Italy Fishing Charters

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Italy: 21 fishing charters available
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(54 reviews)
Lido Di Ostia
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trips from US $357
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(37 reviews)
Levanto
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trips from US $541
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(9 reviews)
Roma
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trips from US $379
Excellent
4.8 / 5
(48 reviews)
Isola Rossa
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trips from US $346
Excellent
4.9 / 5
(46 reviews)
Castellammare Del Golfo
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trips from US $141
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(2 reviews)
Levanto
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trips from US $271
Milazzo
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Olbia
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trips from US $271
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Alghero
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trips from US $411
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5.0 / 5
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Villanova
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trips from US $601

Frequently Asked Questions about Fishing Charters in Italy

According to customer reviews, some of the most popular fishing charters in Italy are: Full list of top fishing charters in Italy

The average price for a private 4 hour Italy fishing trip is US $400, while an 8 hour private trip will cost you US $603 based on prices on FishingBooker.com.

Fishing charters in Italy that received great reviews from families are:

The top 3 fish species targeted on guided fishing trips in Italy are:

The top 3 fishing techniques in Italy are:

The top 3 types of fishing in Italy are:

Many fishing charters in Italy provide rods, reels and tackle. Some of the top rated are:

According to customer reviews on FishingBooker.com, some of the best rated charter captains in Italy are:

Some of the fishing trips offered by fishing charters in Italy are:
  • Extended fishing trips – €698
  • 3-hour fishing trips – €366
  • 4-hour fishing trips – €450
  • 5-hour fishing trips – €554
  • 6-hour fishing trips – €426
  • 7-hour fishing trips – €490
  • 8-hour fishing trips – €709
  • 9-hour fishing trips – €816
  • 10-hour fishing trips – €358
  • 18-hour fishing trips – €1,386

Fishing in Italy

Surrounded by four seas, and boasting lakes and rivers galore, Italy’s angling scene is one of the best in Europe. From small boats that will take you nearshore, to big offshore sportfishing vessels, there’s a fishing charter in Italy for all kinds of anglers, giving you the chance to land some delicious dinner or battle a monster fish. 
 
Whether in the Adriatic, Tyrrhenian, Ionian, or Ligurian Sea, you’ll target the same fish, by and large. Hit the nearshore reefs or fish around the islands and you’ll come into contact with  Barracuda, Bonito, Bluefish, Jacks, Seabass, Seabream, Grouper, Rays, and even Sharks. While that’s plenty to get your teeth into, the real prizes await offshore, with delicious Swordfish, Spearfish, Mahi Mahi, and Bluefin Tuna on offer. 
 
You’ll also find some Italian fishing guides along the rivers and lakes inland. Europe’s answer to the Great Lakes is geared up for tourism in the north, with Lakes Como, Maggiore, and Garda the pick of the bunch. Hit the Tiber, Sieve, Ticino, Adige, Tagliamento, Brenta, and Sarca Rivers for a spot of fly fishing, and you could catch world-class Trout, monster Catfish, and delicious Carp, Pike, Perch, and Grayling. 
 
Wherever you are in the boot, a guide or charter is not far away. If you’re in the capital, then Ostia is your best bet for fishing, while Naples and further south are also great starting points in the west. Puglia in the south-east is your best bet for the Adriatic, but don’t forget about Venice, Rimini, and other tourist resorts. Meanwhile, Sicily and Sardinia pretty much live on fishing.
 

Rules & Regulations

Saltwater fishing can be done completely free of charge without the need for a license. However, freshwater fishing requires a Type D license for foreigners, or Type B license for locals. You’ll also need a Tax ID to get your license, so you’re better off going with a professional guide who’ll sort it for you.
 

Italy Fishing Seasons

January

You won’t have the chance to experience much of Italy’s big game fishing in January, but you can bring home a full cooler after a few hours of nearshore trolling and bottom fishing.

February

You can bring home a decent haul in February, when you’re likely to catch Amberjack, Grouper, Bonito, Conger Eel, and more when bottom fishing nearshore or around the islands.

March

The fishing offshore is starting to pick up momentum, as Bluefin Tuna make their way toward the southern Adriatic. Amberjack, Bonito, and False Albacore are at their peak, too so, get ready for a mixed bag.

