River Vuolijoki







Flowing into Käkilahti Bay in Lake Oulujärvi, the Vuolijoki was restored to its former condition in the early 1990s, creating a destination for white-water anglers. Although its water is occasionally tinted dark by humus, the river has an interesting fish population and yields large catches.

The most popular fishing spot on the river, and one where anglers stand a good chance of catching fish, is the Tuplankoski rapid, near the Vuolijoki municipal centre. Regular stocking with catchable-size salmonoids guarantee a good catch.  The angler will find the rapid by parking in the car park next to the cemetery and following the jogging track down to the river. The distance is only about half a kilometre. Tuplankoski rapid measures runs for about 500 metres, and its width of 5 to 10 metres means it can be conveniently covered from one bank. Another equally accessible fishing spot is the Kytökoski rapid, passing under the road to Kokkola, although the rapid is not stocked with catchable-size fish. Upstream from Kytökoski rapid, and along the Saaresjoki and Eteläjoki rivers, this waterway has the character of small streams winding for kilometres through forest. Such streams call for determined anglers, with a fish population protected by shrubby banks, making for difficult walking. The Vuolijoki flows for a greater part of its course through forested country. The area is populated and farmed along the roads and in the Vuolijoki municipal centre.


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Closed. Fishing is forbidden.

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