I just read today from the Lapland regional newspaper “Lapin Kansa” that the season has already started on open rivers and especially in Meltausjoki, 60km north from the city of Rovaniemi.
A few crazy fly anglers ( Finns of course 😀 ) were already fishing unfrozen rivers this March when the temp was still around -10˚c. Main catches: graylings and trouts.
It is not always a pleasure to stand up in a freezing cold water but when the fish gets on the fly, you forget all the rest!
On these good words, I let you guys and I am off to check this Meltaus river.
Picture credit: Lapin Kansa. Photograph: Anssi Jokiranta.