River Aniene

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

Mountain stream

Fish

Trout

No-Kill

No

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)

150, 80

Wading

Yes

Best technique

Dry, Nymph, Wet

Casting level

Average, Expert

Flies

Attractors, Caddies, Match the hatch, Mayflies, Midges, Stoneflies, Terrestrials

Rod (ft)

6.5", 8.5"

Line (#)

#3, #5

Leader (cm)

250, 360

Best months

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

Best of the day

Afternoon, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

All year

Ninety kilometers long, it originates from Mounts Simburtini, on the border dividing Latium from Abruzzo, between the provinces of Rome and Frosinone. In the upper part it forms a savage valley, with fast runs and medium to deep holes where browns shelter during the day, preferring the end of the day to leave their “home”. Below Tivoli, it forms a beautiful waterfall and slows down until Rome.

Fishing the upper parts asks for a high skill due to the difficult environment while the lower stretch (below Subiaco), where the river slows down, is somehow easier but fish are very shy and suspicious.

Very close to Rome, it is the perfect river for those who want to combine fishing with the most beautiful city in the world.

Type of water

Mountain stream

Fish

Trout

No-Kill

No

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)

150, 80

Wading

Yes

Best technique

Dry, Nymph, Wet

Casting level

Average, Expert

Flies

Attractors, Caddies, Match the hatch, Mayflies, Midges, Stoneflies, Terrestrials

Rod (ft)

6.5", 8.5"

Line (#)

#3, #5

Leader (cm)

250, 360

Best months

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

Best of the day

Afternoon, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

All year

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