The Atlantic Salmon Trust are currently holding an online auction of fishing and sporting related lots to help raise funds in this, their 50th anniversary year.
There are a great range of silent auction items you can bid for online, including a variety of fishing at home and abroad for parties or singles, and even including a chance to fish with Sir Ian ‘Beefy’ Botham for a day on the Tweed! Then there is also a goodly selection of shooting days, sporting art and fishing products to be bid for.
There and also 9 main auction lots that will be live auctioned at the 50th anniversary dinner on May 25th along with final bids for event attendee’s only on the silent auction items so make sure you use the “maximum bid” function online for the best chance of securing your desired lot or lots.
A “reel” treat
Amongst the main auction lots (number 4) is a very rare beast in the form of a Hardy Hotspur Cascapedia Salmon Fly Reel – serial number 001 (of 150). This is the first time that Hardy have released a reel to the public with the serial number of 001 so it is a true collectors item and much bidding interest is expected!
A contribution of all sales of the remaining 149 reels will be made to The Atlantic Salmon Trust.
If you would like to bid on this, or any other of the main lots but are unable to attend the event when it will be auctioned off, live; please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will let you know how you can bid over the telephone on the night of the event or place a maximum bid with us.