The Giovenco (Pitornius was the name of this small river during the Roman Age) is a nice small stream that runs from the Bisegna Municipality until the Fucino. It’s located in the Abruzzo region (Province of l’Aquila).It’s reachable from Rome in one hour, driving the highway A25 (Rome-Pescara) and getting out to the exit called Pescina.

This small jewel offers to the fly fisherman a wonderful naturalist scenario. It’s very well populated by mediterranean wild trouts and also brown trouts stocked every year. It is the classic place where is possible to spend a nice fishing day sorrounded by the amazing naturalistic views of the Abruzzo National Park.

The best period for fly fishing is from March untile June but also September offers very good conditions.

The common average of the caughts is between 5 to 10 inches, but despite fish are not big they are very wild.

Fishing this small stream is always a nice challange.

Flies suggested: all hunter flies will work fine, especially classic patterns made with deer hairs.

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