The ponds Pahamaailma

General description and local fish stock

Less than 15 minutes’ drive from Hossa Visitor Centre to the east is the mysterious Pahamaailma Nature Reserve. Pahamaailma extends all the way to the national border in the east. You can walk for more than six kilometres northwards without reaching the boundary of the nature reserve. The landscape of the Pahamaailma is dappled by old pine forests, reddish mires and dozens of forest ponds. The majority of the perch population can be explored with a fisheries management fee alone.


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Ahvenet ja jigi kivenpäällä Pahamaailman lammella.
Kuvaaja Oskari Reinman

Pahamaailma is the ideal destination for a fisher looking for peace in the wilderness peace and who is equipped with a touch of the explorer’s attitude. As a reward, they may find a perch pond, whose striped catch can be fished with the surrounding nature as their sole companion. There are no marked paths to the ponds, but the terrain is mostly quite easy to navigate. For example, a trio of mire ponds, the Tuohilammi, are located just over half a kilometre from the road. Especially the two northernmost of them are worth exploring.

With good baits, perches will soon let the fisher know of their existence. It is a good idea to choose not only small spinners and other basic perch lures, but also jigs. It is a good idea to bring jigs of several different weights, such as at 5, 7 and 10 grams.


Fishing permit and regulations for the ponds of Pahamaailma

In the most parts of Pahamaailma, you can fish with a fisheries management fee alone.

An exception to this is the Latvajoki River, which flows through the northern part of the Pahamaailma, and the backwater sections along it, such as the Keskimmäinen and Ylimmäinen Latvalampi ponds. These require the North Ostrobothnia and Kainuu angling permit 5411 in addition to the fisheries management fee. The permit area can be viewed in the service by clicking on the fishing areas layer.

Fisheries management fee:

Additional information, minimum catch sizes and purchasing a permit:


Tiedot päivitetty 4/2023.
Kalapaikkojen kohdekuvaukset on toteutettu yhteistyössä Oskari Reinmanin / Vapaalla jalalla kanssa osana Elinvoimaa matkailusta – Kuhmo Suomussalmi -hanketta.