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Lakes Niemisjärvi, Evo


Photo: Metsähallitus
Lake Vähä-Koukkujärvi is special angling spot for the kids.

The Niemisjärvi Lakes are situated in the village of Evo, which is about a 90 minute drive away from Helsinki near Hämeenlinna. These waters are known as places where you can catch rainbow trout in both summer and winter.

The waters of Niemisjärvi consist of three conjoined lakes with a total surface area of around 30 hectares. This destination is ideal for families because of its accessible location and shores that are easy to traverse. A car takes you right to the lake. There is an extensive network of trails circling the lake and duckboards have been laid out across the more challenging terrain.

The fishing season at Niemisjärvi begins in May right after the ice has receded. The typical target fish is rainbow trout, but there are also whitefish, perch and pike. It is possible to fish from the shore or from a boat. The use of lures and flies is allowed. Fishing with just a fishing pole and line is also a great form of fishing the entire family can enjoy. There is also the option of renting a boat from the kiosk on the shore. You may want to give rowboat trolling a try during the open water season. Many anglers consider it the best way to catch fish!

Photo: Metsähallitus 
Rainbow trout is a typical catch on Lakes Niemisjärvi.
Rainbow trout is a typical catch on Lakes Niemisjärvi.

The Niemisjärvi Lakes are also great for ice fishing for rainbow trout. Usually the waters freeze in late November–early December. The first few weeks of the winter season are the best for catching rainbow trout using winter fishing techniques. Early on in the season you can even try some of your larger ice fishing lures. As the winter progresses you might want to switch to smaller lures. In addition to rainbow trout, ice fishing at Niemisjärvi might also yield some whitefish. They are most keen on small mormyshkas.

Photo: Metsähallitus 
There are several campfire sites around the lakes.
There are several campfire sites around the lakes.

There are several campfire sites around the lakes where you can relax and spend time when you are not fishing. Some of the sites are covered to protect against bad weather. There are also WC facilities in the area. The surrounding area is unbuilt and unspoiled natural forest with the exception of a few saunas and accommodation buildings. A kiosk also operates in the area during the summertime.

The Niemisjärvi area offers many different ways to interact with nature. Picking berries and mushrooms is free and open to everyone. There is a swimming beach at Alinen Niemisjärvi, the southernmost lake. There are also miles and miles of nature trails in the woods of the village of Evo. You may also want to pay a visit to the Evo Centre where Finnish nature is put on display. Different types of accommodations and sauna facilities are also available for rent in the area.

Photo: Metsähallitus 
Another campfire site.
Another campfire site.
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