Auction Catalogue - Fishing (England South East)
One day for 2 rods on the River Alre below Alresford. Fabulous dry fly fishing for brown trout on this usually hard-to-access Itchen headwater with no limitation on dates. Two beats are available – one is classic, manicured chalkstream, the other is a little ‘wilder’ and more challenging. Both have free-rising fish and crystal-clear water. To be taken by arrangement, 2019 season.
One day for 2 rods fishing for wild trout and grayling on the River Itchen at Kings Worthy and Fulling Mill, just upstream of Winchester. This is the Itchen beat favoured by fishing luminaries including John Goddard, Peter Lapsley and Brian Clarke. The fishing is challenging but rewarding and the beat does have a tremendous mayfly hatch. Wading is permitted and necessary in some sections. Accompanied by Ian Hawkins whose home waters are on the River Lark in Suffolk, a project on which was a winner in the 2015 WTT Conservation Awards. Date by arrangement but can include mayfly time, 2019 season.
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. 2019 season.
One day for 2 rods on the beautiful River Enbourne near Reading. Fabulous dry fly fishing for brown trout and grayling on this very rarely fished and usually hard-to-access Kennet tributary. 3 miles of stunning river flow through the Wasing Estate, an hour from central London. To be taken by arrangement, 2019 season.
One day’s trout fishing on a weekday for 1 rod accompanied by Bill Haine of the Cotswold Flyfishers, to include lunch at a local pub. The Club won the ‘amateur’ category of the WTT Conservation Awards in 2014 and has several wonderful beats on the Rivers Coln and Leach with good stocks of wild brownies. Specific fishing can be tailored to the experience and preferences of the lucky winner. Date by arrangement, 2019 season.
One day for 1 rod fishing the Rivers Loddon and Lyde, two chalkstreams near Basingstoke. The Club has a huge amount of exclusive water with a lot of variety, so you may fish for stocked browns and rainbows in the lower reaches of the Loddon or wild fish in the upper reaches of the Loddon and the Lyde. With clear water, good weed cover and early mayfly, as well as great daddy long-legs hatches, this is excellent chalkstream fishing in quiet countryside a short drive from West London. The fishing requires a good level of river fly fishing experience and agility as banks can be steep. Guided by Gresham Club Chairman, Paul Edwards. Date by agreement, 2019 trout season.
One day for 1 rod, dry fly fishing for brown trout on the Rivers Loddon and Lyde near Basingstoke, Hampshire with Denise Ashton of the WTT and Gresham Club member, Tony Richards. Excellent chalkstream fishing with good numbers of wild and stocked trout and a wide variety of fishing in quiet countryside a short drive from West London. A good level of river fly fishing experience and agility required (banks can be steep). The Mayfly is early and particularly good. To be taken in 20 or 21 May 2019.
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A voucher for 4 days’ fishing including boat hire on Farmoor 1 Reservoir, near Oxford, fishing for some incredibly strong (and sometimes huge) rainbows and browns. Catch & release. 2019 season.
One day’s fly fishing for 2 rods for wild brown trout on the River Meon, near Droxford, Hampshire. The Meon is a lightly fished, small and energetic chalkstream comparable to the upper reaches of the Itchen. Paul Procter lists this beat as one of Britain’s top five finest trout stream beats. Date subject to availability, 1 Aug to end of 2019 season. Must be booked by end June 2019.
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. 2019 season after 1 July.