Welcome to Saimaa

Fishing Holiday and Cosy Cottage Accomodation for Whole Family on Lake Saimaa, Finland

In Finland July and August are the best months for holidays and fishing. There are plenty of fish about and you can fish around the clock if you wish, thanks to our light summer nights. Especially children will also enjoy having fun in the sun, swimming, trekking, having picnics outdoors as well as picking berries and mushrooms. The Saimaa nature, our cottage and the Finnish summer will offer plenty of enjoyment for the whole family.

Our holiday week includes accomodation, linens, towels and departure cleaning for max. 6 persons. For independent fishing our cottage customers can use our two fibreglass boats with small motors (8 hp Mercury, 5 hp Yamaha) and an assortment of fishing equipment – completely free of charge!

Boating and fishing trip for the whole family is a great way to get acquainted with the Lake Saimaa nature and its wonderful views with a big and safe boat, spend some time fishing with your children and enjoy a relaxingly long lunch break on a small island.

See pictures from our boating trips on Lake Saimaa


Lake Saimaa in Finland is the fourth largest lake as well as the largest contiguous lake district in the whole Europe. It is a national treasure of over a hundred lakes and thousands of islands, a unique collage of big open lakes, steep rocky shorelines and an abundance of islands.

We can help you find out what the northern parts of Lake Saimaa have to offer. You can have a relaxing stay right in the middle of the nature, go fishing for clean and tasty fish, enjoy many quality services and explore the waters and islands of the area by boat.

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Welcome to our Fishing Cottage on Lake Saimaa!

The Fishing Cottage of Old School Trolling is best suited and especially equipped for sports fishermen groups of 4 to 6 people, families or couples. The pond and river waters right next to the cottage are good for independent angling and spinning and the actual Lake Saimaa areas near the cottage are great for spinning and trolling.

We don’t allow our customers to use fishing nets or traps. Cottage Jokiniemi is for angling, spinning and trolling only.

Cottage Jokiniemi on Lake Saimaa

Our up-to-date fishing cottage is suitable for 4+2 persons, and it is 68 square metres in size. There is a spacious kitchen-living room, two bedrooms, a wood-heated indoor sauna, shower and toilet. One of the bedrooms has two single beds that can be joined to form a double bed; the other bedroom has a 140 cm wide bed for two people. In the living room area there are two single beds and a sofa bed that can be spread into a 120 cm wide bed. The living room also has a fireplace, 32-inch LED TV, home theatre system and a good Wi-Fi internet connection that you can use free of charge.

Staying at our cottage is a care-free and high quality experience! When you arrive, the beds are already made for you with inviting, fresh bed sheets. The cottage is equipped to meet all basic needs: there are good quality cookware and tableware; spices, baking papers and tinfoil for cooking; plenty of kitchen rolls and toilet paper; washing tablets for the dishwasher, washing powder and liquid for the washing machine as well as other cleaning products you might need during your stay. When you stay at our cottage, the price includes the fees of linen, towels and departure cleaning. As our customer you can focus on the main things: fishing, cooking good food and relaxing.

All our customers have been delighted with the atmosphere of our sauna, which can give you a pleasantly dim-lit and moist sauna experience for hours. If you are in the mood for romance, why not bring candles to the sauna and afterwards cool off with some refreshments in the light of our living room fireplace.

The cottage pond has a sandy, gradually deepening shore and warm waters for both children and adults to swim in.

There is a gas-operated “Muurikka” outdoor cooking set on the terrace, perfect for many kinds of cooking, frying, barbequing and smoking. The terrace is a lovely place to have dinner or to just relax in good company. It has a view over a little pond, and the sandy beach of the pond is good for sunbathing. If the sun gets too hot, you can sit in the nice cool shade of surrounding birch trees.

The cottage was thoroughly renovated in 2013. It now has brand new sauna, shower, toilet and laundry facilities as well as fully renovated bedrooms, terrace and kitchen with new furniture and appliances. The cottage is connected to the municipal water system which provides fresh drinking water from the tap, so there’s no need to bring bottled water to the cottage. We have a washing machine for clothes (with a drying function) and a dish washer.

