F.A.Qs (Frequently Asked Questions) may help both you and me improve your satisfaction while spending your next holidays in Tuscia. The list contains replies to most of your questions but if you have more, please don’t hesitate to ask.
Where is Tuscia?
Tuscia in composed mainly by the province of Viterbo and touches Tuscany (North), Umbria (East), the province of Rome (South) and the Tyrrhenian Sea (West).
How do I get there?
The nearest airports are in Rome (Fiumicino and Ciampino). From here, car rental is available. Car is the best way to reach Viterbo and its province. Alternatively, there are also train and bus connections from Rome. Get in touch for details on timetable.
How far is Viterbo from the most important cities?
Viterbo can be considered a lucky town as far as its location. Not too near big and traffic jammed cities, it is still within reasonable from most attractive places- Click here for details.
Where can I go fishing in Tuscia?
Viterbo is within reasonable distance from some of the most beautiful waters of Italy. We have 3 volcanic lakes in our region (Latium) and several mountain streams, not to mention the sea and many rivers/lakes in adjacent provinces and regions.
How difficult are the waters of this area?
In Tuscia and Central Italy rivers are rarely as wide as in the North of the Country and often are of no easy access and offer serious casting difficulties. However, there are also plenty of “easier waters” where unskilled flyanglers can enjoy themselves in full relax.
What does Tuscia offer after – or in addition to – a fishing day?
After a pleasant fishing day, anglers can enjoy some wine tasting or spend the rest of the evening in a spa or a few hours fly tying in the hotel/bb. Slide projections or talks about flyfishing technique, history and philosophy or description of the many waters of this area are also available. Please fill in the form with your preferences and I will do my best to help.
How long is a flyfishing day?
As a rule, fishing days go from early in the morning to sunset on the river. Under special circumstances (very hot days or far destinations) the length of the fishing day can vary. Half a day or more-than-one-day (in case of very far destinations) trips can also be arranged.
What can my relatives or friends do while I go fishing?
Opportunities are numberless: medieval/Etruscan towns sightseeing, archaeologic visits, horse riding, spas, trekking, golf, archery, museum, photography, local food courses, typical food/wine tasting and much, much more.
What about local fishing license and daily tickets?
A national fishing license is compulsory, also for foreigners. National license for foreigners and daily tickets for no-kill areas have different prices subject to modification. Simply send a copy of your passport (jpg or .pdf format) to firstname.lastname@example.org a few days in advance and you find all the necessary fishing documents available upon arrival.
What flyfishing technique is possible in these waters?
All flyfishing techniques can be practiced in our waters: wet, dry, nymph, streamer, popper. Some no-kill waters have strict regulations which must be followed to avoid any sort of problem. All information available upon request. If you have any specific preference, please use the form.
Is tackle available on site?
Anglers normally love fishing with their own equipment but if you have none with you, it is not a problem. Rod, flyline, reel, leaders, flies are available on site. Get in touch for more infos.
I do not speak Italian. Might this be a problem?
Definitely not. I speak fluent English, French and a little bit of German.
I have never fished with a fly: shall I go fishless?
Flyfishing and casting are not that difficult except in some very difficult water. Beginners can attend a basic training course – held by Casting Instructor – sufficient to approach the river/lake with the correct knowledge.
The river/lake chosen for that specific date is not in normal or good conditions. What happens?
The range of waters present in our area includes many types of rivers and lake. Unless the weather has been so bad for many days, there is also a second chance which will be decided together to your best satisfaction.
Is it possible to find artificial flies on site?
If you don’t have your own flies with you, we supply a stock for your fishing day. Last but not least, flies can by tied together once back to the b&b or restaurant, as an after dinner activity.
I would like to make a “do-it-yourself” fishing holiday. Is that so difficult?
Of course you can but if you are not familiar with local rules and have little knowledge of the territory, this might be hard. Tuscia and Central Italy offer so many fishing (and tourism) opportunities that a do-it-yourself holiday would be a very hard and incomplete task. Last but not least, fishing regulations can vary from river to river.
What sort of weather can I expect?
As a rule, we have mild winters and fresh summers but – of course! – exceptions are always round the corner. The hottest days are usually in the middle of July/early August while the coldest are in January/February. Fishing is possible all the year round but the best periods go from as early as beginning of March up to end end of the year.
Where do I meet the group or the guide?
Trips start from the b&b, agritourism or hotel where you’re staying, except otherwise decided or agreed upon our first meeting.
What about meals during the fishing trip?
On-the-river baskets include sandwich, bottle of water and fruit but if you prefer, we can decide for a break at the restaurant/pizzeria where local food is served.
What if I have a dietary restriction or food allergy?
Simply let me know in advance in writing and we shall bear your needs in mind.
What should I wear in the evenings?
Fishing areas are normally hot during the spring/summer days but turn to fresh and cold at sunset. A light pullover and a sweater are recommended once you leave the water. A light raincoat is suggested in case of sudden rain or thunderstorm.
What if I want to extend my trip?
Trips are normally fixed well in advance to avoid overlapping. However, prolonging your trip will not be a problem given that the extra days are not already booked.
What are the best periods of the year for a fishing holiday in Tuscia and Central Italy?
Spring (May/June) and Autumn (September/October) are without any doubt the best periods of the year but thanks to the mild weather excellent results can be obtained also during the hottest days of Summer and late Autumn.
How is the day organized?
A full-day fishing session starts as early as possible according to the distance to be covered to reach the chosen water. If not specifically required or suggested by local conditions, we prefer avoiding dawn fishing granting you the most relaxing holiday. To avoid missing some good opportunities during the “coup the midi”, we normally stop for a quick lunch on the river/lake bank (sandwich, water, fruit) but if you prefer sitting at a table for a more substantial lunch (especially during the hottest days of summer), we can also decide for a nearby restaurant or pizzeria. It is important that you inform us about any special or specific requirement about food (allergy, religion or else).
I am also interested in guided tours and activities in addition to fishing. What kind of assistance shall I get?
Simply let us know what you might be interested in and we shall suggest you whom to get in touch with. We cooperate with local tourist agencies granting you the best assistance and services.
What is the price for a fishing day?
Why should I decide for a guide if I want to fish Tuscia and Central Italy waters?
A fishing guide for a good fishing day is not compulsory if you wish to spend a lovely holiday and this is true in many waters, not only in Central Italy.
However, you should seriously consider this option if you want to get the maximum from your limited staying in this country and you know little or nothing about it. The quantity and quality of your catches are very often based on your guide’s knowledge, simply because you are unfamiliar with the best fishing locations, the best flies and the most productive technique for the given spots or beat. Your guide will also help you find anything you need in case you have forgotten or lost any part of your tackle or if you need advice about casting or flytying.
While on the river or lake, your guide will be always within reach distance for a suggestion, for a comment or simply suggest the best steps to reach a specific spot.
A fishing guide is not just a guide: he’s there to offer you his knowledge of the waters you’re visiting or suggest you – if required – the best way to cast the fly under that hanging bush or beyond that boulder… Most of all, he is a flyfishing addict, whose passion and enthusiasm are based on a long lasting experience giving him a strong self-confidence and knowledge.
Last but not least, your fishing guide will not limit his assistance while along the rivers or lakes. He is there to give you help also for your after-fishing session.
You can take advantage of his knowledge of the territory to decide how to spend your evening or choose any other activity in addition to fishing both for you and/or your family or accompanying friends. To make a long story short: you start with a fishing guide and leave Italy with a new friend.