Arctic chars swim in cold waters
Finland’s pike-perch populations have notably strengthened over the past two decades. Lake regions in both central and southern Finland are the most optimal waters for catching pike-perch. Finland’s national fish, the European perch, thrives in lakes, rivers and oceans.
Grayling, a member of the salmon family, grows to an impressive size in north-western Lapland, the “arm of Finland”. The cold and deep lakes of northern Finland are also home to the delicious Arctic char, which is a sought-after food fish and is also caught by ice fishers. Those looking for a challenge can try to catch an Arctic char with fly fishing.