Lake Bracciano

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

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)
Wading

Yes

Best technique

Dry, Nymph, Popper, Streamer, Wet

Casting level

Average, Beginner

Flies

Attractors, Caddies, Mayflies, Midges, Stoneflies, Streamers, Terrestrials

Rod (ft)

11", 8.5"

Line (#)

#10, #6

Leader (cm)

180, 400

Best months

April, August, December, February, January, July, June, March, May, November, October, September

Best of the day

All day, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

All year

Boat

Renting available

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.

The best period for Lake Bracciano is end of Winter, beginning of Spring when pike are more active.

Type of water

Lake

Fish

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

No-Kill

No

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)
Wading

Yes

Best technique

Dry, Nymph, Popper, Streamer, Wet

Casting level

Average, Beginner

Flies

Attractors, Caddies, Mayflies, Midges, Stoneflies, Streamers, Terrestrials

Rod (ft)

11", 8.5"

Line (#)

#10, #6

Leader (cm)

180, 400

Best months

April, August, December, February, January, July, June, March, May, November, October, September

Best of the day

All day, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

All year

Boat

Renting available

Patterns

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