• Jasper Pääkkönen

Jasper Pääkkönen

Fly Fishing Ambassador

Hometown

Helsinki, Finland

Resides

Helsinki, Finland

First and foremost a fly fisherman and a fish activist, Jasper is also one of Finland’s most recognizable film actors—an asset he does not hesitate to use to bring attention to critical fish-related issues in his home country. Many of Jasper's public campaigns have led to concrete changes in Finland's fishing laws and regulations.
Career Highlights
  • Fisherman of the Year 2012 awarded by Finland's Minister of Environment Ville Niinistö
  • Arranged two conservation seminars held at Finland's Parliament in 2013 and 2014 and acted as chairman alongside Finland's Minister of Development Pekka Haavisto
  • Received an award and official recognition for his fisheries conservation from the Finnish Association for Nature Conservation (FANC)
  • Winner, Jussi Awards, Best Actor, Heart of a Lion (2013)