Lago di Salasco is a fantastic lake, situated in the foothills of the Alps, nestled amongst some of Italy’s most stunning countryside. It’s stocked to the brim with the highest quality carp, Mirrors, Commons & Some very hard fighting Grass carp, with plenty over 30lbs and several approaching the 60lbs mark.

Catfish are also in great numbers in the lake, both Wells and Channel, the Wells catfish growing to nearly 200lb in weight, Sturgeon to over 100lb, Pike and Zander are also present. The site has no shower or toilet facilities, however there is a restaurant and swimming pool complex adjacent the lake that allows full use of all the facilities, this is through a coded locked gate from the lake into the complex so no different than them being on the lake itself, these are open 24 hrs.

There is a small tackle / gift shop that also sells the basics, water, bait etc. For that larger purchase the main shops are only a short distance away. All accommodation is bivvies as there is no other camping allowed on the lake, and no persons from the restaurant/swimming pool complex are allowed to enter the lake complex.

The basic price is for fishing only however there are various options available, including an airport pick up service from Malpensa airport, meal option from the onsite restaurant, which can be paid locally, and also an equipment hire option including bivvies, three legged bed chairs, unhooking mat, pod, rods, spod rod, and much much more.

The onsite owners will be on hand to help as much as you require, they are very experienced anglers, sponsored by Daiwa so know the lake and know their fishing too. With over 11 tons of mirror, commons and leather carp just about to top the 60lbs mark and averaging 25lbs +, fishing is sure to be some of the best you will ever experience. Sleeping in bivvies right on your swim means you’ll get to fish 24hrs a day, and not miss a single second of the action.

So why not go somewhere different, many of the lakes in France have been fished to death for years now, and Italy is the next big carp destination, be one of the first to hook into one of these hard fighting beasts…..

DURATION 8 Days / 7 Nights / 7 Days Fishing
ADVENTURE RATING Adventure Rating 1
TARGET SPECIES Carp (Fish guaranteed)
One full week fishing, Saturday afternoon to Saturday morning
Breakfast & Evening meals
Guiding 24/7
Holiday insurance
International flights
Fishing equipment
Personal items
Local tips (non-compulsory)

Additional information

Airport TransfersNot required, Required (+£199)
Equipment HireUse mine, Hire yours (+£75)

Arrive at the lake (airport transfer option available)

Upon arrival at the lake (airport transfer option available – see options for more details) on Saturday morning, you’ll get a full tour of the lake and it’s amenities, and a complete rundown of the best fishing areas in all the swims. After the tour you’ll be assigned swims (2 anglers to a swim) and set up ready for fishing at 12 noon.
Fishing: None
Accommodation: Bivvy
Included Meals: Optional meals package

Full day fishing on lake

The full day and night is dedicated to fishing for carp. The lake baliff will always be on hand to provide help, suggestions or to answer any of your questions. Remember, he is there to help you catch so make the most of him.
Fishing: Full day
Accommodation: Bivvy
Included Meals: Optional meals package

Depart lake (airport transfer option available)

Your fishing ends today and sometime during the morning you will need to pack up all your gear ready to depart.
You will need to leave the lake at no later than 12 noon (airport transfer option available – see options for more details).
Fishing: None
Accommodation: None
Included Meals: Optional meals package

Fishing seasons

Species Season Peak Times
Common Carp March – December April – June & October/ November
Mirror Carp March – December April – June & October/ November
Leather Carp March – December April – June & October/ November
Grass Carp March – December April – June & October/ November
Catfish March – December June / August
Sturgeon March – December April – June & October/ November

Note: April, May, June, October and November are perfect for carp fishing. There are no mosquitos and the temperature is not too high (20/22°in october – 15/18° in the night). Also in December/January/February it is possible to catch big carp as there is no ice on the water all year round.

Tackle/Equipment required (if taking equipment option)

  • 3 reels for carp rods
  • Reel for spod rod
  • 3 optonics plus swingers (per angler)
  • Sleeping bag (1 per angler)
  • 1 or more carp sacks
  • Bivvi light or head torch
  • Marker float & spod
  • Any personal bait preference (boilies etc)
  • All end tackle, hooks,rigs etc
  • Clothes and all sundries
  • Camera and spare batteries
  • Sun cream/block
  • Mosquito repellent/cream

Note: please refer to to the equipment option to see a list of the tackle and equipment you should consider bringing if you don’t want to book our equipment option.

Visas & Vaccinations

British and Irish nationals do not require a visa to enter Italy. Other EU nationals should contact us for more information. Nationals of all other countries should contact their local embassy or consulate. Visa information is given in good faith but may be subject to change without warning.
Note: It is your responsibility to obtain a valid visa where necessary.

There are no vaccination requirements for visiting Italy, though we would recommend that you have valid vaccination protection for Tetanus and Diphtheria. Recommended vaccinations and other health protection measures vary according to the country you are visiting and can change periodically. You must consult your GP on current vaccinations needed for your destination.

International flights

The price of this tour does not include your international flight and you should expect to pay between £70 and £200 for a return flight to Malpensa Airport, Milan with EasyJet (1 hour 20 mins from lake).

We hold a full ATOL and are licenced to sell flights (not Ryan Air, EasyJet etc). If you would prefer to buy your flight from us, please request a quote, either during the online reservation process, the tour enquiry form, or by telephone.

For more information on why we don’t include international flights with our tours please check out our flights page.


Accommodation on the lake is bivvy only. If you are taking our equipment package we provide you with 2-man bivvies and bedchairs. For those looking for a bit of extra comfort, there is also the option of nearby local hotels.

What’s included

  • One full week fishing, saturday afternoon to saturday morning.

What’s excluded

  • Meals
  • Drinks
  • Holiday insurance
  • International flights
  • Transfers
  • Fishing equipment
  • Personal items
  • Local tips (non-compulsory)
Lago di Salasco Fishing Adventure

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