April

In southern Italy, anglers are hooking into big, bad Bluefin Tuna! You can also try trolling or deep-dropping 10-30 miles offshore for Spearfish to land some truly prized meat.

May

By May, Bluefins fill up the Adriatic, with a trip from Puglia or Venice offering equal rewards. Don't forget about the Tyrrhenian Sea, though, as the annual Bluefin harvest (Mattanza) lights up Sardinia.

June

Bluefins are at their peak in the northern Adriatic. Thresher Sharks, Spearfish, Dentex, and more are on the cards at this time of year. Summer is also a good time for shore angling, so it's all possible!

July

Italy’s deep sea fishing is the best it’s been all year! Haven’t found your sea legs yet? Try drifting and trolling with live baits close to shore for Amberjack, Dentex, Grouper, Bluefish, and Garrick.

August

Fishing offshore will fetch you anything from Bluefin and Albacore Tuna to Mahi Mahi, Spearfish, and Swordfish. Freshwater anglers are hooking into Carp, Catfish, Trout, and more, so try it all!

September

Come early autumn, Bluefin Tuna start leaving the northern Adriatic. Bluefin fishing will be fantastic in southern Italy for several months more, while freshwater fishing in the rivers and lakes is at its peak.

October

Whether you’re one for fly fishing in the lakes and rivers or a hardcore deep sea angler, Italy is sure to deliver in autumn! Many big game fish are at their peak in October, as are Carp, Catfish, and other freshwater fish.

November

Bluefin begin to leave leaving the central Adriatic in late fall as they head back to the Mediterranean. Spearfish and Swordfish will continue biting through the off-season, however, so there's always the chance of a trophy.

December

With the height of Italy’s deep sea fishing behind you, December can be a great time to see what’s biting in the estuaries. You can catch Chub, Garrick, Dentex, Seabass, Bream, and more in just a couple of hours.

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What anglers said about fishing in Italy

Dress warm for in the morning and while the boat is moving. Wear layers. Bring sunscreen.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Dress warm for in the morning and while the boat is moving. Wear layers. Bring sunscreen.
Sicily Fishing Charter
Sicily Fishing Charter
Book Bruno and follow his lead. Catch what is in season and enjoy the day anyway!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Book Bruno and follow his lead. Catch what is in season and enjoy the day anyway!
Sicily Fishing Charter
Sicily Fishing Charter The Hague, South Holland
Do research and find out what time of year is good for the different fish. You can ask emiliano at pevea fishing charter. He has great knowledge!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Do research and find out what time of year is good for the different fish. You can ask emiliano at pevea fishing charter. He has great knowledge!
Pevea Big Game Fishing Charters
Pevea Big Game Fishing Charters Traversetolo, 45
It's pretty self-explanatory. We stayed in Monterroso del Mar and took a 5 minute train to meet our captain near the boats. He was super easy to find and on time. It's worth it to dress appropriately (hats, cover ups, flip flops, sun screen). Other than that just enjoy the day at sea!
Excellent
5.0 / 5
It's pretty self-explanatory. We stayed in Monterroso del Mar and took a 5 minute train to meet our captain near the boats. He was super easy to find and on time. It's worth it to dress appropriately (hats, cover ups, flip flops, sun screen). Other than that just enjoy the day at sea!
Pevea Big Game Fishing Charters
Pevea Big Game Fishing Charters Santa Barbara, CA
Keep in mind there is no toielt on the boat. Most fishing charters I have been on have them, this one did not.
Excellent
4.7 / 5
Keep in mind there is no toielt on the boat. Most fishing charters I have been on have them, this one did not.
Pequeño Nieto
Pequeño Nieto Cudahy, WI
Watch the weather, which was unusual for May. The Harbor has a McDonalds in it, not the McDonalds further down the beach, and negotiate a price for the taxi before leaving the hotel. The people were VERY friendly and helpful, since we got a bit lost looking for the harbor, but got there eventually. Lots of sand beaches, and we used the WCs at the free beach. As noted, Capt. Rossi was good at his job and class act.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Watch the weather, which was unusual for May. The Harbor has a McDonalds in it, not the McDonalds further down the beach, and negotiate a price for the taxi before leaving the hotel. The people were VERY friendly and helpful, since we got a bit lost looking for the harbor, but got there eventually. Lots of sand beaches, and we used the WCs at the free beach. As noted, Capt. Rossi was good at his job and class act.
Pequeño Nieto
Pequeño Nieto City Of Saint Peters, MO
Before you go, look for the right person (guide) who will explain to you the local rules and methods of fishing, will help you organize your trip.
Excellent
5.0 / 5
Before you go, look for the right person (guide) who will explain to you the local rules and methods of fishing, will help you organize your trip.
Sicily Fishing Charter
Sicily Fishing Charter Wexford, Leinster

