Auction Catalogue - Fishing (England South West)
One day for 2 rods on the River Nadder at Compton Chamberlayne Estate near Salisbury. A delightful chalkstream which joins the Wiltshire Avon. Dry fly only with a worthy reputation for big, free-rising brown trout. Aug or Sept 2019.
A season ticket for 1 rod, valid for one calendar year, to fish the Taunton Flyfishing Club waters on the Axe, Isle, Yarty and Tone. There is a long waiting list for the Club and no day tickets are issued, so this is a great opportunity to access these lovely Somerset and Devon rivers. There is a tremendous variety of fishing from tiny streams to broad rivers, with wild brown trout, sea trout, grayling and some stocked brown trout. Valid for 2019 season. Local season bylaws apply.
Two consecutive days for 2 rods fishing for wild brown trout (and possibility of a sea trout) on the River Taw nr Winkleigh/Coldridge, mid-Devon. Just over 3 miles of river, fly-only, barbless hooks obligatory, catch & release encouraged. Wading is generally straightforward but access often via steep, wooded banks with the aid of ladders so a reasonable level of fitness and mobility required. 2019 trout season.
A rare opportunity for a non-member to fish the Salisbury & District’s waters during the Mayfly. Two days for 1 rod to fish any of its extensive waters, which include beats on the Avon, Wylye, Nadder, Bourne and Ebble. These are some of the very best Wessex chalkstream beats and there is no guest access to these beats (other than Amesbury) during the Mayfly. Dates may include weekends. Mayfly season typically runs from the third week in May until at least the end of June. 2019 season.
One day’s roach fishing for 2 rods with Mark Everard on either the Bristol Avon or the Hampshire Avon in Wiltshire (or another roach venue of your choosing). Mark is Britain’s top roach specialist (1000 x 2lb+ to date, including 12 x 3lb-ers) and author of the encyclopaedic 'The Complete Book of the Roach' and the reflective 'Redfin Diaries'. Although roach, even small ones, can never be guaranteed, this could be someone’s best chance of that elusive ‘two’. 2019/20 season.
One day for 2 rods on the Wylye at Fisherton de la Mere. Charming, varied beat noted for its association with famous nymph fisherman and author, Oliver Kite. To be taken by arrangement in 2019 season.
One day’s fly fishing for 1 rod for pike with expert guide and writer, David Wolsoncroft-Dodds, on one of his tried and tested waters. David is the author of Fly Fishing for Pike and his guided clients land several hundred pike each year, including a number weighing over 20lb. Flies and tackle can be provided. Date by arrangement, 2019/20 season.
One day for 1 rod on a River Piddle beat. Wild trout and lightly stocked, this is a beautiful Dorset chalkstream. The rivers are lightly keepered and offer somewhat challenging fishing in a very natural environment. Excellent fly life, especially the grannom hatch in April. All catch & release. Your day will be guided by Tony King, fly fishing legend and fully qualified guide. Must be taken on a weekday in April 2019.
One day for 2 rods fishing for trout and/or grayling on the River Frome near Dorchester, a delightful chalkstream with a charming outside dining area for a relaxed lunch. This beat holds some large grayling as well as trout. John Aplin will show you the water and share his enthusiasm for the fishing and the wildlife. Catch & release. To be taken by end December 2019.
One day for 1 rod fishing in Devon (near Launceston) or Mid Wales (near Builth Wells) for trout using a cane rod, guided by Luke Bannister. Luke is an AAPGAI qualified guide and builds exquisite cane rods, which the winning bidder can borrow and try out during the day. Location and date by mutual agreement. 2019 season.