Auction Catalogue - Fishing
Two days’ guided fishing and three nights’ accommodation for 1 rod on the Loue in Montrond le Château near Beançon, Franche Comté in 2020. Offering his Chambre d’Hôtes, picnic lunches and regional evening meals, Gérard Piquard will guide you on two days of stunning fishing on the Loue, which many would say is the best river in France. With decades of experience and renowned as an expert fly-tyer (Gérard placed 4th in the World Fly Fishing Fair in Munich), this is a lot not to be missed. Excludes travel but does include collection from the TGV station, if required. Some French language ability very useful. Proceeds from this lot will be distributed to the Wild Trout Trust (50%), the Burnsall Club (33.3%) and the Grassington Club (16.6%). This lot is depicted on the front cover of this catalogue.
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. 2020 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 2020.
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 2020, 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 2020, or toward the end of August into early September.
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 2020.
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 2020 by arrangement.
One day for 2 rods, early-season guided wild trout fishing on the Upper Tay or one of its tributaries. 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. Swinging spiders, contact nymphing or dry-fly depending on conditions. You can be collected from Aberfeldy by your professional guide for the day.
One day for 2 rods fishing on Loch Awe with WTT Trustee, Alan Kettle-White. You may fish for ferox trout (up to 30lb) and big pike (up to 25lb). Alan’s role as Senior Fisheries Biologist with Argyll Fisheries Trust involves tagging ferox in Loch Awe where he has caught fish of over 30lb. A great chance to learn about ecology and fish behaviour in big lochs. Best for ferox mid-March to June and for pike June-Sept. Lunch can be provided (on request). Tackle and life vests will be provided. By arrangement, 2020.
Two days for 2 rods fishing for salmon, sea trout and brown trout on the Marnoch Lodge beat of the River Deveron. A middle beat of 2¼ miles of right-bank below the Bridge of Marnoch with 12 named pools and two bothies. A beautiful, pristine beat with excellent fishing on one of Scotland’s top salmon, sea trout and brown trout spate rivers. The Deveron is rapidly becoming one of the premier large brown trout angling destinations in the UK and Marnoch Lodge one of the best beats on the river for trophy brown trout. Brown trout best in late spring and early summer. 2020 season, by agreement excluding September and October.