Deeply in our unstained nature…

Tuscia, the province of Viterbo, has many small streams running through an unbelievably green area. A few are classified as “trout water”


Province of Viterbo – Secondary Water – Class “A” – Maggots not allowed

but, to be honest, they hold salmonids only for a short period after the opening day (end of February). For the rest of the year, anglers can face themselves with cyprinids, still very hard to be caught due to the intrigued nature, overhanding trees and bushes and so on.


Very short rods (6-7″) and light lines (#2-3) are a must…


The water is never gin clear due to the quality of the bottom: tufa releases very small particles all the year round.

What makes these places really unforgettable, is the fact that these streams (locally called “Rios””) cross the land of our ancestors, the Etruscans, whose caves and tombs can be seen all around us. While passing and tumbling on rocks and tufa, they dig into the earth and form the so called “Forre”, narrow passages carved in the stone…


Deeply carved into the tufa, this spots holds fish very difficult to be seen. It is more than 2mt deep.


Waders are not sufficient to reach the top of the “pool”. Casting is very hard due to the overhanging branches (not visible in the photo)

Some of them are still used for cultural sightseeing tours during the Summer months and in Winter they are transformed into a Nativity scenario.


Etruscan Tombs all along the path running aside this “rio”.


Etruscan Tombs – transformed into Nativity Scenario during Christmas


“Fishing with the Etruscans” is one of the opportunities offered by our beloved land… Don’t miss the opportunity for a “different” holiday!!!


Season 2016: still a lot of days to go…


In Italy, September is largely considered as the end of the fishing season for trout. The national law states that fishing in trout rivers closes the first Sunday of October. After that date, a trout caught in any kind of water is to be immediately released.

This is true in most regions and provinces but it is not true in “all” waters. There are some cases where trout fishing is still allowed in October, November and December.

Central Italy has a number of waters falling under this rule/exception.

Trout start feeding eagerly to be ready for the spawning season. The cooler days make fishing a more pleasant occupation. Mayflies, sedges and the like (whose hatch had a sudden halt during the hottest days of July and August) are found on the wings in greater number…

This, combined with the long lasting warm weather, the colorful landscapes typical of this period of the year, the numberless “sagre” and local events make of Italy the best destination for a Ă¹holiday where fishing is the most important component.

Do you need extra reasons? đŸ™‚

ps: yes, there are others!! Chub, black bass, pike… which can be fished until the end of the year… and later!!!