Auction Catalogue - Fishing (England South East)
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, 2020 season.
One day for 1 rod on the River Test at Lower Mill, Longparish, Hampshire, accompanied by Luke Jennings. Luke Jennings is a passionate angler of many methods, author of Blood Knots and also the novella Villanelle which was made into the BBC’s award-winning series Killing Eve. 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. 2020 date by arrangement after the Mayfly. Equipment can be provided if required.
One day for 2 rods on 1½ miles of the Bourne Rivulet, the top tributary of the Test celebrated in Harry Plunket Greene’s Where the Bright Waters Meet. This lightly fished and crystal-clear water holds only wild trout, with 2 and even 3 pounders quite common. Date by arrangement after 15 July 2020.
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. 2020 season.
One day for 2 rods fishing the Main beat of the River Test at Mottisfont. The historic thatched round hut, about halfway 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. September day on the Main beat, date to be arranged at winning bidders’ convenience.
One day for 2 rods on the Fullerton water of the River Anton and River Test. The Anton beats hold some very good wild fish and the Test is well-stocked. This is superb chalkstream fishing on first-class water. 2020 season after June weedcut, by arrangement.
One day for 2 rods on the Parsonage beat of the River Test. This Middle Test beat is a combination of classic main river with long glides, pools and some shallower areas and a long carrier which has a more intimate feel. 2020 season after 24 June.
One day for 2 rods on the Lower Test at Broadlands. The river here is broad and beautiful and the resident trout are large. You may also catch salmon and sea trout. Classic chalkstream sight-fishing, with a unique Nissen fishing hut lined with photographs and fish, trophies of visits by royalty, diplomats and film stars. Date by mutual agreement, 2020 season.
One fully guided day for 1 or 2 rods on a private beat of the Bourne Rivulet, the uppermost tributary of the River Test and immortalised in Harry Plunket Greene’s book Where the Bright Waters Meet. It is about a ½ mile of chalkstream fishing by upstream dry-fly and imitative nymph only for wild brown trout. Best waded. 2lb+ fish are not uncommon. All catch & release. A day for the connoisseur. Graham Waterton is an AAPGAI instructor and regular guide on this beat. Dates are limited to certain Wednesdays or Thursdays throughout the 2020 season, by arrangement.
One day for 2 rods trout fishing on the famous Hampshire Avon water of the Longford Estate in Wiltshire. Eleven miles of beautiful main river and carriers, fishing for both stocked and wild fish, with an introduction to the water by the head keeper. A rare opportunity to fish this amazing and historic fishery. Date to be arranged during the 2020 trout fishing season.