River Marta

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

Medium width river

Fish

Barbel, Carp, Chub, Cyprinids

No-Kill

No

Resting day

No

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)

100, 80

Wading

Yes

Best technique

Dry, Nymph, Streamer, Wet

Casting level

Beginner

Flies

Attractors, Caddies, Mayflies, Midges, Streamers, Terrestrials

Rod (ft)

7.5", 8.5"

Line (#)

#3, #6

Leader (cm)

250

Best months

April, August, December, February, January, July, June, March, May, November, October, September

Best of the day

All day, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

All year

Boat

No

It originates from lake Bolsena and gives the name to the homonym small village. It has mainly chub, carp, barbel and black bass. The first part of the river, at the lake outlet, is used as a flyfishing gym all year round thanks to its concrete banks and shallow water. Here fish are extremely difficult because anglers are obliged to fish a meter or so above water level and chub see them from a long distance…

Downstream, it becomes rather difficult due to trees and bushes. The bottom is muddy and wading is not easy.

Best flies are attractors and results are often very good. No special tackle is required. Excellent river for beginners.

Type of water

Medium width river

Fish

Barbel, Carp, Chub, Cyprinids

No-Kill

No

Resting day

No

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)

100, 80

Wading

Yes

Best technique

Dry, Nymph, Streamer, Wet

Casting level

Beginner

Flies

Attractors, Caddies, Mayflies, Midges, Streamers, Terrestrials

Rod (ft)

7.5", 8.5"

Line (#)

#3, #6

Leader (cm)

250

Best months

April, August, December, February, January, July, June, March, May, November, October, September

Best of the day

All day, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

All year

Boat

No

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