Where – within Tuscia (the province of Viterbo)

From Viterbo, it takes roughly half and hour to reach the most interesting fishing spots of this province.


River Marta

It originates from lake Bolsena and gives the name to the homonym small village. It has mainly chub, carp, barbel and black bass. The first part of the river, at the lake outlet, is used as a flyfishing gym all year round thanks to its concrete banks and shallow water.

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Chub – of big size – are present almost everywhere in river Marta.

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River Marta flows in most cases far from the road and many beautiful spots can be reached crossing a lovely country through mostly unknown roads


River Mignone

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.

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“Maremmana”, local cow with typical long horns

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Alone, in the middle of nowhere, spotting chubs cruising under the trees.

 

 

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The medium-upper section of river Mignone, A paradise for those who love trekking-fishing

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During the hottest days of summer, chub conceal under overhanging bushes and trees, waiting their preys falling from branches and grass.

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…and is immediately released without being taken out of the water…

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A nice could not resist an abruptly cast terrestrial…

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No trees to to be used to be unnoticed by fish.

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There… under the bush… big fish are awaiting for big offers!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 


River Fiora:

It separates Latium from Tuscany and crosses the remains of the ancient Etruscan town of Vulci, creating a small lake (Lake Pellicone).

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Lake Pelllicone is created by River Fiora and is in the center of the park of Vulci, filled with Etruscan remains and a beautiful medieval castle.

It’s famous for its big chub and barbels, both appreciated quarries for the passionate flyangler.

Hermitages are disseminated not far from the river.

It springs in Tuscany and divides this region from Latium before entering the sea, where sea-flyfishing is possible with good results.

 

One of the many lovely stretches concealing surprisingly big fish.


Lake Bolsena:

The biggest lake of Central Italy. Of volcanic origins, it is very deep and offers black bass, pike, carps, perch and the like.

You can fish either from the shore or from the boat.

Typical of the lake is the so-called “Lattarino”, a small fish which is the main food source for predators (pike, black-bass) and appreciated on the tables of the many small typical restaurants of the area.

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Shallow and rocky water not far from the bank offers many shelters to predators.

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The rocky bottom of Lake Bolsena hosts many shelters for big black bass and pike

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Wading as far as possible from the bank and casting a big streamer to the mid-submerged rocks and retrieving at high speed may give very nice surprises.


Lake Vico

A lovely medium-size volcanic lake completely surrounded by hazelnuts. It has no villages facing the water and this makes Vico a real peaceful and quiet spot.

Lake Vico (dating back to some 100,000 years ago) can be easily reached from Viterbo driving along a road crossing Mount Cimino, covered with beech woods which was first crossed by  Quinto Fabio Rulliano, a roman consul who fought – and won – the Etruscans. 

The origins of Lake Vico – the legend says – are due to Heracle who dug his club into the ground and invited the local inhabitants to extract it. Nobody was able to perform Heracle’s request and when the hero extracted it, water sprung from the earth and filled the valley, thus creating the lake.

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Reeds penetrate the lake for a long distance: entering the water trying to convince predators to accept your offers is compulsory.

Pike, carp  and chub are the most common preys together with perch, extensively fished by professional fishermen due to its taste on the table.

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Emerging weeds and trees not far from the shore make Lake Vico a very nice water for black bass and pike,

 

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The glamour of this small lake immersed in an endless nature


Lake Mezzano

Immersed in “the middle of nowhere”, not far from the border with Tuscany. It’s very small and completely surrounded by meadows and trees. Very deep, it has nice pike, carp, lavaret, tench and a few black bass. Immersed in the nature, it is completely isolated: no villages nor houses in sight, only cows and sheep inhabiting the vast green land.

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Casting from a belly, in search of preys under the overhanging trees along the banks.

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The above are but a few of the opportunities offered by our province. It should be noted, however, that from Viterbo (not far from Rome) it is possible to enjoy many more waters. For further details, please visit www.flyfishingtuscia.com

 

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