The Penpont is a beautiful clear trout stream, almost untouched by anglers. Its source originates at Bowithick, no more than 4 miles upstream from this Beat. 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. 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 swinging wets or nymphing the deeper glides and pools. 2 larger pools can be found along this beat, both of which hold very good-sized brownies, the best of the season being 13"
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 on 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.
These are the very latest catch returns for this beat
3rd May 2021
4 × Brown Trout
23rd May 2021
9 × Brown Trout
12th June 2021
16th June 2021
1 × Brown Trout
Take a look at some more of our great beats across Devon and Cornwall