Beat 40: South Penquite

De Lank


About Beat 40: South Penquite

With 1400m of LHB. The De Lank is a lushous river with a variety of sections. Tumbling moorland pocket water with glides and pools. Being blocked by a barrier just down stream for the last century, the population of trout is unique with fish up to the 2lb mark being taken in the past. The Camel emergency byelaw has imposed a later start to the season to help migratory fish, despite this having little or no bearing on the upper De Lank due to the barrier, it should bring the the opening days some more productive fishing as this beat has always taken a month to get going.

Fish Species

Brown Trout
Sea Trout

Season Dates

Start Date
1st May
End Date
1st October

Information & restrictions

River Camel rod fisheries: Fly Fishing only. Catch and release of all species. Brown trout season 1st May - 30th September. 100% Catch and release of any rod caught live or dead salmon from the River Camel catchment. Catch and release is allowed with fish returned immediately with least possible injury. 100% catch and release of any rod caught live or dead salmon from the River Allen all season. No fishing for or attempting to rod fish for salmon before 16 June by any means other than artificial fly or artificial lures in any calendar year.

Directions & access

From Launceston take the A30 west. 3.75 miles past Jamaica Inn turn right signed St Breward. Follow the road for a further 2.1 miles (turning straight, left, right at junctions) and then turn rights signed St Breward/Camelford. After about 0.75 miles there is a gateway on your left. Proceed through and park on the hard-core area. Scan the Fish Pass QR code on fence then walk across the field and down to the river.

Beat map

Lat 50.550724
Long -4.664307
Recent Catches

These are the very latest catch returns for this beat

12th June 2021

25 × Brown Trout

24th June 2021

2 × Brown Trout

7th July 2021

21 × Brown Trout

13th July 2021

No catches
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