Simple angling and ice fishing are everyman's rights in Finland: no license is needed. Simple angling means using only a rod, a line, a hook and a non-artificial bait (for example a worm). In ice fishing the fisher uses a jig attached to a line which is moved up and down. The line is held in the hand or the fisher may use a short rod which cannot be used for casting
A license for fishing is required if you are 18-64 years old and plan to fish using other techniques than simple angling and ice fishing. A license can be bought for 45€/year, 15€/7 days or 6€/day. A license for fishing.