Auction Catalogue - Fishing (Wales)
One week, 20-27 June 2020, for 2 rods sea trout and salmon fishing on the River Nevern in Pembrokeshire, including self-catering cottage accommodation. The Nevern is a well-kept secret compared to its famous near neighbour, the River Teifi. Sea fishing for bass and mullet and stillwater rainbow trout fishing also available. The cottage is in the beautiful coastal village of Newport and sleeps 4 (one double and one twin bedroom) so non-angling partners are welcome to come and enjoy a seaside holiday with sandy beaches or birdwatching or walking the coastal path close to the cottage. The cottage is family-owned so you will need to clean before leaving and bring your own bedlinen and towels. N.B. These are fixed dates and cannot be changed.
One day for 1 rod fishing for trout on either a private and much sought-after beat of the River Usk between Bwlch and Brecon or a reservoir in the Brecon Beacons. Hosted by Gareth Jones, Sales Director of Airflo and medal winner in both World and Commonwealth fly fishing championships. Gareth is an expert angler on rivers and large stillwaters. The fishing will certainly not be easy so best suited to someone with a good level of experience. Date by arrangement, 2020 season.
One day’s guided salmon fishing for 2 rods on the ISCA Angling Club fisheries on the River Usk. Club rules require salmon to be released. May and June usually provide the cream but fish can be taken in any month given reasonable conditions. The lowest beat provides chrome-bright fish, fresh from the sea. Fishing depends on tide times and height. The upper beats are best after rain. Your guide, Brian Press, has fished the Usk for over 45 years and has intimate knowledge of these waters which are not available on day tickets. Trout fishing also available. The wild trout on the upper beats average about ¾lb with some of 2lb or more. Date by arrangement, 2020 season.
One day for 2 rods on the Gromain, Middle or Rectory beats on the Upper Wye, fishing for salmon, trout or grayling. This is a highly productive beat. Stephen Marsh-Smith is Director of Afonydd Cymru and founder of the Wye & Usk Foundation and these are his ‘home beats’, around 6 miles upstream of Hay-on-Wye. The owner will show the winning bidder around if present on the day. Date by arrangement, 2020 season.
A weekend’s trout or grayling fishing on the Welsh Dee with bushcraft fly-fisher Nigel ‘Fennel’ Hudson. Known for his articles on rewilding fly fishing in the Flyfishers’ Journal, you will stay in a heated tipi, cook over a fire and enjoy wild fishing in glorious surroundings. Lot also includes a signed copy of Nigel’s new book, Fly Fishing.
One day for 2 rods to fish the Gwent Angling Society waters, which total 15 miles on the rivers Wye, Usk, Sirhowy and Llynfi. Salmon, trout and grayling are all possible targets. The five beats on the River Usk near Abergavenny are known to hold large wild fish. This is a rare opportunity for a non-member to access excellent beats run by a conservation-minded club. 2020 season.
One day with lunch, or two evenings, for 1 rod on a private syndicate beat of the Middle Usk, guided by Lee Evans, local fisherman and Level 2 qualified angling coach. The Usk is famed for its early season trout and hatches of Large Dark Olives, March Brown and Grannom. Some expertise wading and fishing in medium/large river required to get the most out of the day. Date by arrangement, 2020 trout season.
One day for 2 rods fishing for grayling on the Welsh Dee. Meet your guide, Noel Hulmston, at 9am for a bacon sandwich and coffee. Waders, wading staff required and a reasonable level of fitness. Lunch at the Bryntirion Inn included. Date by agreement, 2020 season.
One day for 2 rods fishing for trout and perhaps Arctic char on Llyn Cowlyd. Meet your guide, Noel Hulmston, at 9.30am in Betws y Coed, North Wales. Waders required and a reasonable level of fitness for working around the lake. Picnic lunch provided. Date by agreement, 2020 season.
Two nights’/days’ sea trout fishing for 2 rods on the Plas Madoc beat of the River Conwy in North Wales. Possibility of salmon. Approximately 2 miles of double-bank fishing with four or five good sea trout pools. The best sea trout fishing is from mid-June to late-July. Other syndicate members may fish at the same time. The donor will give directions and advice on tides, pools and local accommodation if required. Dates by agreement but must be taken before the end of August 2020.