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The most significant and most popular sites for fishing are by lakes Linnavirta, Iso-Ruuhijärvi and Oulujärvi, the Sea of Kainuu as it is also known.
Fishermen go to Linnavirta nearly all year round. Linnavirta is a very popular fishing spot in Kajaani as it locates right at the heart of the town.
Iso-Ruuhijärvi is an outdoor activity and recreational fishing centre with high-standard services. The centre lies only approximately 14 kilometres from Kajaani. Fishing enthusiasts of all ages are welcome to Iso-Ruuhijärvi. The site offers facilities and services all year round; for instance Kalamiestupa, the Fisherman’s cottage, fish processing facilities, sauna, caravan site and in summer also boats available for hire. Ruuhijärvi has also huts and lean-tos with a number of campfire rings on the grounds.
You can go fishing in Lake Oulujärvi regardless of the season. Fish are plentiful and varied. A number of fishing competitions are organised at Oulujärvi every year.