Auction Catalogue - Fishing (England South East)
One day for 1 rod, carp fishing with expert angler, broadcaster, tackle consultant and fish farmer, Simon Scott, on a private lake in southern England. Simon is surely one of the UK’s leading carp anglers, widely regarded as able to catch them even from puddles. You will learn more in this day with Simon than you could imagine possible, not only about tackle and fishing, but also about the fish’s behaviour. Tackle can be provided. Date by arrangement, during summer 2019.
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 river keeper. 2019 season.
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. 2019 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). 2019 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 fishing and difficult to access, so chest waders, a short rod and a sense of humour are essential. Would suit a single angler or two sharing a rod or splitting up the beat. 2019 season.
One day for 2 rods coarse fishing on the River Kennet at the beautiful Wilderness Fishery near Newbury with big chub, roach and pike on the menu. The lot winners will have exclusive use of 7 miles of the river with an introduction to the water by the head keeper. Date to be arranged on a Thursday between 1 October 2019 and the end of the coarse season on 14 March 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, unmanicured chalkstream with wild brown trout up to 1lb (catch & release). Best fished 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. 2019 season.
One day for 1 rod on the River Darent near Eynsford in Kent, courtesy of Darent Valley Trout Fishers and hosted by a member of the committee. 2019 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 2019.
A very special chance for 1 rod to bait and/or lure fish from a kayak in the Solent under the guidance of local expert angler, Pat Haughton. Target species could be smooth-hound, bass, wrasse or black and gilthead bream. Kayak, tackle, bait and buoyancy aid supplied, though you could bring your own. The lot winner needs to be at least moderately fit, come prepared to get at least a little wet and be up for some fantastic fishing. Date by mutual arrangement, May-Oct 2019, based on fair weather and tides. An opportunity not to be missed.