Fishing at South Penquite
Under the Westcountry Rivers Trust Westcountry Angling Passport scheme you can now fish for brown trout on the farm's beautiful 1400 meter stretch of the De Lank river - a tributary of the Camel
Open for fishing from 1st April - 30th September, this is a stunning section of the river. It changes from a placid moorland stream at the top of the beat to a wild rushing torrent at the lower end as it falls of the moor. Due to a unique barrier at the lower end of the beat it only holds brown trout. It is slow to start in the spring but from May onwards fishes well for lots of small - medium fish with the odd 2lb whopper!
Here's what one fishing journalist wrote after a day spent on our river for the February 2006 edition of Today's flyfisher
"…an afternoon of pure fun. We were grown men falling in ditches and getting the soaking of our lives while cursing about missing yet another four-inch brownie. It was like being five years old again and EXACTLY what fly fishing should be. When it finally reached the point of near darkness, we literally had to drag each other off the river."
In order to fish this beat you will need to purchase 2 tokens from the Westcountry Rivers Trust (at a cost of £2.50 each) and post these into the box marked on the map. Fly and worm only and no more than 2 trout per day. An EA rod licence is required to fish these waters
Tokens for fishing this beat and other beats within the Westcountry Angling Passport scheme on the Tamar Taw & Torridge can be bought direct from the offices of the Westcountry Rivers Trust at:-
Westcountry Angling Passport
Tel: 01579 372140