Take highway 7 (Helsinki-Vaalimaa). When driving in direction of Kotka-Hamina, turn left in about 200 m before Hamina from the first roundabout (Lappeenranta, Sippola). Drive approx. 8 km and turn left from Reitkalli towards Myllymäentie road and drive approx. 300 m to the bridge. You will reach the authorised fishing area, at the bottom of the rapid.
The lure fishing area covers 32 km of Summajoki. Silmunjoki and Kelkanjoki rivers shores as well as shore of Suurjärvi lake. The rapids are generally shallow and rocky (specially in late summer when the water level is low). Water in Summajoki river is strongly coloured by humus.
Contact person and fishing licence
Kymenlaakson Kalatalouskeskus(Regional fishery centre) Martti Puska tel: +358 (0)208 360 488 Information+licence
Saaramaan Leirintäalue (camping area) tel: +358 (0)5-332 503 Wire transfer forms
Kymijoen Op, Sippola tel: +358 (0)5-366 6107 Wire transfer forms
Inkeroisten Urheiluaitta Sannela tel: +358 (0)5-317 1017 Wire transfer forms, Driving instructions to Reitkalli
Or directly to acc. No. 575001-276220 Lure fishing licence for Summajoki river (Licence valid from the date of purchase)
adults 4 €/day, 9 €/ week, 25 €/ year
Half price for children under 17 and free of charge for children under 10 with guardian
Catch species and minimun size
Sea trout 50 cm, Grayling 30 cm, Pike-perch 40 cm, (Sea salmon 60 cm)
Spawn protection time: 11.9 to 15.11
Licence buyers of 18-64 years of age must have a valid state fishing license.
Angling with natural baits are prohibited (in rapids and streamy areas)
Only one rod/lure
Silmukoski and Laurinkoski rapids of Silmujoki river are prohibited fishing areas
The local lakes (except Suurjärvi lake).
Best fishing time and methods
Sea trout: beginning of April to June + the rest of the season
Pike-perch in June-August
The best fishing method is to use small fly fishing rod or spin fishing rod
Small spoons, wobblers and wet flies and streamers during the night
Boat ramp for rowing boats
West coast. Koivumäentie road (upstream from Suurjärvi lake)
Haminan Matkakoti, Töytäri tel: +358 (0)5-353 8300
Best Western Hotel Hamina tel: +358 (0)5-353 5555
Hotel Haminan Seurahuone tel: +358 (0)10 763 5871
Restaurant Tullimakasiini tel: +358 (0)40-589 7962
Ristorante Rosso tel: +358 (0)10 763 5900
El Burro tel: +358 (0)5-344 9000