Guided fishing for zander
Fishing for zander has grown enormously popular both at sea and in our lakes. The probability of catch in the waters of Southern Finland is good, but the zander, especially the largest specimens, can challenge the fisherman with its unpredictable behavior.
Zander fishing trips are directed to the archipelago of the Western Gulf of Finland and to the largest lakes in Southern Finland. It is possible to fish for zander throughout the open water season, but at sea the best seasons are usually in the early summer and autumn. On the lakes, zander is a safe target throughout the summer.
We fish for zander almost exclusively by various jig fishing methods. Simple basic jig casting and vertical jigging are both effective ways to get the zander to show off its sharp impact on the lure. Zander is also delicious at the dining table, so we recommend that you take home one of the good ones!
|Meeting at the port of departure, reviewing the program of the day, changing clothes, gearing up for fishing, and departure with your fishing guide.
|Lunch break! Food just tastes better when you eat it outside!
|Return to the port or accommodation. Cleaning your catch, if you took fish for cooking.
Price for the trip: 715 € (1-4 person, including VAT). Larger groups are possible, reaquest an offer!
During the summer season, it is possible to arrange shorter four-hour trips, for example evening fishing. A shorter trip includes the same services and facilities as a full-day trip.
Evening trip price: 500 € (1-4 person, including VAT).
The price includes
- fishing guide services and charter boat rental
- fishing tackle and lures
- life jacket
- weatherproof clothing and boots
The price does not include the fisheries management fee, which may be payable to Metsähallitus based on the Finnish Fishing Act. Payment of the fee is mandatory if you are 18-64 years of age and will be fishing with lures or traps or crayfishing. The fisheries management fee entitles you to fish in nearly the entire country using one rod. Proceeds from the fisheries management fee are used to manage fishing waters and fish stocks as well as to monitor fishing activity and provide advice to anglers. The fisheries management fee may be paid by the customer, or we can handle the payment of the fee on the customer’s behalf. In some cases, anglers will also require the permission of the owner of a given water area.
Catering services, like lunch boxes, outdoor dining or dinners can be provided if desired. Ask for details and pricing!
Departure ports for zander fishing trips: Helsinki, Sipoo, Inkoo, Ekenäs, Särkisalo, Lohjanjärvi and Hiidenvesi. The best season for fishing for zander at sea is May 1st – June 15th and September 1st – November 31st. On lakes, the best fishing season starts from the May 1st and ends at the end of the August.
- No previous fishing experience is required.
- Our guides are qualified professional fishing guides.
- Our boats have been inspected for the purpose of being used for commercial boating activities and our guides are qualified as charter boat drivers, as required by Finnish law.
- Our clients are insured during the fishing trip.
To ensure the vitality of fish stock it’s not wise to keep all the catch. We practice catch and release fishing to reduce our impact on fish populations. You can keep some fish for cooking if you like, but let’s do it moderately and selectively!