Auction Catalogue - Fishing
One day’s roach fishing for 2 rods with Mark Everard on either the Bristol Avon or the Hampshire Avon in Wiltshire (or another roach venue of your choosing). Mark is Britain’s top roach specialist (1000 x 2lb+ to date, including 12 x 3lb-ers) and author of the encyclopaedic 'The Complete Book of the Roach' and the reflective 'Redfin Diaries'. Although roach, even small ones, can never be guaranteed, this could be someone’s best chance of that elusive ‘two’. 2019/20 season.
One day for 2 rods on the Wylye at Fisherton de la Mere. Charming, varied beat noted for its association with famous nymph fisherman and author, Oliver Kite. To be taken by arrangement in 2019 season.
One day’s fly fishing for 1 rod for pike with expert guide and writer, David Wolsoncroft-Dodds, on one of his tried and tested waters. David is the author of Fly Fishing for Pike and his guided clients land several hundred pike each year, including a number weighing over 20lb. Flies and tackle can be provided. Date by arrangement, 2019/20 season.
One day for 1 rod on a River Piddle beat. Wild trout and lightly stocked, this is a beautiful Dorset chalkstream. The rivers are lightly keepered and offer somewhat challenging fishing in a very natural environment. Excellent fly life, especially the grannom hatch in April. All catch & release. Your day will be guided by Tony King, fly fishing legend and fully qualified guide. Must be taken on a weekday in April 2019.
One day for 2 rods fishing for trout and/or grayling on the River Frome near Dorchester, a delightful chalkstream with a charming outside dining area for a relaxed lunch. This beat holds some large grayling as well as trout. John Aplin will show you the water and share his enthusiasm for the fishing and the wildlife. Catch & release. To be taken by end December 2019.
One day for 1 rod fishing in Devon (near Launceston) or Mid Wales (near Builth Wells) for trout using a cane rod, guided by Luke Bannister. Luke is an AAPGAI qualified guide and builds exquisite cane rods, which the winning bidder can borrow and try out during the day. Location and date by mutual agreement. 2019 season.
One days’ fly fishing for 2 rods on a private 3-mile stretch of the River Otter in the lovely grounds of Deer Park Country House. The River Otter is a limestone stream with many of the characteristics of a chalkstream, known for its resident wild brown trout as well as sea trout. Dry fly or nymph fishing. This beat featured in one of Jon Beer’s 2018 articles in Trout & Salmon. 2019 season.
One day’s fishing for 1 rod on approximately 2½ miles of the Upper Avon (Hants/Salisbury) with an introduction to the water by a syndicate member. Bank fishing with wading on four of the six beats. Upstream dry fly and nymph with a good hatch of mayfly. The fishing can be challenging later in the season due to weed growth. To be taken 15 April – 15 October, 2019 season.
One day’s fishing for 1 rod on the Services Dry Fly Fishing Association’s water on the Salisbury Avon between Bulford and Enford. This beat is famous for having been keepered by Frank Sawyer for over 50 years and was written about by him and by Oliver Kite. 2019 season after 30 June.
One day for 1 rod fishing for wild trout in the River Brue in Somerset with Luke Kozak. Luke is a river restoration professional and fly fishing fanatic. You will require a good sense of humour, a love of fishing wild streams, the ability to fish around undergrowth and large woody debris and a 6-7ft rod. The fishing is private and available only through Luke. Weekend dates only, spring/summer of 2019.