Auction Catalogue - Fishing (Overseas)
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.