River Fibreno

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

Yes

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)

300

Wading

No

Best technique

Dry

Casting level

Average, Expert

Flies

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

Rod (ft)

6.5", 8.5"

Line (#)

#3, #6

Leader (cm)

360, 480

Best months

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

Best of the day

Afternoon, All day, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

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

Boat

No

It’s a real chalk-stream, originating from a very small lake. It contains a so-called “green trout”(Trutta macrostigma –  a species living only here and other rivers in Central Italy).

Waders are useless, given its depth which obliges fishing from the bank a difficult task due to the presence of canes and weeds for the most part of the year. River Fibreno cannot be entered everywhere. You should know the exact spot and time to approach far from danger. Chalk-streams have specific features and river Fibreno has all. Including reactive fish.

Fish eagerly accept tiny spiders and bulky offers. Of course, not always. The point is to know when.

Type of water

Chalk-stream

Fish

Trout

No-Kill

Yes

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)

300

Wading

No

Best technique

Dry

Casting level

Average, Expert

Flies

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

Rod (ft)

6.5", 8.5"

Line (#)

#3, #6

Leader (cm)

360, 480

Best months

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

Best of the day

Afternoon, All day, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

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

Boat

No

Patterns

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