A pronounced cold-water fish, char is beautiful but hard to
catch. It usually appears in schools and is found in the upper
parts of the Lainio River as well as in several lakes around
Lainio village. Char have a preference for small flies and
nymphs and is also a jig fisher's favourite.
Char fishing in one of the lakes in Lainio.
for whitefish is becoming more and more common. You need to
know where in the stream the fish is lying and be prepared
to use small size hooks. You should count on losing some of
your catch, since whitefish are finicky feeders and have a
soft mouth, but it is well worth the effort fresh whitefish
has a really delicious taste!
those interested in pike fishing there are possibilities you
wouldn't dream of around Lainio. Whether you are a fly fisherman
or prefer spinning you have a chance to match your strength
with some real monster pike. There is an incredibly generous
stock of pike in Temmingijärvi and nearby lakes.
|Pike weighing 18,2 kilos caught
in Lainio summer 2002.
A pike is easily tempted by a fisherman's lures. Large and
shallow lakes provide the ideal environment for fish of all
kinds. Voracious pike stuff themselves with small fry, such
as roach, whitefish and perch. In July especially there is
a good opportunity for the bank fisherman to catch trophy
pike of 10 kilos or more on the fly. Large streamers of the
Christmas Tree- or Marabou -type is usually your best bet
at this time of the year. Other baits, such as wobblers and
large spinners or spoons are quite effective.
Perch is very common and is best caught on light equipment
using spinners or jigs. The prime perch fishing season runs
from midsummer to early September. The real fun begins as
soon as the ice is thick enough. Jig- fishing for perch usually
give good returns.
||Perch, approx 1 kilo, caught in Lainio
may not be uppermost in your mind when Lainio is mentioned.
But since roach is one of our most common fresh water fish
it is not so strange after all. It is rather the great number
of large size roach that is special to this area, so put your
aim higher than you would in other places in this country.
On a good day you are apt to catch fish well over a kilo,
and surpassing the magic 700 grams will seem like child's
play. Who knows, perhaps a future Swedish record roach is
waiting to be caught in one of the numerous lakes around Lainio?
Lake Temminkijärvi offers fantastic fishing for large
roach and you are likely to encounter fish well over a kilo.
Season reaches from ice-out until way into the fall.