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Torrente Noce

On the gravel banks, hunting for grayling and trout.

The Noce, the largest right-hand tributary of the Adige, rises in the glaciers of the Ortles-Cevedale group, and after passing through the Val di Sole and Val di Non, it crosses the Piana Rotaliana and flows into the Adige near the village of Zambana. This last section, between the Forra della Rocchetta and the mouth, is about 12 km long and has an average width of 25 metres.

It develops with a slope of 7.5 m/km at an average altitude of 225 m above sea level.

Access roads

AUTOROUTE : Autoroute A22 du Brenner, sortie Mezzocorona/S. Michele ou Trento Centro

Routes d’État : SS 43 della Valle di Non de S. Michele all’Adige à Mezzolombardo ; SS 12 del Brennero de Trento à Zambiana ou Nave S. Rocco.

ROUTES SECONDAIRES : Zambana – Zambana Vecchia Routes de remblai (praticables uniquement à pied) Nave S. Rocco – Località Rupe Route de liaison Mezzocorona – Mezzolombardo (Ponte delle Fusine)

Environnement de la pêche

The confluence of the Mezzocorona hydroelectric power station discharge canal divides the Noce Rotaliano into two stretches with quite different environmental and fishing characteristics.
TRACT D1 The upper stretch has a lower flow rate, is mainly populated by “difficult” mormorant trout and for a stretch of about 600 m (zone DK) is regulated by special limits (limited catch and use of artificial bait only).
TRACT D2 The approx. 8 km downstream stretch of the canal is subject to daily and weekly variations in flow rates due to the activity of the Mezzocorona hydroelectric power station. The environment is characterised by the presence of artificial embankments, but the bottom consists of wide gravel beds, an ideal habitat for grayling. The protected Rupe biotope, in the vicinity of the bridge of the same name, constitutes an almost intact river environment, a picture of what this river must have looked like not more than a hundred years ago. In the biotope, it is only possible to fish in a section of the left bank (see signposts). This area is renowned for grayling fishing, which are present in large numbers in the Adige and in the terminal section of the Noce, particularly in the spring months during the ascent for spawning (ban on catching: 1 March – 30 April). Further upstream and particularly in the deep holes of the biotope, trout, both marmorated and brown trout, and chub are more numerous. All fishing techniques are valid, including dry or submerged flies and natural bait. At high levels, it is best to go spinning or camel fishing. Grayling fishing is also permitted in October, but only in the final stretch of the river.

Special Rules

Zones D1 and D2 

Dk Area

Aperture1 Sun.  February (downstream of the southern boundary of the biotope)
1 Sun of March (upstream of the southern boundary of the biotope)
Aperture1 Sun. February
Exits sept.4 of your choiceExits sept.4 of your choice
Minimum trout measures
Marmorata (max 2 capi)35 cm
Hybrid Marmorata x Fario (max 2 heads)30 cm
Fario22 cm
Iris22 cm
Grayling (max 3 heads)35 cm
Pike (max 2 heads)60 cm

Forbidden the use of chamois and moschiera thoroughly from 1 October to 31 October

From the first to the third bridle upstream of the Bridge of the Forges for approx. 1000 m.
Fishing in the Lake of Ischia is forbidden



Fishing in the biotope “La Rupe”: see Bandits and Biotopes attached to the permits. Fishing in the special scheme area: see table below. Grayling fishing is also allowed from 1 October to 31 October in the stretch from the southern border of the Biotope of the Rupe, at the mouth. In this period, the technique of the dry fly with a mousetail or the afloat fly are allowed, armed with a single hook without a pin.


Prohibited the use of any natural bait



The following artificial baits with a single hook deprived of the pin are allowed: artificial flies (mousetail fly, chamois, moschiera), rotating or wavy teaspoon, fake fish or rapalà

Max daily catches 

Max daily catches

Salmonids4prohibited any withdrawal of fish


·       September 30 upstream of the southern border of the biotope

·       October 31 downstream of the southern border of the biotope



  • 30 sets


In summary

Fishing period

1st Sunday in February downstream of the southern boundary of the biotope
1st Sunday in March upstream of the southern boundary of the biotope

30 September, upstream and
31 October, downstream of the southern boundary of the Rupe biotope
downstream of the southern boundary of the Rupe biotope

Fish present
Grayling, trout, chub, pike

Grayling only


Passed, spinning fly, camolier

Fly only


Natural bait, spinner, minnow, nymph, dry, streamer.

Dry fly only