Auction Catalogue - Fishing (England South West)
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 2020.
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. Guided by Tony King, fly fishing legend and fully qualified guide. Must be taken on a weekday in April 2020.
One day for 1 rod, trout fishing and videography with Peter Hayes and Don Stazicker on the Derbyshire Wye or Wiltshire Wylye (winning bidder’s choice) in 2020. Don and Peter have spent 4 years collecting material above and below the waterline with advanced cameras for their new book, Trout and Flies, Getting Closer. Peter is the author of Fly Fishing Outside the Box and Imitators of the Fly; Don is an experienced and qualified guide who writes and reviews regularly for Trout & Salmon magazine, and a very good photographer. Take-home stills and video clip included. You’ll see stuff the human eye can’t! And learn from it…
One day’s guided barbel fishing for 2 rods on an exclusive private Bristol Avon syndicate beat. Comprising around ? mile of main River Avon and ½ mile of the Milford Brook. It is maintained exclusively for a small group of 20 members who fish it. There are some very good sized double-figure barbel, a good head of chub and roach too. Other species include, dace, perch, pike, trout and grayling. Date by arrangement, 16 June 2020 to 14 March 2021.
One day’s fly fishing for 2 rods on a private 3-mile stretch of the River Otter in the lovely grounds of Deer Park Country House. The River Otter is a limestone stream with many of the characteristics of a chalkstream, known for its resident wild brown trout as well as sea trout. Dry-fly or nymph fishing. This beat featured in one of Jon Beer’s 2018 articles in Trout & Salmon. 2020 season.
One day’s fishing for 1 rod on approximately 2½ miles of the Upper Avon (Hants/Salisbury) with an introduction to the water by a syndicate member. Bank fishing with wading on four of the six beats. Upstream dry-fly and nymph with a good hatch of Mayfly. The fishing can be challenging later in the season due to weed growth. To be taken 15 April to 15 October, 2020 season.
One day’s fishing for 1 rod on the Services Dry Fly Fishing Association’s water on the Salisbury Avon between Bulford and Enford. This beat is famous for having been keepered by Frank Sawyer for over 50 years and written about by him and Oliver Kite. 2020, after 30 June.
One day for 1 rod fishing for wild trout in the River Brue in Somerset with Luke Kozak. Luke is a river restoration professional and fly fishing fanatic. You will require a good sense of humour, a love of fishing wild streams, the ability to fish around undergrowth and large woody debris and a 6-7ft rod. The fishing is private and available only through Luke. Weekend dates only, spring/summer 2020.
One day for 2 rods on the River Allen next to Damerham Trout Fishery. This gin-clear chalkstream that will be virgin territory to whoever snaps up the day’s fishing on the stream. The river holds plenty of wild trout but is, as yet, unfished. The offer to fish the Damerham lake has also been extended for those wishing to test their rods against the notorious hard fighting blues. 2020, after May by arrangement.
One day for 1 rod, fly fishing for wild brown trout, stocked rainbow and blue trout at Rose Park Fishery and the River Penpont, located near Launceston, Cornwall with James Christoforou of the Westcountry Rivers Trust. Rose Park Fishery is 2½ acres and is situated in the heart of the Cornish countryside. The fishery has a small resident population of wild brown trout and is regularly stocked with rainbows and blues from 1½-6lb. Fly fishing on the River Penpont is included, this beat is approximately 650 yards and produces great wild brown trout and a good run of sea trout. Caddis hatches are prevalent from March through to late September, creating great dry-fly fishing conditions. This package is perfect for beginners and seasoned anglers. To be taken between 1 February and 30 June or between 15 September and 31 December 2020.