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Orvis announces Game Fair charity auction

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In 2012 Orvis, America's oldest mail order outfitter is celebrating 30 years in the UK by holding the first ever CLA Game Fair charity auction. A saltwater fly fishing trip for two to Belize and days on the Test and Itchen plus Orvis bamboo fly-rod and Fulling Mill flies are among the lots.

The Ultimate Country Sports Charity Auction will feature a host of tempting lots, all without reserve, including many Fly Fishing related items and experiences.

Top of the bill is an all expenses paid, saltwater fly fishing trip for 2 at the renowned “El Pescador” lodge in Belize, including flights. Other fishing experiences include corporate and private days fishing on the rivers Test and Itchen. Top of the range outfits, a limited edition Orvis bamboo fly rod and a presentation selection of over 200 hand tied flies from Fulling Mill are some of the many equipment lots in the sale and the auction is by no means limited to fishing - country clothing from Cordings, Barbour and Hunter are included, along with cases of SpeyBurn whisky and a fine leather double gun slip.

Wielding the hammer on the day is celebrity auctioneer Charlie Ross from the BBC’s Antiques Road Trip – the sale takes place at 15.30 on Saturday 21st July in The House of Fishing.

You can register to bid at the Orvis website or by visiting The House of Fishing, Battersea Dogs & Cats Home or the Sportfish stands before the auction.

The full list of auction lots can be viewed and commission bids can be left on the Orvis website at www.orvis.co.uk/auction

Proceeds from the sale will be donated to Battersea Dogs & Cats home and the CLA Charitable Trust.







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henry_giles on 25/06/2012 15:15:59
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It's the 'including flights' bit that's the icing on the cake of the main Game Fair Orvis lot - a fly-fishing trip for two to Belize.. Very nice, but if you miss out on that one there's some superb runners up prizes: day on the Test or an Orvis split-cane rod anyone? :D
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