Lake Vico

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

Flies

Attractors, Caddies, Mayflies, Midges, Terrestrials

Rod (ft)

11", 8.5"

Line (#)

#10, #6

Leader (cm)

250, 400

Best months

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

Best of the day

Afternoon, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

May vary

Boat

Renting available

It is the third largest lake in the Latium region, known to the Romans as Ciminius Lacus, The lake itself is a nature reserve and has no villages facing the water.

The origins of Lake Vico go back  to Heracle who dug his club into the ground and invited the local inhabitants to extract it. Nobody was able to perform Heracle’s request and when he pulled it out, water sprung from the earth and filled the valley, creating the lake.

In the XVIth century engineers dug an underground drainage channel from the lake to the Rio Vicano stream, a tributary of River Treja, itself a tributary of the Tiber, lowering the level of the lake and reducing its surface area to its present day horse-shoe shape

Fishing regulations are rather complex. There are pike, black-bass. tench, chub. perch… No trout.
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

Flies

Attractors, Caddies, Mayflies, Midges, Terrestrials

Rod (ft)

11", 8.5"

Line (#)

#10, #6

Leader (cm)

250, 400

Best months

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

Best of the day

Afternoon, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

May vary

Boat

Renting available

Patterns

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