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JP-Kalamatkat provides both summer and winter fishing services for businesses, communities, fishing travellers and families. JP-Kalamatkat was founded 1994 and had become a full blown fishing trips organiser by 1999.

The Headquarters (Fishing Oasis)

The Headquarters is located by the fish-filled lake Sotkanselkä, on Finlands’ biggest island Soisalo, in the municipality of Vehmersalmi. The facilities include a high standard log cabin and its spacious terrace area overlooking the lake. There is a lakeside sauna complex with a sauna and a traditional smoke sauna as well as a chilling area with fireplace and lakeside terrace. In addition, there are high standard rental cabins that come with all fishing gear. The total capacity is 22 beds in summer and 16 beds in winter. Fishing is just one of the leisure activities available. You can go hiking, cross country skiing, pick berries and mushrooms, drive snow mobiles and ATV:s (All Terrain Vehicles) and even go hunting!

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Fishing Boat

“Seitenoikea” is an eleven metre iron boat for 12 people. She comes with gear put together to satisfy the needs of even the most demanding fishermen. Many have had unmemorable moments trolling for the catch of a lifetime on the nearby waters. We also do cruises and can even collect you from Kuopio harbour!

Fishing Services

Fishing trips are organised all year round. In the winter we fish with standard nets, seine nets, fyke nets and pots and do ice fishing. A winter speciality is fishing burbot at night. In the summer we fish with nets, seine nets, fyke nets, do angling, spin casting, trolling, night spear fishing as well as fly and lure fishing on rapids.

Catch of Fish

The catch of Sotkanselkä and southern Kallavesi include perch, pike, vendace, burbot, whitefish, bream, pike-perch and trout.

Fishing Guides

Your host is a professional fisherman and the owner, Jukka Pekka Soininen. Together with his experienced wilderness guides, he will make your stay a trip to remember!


Welcome to JP-Kalamatkat!

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