Auction Miscellaneous Lots

£750
Sam MacDonald
Art

Brownie Turning. A stunning, metal, sculptural panel of a brown trout. The trout is a bronze cast, beautifully coloured with gold leaf, mounted on a dark aluminium frame that has been layered with laquer and resin coats including a pearlescent finish. This artwork perfectly captures the beauty of a wild trout. Designed and made by Scottish artist, Sam MacDonald using traditional metal-working techniques. Sam’s work is increasingly collectable. He makes private and public commissions and has a large salmon piece in the prestigious West Ranga Lodge in Iceland. 40cm x 50cm and ready to hang. New, original artwork, signed.

£200
Graham Stevenson
Art

Your best trout, faithfully re-created in exquisite watercolour by Graham Stevenson, who has been painting life-size watercolours of fish for 25 years. Capture the memory of that special fish in a unique painting in either semi-scientific silhouette style or with a background, based on a photograph. One watercolour painting of a trout up to 70cm in length.

£200
Dr Ishigaki
Art

An exquisite Japanese gyotaku art work of two amago (trout) with Japanese maple leaves by Mr. Nakamura, who is both a teacher and master practitioner of the art. Gyotaku is a traditional technique developed in the mid-1800s to record exceptional fish. The fish is rubbed with ink and used to create an imprint on paper which is hand-coloured, creating a beautifully detailed representation. Amago are native Japanese trout – Oncorhynchus masou macrostomus. The distinctive red spots and ‘fingerprint’ parr marks are beautifully illustrated with this print. Approx 46.5cm x 38cm. Unframed, signed original.

£80
Bruno Vincent
Art

A beautiful linocut print by Bruno Vincent of a trout seen from above, sinuously holding station in a pebble-bottomed river. The print measures approximately 20cm x 28cm and has been professionally framed.  Number 1 of a limited edition of 25 prints, signed by the artist. This description differs from the printed catalogue. 

£75
Chalkstream Fly
Art

Off the beaten track: An aerial view of Charles Rangeley-Wilson (angler, writer and former WTT President) stalking brown trout on a beautiful stretch of the River Nar. As seen in the feature-length documentary CHALK. The print is approximately 45cm x 30cm and framed in a black frame.

£80
Andrew Farr
Misc

A hands-on day for one during which all stages of brewing beer from grain will be demonstrated: mashing, boiling, fermenting, bottling and drinking! Andrew Farr brewed his first batch of home-brew beer over 40 years ago. The world of work took him away from both brewing and fishing but since retirement he has returned to both. Location in East Sussex. 2018 date by agreement.

£80
George Eaton
Misc

One day for 2 or 3 people (can be a parent and child) to watch wildlife from a ‘high seat’ at Rectory Farm near Water Stratford in Buckinghamshire. Fixed up in a tree and accessed by a ladder, the high seat puts you in the perfect position to see badgers, muntjac deer, hare, owls and foxes especially at dusk. There are many seats to choose from (one double seat, the others are singles) scattered around the farm which is an exemplar of enlightened farm management, balancing commercial, conservation and education objectives. There is a Caravan Club CL site if you wish to stay on the farm. Summer 2018.

£60
River Forth Fisheries Trust, Forestry Commission Scotland, Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park
Misc

A water vole safari day for up to 5 people in the Trossachs in central Scotland with the Water Vole Officer of the River Forth Fisheries Trust. This would make an excellent family day out, learning how to find water voles based on their habitat and behaviour in the beautiful surroundings of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park. A reasonable level of fitness is required as walking will be over rough ground. Date by arrangement (weather dependent) in 2018.

£60
Peter Wise
Art

An original charcoal drawing by wildlife-inspired artist, Annabel Robb. An extremely detailed and lifelike drawing of a mouse fly, typically used in New Zealand in the ‘mouse years’ when trout are growing fat on a population explosion of mice. 84cm x 59cm, signed, not framed. Annabel’s art is inspired by the natural world and carefully blends detailed observations from nature with the conjured and invented. Annabel has exhibited at the Royal Scottish Academy and other galleries in London and Scotland.

£50
Scott Winstanley
Art

A drawing of a brown trout from Haweswater in the Cumbrian Lake District by local artist, Scott Winstanley. Drawn with Derwent Inktense Pencils on A4 cartridge paper.