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, 2020 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 winner in the 2015 WTT Conservation Awards. Date by arrangement but can include Mayfly time, 2020 season.
One day for 2 rods on a lower River Test beat. A rare opportunity to fish this magnificent beat. Catch & release encouraged. No wading. To be taken on a Tuesday (actual date to be confirmed) in July 2020. A member of Sussex Piscatorial Society will meet and accompany you for the day.
One day for 2 rods on a private beat of the River Wylye (fished by a small local syndicate). 1 mile of fishing for wild trout and grayling. There are a number of stockies at the lower end of the beat that creep across the border – if caught they must be removed. The beat is lightly managed with an emphasis on in-stream and marginal habitat whilst still remaining fishable. Waders (preferably chest) are advised in order to benefit most from the beat. Fly only with a ‘match the hatch’ ethos. Guided, with picnic lunch. To be taken between 15 April and 15 October, though likely unguided June-August.
One day for 2 rods on a middle River Itchen beat near Easton. A rare opportunity to fish this beat belonging to a small, private club. Over ½ mile of mostly double-bank fishing for wild and stocked trout. Dry-fly and upstream nymph only using barbless or de-barbed hooks. Catch & release encouraged. To be taken on Wednesday 15 July 2020. No wading. A member of Sussex Piscatorial Society will meet and accompany you for the day.
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, 2020 season.
One day for 1 rod, dry-fly fishing during the Mayfly season for brown trout on the Rivers Loddon and Lyde near Basingstoke, Hampshire with Gresham Club member Tony Richards and Denise Ashton of the WTT. 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 on 19, 20 or 21 May, 2020 season.
One day for 1 rod dry-fly fishing during the Daddy season for brown trout on the Rivers Loddon and Lyde near Basingstoke, Hampshire with Gresham Club Secretary, Paul Edwards. 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). Date by agreement, 2020 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 2020 season. Must be booked by end June 2020.
A permit 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. 2020 season.