Sustainable winter fishing  on Lake Miekojärvi in  Arctic Circle in Torne River Valley

Net fishing

In winter in Lapland, the nets are used under the ice. The mesh is 55-60 cm in order to sustain the fish population. The main catches of the nets are pike, zander and burbot.

Fyke  fishing

In winter, fyke nets are put down just before the arrival of ice or immediately following. Fyke nets usually have 3 – 5 m hoops and a low fyke. The nets are pulled onto the ice for inspection. The catch is mostly burbot and pike.

Trap fishing

Fish traps are used under the ice in winter in Finland. From January to February, the main catch is burbot, and in the spring, roach.