How did anglers rate fishing charters in Italy?

Adriano Marini Angler
Adriano Marini Angler
Fishing charter in Roma
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Adriano is a wonderful guide. His knowledge and patience on a relative slow day proved paramount. He is well prepared with gear for several different techniques to accommodate the season. Thank you Adriano!
Jeremiah  C.
Jeremiah C.
Adriano Marini Angler
Adriano Marini Angler
Fishing charter in Roma
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(9 reviews)
Was a great fishing experience in Italy. The waters of lake martignano were so clear. Caught a few nice pike and bass 👌🏽. Adriano was an Awesome guide. Picked me up at the hotel, supplied breakfast and lunch and beverages ! Very cool dude I recommend him for your fishing Italy experience.
Jim  J.
Jim J.
Adriano Marini Angler
Adriano Marini Angler
Fishing charter in Roma
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Great guide! Very knowledgeable. Went out of his way to help us catch, taught (me) the basics and treated us to the best coffee on board!!
Anna  E.
Anna E.
Pequeño Nieto
Pequeño Nieto
Fishing charter in Lido Di Ostia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Had a great day with Dario ripping lips!! Finished it off with the restaurant preparing our fish for a lovely dinner! 10/10
Jesse  R.
Jesse R. Chicago, Illinois
Pequeño Nieto
Pequeño Nieto
Fishing charter in Lido Di Ostia
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(54 reviews)
Spent a Wednesday afternoon with Captain Alexandro. We caught a good amount of mahi mahi. Was a cool experience.
Tim  E.  J.
Tim E. J. Charlotte, NC
Pequeño Nieto
Pequeño Nieto
Fishing charter in Lido Di Ostia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Es war ein super Tag auf dem Boot. Dario und Alessandro sind klasse…sehr nett und kompetent. Wir hatten auch das große Glück einen der begehrten Blauflossen Thune zu bekommen. Es war ein Mega Erlebnis… Absolut empfehlenswert!
Simone  F.
Simone F. Rome, Lazio
Pevea Big Game Fishing Charters
Pevea Big Game Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Levanto
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Excellent guided trip. We caught multiple species and the captain and crew were wonderful! Highly recommend.
Matt  H.
Matt H. Leander, TX
Pevea Big Game Fishing Charters
Pevea Big Game Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Levanto
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Was a great trip. Got in two bluefins and had two spearfish on the line. A little much waves since we came right before a storm but the Captain warned us about it and gave us many options to help. a few of us threw up because of the waves but the weather is always a risk and cant be controlled but the Captain did what he could to make the boat stabile. I highly recommend this trip since the Captain has great knowledge and respect for the fish and ocean. 5 stars!!!
Jeger  J.
Jeger J. Traversetolo, 45
Pevea Big Game Fishing Charters
Pevea Big Game Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Levanto
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(37 reviews)
Nice trip where everything works - fantastic crew, gear and boat - Unfortunately we didn't catch anything but that's how fishing is
Dennis  H.
Dennis H. Rochester, MA
Adriano Marini Angler
Adriano Marini Angler
Fishing charter in Roma
Excellent
4.7 / 5
(9 reviews)
The only reason it was all 5 stars was because we didn’t catch many fish. The experience was amazing. The view amazing, our guide was pleasant and knowledgeable. And he did everything he could to get us on the fish. I’m sure the near 40 degree heat made the fishing slow. I wish we had more time as we would have fished more and done it again. I’ve fished a lot over the years and would highly recommend this tour!!
Francois  D.
Francois D. Rocky Rapids, AB
Pevea Big Game Fishing Charters
Pevea Big Game Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Levanto
