River Corno

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

Depth (cm)

250, 80

No-Kill

Yes

Free water

Yes

Wading

Yes

Best technique

Dry

Casting level

Expert

Flies

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

Rod (ft)

6.5", 8.5"

Line (#)

#3, #5

Leader (cm)

180, 250

Best months

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

Best of the day

All day, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

Last Sunday of February to first Sunday of October, May vary

Boat

No

River Corno is a very interesting stream offering its water to river Nera. At Serravalle it receives river Sordo. It flows not far from Cascia, where Saint Caterina da Cascia was born, a nice small town attracting many devote people. Serravalle is on the way to Norcia, a very nice town very famous for its wild boar based cuisine.

This river offers medium to big sized browns and rainbows avidly responding to dries, wets and streamers. Casting is rather easy in springtime but very hard in Summer and Autumn, due to the thick overhanging trees and bushes.

Not fat from Serravalle, it creates a suggestive stretch, with deep and fast water (the famous “Gole di Biselli – Biselli’s Gorge”). It is a very impressive stretch of water not to be fished alone due to the strong current and the presence of many rafters.

Type of water

Mountain stream

Fish

Trout

Depth (cm)

250, 80

No-Kill

Yes

Free water

Yes

Wading

Yes

Best technique

Dry

Casting level

Expert

Flies

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

Rod (ft)

6.5", 8.5"

Line (#)

#3, #5

Leader (cm)

180, 250

Best months

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

Best of the day

All day, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

Last Sunday of February to first Sunday of October, May vary

Boat

No

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