From Viterbo, it takes roughly half and hour to reach the most interesting fishing spots of this province.
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.
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.
It separates Latium from Tuscany and crosses the remains of the ancient Etruscan town of Vulci, creating a small lake (Lake Pellicone).
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.
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.
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.
Pike, carp and chub are the most common preys together with perch, extensively fished by professional fishermen due to its taste on the table.
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.
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