|Picnic by campfire with Catherine & Paul, August 2016|
In second week of August 2016 we welcomed a couple from Britain. They used our boats to catch pikes and perches in near by waters of our fishing cottage. We also had a very relaxing boating and C&R fishing trips together.
|Fried Cisco ~ "Muikku" is a tradiotional finnish dish.|
|Boating & Fishing on Lake Saimaa.|
|Morning time fishing with Paul|
|Paul fishing in ner by our cottage.|
In third week of August 2016 we welcomed a Latvian fisherman group visiting our cottage. Our visitors had great pike fishing, number of fishes caught was varying from 10 to 30 pcs. Many thanks for using selective fishing method, taking some pieces for a food and releasing the rest.
Our Russian visitors caught nice zanders and perches during their fishing day on Lake Saimaa.
|Zander +50 cm caught by softbait spinning 20.8.2016|
Every time you see something yellow peeking out from the moss on the forest floor, it is worth taking a closer look and making a mental note of the exact spot, as chantarelles tend to grow in groups and in the same place from one year to the next. And better still, chanterelles never accommodate maggots, unlike many of the other delicious types of mushroom. Chantarelles grow in southern and central Finland, and are used to make sauces and soups.
|Chantarelle (Cantharellus cibarius)|
In the end of August 2016 we welcomed a Russian fisherman group from Israel. They have been catching pikes, perches, breams, rudds and roaches by spinning, angling and trolling.....They have also been picking a lot of mushrooms and berries from the nearby areas of our cottage during their fishing holiday 23 August - 2 September .
|Cep (Boletus edulis) and pine cep (Boletus pinophilus).|
In Finland, the use of mushrooms, ceps in particular, spread from across the eastern border. They are not nearly as highly valued in western as in eastern Finland. Finnish mushroom dishes are very Russian in style. Often salted and eaten as a salad, mushrooms are also used to make creamy soups, sauces and casseroles.
Learn more about Finnish wild mushrooms & berries
The weather in August varied from beautiful sunny days to cloudy and rainy. First we had a family staying at our cottage for two weeks and they did independent fishing on the waters near our cottage, catching good size pikes, perches and zanders. During their stay they really got into jigging, using the boats of our cottage a lot. We also had guided fishing trips on beautiful and warm summer days, catching lots of pikes, perches of over half a kilo and evening-active zanders.
|Softbait spinning for zander on Lake Saimaa August 2015|
Tip from our fishing guide and company owner Mr. Jari Kayhko: