Available from December 1 to March 31.
The trip is best suited for groups of 2 - 6 experimental and patient fishers who want to catch big pikes in winter. The method used on this trip is bait fishing through ice (aka ismete fishing). The method utilizes specially designed short rods that are placed in wait for the fish to strike. There are 5 rods available for each participant. The main goal is to catch pikes with the length of at least one meter.
Because the focus is on big pikes, a catch cannot be guaranteed, but with the guidance of our experienced guide the odds are as great as possible. During the trip a heated pop-up tent and a will be put up on ice. We will also light a campfire on ice for roasting sausages and preparing pot coffee in the traditional Finnish way.
Since the northern pikes are lively in the winter mornings, we will deliver winter clothes for you either in the evening prior to the trip or early in the morning before start time. Our chauffeur will be waiting at your accommodation at 7:00 AM. We will transport you from your chosen pick-up location in Oulu area to the fishing location situated 30-90 minutes drive from the pick-up.
Our professional fishing guide chooses the best fishing location in the area judging on weather and the time of year. Depending on location the walk from the shoreline to the fishing spots is up to 20 minutes. On location we'll put up a heated pop-up tent on ice.
All big fishes will be released after weighing, measurement and photo shoot. One medium-sized pike (1 - 4 kg) per customer can be taken as food.
After the trip we will transport you back to your accommodation.
2 people: €239 / person
3 people: €219 / person
4 people: €199 / person
5 people: €179 / person
6 people: €159 / person
The price includes: Guidance, fishing licences, 5 rod / person, bait fishes, standard and motorized ice drills, transport from Oulu to the fishing spots and back, sausages and pot coffees, heated pop-up tent.
Additional services: Winter clothing rental 29 € / person
When: 01.12. - 15.04 (depending on the ice situation)
Group size: 2 - 6 people
Reservations: One week in advance at the latest
Meeting: At the customer's desired location in the Oulu area, from where we will pick you up and drive you to secret fishing spots.
Start time: The transport leaves at 7:00 a.m. at the latest
Duration: 8 – 12 hours
For whom: Over 15 years old
Language: Finnish and English