Auction Catalogue - Fishing (Wales)
One week, 22-29 June 2019, 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. NB: 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, 2019 season.
One day (night) for 1 rod, fishing for sea trout on the River Dovey (Dyfi) near Machynlleth with Illtyd Griffiths. Illtyd is an AAPGAI Master fishing instructor and expert angler, especially for sea trout. The Dovey is his local water, which has an excellent reputation for sea trout and is in the top three rivers in England and Wales for sea trout catches. By arrangement, 2019 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 2lbs or more. Date by mutual agreement. 2019 season.
Two days 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 Advisory Director of the Wye & Usk Foundation and these are his ‘home beats’, around 6 miles upstream of Hay-on-Wye. Date by arrangement and the owner will show the winning bidder around if present on the day. 2019 season.
Full-week permits for 2 rods on the Llandysul beats of the River Teifi in West Wales for salmon, sea trout and resident trout. Good numbers of sea trout up to 4lb come into the river between June and August, with a few larger fish up to the end of the season in mid-October. Fishing by night with a fly is the best method in clear water, with spinning the preferred method following a spate. Any 7 consecutive days, 3 March to 17 October 2019. Accommodation not included.
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 5 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. 2019 season.
One day’s fly fishing on the River Wye at the Llanthomas Fishery near Hay-on-Wye. This famous Middle Wye salmon fishery also has superb trout fishing. Advice on accommodation is available from the donor. 2019 season.
One day for 2 rods, salmon fishing on a private syndicate beat of the River Dee near Corwen. The winning bidder may also fish for trout and grayling. Date by arrangement, 2019 season.
One day with lunch, or two evenings, for 1 rod on a private syndicate beat of the Middle Usk, guided by Lee Evans. The Usk is famed for its early season trout and hatches of Large Dark Olives, March Brown and Grannom. Your guide is local fisherman and Level 2 qualified angling coach, Lee Evans. Some expertise wading and fishing in medium/large river required to get the most out of the day. Date by arrangement. 2019 trout season.