Auction Fishing Lots

Aardvark McLeod
2 rods
Sea trout
Rio Grande

Six days’ guided fishing for sea and brown trout for 2 rods on the famous Rio Grande and neighbouring streams at Cameron Lodge in Chile. There are many advantages to this location on the Chilean side of Tierra Del Fuego: night fishing is permitted, there are hills to help protect from the wind, alternative fishing in rivers and lakes in case of high water and fishing with floating lines in clear water. Prime-season dates and additional rods (at normal retail price) are available if booked early. Included: seven nights’ accommodation in single, ensuite rooms in a friendly and intimate lodge, all food and local drink, fishing licence costs, transfers to/from the airport in Rio Grande. Excluded: Tips, all flights, costs in Buenos Aires. To be taken by May 2019.

Salvelinus and IvánTarín
2 rods
Professionally guided

Five nights’ accommodation plus 5½ days guided fishing for 2 rods in the western Spanish Pyrenees. Fishing for native zebra (Mediterranean) trout up to 2lb on dry flies and 3- to 4-wt rods. This is a unique fishing experience in a stunning environment that is very difficult to access in any other way. You will have expert local guides to drive you on private roads into the ‘high country’. Your base is La Jacetania lodge in Santa Cilia, a very comfortable lodge with traditional Spanish food and wine in generous quantities. Previous lot winners have commented on the quality of the guiding, food and accommodation as well as the fishing, “a Spanish cultural experience rather than a typical fishing lodge and so much more enjoyable for it.” Best time for high-country fishing is 1 June to 31 August. Not included: international flights, gratuities. Nearest airport: Zaragoza. To be taken in 2018.

Nervous Waters
2 rods

Three days’ fishing for 2 rods and 4 nights’ accommodation at Bair’s Lodge, South Andros, Bahamas. Andros is best known as the home of big bonefish. Located on the east side of the island, the Lodge accesses some of the most remote and under-fished flats and provides many sheltered creeks and cays irrespective of wind direction. All fishing is accessed by boat from the Lodge mooring. Bair’s has become highly regarded for the best fishing in South Andros and the lodge is the benchmark for quality guiding, delicious food, comfortable accommodation and courteous hospitality. Additional days and rods may be purchased. Included: accommodation (based on 2 sharing); all wine, beer and local spirits at the lodge; all meals. Not included: airfares, fishing licences, transfers and gratuities. To be taken by May 2019. This description has been corrected from the printed version of the catalogue which said 4 days and 3 nights.

Nervous Waters
2 rods

Three days’ fishing for 2 rods and 4 nights’ accommodation at the Pira Lodge in the Iberá Wetlands in Argentina, fishing for golden dorado, also known as the ‘river tiger’ for its electric take and spectacular fight. The rivers and creeks are crystal-clear so this is sight fishing with streamers and saltwater type flies. The lodge is located in the heart of the one of the most special and fascinating wetlands in the world and this trip would be perfectly combined with a longer visit to see the huge variety of wildlife in this area and/or to the vibrant city of Buenos Aires. Included: accommodation (based on 2 sharing), meals, wine, beer, local spirits. Not included: Flights and transfers, fishing licence, gratuities. To be taken by May 2019.

Strengir and Þröstur Elliðason
1 rod

Three days’ fishing for salmon and sea-run char for 1 rod on the River Jökla in eastern Iceland including lodge and food. The Jökla and tributaries have over 100km of fishing and you can choose large, open or more intimate pools. Additional rods may be purchased or rods shared. Non-fishing partners are very welcome to enjoy the stunning scenery of east Iceland. Excludes flights to Egilsstaðir, hire car and guide. 2018 season, date by arrangement and dependent upon availability.

Duncan and Sophie Soar
3 rods

Three nights’ self-catering accommodation in the village of Koprivnik in the Triglav National Park in Slovenia 14-17 September 2018. The cottage sleeps six in three bedrooms. It has recently been very tastefully renovated and provides modern and comfortable accommodation less than an hour from Ljubljana airport. The cottage is an excellent base for fishing for trout in the Sava and Soča catchments or hiking direct from the door into the mountains. The Sava Bohinjka is 15 minutes’ drive. The River Radovna is easily accessible, along with other rivers in the Sava catchment (Krka, Unica, Sora and Kokra). The River Soča (famous for marble trout) is accessible by a short train ride through the mountains.

Chris Hendriks
1 rod
Trout and Grayling
Chris Hendriks

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 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. 2018 season.

The International Fario Club
2 rods

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 onsite 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 2018.

Luc Pierssens
2 rods

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. The local angling association applies a full C&R policy on wild trout and grayling and light stocking with adipose fin-clipped brown trout. 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 2018, best May/June or late September. B&B available onsite at additional cost.

Anthony Mair
1 rod
Tony Mair

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 2018.