River Clitunno

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

Chalk-stream

Fish

Trout

No-Kill

No

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)

150, 50

Wading

Yes

Best technique

Dry, Nymph, Wet

Casting level

Average, Beginner

Flies

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

Rod (ft)

10", 8"

Line (#)

#4, #6

Leader (cm)

250, 480

Best months

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

Best of the day

All day, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

Last Sunday of February to first Sunday of October, Subject to change

Boat

No

More similar to a chalk-stream, the Clitunno can be fished already after its springs, which originate a nice small lake and park (with bar, restaurant and facilities for children).

The banks are a little above the water surface: the fish can be easily detected but don’t forget that you can be easily seen by the fish…

Attractors are very useful when fish is under cover (in Spring and Summer the bottom is literally covered with green). Small baetis and caddis fly to match the hatch should not be left home.

Type of water

Chalk-stream

Fish

Trout

No-Kill

No

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)

150, 50

Wading

Yes

Best technique

Dry, Nymph, Wet

Casting level

Average, Beginner

Flies

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

Rod (ft)

10", 8"

Line (#)

#4, #6

Leader (cm)

250, 480

Best months

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

Best of the day

All day, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

Last Sunday of February to first Sunday of October, Subject to change

Boat

No

Patterns

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