The Wild Trout Trust annual fundraising auction takes place 18-27 March on the WTT’s own auction website. With 366 Lots, this is their biggest ever auction. Most of the Lots are fishing days – not only trout, but coarse, salmon and sea fishing too.
There is a handy map that allows you to search for fishing days close to home or to help plan a trip away. The fishing days include top class chalk stream fishing on the Lambourn guided by Charles Jardine and many other famous Wessex chalk stream beats, as well as huge range of other rivers across the UK and Ireland.
Many of these days are kindly donated by clubs, syndicates and owners and are not publicly available. This is an affordable auction, with Lots to suit every pocket.
Non-fishing Lots include flies, tackle, art, books and experience days.
Proceeds from the auction are spent on providing practical advice to fishing clubs, community groups and landowners and delivering habitat improvement projects.
Auction website: https://auction.wildtrout.org/
Map of fishing lots https://www.wildtrout.org/auction/map
Lot 160: A day for 2 rods in the company of Chris Yates and Hugh Miles, angling for tench and crucian carp on a pond near Wimborne, Dorset.
Lot 054: A dozen dry flies tied by Gareth Lewis, focusing on early-season invertebrates that catch trout.
Lot 199: One day for 2 rods on 4 beats of a private fishery on the River Itchen, accompanied by WTT Director, Shaun Leonard.
Lot 002: ‘Wee Brownie’ by Sam MacDonald. Original artwork, 30cm x 20cm, signed by the artist.
Lot 277: One day for 2 rods on the River Wye, Haddon Estate plus one night’s dinner, B&B and packed lunch at the Peacock at Rowsley, guided by Andy Buckley.
Lot 203: One day for 2 rods, River Lambourn, Berkshire. Preferably to be taken on 24 August 2022.
Guided by Charles Jardine. Cooked riverbank lunch, some flies and a sketch by Charles.