We are proud to invite You to participate the 40th FIPS-Mouche World Fly Fishing Championship in Kuusamo and Taivalkoski regions, Finland.
Famous rivers Kitkajoki and Kuusinkijoki as well as lakes Kylmäluoma, Petäjälampi and Koverrusjärvi are selected as the venues for the championship to be held on August 11th to 18th, 2020.
It will be 31 years since the World´s were held in Kuusamo. New generation of the competitors will have a chance to show their skill in wild fish waters, with guidance of some ”- 89 Kuusamo Veterans”. The fish, grayling, brown trout, white fish and rainbow trout, and the waters selected to differ from each other will test the ability to use various fly-fishing techniques.
The head quarter will be in Ruka village which offers perfect accommodation and the tastiest local food, ”Wild food from Kuusamo”!
And on top of everything the Oulanka national park and Kitkajoki river valley provides an outstanding scenery for fishing.
On behalf of Finnish Federation for Recreational Fishing,
Ilkka Pirinen, Head of Organising Committee
Petter Nissèn, International Organiser
The area of Ruka-Kuusamo is known as “the land of national parks”, since it is surrounded with three different National Parks: Oulanka, Riisitunturi and Hossa with the addition of Paanajärvi National Park, located just beyond the Russian border. Each of the parks has their own unique nature to explore.
Fishing is an age-old means of livelihood. Today, fishing is also a fine and environmentally friendly hobby, well-suited for the whole family.
Kuusamo is known for its clean and abundant fishing waters. To maintain the fishing conditions great also in future, Kuusamo municipality is taking part in the improvement of fish stocks in our rivers and lakes, and in the protection of our waterways.
An event such as the Fly-fishing World Championships requires an extensive, joint effort. I wish to extend a special thank you to all the volunteers who have made this event possible.
Welcome to the rivers and rapids of Kuusamo and Koillismaa, to enjoy the wilderness of the north.