Auction Catalogue - Fishing (England South East)
One day for 1 rod fishing for trout at the Denford Fishery on the River Kennet below Hungerford, accompanied by Kris Kent, local fisherman and WTT volunteer. Lunch included. 2020 season outside Mayfly.
One day for 2 rods on half a mile of the Allen. A lovely, well-maintained stretch with plenty of wild brown trout and grayling. Wading essential. 2020 season.
One day for 2 rods on the River Chess between Latimer and Chenies on the Bucks/Herts border, guided by a member of the club and including lunch. The Chess is a small Chilterns chalkstream with stunning scenery despite being less than 1¼ miles from an Underground station. Wild brown trout up to 4lb. Wading, upstream dry-fly and nymph. 2020 season.
One day for 2 rods to fish the lakes at Latimer Park near Chesham in Buckinghamshire with Paul Jennings, Chairman of the River Chess Association. The lakes are stocked but there are also wild brown trout and possibly locally spawned rainbow trout. Access is easy so the day is suitable for the more mature angler. Lunch with Paul is included. Date by arrangement, 2020 season.
One day for 1 rod fishing the headwaters of the River Whitewater in North Hampshire. Mostly nymph fishing (no mayfly), fishes best between mid-April and mid-June. The fishery now includes a pool stocked with rainbow trout. Accompanied by Trevor Ashton, lunch included. 2020 season.
One day for 1 rod fishing for wild brown trout on the River Rother at Adhurst near Petersfield in Hampshire. The Rother is a rare thing – an unmodified, wild river in Hampshire. Chalkstream-fed but spatey, it’s a sandy little river with plenty of wild fish, not all of them small. Your guide for the day is Nick Heasman of the South Downs National Park. Wading is necessary and a lot for a seasoned angler as it is technical fishing. Some agility is also required (steep banks). Good Mayfly hatch. 2020 season.
One day for 2 rods to fish the Harting Ponds near Petersfield. This quiet, private fishery is nestled in the South Downs. The lakes contain both stocked rainbows and wild brown trout. A brace of stocked fish may be kept. 2020 season.
A half-day for 1 rod, fishing for wild trout near the source of the River Test at Quidhampton. An exclusive opportunity to fish this privately owned and very rarely fished headwater stream. Expertise in stealth and small-stream fishing may be rewarded by some surprisingly large fish. Water levels are critical so fishing early in the season from 1 May to mid-June is recommended. Date by arrangement. 2020 season.
One day for 1 rod fishing the upper River Wey in Bentley, Hampshire guided by Jonathan Parsons. Delightful small chalkstream fishing for wild brown trout and the occasional stocked fish in beautiful surroundings. Plenty of exquisite and feisty wild fish, with excellent hatches and abundant wildlife. Wading is permitted throughout and some of the beats are fairly wild, but there is also the opportunity for a very leisurely day of bank fishing. Standard dry flies and nymphs upstream only; all wild fish to be returned. 1 April to 30 Sept 2020.
One day for 2 rods on one of two private lakes near Chelmsford, fishing from bank or boat for rainbow and brown trout up to 5lb+. Some sizeable carp are also in the water and sometimes take a fly. Each rod may retain up to four rainbows, but all brown trout to be returned. The day will be hosted by Dr Peter Willoughby and will include lunch in a local hostelry. 2020 season.