Kalastus Saario Fishing

Join Kalastus Saario Fishing and get ready for an unforgettable adventure on the Tornionjoki River! You’ll fish the unhindered waters of Pello, searching for the elusive Atlantic Salmon as they make their way upstream to spawn.

Your guide for the day, Jukka Saario, is a local fly fishing enthusiast who’s been fishing these waters since he was a young boy. He’s been guiding trips in Finland for over 20 years and has the experience and knowledge to put you on big fish!

Your boat for the day is a 19’ custom-built, traditional wooden drift boat. This beauty was hand-made with precision and care, and it really shows in its performance. The boat takes the powerful waters of the Tornionjoki with ease as it chops through its fast streams. She accommodates up to 2 guests and children of all ages are welcome aboard.

The captain’s boat is fully-equipped with state-of-the-art fishing equipment, safety gear, and a fighting chair. You’ll be fishing with top-quality Abu Garcia rods and reels, as well as high-performance lures and flies for fly fishing.

Your main target species is Atlantic Salmon, however, you’ll also have the opportunity to catch other freshwater species, such as Grayling. Both are extremely fun to catch and challenging for expert and beginner anglers alike.

Salmon can get really big in the Tornionjoki River, averaging about 10 kg (22 lb) and ranging up to 20 kg (44 lb). These fish like to put up a serious fight, so be sure to bring extra elbow grease!

After your trip, Jukka will offer to clean your catch so that you can take it home for a delicious meal. Just remember to pick up a fishing license before your trip, dress according to the weather, and feel free to bring a cooler with food and drinks as well.

Get ready to explore Finland’s untouched wilderness and join Kalastus Saario Fishing on the Tornionjoki River. Your guide is waiting to show you the time of your life, so book your trip today, and get ready to create lasting memories in Pello!

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  • Private trip
    Salmon Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 5:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    price breakdown
    On this trip, you'll be drift fishing from a traditional wooden boat. You'll be searching for Atlantic Salmon while battling the stream and handling the boat at the same time. The Salmon can get very big in the Tornionjoki River, averaging in at 10 kg. Some can even get up to 20 kg! Besides Salmon, you may also encounter other freshwater species, such as Grayling. All necessary tackle is included. Just be sure to purchase your fishing license and the rest will be taken care of!
  • Private trip
    Salmon Fly Fishing
    FREE Cancellation 7 days notice
    4 Hour Trip, starts at 6:00 AM
    Seasonal trip Jun 1 - Aug 31
    price breakdown
    Fly fishing for Atlantic Salmon on the Tornionjoki River is a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Your professional fishing guide will take you to the best spots to put you on fish. Although, Salmon is your primary target, another common catch is Grayling. All necessary fly fishing equipment is included, just be sure to purchase a fishing license before your trip and get ready for an unforgettable adventure!
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About the Captain

Jukka Saario
Pello, Finland
Since I was a little boy, I was keen on nature, the scenery, and of course, the excitement. I have been an adult educator for fishing guides, as well as an entrepreneur in fishing tourism. During the past 20 years, I’ve hosted many pleasant quests with domestic and international businessmen and administrators. I provide fishing services with high standards and confidence.

About this listing

Targeted Species

Salmon (Atlantic) Salmon (Atlantic)

Boat Specs

Handmade, traditional wooden (Drift boat) originally built in 1995. Powered by a 5HP Yamaha engine.

19 ft
2 persons

Types of Fishing

River Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Fly Fishing
Drift Fishing


Fighting Chair
Life Jackets
Fighting Chair
Life Jackets

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fly Fishing Equipment

Cancellation Policy

Free cancellation up to 7 days prior to trip

Customers can cancel or modify their booking up to 7 days before the trip date free of charge. If the trip is canceled or modified later, or in the event of a no-show, 100% of the deposit will be charged.

Listing Policies

Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
No Alcohol
You Keep Catch
Crew Keeps Catch
Catch and Release Allowed


Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
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