Auction Catalogue - Fishing
One night’s fly fishing for 3 rods on the famous Testwood Pool and beat of the lower River Test for sea trout. This beat is part of a private members’ salmon & sea trout club. Exclusively single-handed rod and sea trout patterns with single hooks such as snake fly (no treble hooks) and all catch & release. A very productive fishery with a 5-year average of circa 500 sea trout over the 4 month period. Sea trout average 4lb+, the largest in 2018 was 14lb. Optional extras: guide, B&B onsite (3 bedrooms in the lodge overlooking the Pool and a catered full English breakfast in the parlour of the Mill House), additional salmon fishing on the consecutive day. To be taken between June and September 2019. Bookings must be made at least two weeks in advance of fishing and dates are subject to availability.
One day for 2 rods on three beats of the Upper Test on a glorious estate that’s doing much work going wild. These exclusive beats offer outstanding chalkstream fishing for wild brown trout and grayling. Double-bank, 1400-yard beat. The day includes access to the famous Lighthouse Fishing Hut, providing a rare bird’s eye view of the river. Rules include no dogs, minimal wading and catch & release fishing to a limit of six fish. By arrangement, after the June weedcut, in the 2019 season.
A day for 2 rods on the Upper Test, Wherwell Estate, after 23 June 2019. Classic Upper Test fishing on main river and carriers.
One day for 2 rods fishing the River Lambourn at Hunts Green near Newbury, guided by author, artist and renowned fisherman, Charles Jardine on a Wednesday in 2019 (check WTT website for date). Two miles of private, lightly fished river. The Lambourn is a small but perfect chalkstream, crystal-clear with plenty of Ranunculus supporting good fly life and immaculately keepered. All wild trout and grayling, some very large! This river fishes very well early in the season. Upstream dry fly and unweighted nymph only. Charles will cook lunch on the riverbank, tie some flies and give the winning bidders a sketch to remind them of their day.
One day for 2 rods on a private beat of the Upper Itchen at Chilland, guided by Nick Measham who has fished this beat for many years. This exclusive beat offers pristine chalkstream fishing for wild brown trout and grayling. Double-bank, around 2/3 of a mile. It has changed little since it was fished by Viscount Grey of Falloden over 100 years ago (the ruins of his fishing cottage are nearby). Fly hatches are prolific and wild trout average well over 1lb (2lb+ not uncommon). By arrangement, 2019 season excluding May and June.
One day for 2 rods on the River Test at Lower Mill, Longparish, Hampshire, with professional and enthusiastic guiding by Gilly Bate. The beat includes main river and two carriers. Wading is essential to locate the best of the fishing but it is neither deep nor overly fast and the view upstream as you fish is heavenly. Regulars return time and time again knowing that they will enjoy both the fishing and the ambience. 2019 date by arrangement after the Mayfly. Equipment can be provided if required.
One day for 2 rods fishing for trout on the River Anton near Andover, Hampshire, guided by Bill Latham. The Anton is a delightful chalkstream tributary of the River Test, beautifully keepered and with easy access for bank fishing. Bill is a professional chalkstream guide and has been fishing these rivers since he was 10 years old. A perfect combination of iconic chalkstream and expert guide. Date by arrangement after the June weedcut, 2019 season.
One day for 2 rods on the Bullington Fishery on the River Dever, a tributary of the River Test, the site of a major restoration project in 2016, carried out by a team headed by WTT. This excellent beat offers outstanding chalkstream fishing for brown trout and grayling. Mostly single-bank, around 1 mile in length. The river here is small, the water usually gin-clear and the fishing challenging and fun chasing stocked brown trout, wild fish and grayling to 2lb. Date by arrangement, 2019 season.
One day for 2 rods fishing for stocked and wild brown trout on the Craven Fishery of the River Kennet near Marsh Benham, Berkshire. This is a very pretty chalkstream fishery, private and exclusive, with a beautiful, historic fishing hut and outside dining area. A lovely place to spend a relaxing day. Upstream dry fly only, with unweighted nymphs permitted after 1 July. 2019 season.
One day for 2 rods trout fishing on the River Kennet at the glorious Wilderness Fishery near Newbury; a stunning mix of main river and small, testing carriers. The lot winners will have exclusive use of 7 miles of double-bank fishing for stocked and wild trout with an introduction to the water by the head keeper. Dry fly and nymph fishing. Date to be arranged on a Thursday in 2019 season after 1 July.