Fish and Fun


Our company's name Palkes comes from the Sámi word "päälgis", which means a path. We want to be part of your path to your well being by offering possibilities to find it through fishing experiences and other program services.


Behind Palkes you'll find us, Kanerva Kilpelä and Petri Virolainen. We are active competitive fly fishers and passionate wildlife enthusiasts. Over the years, we have won numerous national and even one international medal in fly fishing. In addition to competing, we update our fly fishing skills every year abroad with some of the top international fly fishermen. Our versatile educational background, from nature guide to professional teacher, is another of our strengths, and we guarantee that you will always learn something new with us, whether you are a novice or an experienced fly fisher.


Our areas of operation for fishing guiding during the summer are mainly  Kuhmo and Kuusamo areas and in southern Finland. In addition to fly fishing guiding, we offer fun and interesting program services in Southern Finland.

Our Services

Perhokalastus Pajakkakoski

Fly Fishing Courses & Camps 2021


Palkes fly fishing courses and camps are for everyone; for new beginners, for those who have some fishing experience or for those who are more advanced. In summer 2021 we will organize courses and camps at the Karjaanjoki River in Karkkila, at the Kuhmo rapids and at Kuusinki River in Kuusamo. The content of the courses and camps is always slightly different, but most importantly, the Palkes Fishing Guides are always there to help you.

Fishing Guiding

Do you want to get to the basics of fly fishing efficiently and quickly, get precise guiding on different fly fishing techniques or maybe learn the secrets of lake fishing? Fishing guiding is the right answer to you. We tailor the content to your needs whether you come to fish alone, with a friend or with a bigger group.

Kalastusopastus Kuusinki
Pakopelejä isoille ryhmille

Program Services

Life is not always just fishing, so we offer adventures even without a fishing rod. We can organize e.g. AR-outdoor escape games, archery or campfire coffees groups. Take a look at our program services and ask for more.


Along Our Path


Contact Us

Palkes Avoin Yhtiö

palkes (at)


Phone (+358) 50 511 3058