Finnish Game and Fisheries Research Institute: Recreational Fishery
The statistics present the number of fishing households and persons, the number of those using different gear types, the number of fishing days and the catch by species, gear type and fishing area. The statistics are published every two years.
NB: The values mentioned are not socio-economic but catch values only!
Summaries in English: Reports:
- Recreational Fishing 2012 PDF - 2012
- Recreational Fishing 2010 PDF - 2010
- Recreational Fishing 2008 PDF - 2008
- Recreational Fishing 2006 PDF - 2006
In 2012, there were about 1.5 million recreational fishermen in Finland. The total number of fishing days was over 16 million in 2012. The most common tackle was the hook and line, which was used by 59% of fishermen. However, 58% of the total fish catch was taken with gill nets, fish traps and trap nets; 40 per cent was taken with rod and line.