River Mignone

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

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)

150, 50

Wading

Yes

Best technique

Dry, Nymph, Streamer, Wet

Casting level

Average, Beginner

Flies

Attractors, Mayflies, Midges, Terrestrials

Rod (ft)

10", 8"

Line (#)

#4, #7

Leader (cm)

250, 480

Best months

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

Best of the day

All day, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

All year

Boat

No

Fishing the best spots of this savage river asks for some sense of adventure. You will find yourself in “the middle of nowhere”, surrounded by cows, horses, sheep, hawks and the like.

You’re in the cradle of the Etruscans and tombs and remains are just few minutes away from the river.

The best method to catch the big fish patrolling the large and deep pools is to spot them and, from a long distance, cast (abruptly) a big attractor (a palmer, a terrestrial…) right on the tail of the fish.

Type of water

Medium width river

Fish

Barbel, Carp, Chub, Cyprinids

No-Kill

No

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)

150, 50

Wading

Yes

Best technique

Dry, Nymph, Streamer, Wet

Casting level

Average, Beginner

Flies

Attractors, Mayflies, Midges, Terrestrials

Rod (ft)

10", 8"

Line (#)

#4, #7

Leader (cm)

250, 480

Best months

April, August, 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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