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The Best of the Italian Alps: Sesia and Mastallone Rivers

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 sometime 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 (founder 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.



Fly fishing in the Italian Alps is an exhilarating experience. We offer Fishing Guide services on the entire panorama of the Italian Alps.

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.


In addition to trout and grayling, pike, perch, zander, barbell and carp can also be attacked with fly fishing. The main effective techniques are dry fly fishing, nymph and Euronymph fishing, streamer fishing. Our expert fly fishing guides qualified by AIGUPP (Italian Association of Professional Fishing Guides) will be able to accompany you properly.


Non-fishing activities

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.



Sesia and Mastallone Rivers

The Highlitghts of this trip

  • We offer guided Fly fishing for brown trout, rainbow trout, marble trout, and bluefin grayling.
  • The Lombardy region is 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.



"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 their customers the service they would claim themselves when facing a fishing trip”.

Gianluca Bonomi, owner Alps Store & Fishing Services






Starting in March until end of October


Recommended season:

marble trout (March, April, September, October)

rainbow trout (all season)

brown trout (all season)

bluefin grayling (September, October)



Various - see below. Licenses depending on river, service and time.


For Guiding only: 

Single day per person 220 EUR

Two days per person / per day 200 EUR

Three or more days per person / per day 190 EUR

50% discounted rate for children under 18 years


(ask also for discounted rates for groups 2-6 people)



Special offer for FFTC Members

10% discount OFF of the regular guiding rates



What's included:

  • 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 Euro per fisherman per day. Fishing in Piode reserve cost 100.00 Euro per day
  • Any other element not indicated under "what is included"



You have to book your accommodations seperatley. It's Italy and also very close to the big city of Milano - there are a lot of options in all categories available.


We suggest to stay in Vecchio Albergo Sacro Monte. This Albergo is very close to rivers Sesia and Mastallone Stream.

The Vecchio Albergo Sacro Monte has a long tradition and stands at the entrance to the Sacro Monte, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The hotel is located at the beginning of the tour of the chapels.

The splendid park in which it is immersed is a pilgrimage destination for religious and tourists who decide to visit Valsesia.

It is also possible to stop at the Vecchio Albergo Sacro Monte to taste the typical dishes of local cuisine, prepared by chef Pietro, one of the owners of the hotel.



Safety conditions

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.



We help you to plan your trip - starting by selecting the Rivers, Lakes or fishing area.

Italy is also perfect for a long weekend trip within Europe and a great choice for a fantastic cultural couple trip with great non-fishing options. No matter if it's only for a long weekend or a holiday stay for a week or longer.



FFTC Member Contact




Alps Store & Fishing Service srl

Gianluca Bonomi

Via Levata. 26

24068 Seriate / (BG) ITALY


phone mobile: +39 335 702 42 40

phone store: +39 035 45 200 56