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.
- Price: 250 € / person
- Price includes: Guidance, fishing licences, 5 fishing rods / person, baits, ice drills (one with engine), rental of winter clothing, transportation from Oulu to the fishing location and back, sausages and pot coffee prepared on open fire, heated pop-up tent for weather protection.
- Season: 01.12. - 31.03.
- Participants: 2 - 6 people
- Starting point: Your accommodation in Oulu
- Starting time: 7:00 AM
- Duration: 8 hours with fishing guide
- Minimum age: 15 years
- Languages: English