Rio Fratta

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

Small river

Fish

Barbel, Carp, Chub, Cyprinids

No-Kill

No

Resting day

No

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)

30, 80

Wading

Yes

Casting level

Average

Flies

Attractors, Caddies, Mayflies, Midges, Terrestrials

Rod (ft)

7.5"

Line (#)

#3, #5

Leader (cm)

180, 250

Best months

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

Best of the day

All day

Fishing Season

All year

Very small stream (locally known as “rio”) carving its way through a tufa land and often disappearing covered by luxuriant vegetation. The territory is dotted with this kind of water creating the “Forre”, deep valleys where the Etruscan civilization had its roots. They rarely have trout: the water temperature is always too high for this fish. Chub, barbel and trout can be found. The water is sometimes milky in appearance because of the nature of tufa, releasing micro particles of material into the water.  Due to the abundance of the riparian vegetation, casting may pose problems.

Type of water

Small river

Fish

Barbel, Carp, Chub, Cyprinids

No-Kill

No

Resting day

No

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)

30, 80

Wading

Yes

Casting level

Average

Flies

Attractors, Caddies, Mayflies, Midges, Terrestrials

Rod (ft)

7.5"

Line (#)

#3, #5

Leader (cm)

180, 250

Best months

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

Best of the day

All day

Fishing Season

All year

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