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Everything about this trip exceeded our expectations. It was a 50th bday gift for my boyfriend, and he was blown away. We both learned a lot and had a wonderful time with Emiliano and his first mate, Ale! I didn't fish and still had a ball. The food on board was delicious, and the boat was much bigger than we expected. It was a day for the records and one we will cherish! Definitely worth it! Highly recommended!
Cailin  P.
Cailin P. Santa Barbara, CA
Pequeño Nieto
Pequeño Nieto
Fishing charter in Lido Di Ostia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Welcomed with great enthusiasm and knowledge. This was my first guided fishing trip and successfully caught a tuna. 10/10 would do again and highly recommend
Jesse  R.
Jesse R. Milan, Lombardy
Pevea Big Game Fishing Charters
Pevea Big Game Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Levanto
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
This was a perfect day - Emiliano took us on an amazing Ligurian Sea fishing trip. We caught spear fish and blue fin,and had a beautiful voyage up and down the coast. The hospitality was fantastic, highly recommended for an incredible experience!
Daniel  P.
Daniel P.
Pequeño Nieto
Pequeño Nieto
Fishing charter in Lido Di Ostia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Great trip! Family with two boys (9 & 8) had a good introduction to sea fishing. Lots of fish caught, mainly mackerel and snapper. We were able to have a couple of swim breaks too. Captain Dario is very chilled and patient. Highly recommend. Thank you!
Paul  Y.
Paul Y. United Kingdom
Pequeño Nieto
Pequeño Nieto
Fishing charter in Lido Di Ostia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Amazing trip. One of the best fishing days of my Life. Friendly and professional captain, Highly Recommended !!
Conor Paul Pyne Bottigliero
Conor Paul Pyne Bottigliero
Adriano Marini Angler
Adriano Marini Angler
Fishing charter in Roma
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(9 reviews)
Adriano is a great captain and was a pleasure to meet. He is an expert and the go to pike guy in the area. He's an expert in many different styles of fishing. I had a blast fly fishing for pike with him and chatting all day. Italian pike checked off the list!
Joel  R.
Joel R. Washington, District Of Columbia
Pevea Big Game Fishing Charters
Pevea Big Game Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Levanto
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
Took my son out to go bluefin tuna fishing while visiting the area. Emiliano and Gabriel were great hosts and took great care of us. We got one small tuna before they decided to stop biting the rest of the day but it wasn’t for lack of trying! Overall a good experience.
Brian  D.
Brian D. Vero Beach, FL
Pevea Big Game Fishing Charters
Pevea Big Game Fishing Charters
Fishing charter in Levanto
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(37 reviews)
It was a beautiful day at sea. Emiliano was a very good captain. We caught all the fish we wanted to catch. !!!!!! A GREAT DAY !!!! We will do it again. Kann ich nur Empfehlen, war ein super Tag außer Speerfisch und Tunfisch gab es noch Delphine die neben dem Boot herschwammen. Emiliano und sein Helfer haben alles super erklärt und uns top unterstützt. Diesen Trip werden wir in nächster Zeit wiederholen.
Helmut  R.
Helmut R. Page, NE
Pequeño Nieto
Pequeño Nieto
Fishing charter in Lido Di Ostia
Excellent
4.3 / 5
(54 reviews)
We spent about 8 hours with Captain Alessandro. Unfortuneatly it was a bad weather day so we didn't have any luck which was a littlie disappointing. Alessandro tried really hard to make it happen though. I think the only thing that would have been better is to cancel it or at least stop after half a day.
SUZANNE  V.  D.
SUZANNE V. D. Richland, WA
Pequeño Nieto
Pequeño Nieto
Fishing charter in Lido Di Ostia
Excellent
5.0 / 5
(54 reviews)
Dario’s expert techniques and, I suspect, a bit of luck landed us two big bluefin tuna (and a little one) within the first couple hours of venturing out. Both my 10 yo son and Dario were absolutely stoked. Win-win!
Catherine  P.
Catherine P. George Town

Top Targeted Species in Italy