Fishing on Lake Garda: where to do it with NowMyPlace

Fishing on Lake Garda is a very popular activity. But what are the best areas and how to do it? Let's find out with the NowMyPlace proposals

30 April 2023
Fishing on Lake Garda: where to do it with NowMyPlace

Fishing on Lake Garda: dos and don’ts

Lake Garda is one of the most beautiful places in northern Italy, famous for its crystal-clear waters, enchanting beaches and the striking backdrop of the Pre-Alps. Between panoramas to be immortalised and ancient villages to be discovered, there are also a number of activities for which this stretch of water is known. Many people love fishing on Lake Garda: thanks to the presence of numerous fish species, it is a true paradise for fishermen. Many of you, however, may be wondering whether it is also possible to experience this as a novice, perhaps during a holiday: the answer is yes, since there are numerous boat tours, such as those offered by NowMyPlace, that give this possibility.

Let us look at them in detail, after a very brief outline of the history of fishing on Lake Garda.

The fishing tradition on Lake Garda

Fishing on Lake Garda is an ancient tradition that has evolved and specialised over the years, as it has throughout the world. Today it is a very popular activity among local enthusiasts, as well as tourists, who can enjoy the beauty of the area and the magic of the water.

The fish species present in Lake Garda are numerous: among the most common are carp, chub, tench, perch, pike and sheatfish. Fishing them requires technique, but also knowledge of the territory and its peculiarities. Indeed, Lake Garda is a complex environment, with areas characterised by different depths, currents and water temperatures. Experienced fishermen, of course, know where to find the most abundant species.

Fishing regulations on Lake Garda

As is the case everywhere else, fishing on Lake Garda is regulated by precise rules and a series of prohibitions, which protect the fish fauna and guarantee the sustainability of the activity. First of all, a valid fishing licence, issued by the competent authorities, is required to practice it. It is forbidden in ports and bathing areas; furthermore, the use of certain types of bait and equipment is not permitted. For detailed information on operating instructions and the periods when fishing is permitted, it is advisable to consult the website of the Ente Territoriale Interregionale Comunità del Garda, (Inter-regional authority for the territory of Garda council) which contains the regional regulations of the Veneto and Lombardy Regions.

Where to fish on Lake Garda? Here are some recommended locations

The entire Garda coastline offers numerous places suitable for fishing, corresponding to the best known locations in the provinces of Brescia, Verona and Trento. Here are some of them:

  • Desenzano del Garda
  • Salò
  • Gardone Riviera
  • Limone sul Garda
  • Peschiera del Garda
  • Lazise
  • Garda
  • Malcesine
  • Riva del Garda.

Fishing on Lake Garda: Discover the activities of NowMyPlace

Fishing can be really relaxing and allows intense contact with nature, just what those who spend a weekend or a day on the shores of Lake Garda are looking for. Those who have been fishing for a long time know how much patience is required and how satisfying it is to realise that a fish has taken the bait. Many people, however, despite being attracted to fishing have never tried it: a few days on Lake Garda may be just the right opportunity.

Where to start, though? You need the equipment, you need to know the best places and, above all, as we mentioned, the regulations. All demanding things, when travelling! That's why outdoor discovery experiences, such as those proposed by NowMyPlace, could be the solution.

By going out in a boat with experienced skippers, who have been fishing in Lake Garda for years, travellers will be able to enjoy the wonder of the lake, discovering at first hand the gestures that characterise fishing, a true ritual in which past generations relive. So let's see which are some of the trips you can book through our portal.

Sailboat fishing on the west coast, in Moniga

Some of the sailing trips proposed by NowMyPlace are fishing experiences dedicated to those who want to experience this activity on Lake Garda. On the boat trip you will have the chance to fish the main fish species of Lake Garda, such as whitefish and carp, which are a staple of the local gastronomy. You will listen to the stories of skipper Maurizio, discover the most suitable spots on the lake for fishing, and spend a pleasant morning or afternoon with friends that you will not easily forget. The contact with the water, the sun illuminating the flat surface of the lake, the wait with the fishing rod in your hand... intense and, at the same time, extremely relaxing moments, amidst views that fill the eyes.

The experience is also suitable for children from 4 years of age. The boat can accommodate a maximum of 4 participants in addition to the skipper.

Sardine fishing on the West Coast

Also on the west coast, in Moniga, you can start a sardine fishing trip with the sailboats. Maurizio will take you to the spot where fishermen traditionally find the greatest abundance of this blue fish. The ideal time of year is from May to July, but this is not the only time of year when you can practice the activity.

The experience is also suitable for children from 4 years of age. The boat can accommodate a maximum of 4 participants in addition to the skipper.

What is included in the fishing trip and what needs to be provided?

First of all, we would like to remind you that you need a fishing licence or an authorisation issued by the competent authority. Fishing trips on Lake Garda with NowMyPlace always include all the necessary equipment, including the fishing rod, which is the property of the skipper. To participate, you only need to bring a swimming costume, a towel and a pair of closed shoes to wear on the boat.

On the boat, you will also toast with Maurizio, with beer or wine included in the package, to celebrate the moment.

Fishing on Lake Garda, between the beauty of the area and typical dishes

Fishing on Lake Garda is not only a sporting activity, it is also an opportunity to discover the beauty of the area, its culture, and its gastronomy. Along the shores, in fact, you can have lunch or dinner in restaurants that offer typical Garda-style cod dishes, fish risottos, and local wines such as Bardolino. The discovery of traditional recipes, moreover, drives many people to attend cooking courses or choose tours with wine tastings.

Thanks to the beauty of the landscape, the variety of sports that can be practised and the wide range of accommodation on offer, suitable for the whole family, as well as young couples or friends and colleagues, Garda is truly a place to visit and discover in all its facets. Discover all Lake Garda experiences NowMyPlace!

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