Auction Catalogue - Fishing (England South East)
One day for 2 rods fishing for trout, grayling or other coarse fish on the Hampshire Avon. This special little lot comprises some of the water where Frank Sawyer spent his formative years, in fact he was born in the mill cottage. A short section of single bank, but with abundant wild fish, mill pond and hatch pools and the significance of the location, it will be a tremendous day.
One day for 1 or 2 rods fishing together for trout and grayling on any of the Piscatorial Society waters on the River Avon, Itchen, Test or Wylye, excluding the Grange Estate beats on the Itchen. This is some of the best chalkstream fishing and is very rarely available to non-members. The winning bidder will be hosted by a member of the Society’s fisheries team. Other rods may be fishing at the same time. Upstream dry-fly or unweighted nymph, catch & release. July onwards, 2020 season.
One day for 2 rods on a mile of the River Test at Mottisfont (Testfield) on Sunday 9 August 2020. Superb Middle Test fishing on the right bank only between Compton and Lower Brook.
One day for 1 rod fishing with Gilly Bate on her secret beat. If you’ve ever had the pleasure of talking to Gilly, you will have most likely heard of this special little place. Free-rising but technical trout fishing. An opportunity not to be missed. Wading essential.
One day’s fishing for 2 rods. A rare opportunity to fish the famous and exclusive Winchester College water of the River Itchen, where Skues, Grey et al learned their trade. To be taken between 5 July and 6 September 2020.
One day for 2 rods on the Candover Brook, one of the sources of the River Itchen. A rare opportunity to fish this lightly fished beat as it is reserved for the use of Lord Ashburton and his family. All wild fish. Mid-April to September 2020.
One day for 2 rods, wild trout fishing on Ross Brawn’s private beat of the River Itchen at St Cross, Winchester. The day includes lunch with Ross, Managing Director (Motorsports) of the Formula One Group. The beat is a mile of water and much of it has been beautifully improved, providing interesting main river and intimate and challenging carrier fishing. Date by arrangement, 2020 trout season.
One day for 2 rods on the River Itchen, Abbots Worthy. About a ? mile of single- and double-bank. Challenging water for casting and stalking with good aquatic fly life providing plenty of hatches. Catch & release. To be taken Thursday-Sunday in August or September 2020.
One day for 1 rod fishing for brown trout and grayling on the Estate’s stretch of the River Kennet, between Ramsbury and Chilton Foliat in Wiltshire, winner of the WTT 2014 Conservation Awards. This is classic chalkstream fishing, with clear water, gravel beds, good Ranunculus growth and excellent fly life. The lot includes use of a fishing hut for lunch (not provided) and a guide can be arranged with the donor. Upstream dry-fly only. Catch limit of 6 fish. 2020 season after 1 July.
One day for 2 rods to fish the PSFFA waters on the River Itchen just downstream of Winchester. These are prime, exclusive Itchen beats with good numbers of wild trout supplemented with some stocked brown trout. Date can include Mayfly time. Accompanied by a PSFFA member. 2020 season.