Beat 45: Penpont Water



About Beat 45: Penpont Water

New for 2020! The Penpont is a beautiful clear trout stream, untouched by anglers. Its source originates at Bowithick, no more than 4 miles upstream from this Beat. Short (6-9ft), light tackle (1-4wt) is advised, and waders are a must if covering plenty of water. We recommend upstream dry fly for most shallow pocket waters and nymphing the deeper glides and pools. 2 larger pools can be found along this beat, both of which hold very good-sized brownies. A 1lb 4oz specimen Brown trout was caught and safely returned to these waters in 2017. This beat is small, clear and tree lined, meaning fishing can get a little tricky when the water is low and the trees in full leaf. Moving slowly and stealthily whilst keeping casts short and accurate is the key to hooking a Penpont trout.

Fish Species

Brown Trout
Sea Trout

Season Dates

Start Date
15th March
End Date
1st November

Information & restrictions

Catch & release only. Fly Fishing only. Sorry no dogs. Barbless or de-barbed hooks ONLY. Landing nets should always be used, please handle fish safely and return them to the water as quickly as possible. QR code located in the Fishing Hut. Brown trout/ Sea trout: 15th March - 30th September. Grayling season: 16th June - 31st October

Directions & access

From Launceston, Follow A30 towards Bodmin. Take the exit towards Five Lanes/Trewint/Altarnun from A30 (1 mile after the Subway), take the 4th exit off the roundabout and follow the road through five lanes and down into the village of Altarnun…* From Bodmin, Follow A30 towards Launceston, Take the exit towards Five Lanes/Trewint/Altarnun from A30 (immediately after Charlie Browns Diner), Follow the road through Trewint, take a left into Five lanes and follow the road down into Altarnun village…* *Once in the village, pass over the Penpont bridge and follow the road up the hill, take the first right hand turn at the top of the hill, travel down this road approx. ¼mile, turn right into Rose Park Fishery, park up, and scan the QR code, located in the fishing hut. To access the River Penpont, walk to the bottom of the fishery complex and follow the track into the woods, turn right at the pheasant pen and walk down to the river.

Beat map

Lat 50.609713
Long -4.504613
Recent Catches

These are the very latest catch returns for this beat

24th August 2020

2 × Brown Trout

10th October 2020

No catches

11th October 2020

2 × Brown Trout

29th October 2020

No catches
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