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Best fishing spots in Italy

Posted by on December 11, 2014 0 Comments Category : Fishing Blog Tags : ,

In a country surrounded by water, like the Italian peninsula, you will never run out of amazing places where you can find some of the best seafood in the entire Mediterranean region. Likewise, Italy offers a great place for a fun and exciting fishing holiday.

fishing in Italy

fishing in Italy

That said, here is a list of the best fishing spots in the country.

Fishing in Sicily

The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea offers some great variety of fish species. Off the coasts of Palermo, the Egadi Islands and the Aeolian Islands, the most popular fish to be found is Bluefin tuna.

May and July are the perfect months to go look for some great Sicilian swordfish. According to experts, this type of fish is usually spotted near canyons and submerged sea mountains.

Other common species commonly found in Sicilian waters, especially around reefs, are the greater amberjack and the grouper.

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Fishing in Le Marche

On the East coast of Italy, the region Le Marche is a perfect place for fishing. Its lakes Cingoli, Pioraco and Sefro offer a great variety of aquatic fauna. Trout, pike, perch, chuc, crucian carp, rudd and carp are just some of the most popular species that hang out in these waters.

On top of the many lakes, Le Marche’s Adriatic coast definitely attracts fishermen all-year-round. Here, you can catch grey and red mullets, bass and bream, sardines and everything that this crystal clear water has to offer.

Fishing in Tuscany

When thinking of Tuscany, you might recall the marvelous historic towns and the amazing Italian wine and food. However, Tuscany is also very popular region for fishing. Trout and grayling are easy to fish in the Lima and the Sieve rivers. If you are more of an open-water fisherman, the Tuscan archipelago offers excellent Bluefin tuna, barracuda, swordfish, sea bass and grouper.

Italy’s North: Piemonte, Lombardia and Emilia Romagna

The north of Italy features hundreds of excellent fishing spots.

In the Po, the biggest Italian river, giant catfish and big carps hang around all day, waiting to be caught.

Pikes, perches, and zanders are more of fresh water types. They like hanging in Lake Como, Italy’s third largest lake in Lombardia, and in little lakes along the Alps.

Fishing in Sardinia

The beautiful island of Sardinia, together with Sicily, is the best place to go fishing while enjoying a holiday of relaxation. The deep waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea are great for Amberjack, Garrick, Bluefish, Grouper, Dentex and Snapper.

However, the most popular and wanted fish that can be found in Sardinian waters is the Bluefin Tuna, the largest species of tuna that can reach a length of 3.7 meters.

Usually, the beginning of May is when the Bluefin Tuna starts coming around and can be spotted until late October. Due to the size of this fish that can weight over 650 kilograms, the best way to land it is by trolling with baits like squid, sardine or other small fish, and use the lifting technique suggested by a local fisherman.

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