Fishing by Rosa Maria Lambertideutsch

Who Catches the Biggest Fish on Lake Como

Rosa Maria Lamberti on Lake ComoCari amici, dear Lake Como friends, for the anglers among you Lake Como is a true paradise.
The many species of fish in Lake Como feel also really fine.


Most Common Species of Fish in Lake Como

Besides the Adda and Mera rivers the waters of the Lario are fed by several cold, fresh mountain streams. This is why trout, whitefish, pike, eels, Persico, burbots and others find ideal living and reproduction conditions.

No matter whether you are fishing from the shore or fishing from a boat on the lake, a successful catch is almost always certain.

When to Catch the Biggest Fish?

Fishing on Lake ComoOn many days, winds on Lake Como cause a turbulent water surface. 

In the northern part of the Lario the thermal south wind Breva blows from noon to late afternoon, especially in constant good weather conditions.

Also the north wind Tivano, which blows in the middle of the lake and in the south, does not start until around 11.00 o’clock its full speed.

Then, however, he often blows full force away from the land on the lake and ensures a proper swell.

The surfers and kite boarders think that’s great. But for the anglers the churned up water is rather unfavorable.

So the best fishing times are in the early morning to about 11.00 a.m. or in the evening from 5.00 p.m. to 10.00 p.m.

Of course you need a fishing license for Lake Como and all other waters in Lombardy. For information where you get it and what it costs click here.

No Luck at Fishing? There are Alternatives on Lake Como

For example, if you are not lucky at fishing for the very well-stocked fish section of the supermarket Iperal Fuentes in the industrial area of Colico is available as a stopgap.

If you will not just buy grilled fish, no one might notice that you had no luck at fishing. There’s nothing in the way of a successful fish meal in your vacation home.

In addition, every Ristorante around Lake Como offers tasty regional fish dishes.

Allora, I wish you a lot of fish and buon appetito.

Tanti saluti e a presto
Rosa Maria Lamberti