Published Jun 11. 2016 - 2 years ago
Updated or edited Sep 8. 2018


Location: Kuusamo, Finland

Kuusamo is home for three famous trout rivers, River Kitkajoki, River Oulankajoki and River Kuusinkijoki.
In this episode we focus on Kuusinkijoki river.

These rivers are home for wild brown river trout.

Trouts rise to the Kuusamo rivers from Lake Paanajärvi and Lake Pääjärvi, which are both located on the Russian side of the border.

After the trout have risen to the river, they do not feed at all. This special characteristic, together with the exceptionally large size of the fish, is what makes the Paanajärvi trout unique in Finland. The Paanajärvi trout is temperamental and difficult to catch.

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