Written by: Vito Rubino, Fly Fishing Specialist at Orvis UK
I like to think that, in a couple of years, Italy will be the “new Slovenia.” Here we are talking about the Alps in in the Trentino region–in the far north of the country–where you can catch marble trout, brook trout, grayling and, of course, brown trout. All those fishes are native or wild, even a few rainbows that were stocked many years ago.
My angling heart is in Trentino, where you can find the perfect balance between wild nature and safe tourism. You can fish up in the mountains, hiking and fishing for hours. When you’re hungry, you can eat lunch at a mountain house that has to get food for their kitchen by helicopter. A new generation of fly anglers is taking care of these rivers, and opening them to a responsible fish tourism, based on respect for the environment and catch and release.
Even better, fishing in Italy is generally cheaper than Slovenia, with less fishing pressure. And at the end of your fishing day, you can enjoy a fine Italian dinner, wine, and so on. . . .