Auction Catalogue - Fishing (England South East)
A Sussex sea trout adventure. One guided day for 1 rod spin fishing for sea trout on a West Sussex river with WTT Conservation Officer, Andy Thomas. This day offers a realistic chance of a thrilling encounter with what are incredible fish. The most effective method is the use of modified single hook spinners (supplied) to ease catch & release. The fish are just too special to eat! Fly fishing is an option if you are brave but whatever method you choose you will need to be able negotiate steep and muddy banks. There is very little publicly available information on where and how you can encounter these amazing fish but this lot will open up a window on when and where to go and the tactics needed to be successful. 2020 season.
One day for 2 rods fishing the exclusive Leconfield Estate waters near Petworth in West Sussex. A choice of fishing the rainbow trout lakes, brown trout lakes and 3 miles of River Rother for brown trout and sea trout. Beautiful countryside with no public access so very private. Includes an introduction to the waters by the riverkeeper. 2020 season.
Two consecutive days for 2 rods on the River Coln near Fairford. The Coln is a productive Cotswold limestone river with good numbers of wild trout and grayling. This is a private beat, lightly fished and sympathetically managed. The wading is straightforward and a well-equipped fishing hut sits on a bend in the river for relaxed eating and drinking. Best during the Mayfly (last two weeks of May or first two in June). 2020 season.
One day for 2 rods, trout fishing on the River Rother in Hampshire. Just over a mile of wild stream fishing on a small syndicate beat on a private estate downstream from Petersfield. This is an unmodified sandstone spate stream with plenty of pools, glides and riffles. Lightly stocked to supplement a good head of wild trout and grayling; best fished during Mayfly period. Much of the water is challenging and difficult to access. Chest waders, short rod and sense of humour essential. 2020 season.
One day for 1 or 2 rods on the exclusive Wotton Fishery which is a series of scenic pools in two valleys on the River Tillingbourne in Surrey, just outside Dorking. Choice of valleys: one is predominantly rainbow trout, the other brown trout. Best fished with a 2- to 4-wt rod. Dry-fly and nymphs only. 6 fish limit, catch & release for wild fish. Others may be fishing the valley you choose, but not in the pools you fish. Guided by Gary Paterson. Date by agreement, May-September 2020.
One late afternoon and evening in May/June for 1 rod fishing the Tillingbourne, a beautiful chalkstream near Guildford, Surrey. A mile of wild chalkstream with wild brown trout up to 1lb (catch & release). Best with a short, light rod, 6ft 6in, 3- or 4-wt and plenty of stealth to catch a wild fish. Needs experience of small-stream fishing – not suitable for beginners. Accompanied by David Naisby. 2020 season.
One day for 1 rod on the River Darent near Eynsford in Kent, hosted by a member of the committee. 2020 season.
One day for 1 rod (or 2 sharing) coarse fishing on an exclusive stretch of one of Southern England’s premier rivers, guided by river specialist and Angling Trust Campaigns Chief, Martin Salter. Learn a great deal about river coarse fishing and have a really fun day. Martin has landed increasingly rare 2lb specimen roach from no fewer than nine English rivers together with some impressive hauls of chub, perch and grayling. Target species will depend on river conditions and your desires. 2020/21 coarse fishing season.
One day for 1 rod on the Upper Great Stour near Ashford, Kent, guided by club member Nick Fysh on 1½ miles of river running through the picturesque parkland of Godinton Estate. Over a number of years the fishery has been extensively restored in partnership with the WTT. The fishery is lightly stocked to supplement wild fish that run to 2lb. Chub to 4lb are also caught on the fly. Prolific Mayfly hatch that continues all summer. Chest waders essential (no bank fishing). This is a small, stalking river, best fished with a stealthy, short rod and light line approach. Barbless hooks and careful return of all fish. Picnic lunch and refreshments provided. July 2020 season.
A day for 1 or 2 rods fly fishing for carp on a small, private lake near Winchester. If you haven’t caught this fish on a fly, you just must try it. Previous winners of this lot took over 30 carp in the day to 11lb. The day will be a good laugh. Collection from Winchester train station if required. Picnic lunch provided. Accompanied by WTT Director, Shaun Leonard. Summer 2020.