Fishing in SESIA & MASTALLONE
The Italian alps, the mountains, streams, rivers and valleys of northern Italy offer a unique opportunity for fly fishing enthusiasts or fishermen who want to enjoy a memorable trip.
Fishing in Val Sesia and Val Mastallone takes place in one of the most beautiful and evocative valleys of the Italian alps; river Sesia and Mastallone Stream are famous for the enormous presence of brown trout, marble trout, rainbow trout. Val Sesia is one of the best marble trout waters in Italy and certainly one of the most productive in the whole of southern Europe.
The average size of marble trout is truly remarkable: it is not difficult to catch marble trout over 60/70 and some time 80/90 cm. Val Sesia if the unique river in Italy with a endemic Blue Thin Grayling. Fishing for a bluefin grayling is truly a mirage, but this can happen! Val Sesia is famous all over the world for their waters flowing down from Monte Bianco and Monte Rosa and is famous for the sanctuary town of Varallo. Val Sesia river is famous for the most exclusive Italian Fishing Reserve of Piode.
Every year Yvon Chouinard (patron of Patagonia) comes to Italy to fish in this exclusive reserve. We have a collaboration agreement with the managing of the reserve and we can accompany very few customers every year. Enchanting alpine valleys landscapes, in a breathtaking mountain environment, culture and traditions typical of this region, Italian culture and lifestyle, are essential components to make our customers live a unique and extraordinary experience.
Our expert fly fishing guides qualified by AIGUPP (Italian Association of Professional Fishing Guides) will be able to accompany you properly.
“Our Guides go fishing every week on the waters we propose, they know and experience the seasonal pattern and every small change of the rivers: the water levels and the seasonal hatched make fishing difficult to interpret, and that is where it is essential the work of the Guide. The result of the day of fishing in terms of satisfaction, fishing experience and cultural growth depends on the Guide who accompanies you. It often happens that the deep knowledge of the Guide puts you in a position to be successful even in the most difficult season. Our Guides offer theirs customers the service they would claim themselves when facing a fishing trip”.
Gianluca Bonomi, owner Alps Store & Fishing Services
- Highlights of the trip
- Fishing season
Fly fishing brown trout, rainbow trout, marble trout, bluefin grayling.
Lombardy region directly on the mountains in front of Lake Maggiore Varese.
Typical regional cultural and gastronomic products.
Enormous touristic activity also for families and non-fishermen accompanying persons.
Fishing guide service offered to individual fishermen or small groups (maximum 4 fishermen) offering an expert guide for every 2 fishermen.
Semi-professional photo service included.
Fishing season: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October
marble trout (March, April, September, October)
rainbow trout (all season)
brown trout (all season)
bluefin grayling (September, October)
Fishing Guide Service with accompaniment (the duration of the fishing day varies according to the seasons, but it is never less than 8 hours)
Pick-up at the meeting point and processing of authorization procedures (fishing license and access permit to the waters)
Semi-professional photo shoot
What is excluded:
Italian fishing license (cost € 23.00 per fisherman and valid for one year)
Cost of water access permit – variable from 20.00 to 45.00 € per fisherman per day. Fishing in Piode reserve cost 100.00 € per day
Any other element not indicated under “what is included”
Reservations, deposits and payments:
The deposit is Euro 100.00 of the travel price unless otherwise specified in the itinerary. Deposits can be made by bank transfer or PayPal.
The balance of the cost of the trip is due upon meeting our Fishing Guide on the agreed date. The balance can be paid in cash, by bank transfer or PayPal.
All prices must be paid in Euro.
Cancellation and refund policy
the following minimum cancellation fees will apply: Days before scheduled day:
30 days 100% refund of the deposit
15 days 50% refund of the deposit
0/14 days no refunds
Alps Store reserves the right to change an itinerary due to adverse circumstances such as weather conditions and watercourse conditions. In the unlikely event that Alps Store has to cancel a scheduled tour, all payments received to date will be refunded, which constitutes a full balance.
Alps Store is not responsible for the expenses incurred in preparing any canceled trip, including air tickets and visa fees.
children under 18 enjoy a 50% discount on the prices indicated: however, they must be accompanied by a parent, who pays the full fee.
Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive planning information to guide you in preparing for your trip. Details on arrival and departure, clothing and equipment, trip cancellation insurance, pre and post trip extensions, visas, documents and activities are included in the planning information.
Passports and documents
in addition to the legal identification documents, no documents are required.
Equipment and clothing
You will receive a detailed list of the appropriate equipment with tour planning information once the experience is confirmed.
Fly fishing in the Italian Alps
Fly fishing in the Italian Alps is an exhilarating experience. We offer Fishing Guide services on the entire panorama of the Italian Alps.
In addition to trout and grayling, pike, perch, zander, barbel and carp can also be attacked with fly fishing.
The main effective techniques are dry fly fishing, nymph and Euronymph fishing, streamer fishing.
The Italian Alps are framed in a varied tourist context. Countless cities, villages, towns, ancient villages offer an impressive panorama seasoned with the characteristic Italian hospitality and the unmistakable Italian Lifestyle.
Take some time to absorb the incredible scenery and learn about the history of the Italian regions and connect easily with the Italian tourist, gastronomic and cultural circuits.
Each client assumes responsibility not to use drugs or excess alcohol during the Fishing Guide session. Fishing is organized with the best safety conditions, dimensioning the experience according to the general health conditions of each client. Our Guides are aware of the minimum First Aid guarantee conditions and are able to connect in a few minutes with the local Hospital Health Systems. However, each client must guarantee under his own responsibility to face the experience with the minimum conditions of good physical and mental health. COVID containment procedures prohibit customers from participating in the experience if they are in quarantine or have symptoms attributable to the COVID disease.
The obligation to comply with the protection and protection measures must be guaranteed by each customer.