Auction Catalogue - Fishing
Three days’ fishing for salmon and sea-run char for 1 rod on the River Breiðdalsa in eastern Iceland including lodge and food. The Breiðdalsa is a medium-sized river with a variety of water to keep the fishing interesting and it is known for large multi-sea-winter fish. The lodge provides very high-quality en suite accommodation. Additional rods may be purchased or rods shared. Non-fishing partners are very welcome to enjoy the stunning scenery of east Iceland. Excludes flights to Egilsstaðir, hire car and guide. 2019 season, date by arrangement and dependent upon availability.
Three nights’ self-catering accommodation in the village of Koprivnik in the Triglav National Park in Slovenia, 13-16 September 2019. The cottage sleeps six in three bedrooms and has recently been renovated to provide modern and comfortable accommodation less than an hour from Ljubljana airport. Although not a fishing lodge (it is on a plateau at 1000m) the cottage is a good base for fishing for trout in the Sava and Soča catchments or hiking direct from the door into the mountains. The Sava Bohinjka is 15 minutes’ drive. The River Radovna is easily accessible, along with other rivers in the Sava catchment (Krka, Unica, Sora and Kokra). The River Soča (famous for marble trout) is accessible by a short train ride through the mountains.
One day for 1 rod fishing rivers in the Trysil area of Norway for trout and grayling with professional guide and tenkara guru, Chris Hendriks. Chris will guide using conventional fly rods or tenkara and all equipment other than waders may be borrowed. The Trysil area has a wide range of fishing opportunities from large rivers to small mountain streams. Trout and grayling of up to 2lb can be expected – tenkara is not just for small fish! All wild fish in a stunning natural environment just 3 hours north of Oslo. Excellent local accommodation can be arranged at Trysil Hyttegrend at additional cost. 2019 season.
One day for 2 rods on the Fario Club’s beat of the Rouloir river in Normandy. Half a mile of double-bank fishing at La Croisille Mill near Conches-en-Ouche and Évreux. Picnic lunch and guide included. Wild brown trout only, dry fly or upstream nymph fishing preferred. The karst geology, forested catchment and low levels of pesticide and fertiliser pollution result in very good fly life with fish rising all day. B&B available on-site at additional cost. Other fishing available nearby on the River Iton or within a 50km radius for those wishing to stay longer (at own cost). To be taken between 1 May and 10 September 2019.
One day for 2 rods fishing a 4.5km-stretch of the Lesse, a medium-sized freestone river located at the edge of the Ardennes region of Belgium, guided by two dedicated conservationist anglers. Stocking with hatchery trout ceased at the start of the 2018 season so fishing is catch & release for wild trout and grayling. Good fly hatches usually guarantee dry fly sport but traditional wet spider or nymph fishing are also productive. A visit to the local spawning stream restoration project can be arranged if interested. Date by arrangement in 2019, best May/June or late September. B&B available on-site at additional cost.
One day for 1 rod fishing in the Alpes-Maritime in France with Tony Mair, author of the blog, A Fisherman’s Journey. You will be fishing in the ‘skies’, at an altitude of 1700m on the River Gordolasque, a picturesque Alpine stream and tributary of the Vesubie, just 1½ hours north of Nice in the Cote d’Azur and packed with small wild Mediterranean-strain brown trout. The car ride through the Gorge du Vesubie, toward Roquebiliere is a joy, as is the village of Belvedere (to collect a ‘journalier’ and some tasty victuals) and then the last few miles into a beautiful wilderness, blanketed with pretty wild flowers, roaming chamois close by… for some easy walking and hungry, lightning-fast fish, which will take dries all day long! To be enjoyed in June or July 2019.
One day for 2 rods fishing for salmon in Argyll or Perthshire. We have access to a river that is available for Fishinguide guests only, as well as the option of other rivers in both areas. Depending on when you are able to fish we will choose the best venue for you. The small rivers of Argyll make covering fish with the fly, and as a result catching them, a good deal easier than on big rivers. This is the place to get your first salmon, even if you’ve struggled to catch salmon before. Your eyes will be opened! Guided by SGAIC casting instructor and pro-guide. Includes transport from Taynuilt or Aberfeldy, all equipment and photos. May-Oct 2019.
Two days for 2 rods on the Castle Fishery on the River Deveron which flows through the beautiful Scottish Highlands between Aberdeen and Inverness. The fishery is an upper/middle beat of the Deveron and offers 2 miles of excellent fishing on one of Scotland’s premier salmon, sea trout and brown trout spate rivers. Apart from excellent salmon fishing, the beat has recently developed a deserved reputation for large (5-7lb) wild brown trout, particularly around April/May and good numbers of sea trout in June/July (to 14lb recently) that back up behind the junction on the beat. To be taken by end of July 2019 by arrangement.
One day for 2 rods, early-season guided wild trout fishing on your choice of the Rivers Tay, Clyde or Tweed. These rivers have a reputation for large wild trout. In late March and April, trout are hungry and will feed on the surface during hatches of March Browns and Large Dark Olives. Contact nymphing or dry fly depending on conditions. You can be collected from Aberfeldy (Tay), East Kilbride (Clyde) or Peebles (Tweed) by your professional guide for the day. 2019.
One day for 2 rods fishing for wild brown trout in a secret loch in Argyll. Drifting in a boat and fishing ‘loch style’ on this water gives great results. One lucky gentleman caught 6 wild browns over 2lbs before lunch! The loch is set in beautiful, mountainous surroundings and the vast number of lochs in the area has distracted attention away from this gem. Guided by SGAIC casting instructor and pro-guide, Duncan Pepper. Includes transport from Inveraray, all equipment, lunch and photos. May-July 2019.