Beat/Farm: Pentland

Dam: Pentland – top of the Riflespruit (stream).

Where to purchase ticket: Linecasters fly shop 045 9749298.  R150/rod/day.

Restrictions:  Fly fishing only and strictly catch-and-release.

Access:  A map of directions will be provided when a booking is made with Linecasters.  Only 4×4 vehicles will be allowed to drive to this beat.  This road also requires a very experienced off-road driver.  A levy will be charged for the recovery of all vehicles that get stuck on this road.

Scroll down for more information and a short video of Pentland.

About the dam:  The dam at Pentland was built in approximately 1987 on the upper Riflespruit.  The dam is a self-sustaining fishery.  The trout breed and fend for themselves in this dam.

Target species: Wild spawning rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).

Best season:  Rainbow trout from September to May.

Suggested tackle:

Rods: 4 – 6W rods, reels with intermediate or floating lines

Leaders: 9’, 2 – 3X tapered leaders

Tippet: 4 – 3X

Dry Flies: DDD’s, elk-wing caddis, parachute adams, flying ants, klinkhammer’s etc.

Nymphs and other: Slim body damsels, snails, dragonfly nymphs, woolly buggers, atomic worm, buzzers, beadhead PTN and Zak, flashback nymphs etc.

Suggested fishing method: Stripping larger patterns on an intermediate line or dead drifting dries and smaller patterns on a floating line.