Auction Catalogue - Fishing
A half-day casting lesson for one person with Scottish Game Angling Instructor (SGAIC) David Mateer, for either a single- or double-handed rod. David is based in Inverness and has over 45 years’ fly fishing experience all over the UK. He loves to teach individuals or small groups whether they are beginners, intermediate or experienced fly-fishers. Time and place by arrangement in 2020.
One week for 2 rods wild brown trout fishing on approximately 10 miles of the east bank of the High Cree in Dumfries & Galloway, Scotland. Some steep banks. A week in June 2020, to be agreed with donor. Fly only. No Sunday fishing.
One day for 1 rod fishing the East Lothian River Tyne for trout, sea trout and the occasional salmon. The Tyne is a quiet and secluded river close to Edinburgh. Chris Thomas will guide you and provide you with lunch. To be taken mid-May to mid-June 2020 to get the best of the fishing and the weather. All catch & release.
Two days’ guided fishing for 2 rods on Loughs Corrib, Mask or Carra plus 2 nights’ B&B, packed lunch and equipment with top Irish boatman, Larry McCarthy and his full-time guides (the guiding will be divided amongst this team). The winning bidder will be able to enjoy some amazing fishing with very experienced guides and accommodation at Larry McCarthy’s famous Lodge. 2020 season by arrangement. Early booking advised.
Two nights’ sea trout fishing for 2 rods on the River Vartry, Co. Wicklow – one of the very best but little-known sea trout rivers in Ireland, less than an hour from Dublin airport. Includes a guide from the club. Further nights of fishing can be arranged at an additional cost and the club will be more than happy to help the winner find suitable accomodation. Date by arrangement, July-Oct 2020.
One day for 2 rods for salmon and trout in Rossinver Fishery, on Lough Melvin, Co Leitrim. Lough Melvin is famous for having three genetically distinct trout: gillaroo, sonaghan and ferox. Boat and engine included. 2020 season by arrangement. A ghillie may be available at no additional charge on some dates.
One week, 20-27 June 2020, for 2 rods sea trout and salmon fishing on the River Nevern in Pembrokeshire, including self-catering cottage accommodation. The Nevern is a well-kept secret compared to its famous near neighbour, the River Teifi. Sea fishing for bass and mullet and stillwater rainbow trout fishing also available. The cottage is in the beautiful coastal village of Newport and sleeps 4 (one double and one twin bedroom) so non-angling partners are welcome to come and enjoy a seaside holiday with sandy beaches or birdwatching or walking the coastal path close to the cottage. The cottage is family-owned so you will need to clean before leaving and bring your own bedlinen and towels. N.B. These are fixed dates and cannot be changed.
One day for 1 rod fishing for trout on either a private and much sought-after beat of the River Usk between Bwlch and Brecon or a reservoir in the Brecon Beacons. Hosted by Gareth Jones, Sales Director of Airflo and medal winner in both World and Commonwealth fly fishing championships. Gareth is an expert angler on rivers and large stillwaters. The fishing will certainly not be easy so best suited to someone with a good level of experience. Date by arrangement, 2020 season.
One day’s guided salmon fishing for 2 rods on the ISCA Angling Club fisheries on the River Usk. Club rules require salmon to be released. May and June usually provide the cream but fish can be taken in any month given reasonable conditions. The lowest beat provides chrome-bright fish, fresh from the sea. Fishing depends on tide times and height. The upper beats are best after rain. Your guide, Brian Press, has fished the Usk for over 45 years and has intimate knowledge of these waters which are not available on day tickets. Trout fishing also available. The wild trout on the upper beats average about ¾lb with some of 2lb or more. Date by arrangement, 2020 season.
One day for 2 rods on the Gromain, Middle or Rectory beats on the Upper Wye, fishing for salmon, trout or grayling. This is a highly productive beat. Stephen Marsh-Smith is Director of Afonydd Cymru and founder of the Wye & Usk Foundation and these are his ‘home beats’, around 6 miles upstream of Hay-on-Wye. The owner will show the winning bidder around if present on the day. Date by arrangement, 2020 season.