River Marta: a next door opportunity…

There are periods of the year when you have no time for fishing: meetings, events, festivals and thousands of small engagements keeps you away from rods and flies. The best solution is to have rod and tackle always ready in the car. A good rule, indeed!

Two days ago my presence was required in Montefiascone (a small town not far from Viterbo and famous for its Est! Est! Est! wine) and I had a 1,5h gap between two meetings. Too much for a restless soul… too much for an angler… too near the lake to stay unactive…

The lake is only 5 minutes from the town and in this period of the year it offers good chances for black bass and pike. But you need a (belly)boat for the best spots. Too complicated with such a short time available.

Marta is a lovely small town (with a very nice fishermen’s harbor,  a well-known tourist attraction) where river Marta originates: its first stretch runs between houses and has a pedestrian passage following the river for a few hundreds meters: you don’t even need boots and its is perfect for a quick and sudden fishing trip.

Marta was my choice and I was right. Chub were numberless, positively reacting to my #8 black (or yellow) foam beetle noisily cast and stripped as if it were a popper. In less than 40 minutes my rod bent for more than 20 times. Fish ranged from smallest (3cm!!!) to 40+…

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Lake Bolsena offers many many good spots for fishing and anglers living in the province of Viterbo are lucky for such an opportunity.

When you decide for your next holiday in (central) Italy, don’t forget to get in touch. I’ll be glad to help as much as possible…

 

 

 

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