Auction Catalogue - Fishing (England South East)

1 day for 2 rods on 17 May, trout fishing on the Main beat of the River Test at Mottisfont, Hampshire.

Lot No: 155

Start Price:
£600
Donor:
The National Trust
No of Rods:
2 rods
Species:
Trout
River/Lake:
Test
Region:
England - South East

One day for 2 rods on 28 May 2020, a Mayfly day on the Main beat of the River Test at Mottisfont, which produces some spectacular Mayfly hatches when the conditions are right. The historic, thatched round hut, about half way up the beat, will be your base for the day – upstream and downstream a plethora of fishing opportunities awaits your exploration. From some of the widest stretches of the Middle Test to areas of classic chalkstream gravels and deep holding pools, this truly majestic beat provides an exciting abundance of fishing in search of brown trout alongside some cracking grayling.

1 day for 2 rods, exclusive Upper Test beat, 2020, guided by Bill Latham.

Lot No: 156

Start Price:
£550
Donor:
Paula & Martín Zimmermann and Bill Latham
No of Rods:
2 rods
Species:
Trout
River/Lake:
Test
Region:
England - South East
Accompanied By:
Bill Latham

One day for 2 rods on a highly exclusive beat of the Upper Test between Wherwell and Newton Stacey. This private ½ mile beat has not previously been available at any price and is only fished by the owners and their guests. Some trout are stocked and the beat holds a significant head of wild trout and grayling. The water is varied with fast, shallow gravel sections and deeper pools. The day includes the services of Bill Latham, founder member of the WTT, ex-England International and professional guide on chalkstreams for more than 18 years. A picnic lunch is also provided along with Sage premium equipment if required. The upper section of this beat was extensively restored during the winter of 2016/17 improving the wild trout habitat with pool and riffle sequences. One bank in this section was also designed to give safe wheelchair access. Date by arrangement after the first weedcut (mid June), 2020.

1 Day for 4 rods on the Westfair Beat, River Anton, Hampshire.

Lot No: 157

Start Price:
£550
Donor:
Aardvark McLeod
No of Rods:
4 rods
Species:
Trout
River/Lake:
Anton
Region:
England - South East

One day for up to 4 rods fishing the Westfair beat on the River Anton. This is one of the famous tributaries of the River Test. It is a typical upper chalkstream stretch where the river meanders through peaceful, untouched water meadows with excellent fly life and weed growth to enhance the fishing. The Westfair beat is exclusive to Aardvark McLeod, with its own well-equipped fishing hut and marquee tucked away in a small copse. The fishing can be easy or difficult, made challenging by varied fly life, through different types of water from deep holes to shallow glides over its 1 mile length. The fishing is dry-fly, but upstream nymphing is allowed when needed.

1 day for 2 rods on four beats of a private fishery on the River Itchen.

Lot No: 158

Start Price:
£500
Donor:
Bishopstoke Fishing Club
No of Rods:
2 rods
Species:
Trout and Grayling
River/Lake:
Itchen
Region:
England - South East
Accompanied By:
Club member and Shaun Leonard

One day for 2 rods on four beats of a private fishery on the River Itchen during the 2020 season, from 1 July onwards. This will be a special day of chalkstream trout (and grayling) fishing on one of England’s premier rivers, very rarely publicly available. The rods will be the guests of the Bishopstoke Fishing Club and accompanied by the WTT’s Director, as victualler.

1 night fly fishing for 3 rods on the famous Testwood Pool and beat of the lower River Test for sea trout.

Lot No: 159

Start Price:
£550
Donor:
Mike Johnson, Howard Taylor, The Testwood & Nursling Fishery, Barker Mill Estates and Upstream Dry Fly
No of Rods:
3 rods
Species:
Sea trout
River/Lake:
Test
Region:
England - South East
Accompanied By:
No

One night’s fly fishing for 3 rods on the famous Testwood Pool and beat of the lower River Test for sea trout. This beat is part of a private members’ salmon & sea trout club. Exclusively single-handed rod and sea trout patterns with single hooks such as snake fly (no treble hooks) and all catch & release. A very productive fishery with a 5-year average of circa 500 sea trout over the 4 month period. Sea trout average 4lb+, the largest in 2018 was 14lb. Optional extras: guide, B&B on-site (3 bedrooms in the lodge overlooking the Pool and a catered full English breakfast in the parlour of the Mill House), additional salmon fishing during the day. To be taken between June and September 2020. Bookings must be made at least two weeks in advance of fishing and dates are subject to availability.

