River Tevere (upper stretch)

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, Wide river

Fish

Barbel, Chub, Grayling, Trout

No-Kill

Yes

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)

250, 80

Wading

Yes

Best technique

Dry, Nymph, Wet

Casting level

Average, Expert

Flies

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

Rod (ft)

10", 7.5"

Line (#)

#3, #6

Leader (cm)

250, 480

Best months

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

Best of the day

All day, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

April to November, May vary

Boat

No

This is the most important river of Central Italy.

In this area, Man created a miracle. Formerly a warm river, with chub, barbel and cyprinids, it is now a slow-to-fast river moving on a rocky-sandy-gravel bed and has trout and grayling which were introduced some years ago. The dam who was built for electrical purposes releases cold, iced water. .

An “easy” river in some periods of the year, with many many flies (from midges to sedges, mayflies, stoneflies…) and many rises confusing you, it turns to an extremely difficult water – especially during the hottest days of summer – asking for top level casting skill, invisible flies and thinnest leaders.

Below the previous stretch the river is managed by a different local fishing club. It contains both trout and grayling along with barbel and chub. Casting is a little bit more difficult being the river bed not as broad. Fish are shyer due to the reduced depth and this represents a real challenge for the dedicated angler.

Very often, fish rises are numberless and you cannot decide where to cast your fly. Tiny patterns are very useful in case of grayling’s activity but a bulk attractor may induce those biggest trout to leave their shelter.

Type of water

Medium width river, Wide river

Fish

Barbel, Chub, Grayling, Trout

No-Kill

Yes

Free water

Yes

Depth (cm)

250, 80

Wading

Yes

Best technique

Dry, Nymph, Wet

Casting level

Average, Expert

Flies

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

Rod (ft)

10", 7.5"

Line (#)

#3, #6

Leader (cm)

250, 480

Best months

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

Best of the day

All day, Coup de soir

Fishing Season

April to November, May vary

Boat

No

Patterns

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