Lake Bolsena

Fishing in Italy asks for a national licenze and is open all year round with a number of limitations. Rivers where trout are present cannot be fished from the first Sunday of October to the last Sunday of February but there are many exceptions (earlier opening or delayed closing, this depending on local regulations). Chub, Barbel, Pike, Grayling, Carp, Black Bass (just to mention fly takers) have their “closed periods”, which is not the same in every province. No-Kill stretches have their own open/closed months and special rules. Wading is permitted everywhere (but not encouraged) with very few exceptions. 

Type of water

Lake

Fish

Black Bass, Carp, Chub, Cyprinids, Perch, Pike

No-Kill

No

Resting day

No

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)

80

Wading

Yes

Best technique

Dry, Popper, Streamer

Casting level

Average, Beginner

Flies

Attractors, Caddies, Mayflies, Midges, Streamers, Terrestrials

Rod (ft)

11", 8.5"

Line (#)

#11, #6

Leader (cm)

180, 400

Best months

April, August, July, June, March, May, November, October, September

Best of the day

All day, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

All year

Boat

Renting available

The biggest lake of Central Italy. Of volcanic origins, it is very deep and offers black bass, pike, carps, perch and the like.

You can fish either from the shore or from the boat.

Typical of the lake is the so-called “Lattarino”, a small fish which is the main food source for predators (pike, black-bass) and appreciated on the tables of the many small typical restaurants of the area.

Strong rod, tippet and big flies give the best results. Black bass is a very common prey.

Type of water

Lake

Fish

Black Bass, Carp, Chub, Cyprinids, Perch, Pike

No-Kill

No

Resting day

No

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)

80

Wading

Yes

Best technique

Dry, Popper, Streamer

Casting level

Average, Beginner

Flies

Attractors, Caddies, Mayflies, Midges, Streamers, Terrestrials

Rod (ft)

11", 8.5"

Line (#)

#11, #6

Leader (cm)

180, 400

Best months

April, August, July, June, March, May, November, October, September

Best of the day

All day, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

All year

Boat

Renting available

Patterns

Get in touch