Zander of Miekojärvi in Finnish Lapland – the world’s northernmost natural population of zander

The northernmost natural population of zander is in Miekojärvi on the Arctic Circle in Finland. Zander is known for its good taste, which can be traced to clean water sources, and its diet of salmonids, vendace and smelt. Also, lake crayfish are part of the zander’s basic diet. We aim to keep zander in our selection all year round. It is fished with fyke nets, fishing nets and rods. The season is year-round. Despite the increasing number of zander in Lake Miekojärvi, the nightless nights still present a challenge for fisherman, as zanders’ eyes are sensitive to light.

Zander is a versatile fish for cooking and is easily deboned. It is brilliant in a frying pan, but is also tasty boiled, steamed, baked, grilled, marinated, smoked and in sushi.

It is possible to purchase zander from our company Lapland Wild Fish:

  • Exsanguinated
  • Gutted
  • Filet with scales
  • Filet without scales
  • Fully boneless

Additionally, we offer:

  • Zander cheek meat
  • Zander fin meat
  • Zander bones for broth