See pictures of Cottage Jokiniemi in Lake Saimaa


Fishing near the cottage or on open waters of Lake Saimaa

Our fishing cottage is the perfect choice for sports fishermen using various fishing methods. From the cottage shoreline you can successfully do angling and spinning for pike, perch, bream, roach and ide. The cottage is located in the neck of a lake, between Lake Saimaa and a small pond, which are joined by a 6-7 meters wide river. There is no need to travel more than 400 meters from the cottage by boat to find excellent lake area to do spinning, trolling and angling of walleye, pike, perch, and whitefish. All this you can do in area located less than 2 kilometres from the cottage. In distance of 4 kilometres from the cottage you can find the Sports Fishing Area of Orivirta. In this area you can find 3 straits and a streaming water area to do trolling and spinning. This area is very popular among fishermen trying to catch bigger walleyes. You can also catch pikes and perches as well as do streaming water angling from the shore or from our cottage boat.

See map of fishing area of Cottage Jokiniemi

Our peaceful cottage is located close to all services fishermen need. Guests can use small motorboats of our cottage and fishing equipment that can be found in our fishing storage for free. For the use of cottage renters we have 4,2 meter boats that are equipped with a 6 hp and 8 hp Mercury outboard engines, sonars, GPS plotters, oars, anchor and rope, life vests, landing net, 4 sets of rods and reels for trolling and 4 sets of reels and rods for spinning.In the storage you can also find a freezer and equipment for handling fish. In the storage you can also find angling rods, worms, mash, hooks etc you need for angling in Cottage Jokiniemi.

Weather forecast for next 10 days

Water temperatures on Lake Saimaa

Prices are including linen fees and cost of final cleaning for max. 6 persons.

Other fees included in the price

Fishing licenses 12 euros / fisherman / 7 day period(one rod & lure).

No pets or smoking inside the house. Net fishing prohibited.

Guided Fishing Trips on Lake Saimaa

We offer our guests spinning and trolling trips to the fishing waters near the cottage as well as to the bigger open water areas of Lake Saimaa – they are the best way for you to learn the finest fishing spots and the most reliable techniques. Our aluminium fishing boat is especially equipped for spinning. If you’d like to do independent fishing, the cottage has two equipped fibreglass boats with small otboard engines for that purpose.

See pictures from our Spinning trips on Lake Saimaa

Our sturdy Faster 555 boat that we use for guided fishing trips is powered by a 90 hp Honda motor. The boat is especially equipped for spinning use with Humminbird Side Imaging Fishfinder and Minn Kota Riptide Terrova I-pilot trolling motor.

Learn more about fishing on Lake Saimaa

Our fishing guide Jari Kayhko has over 25 years of fishing experience on Lake Saimaa waters. He specializes in trolling of landlocked salmon, zander and pike as well as spinning of zander, perch and pike.

Boating and Fishing Trips for the Whole Family on Lake Saimaa

Our combined boat and fishing trip is a great way to get acquainted with the Lake Saimaa nature and its wonderful views with a big and safe boat, spend some time with your children and enjoy a relaxingly long lunch break on a small island.

Read more about boat and fishing trips on Lake Saimaa!

Raikuu canal is one of the canals, that was made by local people more or less in the middle of the 1700 -century. Take part to boat charter to the beautiful Raikuu Canal and the unique WWII-era defence line called Salpalinja (Salpa Line), incl. outdoors picnic by campfire.

Read more about Raikuu Canal and Salpa Line area!

Orivirta Sport Fishing Zone at Savonranta

Due to its location and character the Orivirta sport fishing zone is best suited for softbait spinning off a boat for walleye. The area of streams is also excellent for purposes of trolling walleyes, pikes and perches. Distance from Cottage Jokiniemi 4 km on water or 3 km by road.

• Best season for walleye spinning and trolling is 20th of June to 1st of September

Independent Fishing on Heinavesi Rapids

Kerma Rapids, 40 km from Cottage Jokiniemi.

Kerma Rapids are one of the most challenging fly fishing destinations in Eastern Finland for seasoned fishermen. Fishing season: 1 st of May-10 th of September and 16 th of March - 30 th of April.

