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Helsinki Baltic Herring Market 2016
Helsinki Baltic Herring Market 2016
The Helsinki Baltic Herring Market is one of the oldest ongoing event traditions in Finland, it has been held since 1743. Throughout the years, the Market has changed from a marketplace to a wider public event bringing together archipelago traditions...
(27.09.2016)
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WPC Finland qualifying on Lake Pyhäjärvi
WPC Finland qualifying on Lake Pyhäjärvi
World Predator Classic (WPC) Finland qualifying event was arranged last weekend in Tampere. Perch (3 individuals), zander (3) and pike (1) are the game species in WPC. Total length of fish is measured and photographed and then catch is released back...
(06.09.2016)
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New winds are blowing at Riihimäki Sportsmen´s Fair
New winds are blowing at Riihimäki Sportsmen´s Fair
The International Sportsmen`s Fair is the biggest fair organised in fishing, hunting and outdoors industry in Finland. The Sportsmen’s Fair has been organised in Riihimäki since 1972.

This year the event takes place June 9‒12. The leafy...
(08.06.2016)
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Schoolchildren go fishing!
Schoolchildren go fishing!
Already a traditional event, National Fishing Day is today. The purpose of the Fishing Day is to inspire schoolchildren for fishing and consumption of fish. The theme of this year is “From school to fishing”. Dozens of events are arranged in...
(18.05.2016)
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Tampere Fish Fair is celebrating 25th Anniversary
Tampere Fish Fair is celebrating 25th Anniversary
The multiple selection of delicious fish products and dishes are waiting for all friends of healthy and tasty food at Laukontori Square in Tampere 22.−24.4.2016. Tampere Fish Fair is celebrating at the same time both 25th Anniversary and 50th...
(07.04.2016)
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Fish Week 2016 – Theme Blue Bioeconomy
Fish Week 2016 – Theme Blue Bioeconomy
Fish Week 2016 will take place in Helsinki 10.−12.3.2016. The event is arranged every second year. This time professionals and representatives of different sectors of fisheries industry will get together in seminars under the theme Blue Bioeconomy...
(09.03.2016)
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Fish events

 

A wide variety of fishing-related events are organised in different parts of Finland, allowing you to take part in exciting competitions, sample fish delicacies and check out the latest tackle innovations.

Photo: Jari Tuiskunen 
Helsinki Angling Marathon, ‘Stadionki’.
Helsinki Angling Marathon, ‘Stadionki’.
 

Exciting fishing competitions

Finns are a competitive race and fishing competitions have long traditions. Competitions are organised around the themes of ice-fishing, angling, trolling, spinning and crayfishing. Ice-fishing competitions attract the highest number of people; numbers of participants in the largest competitions run into thousands.

Especially popular summer events are the hundreds of trolling competitions, the largest and most well-known of which is the 24-hour rowing marathon, the Puruvesi Salmon Championships, organised in Kesälahti. The River Teno Salmon Championship is resolved by trolling a big salmon from this majestic stream of Upper Lapland.

Photo: Lentokuva Vallas 
Ice-fishing enthusiasts spread out on the ice like ants during the Lake Kallavesi Finnish Championships.
Ice-fishing enthusiasts spread out on the ice like ants during the Lake Kallavesi Finnish Championships.
 

The European Championships in salmon trolling, held on the Gulf of Finland, bring plenty of participants and spectators to Helsinki. Every year, Lake Oulujärvi hosts the European Championships in pike trolling, while the World Championships in zander trolling, known as Rönnin Veto, take place on Lake Längelmävesi. The solemn names of events, such as ‘World Championships', demonstrate Finnish anglers' ardent zeal – and sometimes quite considerable fanaticism – about their pastime. Many competitions are open to all interested participants.

Photo: Petteri Kontila 
A trolling competition on Lake Rahajärvi, Inari.
A trolling competition on Lake Rahajärvi, Inari.
 

Delicacies at fish fairs

About 50 fish fair events are organised every year, offering a diverse range of delicious fish dishes to be enjoyed on the spot, fresh fish and various preserved fish products, accompanied by plenty of additional entertainment. The largest events are the Helsinki and Turku Baltic Herring Fairs organised every autumn and the Tampere Fish Fair, held every spring and autumn.

Fish fair calendar (in Finnish)

Photo: Veli-Pekka Räty 
Fish fairs offer fried vendace and many other fish delicacies. Tampere Fish Fair.
Fish fairs offer fried vendace and many other fish delicacies. Tampere Fish Fair.
 

Brand new tackle at hunting and fishing fairs

Fishing and nature enthusiasts gather at hunting and fishing fairs, a few of which are organised every year. The most well-known events are the Riihimäki International Sportsmen's Fair, the Northern Finland Outdoor Life Fair in Oulu and the Savo Wilderness Fair in Kuopio. The fairs present a diverse range of tackle, clothing and travel offering and, naturally, the latest product innovations.

Photo: Petteri Kontila 
Kuopio hosts the Savo Wilderness Fair every other year.
Kuopio hosts the Savo Wilderness Fair every other year.
 
 
 
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