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Fishing Holiday and Cottage Accommodation on Lake Saimaa! - Open Water Season


Old School Trolling
Tornimäenkatu 2
FI-33560 Tampere
Tel.: +358400523819
Fishing methods: angling, fly-fishing, ice-fishing, jigging, spinning, trolling
Game species: bream, brown trout, burbot, ide, landlocked salmon, perch, pike, rainbow trout, roach, rudd, whitefish, zander
Program schedule: summer
Program duration: many days

Fishing Holiday and Cottage Accommodation on Lake Saimaa! - Open Water Season

We offer you a week’s stay at Old School Trolling’s fishing cottage by Lake Saimaa at the height of summer and fishing season, and an introductory fishing trip with our professional fishing guide and company owner Mr. Jari Käyhkö.

The Fishing Cottage of Old School Trolling is best suited and especially equipped for sports fishermen groups of 4 to 6 people, families or couples. The pond and river waters right next to the cottage are good for independent angling and spinning of pike, perch and bream, the actual Lake Saimaa areas near the cottage are great for spinning and trolling of zander, pike and perch.

Our holiday week includes accomodation, linens, towels and departure cleaning for max. 6 persons. The price also includes one guided fishing day for max. 4 persons on Lake Saimaa. For families with smaller children we recommend our combined fishing and boating trip with a relaxing picnic lunch on a island. For independent fishing our cottage customers can use our two fibreglass boats with small motors and an assortment of fishing equipment – completely free of rent!

Fishing Cottage Jokiniemi on Lake Saimaa

Our up-to-date fishing cottage is suitable for 4+2 persons, and it is 68 square metres in size. There is a spacious kitchen-living room, two bedrooms, a wood-heated indoor sauna, shower and toilet. One of the bedrooms has two single beds that can be joined to form a double bed; the other has a 140 cm wide bed for two people. In the living room area there are two sofa beds that can be spread into two 120 cm wide beds. The living room also has a fireplace, 32-inch LED TV, home theatre system and a good Wi-Fi internet connection that you can use free of charge.

Staying at our cottage is a care-free and high quality experience! When you arrive, the beds are already made for you with inviting, fresh bed sheets. The cottage is equipped to meet all basic needs: there are good quality cookware and tableware; spices, baking papers and tinfoil for cooking; plenty of kitchen rolls and toilet paper; washing tablets for the dishwasher, washing powder and liquid for the washing machine as well as other cleaning products you might need during your stay. When you stay at our cottage, the price includes the fees of linen, towels and departure cleaning. As our customer you can focus on the main things: fishing, cooking good food and relaxing.

All our customers have been delighted with the atmosphere of our sauna, which can give you a pleasantly dim-lit and moist sauna experience for hours. If you are in the mood for romance, why not bring candles to the sauna and afterwards cool off with some refreshments in the light of our living room fireplace.

The cottage pond has a sandy, gradually deepening shore and warm waters for both children and adults to swim in.

There is a gas-operated “Muurikka” outdoor cooking set on the terrace, perfect for many kinds of cooking, frying, barbequing and smoking. The terrace is a lovely place to have dinner or to just relax in good company. It has a view over a little pond, and the sandy beach of the pond is good for sunbathing. If the sun gets too hot, you can sit in the nice cool shade of surrounding birch trees.

The cottage was thoroughly renovated in 2013. It now has brand new sauna, shower, toilet and laundry facilities as well as fully renovated bedrooms, terrace and kitchen with new furniture and appliances. The cottage is connected to the municipal water system which provides fresh drinking water from the tap, so there’s no need to bring bottled water to the cottage. We have a washing machine for clothes (with a drying function) and a dish washer.

Fishing near the cottage or on open waters of Lake Saimaa

Our fishing cottage is the perfect choice for sports fishermen using various fishing methods. From the cottage shoreline you can successfully do angling and spinning for pike, perch, bream, roach, rudd and ide. The cottage is located in the neck of a lake, between Lake Saimaa and a small pond, which are joined by a 6-7 meters wide river. There is no need to travel more than 400 meters from the cottage by boat to find excellent lake area to do spinning, trolling and angling of zander, pike and perch from May to November. All this you can do in area located less than 2 kilometres from the cottage by boat. In distance of 4 kilometres from the cottage you can find the Sports Fishing Area of Orivirta. In this area you can find 3 straits and a streaming water area to do trolling and spinning. This area is very popular among fishermen trying to catch zanders in July and August. You can also catch pikes and perches as well as do streaming water angling from the shore or from our cottage boat.

For the use of cottage renters we have 4,2 meter boats that are equipped with a 8 hp Mercury and 5 hp Yamaha outboard engines, fish finders, GPS plotter (one), oars, anchor and rope, life vests, landing net, 4 sets of rods and reels for trolling and 4 sets of reels and rods for spinning. In the storage you can also find a freezer and equipment for handling fish. In the storage you can also find angling rods, worms, mash, hooks etc you need for angling in Cottage Jokiniemi.

Guided fishing trips on Lake Saimaa

Lake Saimaa in Finland is the fourth largest lake as well as the largest contiguous lake district in the whole Europe. It is a national treasure of over a hundred lakes and thousands of islands, a unique collage of big open lakes, steep rocky shorelines and an abundance of islands.

Our sturdy Faster 555 boat (5.6 meters) that we use for guided fishing trips is powered by a 90 hp Honda motor. The boat is especially equipped for spinning and trolling use with Humminbird Side Imaging Fishfinder and Minn Kota Riptide Terrova I-pilot trolling motor.
Our fishing guide Jari Käyhkö has over 30 years of fishing experience on Lake Saimaa waters. He specializes in trolling of zander, pike and landlocked salmon as well as softbait spinning of zander, perch and pike.
We don’t allow our customers to use fishing nets or traps. Fishing Cottage Jokiniemi is for angling, spinning and trolling only.

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