Karvio Rapids, 70 km from Cottage Jokiniemi

The total length of the fishing zone is 1.5 kilometres and the difference in water level is 1.8 metres.

Services in Savonranta

There is a good food store, restaurant services and a public boat launching ramp within 2 km from the cottage.

• Distance to ski center 4 km

• Distance to Kolovesi National Park 24 km

• Distance to Savonranta nature trail 6 km

• Distance to official canoe route 3 km











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Fishing Cottage on Lake Saimaa!
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Our sandy beach in Fishing Cottage Jokiniemi on Lake Saimaa, Finland
Welcome to Cottage Jokiniemi

Spent a romantic evening in Fishing Cottage Jokiniemi on Lake Saimaa
Romantic open fire place and dining area.

Enjoy the atmosphere and sensitive heat of our sauna in the Fishing Cottage Jokiniemi on Lake Saimaa
Enjoy the atmosphere and sensitive heat of our sauna.

Layout of our Fishing Cottage on Lake Saimaa
Layout of our Fishing Cottage on Lake Saimaa.

Our sturdy fishing boats for cottage renters are equipped with a 6 hp and 8 hp Mercury outboard engines - Fishing Cottage Jokiniemi on Lake Saimaa
Our sturdy fishing boats for cottage renters are equipped with a 6 hp and 8 hp Mercury outboard engines

Fishing boats for cottage renters - Fishing Cottage Jokiniemi on Lake Saimaa


Fishing boats for Lake Saimaa


Fishing and boat trips for children on Lake Saimaa from the Fishing Cottage Jokiniemi
Fishing trips for children on Lake Saimaa.

Boating trips for whole family on Lake Saimaa from the Fishing Cottage Jokiniemi
Boating trips for whole family on Lake Saimaa.

Zander fishing trips on Lake Saimaa from the Cottage Jokiniemi
Cottage owner and Professional Fishing Guide - Jari Kayhko

Perch fishing trips on Lake Saimaa from the Cottage Jokiniemi
Interested in the big perches of Lake Saimaa? The best perches for cooking are 200 to 900 grams in weight. We recommend that you release perches bigger than 1 kilo as they are valuable for breeding. We suggest that each fisherman keeps max. 1 to 3 kilos of perches per day.

Pike fishing trips on Lake Saimaa from the Cottage Jokiniemi
With us you can go spinning or trolling for pike. We recommend that you release very big pikes that weigh more than 8 kilos or are longer than 1 meter, because these big pikes are important in terms of reproducing new healthy pikes and keeping the eco system as well as the number of other species of fish in good balance. For food, we suggest that each fisherman keeps max. 2 or 3 pikes of 2 to 4 kilos per day.

Walleye fishing trips on Lake Saimaa from the Cottage Jokiniemi
Come with us to do softbait spinning for zander! We recommend that you release zanders that are shorter than 50 cm or longer than 75 cm. This way the smaller zanders will reach the age of maturity and the bigger zanders have the opportunity to reproduce many times. We suggest that each fisherman keeps max. 2 zanders per day.

Salmon and trout fishing trips on Lake Saimaa from the Cottage Jokiniemi
From October until the end of November we can take you trolling for landlocked salmon and brown trout. We only keep the fish that have had their adipose fins cut out and release all wild landlocked salmon and brown trout species that still have the adipose fin, as they are endangered species. Minimum landing size is 60 cm for both species. Prohibition on fishing of landlocked salmon with removed adipose fin: 1st June - 31 August!

Cottage accommodation and Angling on Lake Saimaa
Traditional float angling at Fishing Cottage Jokiniemi. You can catch rudd, roach, bream, ide and perch at Cottage Jokiniemi.

Winter Fishing trips on Lake Saimaa
We do organize winterfishing trips for pike, perch, roach, bream and rainbow trout in Cottage Jokiniemi
Old School Trolling  •  Jari Käyhkö
GSM +358 400 523 819  •  jari@oldschooltrolling.fi 
Business ID 2326440-4
       

   
   
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