1 day for 3 rods, Lambourn, Berkshire, guided by instructor Mark Shickle, trout and grayling.

Lot No: 160

Start Price:
£350
Donor:
William Daniel and Famous Fishing
No of Rods:
3 rods
Species:
Trout and Grayling
River/Lake:
Lambourn
Region:
England - South East
Accompanied By:
Mark Shickle

One day’s fishing for 3 rods on 1½ miles of the Lambourn at Weston, guided by experienced instructor and Lambourn guide, Mark Shickle. Clear-water stalking brown trout and some monster grayling. Beautiful water meadows and interesting, challenging fishing. To be taken in 2020 season by arrangement on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday.

1 day for 2 rods, trout fishing, Upper River Test, Wherwell, Hampshire.

Lot No: 161

Start Price:
£300
Donor:
The Marquess Camden
No of Rods:
2 rods
Species:
Trout
River/Lake:
Test
Region:
England - South East

A day for 2 rods sharing a beat on the Upper Test, Wherwell Estate, after 23 June 2020. Classic Upper Test fishing on main river and carriers. No wading.

1 day for 2 rods, trout fishing on the River Anton near Andover, Hampshire, guided by Bill Latham.

Lot No: 162

Start Price:
£300
Donor:
Westover Farm Partnership & Bill Latham
No of Rods:
2 rods
Species:
Trout
River/Lake:
Anton
Region:
England - South East
Accompanied By:
Bill Latham

One day for 2 rods fishing for trout on the River Anton near Andover, Hampshire, guided by Bill Latham. The Anton is a delightful chalkstream tributary of the River Test, beautifully keepered and with easy access for bank fishing. Bill is a professional chalkstream guide and has been fishing these rivers since he was a boy. A perfect combination of iconic chalkstream and expert guide. Date by arrangement after the June weedcut, 2020 season.

1 day for 2 rods, River Lambourn, Berkshire. Guided by Charles Jardine.

Lot No: 163

Start Price:
£300
Donor:
Bagnor Estate and Charles Jardine
No of Rods:
2 rods
Species:
Trout
River/Lake:
Lambourn
Region:
England - South East
Accompanied By:
Charles Jardine

One day for 2 rods fishing the River Lambourn at Hunts Green near Newbury, guided by author, artist and renowned fisherman, Charles Jardine on a Wednesday in 2020 (check WTT website for date). Two miles of private, lightly fished river. The Lambourn is a small but perfect chalkstream, crystal-clear with plenty of Ranunculus supporting good fly life and immaculately keepered. All wild trout and grayling, some very large! This river fishes very well early in the season. Upstream dry-fly and unweighted nymph only. Charles will cook lunch on the riverbank, tie some flies and give the winning bidders a sketch to remind them of their day.

1 day for 2 rods, Upper Itchen at Chilland, Hampshire, guided by Nick Measham.

Lot No: 164

Start Price:
£300
Donor:
Andrew Impey and Nick Measham
No of Rods:
2 rods
Species:
Trout and Grayling
River/Lake:
Itchen
Region:
England - South East
Accompanied By:
Nick Measham

One day for 2 rods on a private beat of the Upper Itchen at Chilland, guided by Nick Measham who has fished this beat for many years. This exclusive beat offers pristine chalkstream fishing for wild brown trout and grayling. Double-bank, around ? of a mile. It has changed little since it was fished by Viscount Grey of Falloden over 100 years ago (the ruins of his fishing cottage are nearby). Fly hatches are prolific and wild trout average well over 1lb (2lb+ not uncommon). By arrangement, 2020 season excluding May and June.