In the last two years Mario Boschitz was able to offer his tour guests an amazing number of big catches! (26 of them over 7ft6 and an additional 12 over 8ft on the river Po alone). In 2012 he was able to catch the biggest fish of the last years – as the first German speaking angler – with a length of over 8ft5′ and approximately 265lbs.
His approach to angling, his experience at this specific river and his special love of nature make his tours a unique experience.
It’s important to be flexible – especially when going for the big fish – at this difficult river. With Mario it’s possible to plan your personalised trip exactly the way you want to. No matter if you’re into vertical angling or spinning, angling from the boat or shore – you name it. Mario will take you on a journey to the past and show you the key to success in a world that is a big mystery for most of us.
As guiding- and renting boats he offers comfortable Omega Plast Blower with 40PS. All boats have helmstand, sonar, a sufficient number of rod holders, the usual equipment and of cours lots of space for up to three anglers. A tent is available for all boats. The outrigger boats are equipped with E- or gasoline engine. All the hire boats are located in Torricella, not far from Parma in the municipality of Sissa. In this area the river Taro, stemming from the Ligurian nature park Aveto, has its stream mouth. It ends in an outer curve of the Po and forms the center of a stretch that offers a high diversity of terrain. First of all there’s vast flood areas in the vicinity that offer great angling during floodwater.
Flooded meadows, rows of bushes and woods make for a landscape that reminds of the Everglades. But also at normal water level the catfish find whatever they desire. Lots of stone groynes across and lenghwise the stream, banks with sandy edges, island with shallow parts and steep edges and big excavator harbours directly connected with the river Po.
Rods and incidentals are provided by Taffi-Tackle, regardless what kind. The reels are by FinNor, Penn or Shimano. Everything else is provided as well (just please bring your own sleeping bag):
– rod holders
– boat tents
– divan beds