Located in south Finland approximately 45 km west of Helsinki, Lohjanjärvi is a large lake that offers good all year round fishing (ice-fishing in the winters months).
The lake is a big open span of water dotted with islands, peninsulas and bays that provide hot-spots for the predator hunter.
The lake has an average depth or 12 meters dropping to over 50 meters in the deepest areas. Trolling lures on a summer evening in the open basin can produce some large Zander with Pike, Trout and Perch also willing to show their heads. The lake also homes some large Asp that will occasionally take the lure and provide a nice surprise.
Tolling around the islands or along the shore bank can be productive and of course the bays should not be ignored.
Lohanjärvi has a decent population of Pike with many fish falling to trolled lures being in the range of 2-3 kilos. Larger specimens (10 kg +) will also fall to the lure along with decent sized Zander.
Dead-baiting from the shore can also provide great fishing with some of the bigger fish falling to the method. Traditional ledger of float fished (either static or drifted) roach will usually do the trick.
Lohanjärvi also provides good coarse fishing for the non predator hunter with Roach being the prime target.
A lure fishing permit is required along with the national Finnish license and should be purchased in advance.
Whilst maybe not the most productive of Finnish waters, Lohjanjärvi offers some fantastic scenery with the possibility to see eagles and osprey along some of the cliffs. All-in-all it is sure to be a great day out with the chance of some cracking fish and views.