Auction Catalogue - Fishing
One day’s guided fishing for 2 rods for wild brown trout on the River Yealm in South Devon by kind permission of Snowbee, guided by Paul Kenyon and Geoff Stephens of Fly Fishing Devon. 2019 season.
One day for 1 rod wild trout fishing in Devon guided by Howard Colmer. The day will be tailored to the winning bidder, but includes fishing on the Rivers Taw, Yeo or Dartmoor streams. Several rivers can be fished in one day for a full exploratory experience! Some long walks are likely, at times over difficult terrain, with some interesting wading and casting. Flexibility on dates required due to weather and river conditions. May onwards advisable. Must be taken in the 2019 trout season.
One day for 2 rods fishing the Dorchester Fishing Club waters of the Dorset Frome. The Frome is a chalkstream famous for the quality and size of its wild brown trout and grayling. The Club Chairman or the riverkeeper will give an introduction to the water to help you make the most of the day. By arrangement, 2019 season excluding 15 May to 15 June.
One day for 1 rod fishing the River Little Avon in South Gloucestershire. A Charfield committee member will accompany the successful bidder, either fishing alongside or showing the pools and lies as required. The river at Charfield is a small, fast-flowing limestone stream which holds a good head of grayling, wild brown trout, plus the occasional chub and roach. The riverbanks are steep so you will need to be reasonably fit and capable of making short, accurate casts, sometimes under overhanging trees and bushes. Small nymphs and a range of dry flies work well. Chest waders strongly recommended. 2019 season.
One day for 2 rods or two days for 1 rod on the Avon & Tributaries Angling Association waters: Midford, Cam and Wellow Brooks, near Bath. A member of the Club will be available to liaise and support. The Wellow and Cam offer good quality wild trout fishing. The Midford Brook has some stocked rainbows in addition to wild brown trout and grayling. 2019 season.
One day for 2 rods or two days for 1 rod fishing for wild trout on the Crediton Fly Fishing Club waters of the Creedy, Yeo and Taw in Devon. Truly wild brown trout fishing in small streams with the possibility of a sea trout on the Upper Taw (above Coldridge). Chest waders essential. Guiding is available if required. 2019 season.
One day for 1 rod on the Little Syndicate waters in Dorset. This small syndicate has exclusive fishing for trout and grayling on the River Frome and Wraxall Brook in Dorset. Last year saw trout to over 2lb and grayling to over 3lb. Hosted by Kris Kent, syndicate member and WTT volunteer, with lunch included. 2019/20 season by arrangement.
One day for 2 rods on 9 May 2019, a Mayfly day on the Main beat of the River Test at Mottisfont, which produces some spectacular mayfly hatches when the conditions are right. The historic thatched round hut, about half way up the beat, will be your base for the day – upstream and downstream a plethora of fishing opportunities await your exploration. From some of the widest stretches of the middle Test to areas of classic chalkstream gravels and deep holding pools, this truly majestic beat provides an exciting abundance of fishing in search of brown trout alongside some cracking grayling.
One day for 2 rods on a highly exclusive beat of the Upper Test between Wherwell and Newton Stacey. This private ½ mile beat has not previously been available at any price and is only fished by the owners and their guests. Some trout are stocked and the beat holds a significant head of wild trout and grayling. The water is varied with fast, shallow gravel sections and deeper pools. The day includes the services of Bill Latham, founder member of the WTT, ex-England International and professional guide on chalkstreams for more than 18 years. A picnic lunch is also provided along with Sage premium equipment if required. The upper section of this beat was extensively restored during the winter of 2016/17 improving the wild trout habitat with pool and riffle sequences. One bank in this section was also designed to give safe wheelchair access. Date by arrangement after the first weedcut (mid June), 2019.
One day for 2 rods on four beats of a private fishery on the River Itchen during the 2019 season, from 1 July onwards. This will be a special day of chalkstream trout (and grayling) fishing on one of England’s premier rivers, very rarely publicly available. The rods will be hosted during their day by the Bishopstoke Fishing Club and accompanied by the WTT’s Director; a picnic lunch will also be provided.