Auction Catalogue - Fishing (England South West)
One day for 2 rods on the famous Wilton Club water on the River Wylye, accompanied by Club President, Roger Fagan. A small box of suitable flies and nymphs and a first-class picnic lunch included. This stretch is unstocked, top-quality wild trout and grayling chalkstream fishing. Catch & release. Wading recommended. Barbless hooks. To be taken between 12 June and end of July 2020.
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 2020.
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 2020 season. Local season bylaws apply.
Two consecutive days for 2 rods fishing for wild brown trout (and the possibility of a sea trout) on the River Taw at two sites near Winkleigh/Coldridge and Bridge Reeve (Tremayne Water), mid-Devon. Just over 5 miles of river, fly only, barbless hooks obligatory, catch & release encouraged. Wading is generally straightforward but access often via steep, wooded banks sometimes with the aid of ladders. Accordingly, a reasonable level of fitness and mobility is required. 2020 trout 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 2020 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, 2020/21 season.
One day’s roach fishing for 2 rods with Mark Everard on either the Bristol Avon or Hampshire Avon in Wiltshire (or another roach venue of your choosing). Mark is Britain’s top roach specialist (well over 1000 x 2lb+ to date, including 14 x 3lb-ers) and author of the encyclopaedic The Complete Book of the Roach and the reflective Redfin Diaries. Mark has also launched a ‘Dr Redfin’ 15’ float rod, built to his exact specifications. Although roach can never be guaranteed, this could be your best chance of that elusive ‘two’. 2020/21 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. 2020 season.
One day for 1 rod, fishing SADAC waters with casting tuition from FFI master casting instructor, Mark Surtees. SADAC has extensive access to quality chalkstream brown trout and grayling fishing on the five rivers, the Avon, Wylye, Nadder, Bourne and Ebble. Date to be agreed with guide and club.
One day for 1 rod, bass fishing along Dorset’s Jurassic Coast with expert local guide and specialist rod maker, Richard Lyon-Wilson, on the fly and/or lure. A very early start and/or late finish is essential for what can be spectacular fishing set against a jaw-dropping landscape. Dates to be determined by tides and weather, from April to October 2020. You must be reasonably physically fit and up for some rock hopping.