It’s a real chalk-stream, originating from a very small lake. It contains a so-called “green trout”(Trutta macrostigma – a species living only here and other rivers in Central Italy).
Waders are useless, given its depth which obliges fishing from the bank a difficult task due to the presence of canes and weeds for the most part of the year. River Fibreno cannot be entered everywhere. You should know the exact spot and time to approach far from danger. Chalk-streams have specific features and river Fibreno has all. Including reactive fish.
Fish eagerly accept tiny spiders and bulky offers. Of course, not always. The point is to know when.
Not far from Rome, it crosses a very narrow valley where casting is really very difficult in some cases while the lower part is much easier. It contains trout and chubs (in the lowest stretches).
The medium stretch asks for delicate and precise casts, being fish easy to be scared. Fish are not huge but reach a good size and offer a strong resistance.
The running stretches ask for attractor and sometimes “matching” flies while the big pools are always a problem as far as the choice of the fly is concerned.
The upper part is mostly savage and casts of great difficulty. The best choice for a fishing ‘n’ trekking adventure.
Smaller streams in Eastern Latium
The province of Rieti is filled with small-medium rivers and lakes, most of them very interesting for trout fishing and which also offers various casting difficulties. If you are in search of wild spots and enchanting beautiful landscape to be visited during a fishing trip, this is the right one-day destination.
You hardly can see it from the road but if you know how to reach it, this small water offers you technical challenges
Very shallow and cold water. Submerged weeds, Overhanging bushes. Fish are not huge but hungry. Fast. Strong. And shy.
Lake Bracciano is only a few kilometers from Viterbo and is best fished from a boat or belly-boat. Fishing from the shore (waders) is also possible. This lake has only three towns on its banks: Anguillara, Trevignano and Bracciano which offer good opportunities for a day of tourism. Lake Bracciano has pike, black bass, cyprinids all accepting streamers, poppers, wets and dries.
Lake Salto is one of the many lakes in the province of Rieti and has been created in 1940 for electricity purposes by means of a dam on river Salto thus submerging 4 small villages, still present on the bottom of the lake. In Summer, the water level decreases because the water is used also in agriculture while during the raining season all the exposed areas are fully covered with water. The lake is also a great water resource in case of fires.
The lake – offering great opportunities for water sports like water-skiing, kite-flying, swimming, boating and so on – contains pike, black bass, cyprinids and mostly perch. Fishing is also possible in the river: trout are not huge but the small and savage environment makes flyangling a real challenge!!!
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