River Nera

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

No-Kill

Yes

Resting day

Yes

Free water

No, Ticket

Depth (cm)

250, 80

Wading

Forbidden in some spots, Yes

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, #5

Leader (cm)

180, 360

Best months

April, July, June, May, October, September

Best of the day

Afternoon, Coup de midi, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

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

Boat

No, Renting available

River Nera has its springs in Castelsantangelo sul Nera, in Sibillini Mountains (region Marche). They are at 902mt above sea level. After Visso, some 5km below the springs, the river receives water from many other small streams. After some 20km it enters region Umbria, giving birth to the wonderful Valnerina (–> valley of river Nera). A channel brings part of its water to Lake Piediluco, in Latium.

Not far from Triponzo, it receives river Corno and runs through some nice villages, all of them under Perugia and Terni provinces. Before crossing Terni, it receives river Velino, which creates the world famous Marmore Waterfalls.

Some kilometers after Terni, it creates a small lake, San Liberato, and enters river Tiber not far from Orte.

The most interesting stretch is divided into 4 different no-kill sections. It also has some very nice “free water” where no special permit is needed. The four stretches have different rules and different properties: quiet and deep runs, very fast water covered by trees and bushes, rocky bottom with deep holes, very shallow stretches hosting unseen fish…

Average size of fish is 40cm but there are also specimen of more than 60cm.

Not an easy water, it is considered one of the best trout rivers of Central Italy.

Type of water

Mountain stream

Fish

Trout

No-Kill

Yes

Resting day

Yes

Free water

No, Ticket

Depth (cm)

250, 80

Wading

Forbidden in some spots, Yes

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, #5

Leader (cm)

180, 360

Best months

April, July, June, May, October, September

Best of the day

Afternoon, Coup de midi, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

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

Boat

No, Renting available

Patterns

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