Pello is the fishing capital of Finland all year round: the Tornio River offers great fishing experiences even in winter. The starry sky of midwinter and northern lights create an unforgettable fishing environment in the darkness of evening. In the spring, people enjoy sunshine on the ice and fish for Tornio River delicacies. The most common catches on the river are grayling, perch and burbot.
Every March, Pello hosts the popular H-Pilkki ice fishing competition on the Tornio River.
CATCHING TIMES: All fishing is prohibited on the Tornio River from Sept 15 to Dec 15, which means that the winter fishing season begins Dec 16.
CATCH RESTRICTIONS IN WINTER: Salmon and sea trout are protected throughout the winter fishing season, and the minimum size for grayling is 35 cm.