Fishing in Lago di Garda


Lake Garda or Lago di Garda, Italy draws anglers from around the world. This stunning lake, located in northern Italy, is the largest lake in the country...

Lake Garda or Lago di Garda, Italy draws anglers from around the world. This stunning lake, located in northern Italy, is the largest lake in the country and offers a variety of fishing opportunities for both experienced and novice anglers.

Some of the most commonly targeted species in Lake Garda include pike, carp, perch, trout, and catfish. Anglers use a variety of techniques when fishing in Lake Garda, such as trolling, spinning, and fly fishing.

Fishing charters are available on Lake Garda, and they provide an excellent way to experience the lake's rich fishing opportunities. The experienced guides will take you to the best fishing spots and will recommend you the most productive fishing technique.

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The fishing in Lago di Garda is very good and varied. The lake is home to a wide variety of fish species, including pike, carp, perch, trout, catfish, and more. The lake is also known for its large fish, with some species reaching impressive sizes.

The techniques usually are trolling and spinning. Some anglers also do fly fishing but in the afternoon when the wind comes in, this can be quite challenging. Carp and other bottom feeders are caught with worms, particles or boilies for example.

For lure and fly fishing, make sure you "match the hatch". The waters of the lake are very clear waters so your flies or lures will have to imitate exactly what the fish are eating.

Top sport fishing species in Lago di Garda


Fishing is allowed all year round in Lago di Garda, but there are certain fishing restrictions and regulations that apply depending on the season and the species of fish being targeted.

There are closed seasons for some species of fish such as trout or pike, which cannot be caught during certain times of the year to protect their breeding cycles Pike fishing is closed from 22 February to 14 April, for example.

Additionally, there may be restrictions on the size and quantity of fish that can be caught, to ensure the sustainability of the fish populations in the lake.

Winter can be cold with lower fish activity. The best time to fish at Lago di Garda is spring, summer and autumn.



Here are some fun things to do at Lago di Garda besides fishing:

Go windsurfing! Lago di Garda, especially the northern region, has some consistent winds that are great for windsurfing.

Visit the medieval castles: Lago di Garda is home to several beautiful medieval castles, such as the Scaliger Castle in Sirmione, the Malcesine Castle, and the Rocca di Garda Castle. These impressive structures offer a glimpse into the region's history and provide a unique photo opportunity.

Visit the theme parks: Lago di Garda is home to several popular theme parks, including Gardaland, CanevaWorld, and Movieland. These parks offer a range of rides and attractions for visitors of all ages, and are a great way to spend a fun-filled day with family or friends.

Also, the lovely city of Verona isn't far away from Lago di Garda. It's a beautiful city with a rich history, culture, and architecture. Don't miss the Verona Arena, Juliet's House, Piazza delle Erbe or the cathedral.


It is important to check the current fishing regulations and restrictions before fishing in Lago di Garda. It's important to respect the close season for different species. For example: 

- Pike: closed from 22 February to 14 April
- Black Bass: closed from 1 May to 15 June

Do I need a fishing license to fish on Lake Garde?

Yes, you need a fishing license to fish on the lake.

For residents of Italy, the national fishing license or licenza di pesca ministeriale of the region of residence is valid. Foreign residents, on the other hand, need to buy the local fishing license. The price is €13 (for minors it is free) and can be purchased on the ministerial website of the Veneto region.

Key takeaways

Avg Capacity: 3 people
Popular fishing techniques: Jigging, Bottom Fishing, Spin Fishing
Average price: $0 per day
Low season price: $269 per day
High season price: $269 per day
Included: Fishing tackle, Bait & lures, Taxes included

Frequently asked questions about fishing in Lago di Garda

According to our customers, some of the most popular fishing charters in Lago di Garda are:

Depending on the boat, a fishing charter in Lago di Garda can accommodate up to 3 passangers, although most charters are for 3 people.

Typically in a charter in Lago di Garda, a fishing boat charter will include the use of the boat, Fishing tackle, Bait & lures, Taxes included. Some charters may also include Snacks and Drinks, while others may allow you to bring your own.

On average, the prices for a fishing trip in Lago di Garda are around $54 per hour. However, prices can vary depending on factors such as the duration of the trip, the size of the boat, and the number of people. For shorter fishing trips and smaller boats, prices can start as low as $269 for 5 hours and 3 people. During the high season, prices can increase up to $269 for a 5-hour-trip with 3 people.

The types of fish you can catch on a fishing charter in Lago di Garda will depend on the time of year. Some common fish species that can be caught in Lago di Garda include: Black Bass, Zander, Pike.

In Lago di Garda you can do a variety of fishing methods including Jigging, Bottom Fishing, Spin Fishing, Bait & Switch. Regulations and restrictions vary depending on the species.



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