Peter Lapsley’s fly-tying kit sold

Peter Lapsley, one of fly-fishing’s most formidable writers, columnists and fly-tyers, bequeathed his entire fly-tying kit to the Wild Trout Trust requesting that it be auctioned, the proceeds to go to the Trust whom he supported right up to the day he died.

It was sold via sealed bid auction, with bids opened on 8 February 2015. The winning bidder wishes to remain anonymous, and the sale of the kit raised £680.

The funds raised will buy starter fishing kits for use by groups at Latimer Park on the River Chess in Buckinghamshire. Peter used to fish the River Chess with his Uncle, and during his lifetime was responsible for introducing many young people to the art of fly fishing and fly tying.