Lake Salto

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

No

Depth (cm)
Wading

No

Best technique

Dry, Nymph, Popper, Streamer, Wet

Casting level

Beginner

Flies

Attractors, Caddies, Mayflies, Midges, Streamers, Terrestrials

Rod (ft)

11", 8.5"

Line (#)

#5, #9

Leader (cm)

480

Best months

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

Best of the day

All day, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

All year

Boat

No

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.

Due to the water being used mostly for agriculture, in Summer the lake level decreases to lowest while during the raining season all the exposed areas are fully covered with water. Another scope of the lake is to provide water 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!!!

Type of water

Lake

Fish

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

No-Kill

No

Resting day

No

Free water

No

Depth (cm)
Wading

No

Best technique

Dry, Nymph, Popper, Streamer, Wet

Casting level

Beginner

Flies

Attractors, Caddies, Mayflies, Midges, Streamers, Terrestrials

Rod (ft)

11", 8.5"

Line (#)

#5, #9

Leader (cm)

480

Best months

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

Best of the day

All day, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

All year

Boat

No

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