper
- 1/4 teaspoon dried garlic
- 1 pound / 500 grammes lake perch fillets
- Vegetable oil
Tip from our fishing guide and company owner Mr. Jari Kayhko:
Fishing Reports of June 2016
The first week of June was exceptionally hot and summery this year, and it brought us a group of five fishermen from Latvia.
They had fantastic weather conditions to fish for pikes and perches by spinning and trolling on Lake Saimaa, as well as to go fly-fishing for brown trout on the rapids in Heinävesi.
Pikes were particularly eager to bite in the evening time, making it easy for our guests to cook delicious pike dishes at our cottage.
All aboard. Riga-Tallinn-Helsinki, plus 5 hours drive to The Fishing Cottage Jokiniemi. Everything is clear - thanks Jari for detailed instructions. Our group had an opportunity to fish local Lake Saimaa and also went for fly-fishing trout in near-by area streams. Each evening we had a gourmet fishing meals accompanied with a splash of wine (vodka, whisky, etc.). Accommodation environment positively surprised us- there was much MORE than we expected from "country cabin". Using 2 boats was smart idea- we split into 2 groups and had twice more opportunities to learn waters. It paid back. Each day there were 10-12 good size pikes cached and same amount released. Two nice pikes were lost because one broke our landing net and another broke brided cord ( we estimated size of pikes in 8-10kg each). During evening gatherings Jari was giving us valuable advice, in exchange - we share own observations and established plan for next day challenge. Even weather conditions were difficult (too hot) we managed get fish each day, enjoy calm nature and comfort of accommodation.
Ervīns, on a behalf of Northproject team (Latvia)
Second Week of June:
The first week of June was very cold and rainy this year. It brought us another group of fishermen from Latvia.Unfortunately they did not sent me report or pictures of their holiday.
Third week of June:
Family did mainly trolling for pikes and bubble and hook angling for perches, breams and roaches. Biggest perch was caught by daughter of the family and it weighted over 500 grams.