Grayling and other fishes
The Tornio River and its tributaries have good grayling populations via the river. Grayling spawn in late May or early June. Before spawning, it is not ethical to fish grayling, even though Finnish law doesn’t prohibit it. The early season would be also difficult for grayling fishing in both the Tornio River and its tributaries, because waters are high, and there aren’t many water insects yet. Good grayling fishing starts before Midsummer, when stoneflies and dipteras begin hatching. If June is warm, dry fly fishing is already great, and nymph and larva fishing works for sure. In late June, mayflies and caddisflies start hatching, and from the July on, dry fly fishing is really good. You will also catch graylings with nymph-, pupa- and larvaflies, if for some reason, you don’t like dry fly fishing or the graylings aren’t active. Late July and early August is usually prime time for dry fly fishing in the Tornio Valley. Evenings before sunset make for especially great grayling fishing. In late August, nymph fishing is very effective and pleasant, while dry fly fishing slows down. Grayling fishing lasts until the middle of September in the Tornio River, even though the salmon fishing season has finished. In early September, you can enjoy beautiful days and good nymph and dry fly fishing in a peaceful river not crowded with too many other fishermen.
Trout fishing has been banned in the Tornio River since 2013, because the trout population has declined. Luckily, in the last three years, the number of trout caught has risen during salmon fishing. Sea trout of the Tornio River grow big, and they are powerful fighters on the line. If you catch one, release it carefully back into the river. Most sea trout are caught in June or late August, during the two main runs of trouts.