Fishing in the TEA National Park

Fishing is a passion in the Park for tourists and locals alike. Each year, the Park's waters are stocked with the native Mediterranean brown trout. If you like river fishing we have the Secchia, Enza and Bratica rivers in Emilia-Romagna and the Serchio, Taverone and Bagnone rivers in Tuscany. There's also the Cerretani Lakes and Lake Calamone in Emilia Romagna and Lungo Lake in Tuscany, as well as numerous streams and artificial lakes that provide great fishing. 

fishing in the Secchia river

If you love river fishing, then the Secchia river should certainly be a destination during your next trip to the Park. One of the main right back tributaries of the Po, the Secchia river flows for 172 km (107 mi) from Alpe di Succiso through the Emilia-Romagna region. It is loaded with big wild and native Mediterranean brown trout. Anglers may only fish with artificial lures (fly fishing and spinning).

How we recommend fishing the Park

The specific rules and regulations for fishing in Italy can be pretty complex. We recommend going out with a guide, especially if this is your first time fishing in the Park. Experienced guides can be found at I Giardini dell'Acqua or Valcedra Fishing Adventures.

Do I need a fishing license?

Freshwater fishing in public waters requires a license, which can be purchased at the post office or at a fishing store. Fishing without a valid license carries fines between 80 and 480 euro. The license itself is pretty inexpensive so be sure to get one!

The Park's trout season

The trout season for most in the Park goes from the last Sunday in March to the first Sunday in October. Other areas allow fishing all year-round, but only catch and release is permitted outside the period mentioned before. You'll be able to find this information at the entrance to the waters. You may also stop by a visiter center or local hunting and fishing shop to obtain information about the area's regulations or licenses.

Fishing Excursions
Located near the Secchia river in the Collagna municipality, this trout farm offers fishing excursions to anglers from around the world. The guides are Federal Instructors of CONI Fishing Ichthyologists and experts on trout fishing in the TEA National Park. They will provide fishing lessons, tips and techniques as well as information about the unique river ecosystems. Anglers may choose from a variety of morning trips, half day trips and a 3 day excursion. Fishing poles, tackle and meals are included in the price for each excursion, which range from 50 to 140 euro. There are accomodations located onsite and around the municipality. For more information on accomodations or fishing excursions, email Pier at

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