There are altogether 128 lakes in the Parikkala region, so you won't get short of fishing places. The biggest lakes are Simpelejärvi and Karjalan Pyhäjärvi. Ice fishing and fishing with a rod and line do not require any licences and are free for everyone under the everyman's right. More information about the lakes and the fishing license system can be found in the website of Etelä-Karjalan kalatalouskeskus, a regional centre in charge of developing fisheries in South Karelia.