Your day by Lake Jeris begins at the Keimiöniemi fishing huts where your host, the master story-teller Jari describes you the past and present of the lake and the fishing huts. Jari’s family has lived by Lake Jeris in Keimiöniemi since the 1830s and fishing has always been a central part of life both as a source of livelihood and for household needs.
From the fishing huts the journey continues along the shore path (500 m) to Jari’s home shore where you will learn the secrets of traditional seine fishing. Now you can yourself experience how the family has lived and fished for centuries. The seine is taken to the lake on two boats and thrown into the water. There is room for some fishers on the boats and others can enjoy the majestic fell scenery on a rowing boat. You can also admire the scenery on the shore sitting by open fire.
The seine is then slowly reeled to shore and of course you will have a chance to join in. While reeling it is nice to guess the size of the catch and the best guess will be rewarded as soon as the seine bottom reaches the shore. The silvery whitefish are immediately gutted, a skill also you can learn taught by a local professional fisherman. While the whitefish are being smoked you can go for a swim in the lake or pet the sheep grazing in their fold or the family cat and dog.
As soon as the whitefish have turned deliciously copper in the smoke oven it is time for the meal.
Traditionally you eat the whitefish with your fingers and as a dessert you will enjoy coffee made on
open fire accompanied with a delicious berry pie and exciting legends by the master story-teller.
Duration: 3,5 – 4 hours
Group size: Min. 4 adults
Availability: From the beginning of June until the end of September
Equipment: According to the weather, windproof and warm clothing are recommended. Swimwear are an option.
Price: 100€ / adult; 50€ / child (4-11 vuotta). Minium charge 500€
Languages: finnish, english
Program: A journey in time to the history of the Keimiöniemi fishing huts by the master story-teller, the total experience of seine fishing, freshly smoked whitefish, coffee made on open fire accompanied by the house berry pie, stories and legends by open fire, life vests, possibility to swim.
Additional information: Car park 50m from the shore