Auction 2017

Auction overview

Bidding starts: 21 Apr 2017 07:30:00 BST
Ends: 05 May 2017 12:00:00 BST
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Lot 306: 1 days's fishing for 2 rods on one of the private Castle Beats at Dumlanrig

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Final bid:
£90
Increment:£2
Bids:1
Ends in:05 May 2017 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by The Duke of Buccleuch, Drumlanrig Fishing, Queensberry Estate Office, Drumlanrig Mains, Thornhill, DG3 4AG.

Website: www.drumlanrigcastle.co.uk

One day’s fishing for 2 rods on one of the private Castle Beats at Drumlanrig. Drumlanrig Fishings cover a stretch of the River Nith, which is the largest river in Dumfries & Galloway, and one of its tributaries, the River Scaur, to give a total of 10.5 miles of fishing.  Within that there are two beats on the River Nith where fishing is more exclusive and restricted to a maximum of 5 rods at one time.  These beats are referred to as the Lower Castle Beat and the Middle Castle Beat and contain both low and high water pools.  These beats are located within the grounds of the Estate with Drumlanrig Castle as a backdrop.

To be taken in October or November 2017.

Dates to be arranged with the donor and are subject to availability.

Lot 307: 2 days fishing for 3 rods on the Edzell beat of the River Northesk

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Opening bid:
£400
Increment:£5
Bids:0
Ends in:19 May 2017 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by The Earl of Dalhousie, Dalhousie Estate Office, Brechin Castle, BRECHIN, Angus, DD9 6SG

Website: www.dalhousieestates.co.uk

Fishing is let over the Upper and Lower Beats of the Edzell Water (West Bank only) on the River North Esk. The middle beat is not included. There are ten named pools. The upper beat extends from below the Gannochy Bridge on the Fettercairn Road to the Suspension Bridge by Edzell Village and the Lower Beat runs from the top of the Lyn Martin Pool down to the confluence of the North Esk and the West Water.

To be taken this season by arrangement with the donor.

Lot 308: 2 day's fishing for 2 rods on the River Ettrick in the Scottish Borders

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Final bid:
£210
Increment:£5
Bids:3
Ends in:05 May 2017 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Sir Michael Strang Steel Bt. CBE, Philiphaugh Estate Office, SELKIRK, Scottish Borders, TD7 5LX,

Website: salmonviewingcentre.com.

Two days' salmon fishing for two rods on the River Ettrick, a tributary of the River Tweed and can be fished from the bank or by wading. This Lot was won in 2014 by Heather Trust Project Manager, Patrick Laurie, who enjoyed fishing in beautiful surroundings near the historic town of Selkirk. Many fish were seen in early November, including some spectacular leaping at the specially designed weir at Philiphaugh.

To be taken by arrangement with the Philiphaugh Estate Office between 15th September 2017 and 30th November 2018.

Lot 309: 1 day Salmon fishing for 2 rods on the Shee Water in Glenshee, Perthshire

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Final bid:
£305
Increment:£5
Bids:42
Ends in:05 May 2017 12:10:00 BST (bidding ended)

Overtime bidding

Presented by Finegand Estate Ltd Glenshee BLAIRGOWRIE Perthshire PH10 7QB

An excellent opportunity for two rods to try this small but easily fished river in beautiful scenery. This is fly only, and fishes well from June onward. Each beat is approximately 1½ miles long. Although it is definitely classed as a spate river, fish can be caught in all waters. The Shee Water, which is the head waters of the river Ericht and a tributary of the Tay, provides exciting salmon fishing, where sport can be expected to come thick and fast. It can be extremely prolific – fishing well late in the season. This has always proved to be a popular lot with our bidders.

To be taken during 2017 - date by arrangement with the donor, who can also provide the successful bidder with a list of local accommodation.

Lot 310: One day’s fishing for 2 rods on the Woodend Beat of the River Dee

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Final bid:
£200
Increment:£5
Bids:1
Ends in:05 May 2017 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Julian McHardy WoodendHouse Trustach Banchory Kincardineshire AB31 4AY

Website: www.woodend.org

One day’s fishing for 2 rods on the Woodend Beat of the River Dee. The Woodend beat of the famous River Dee is in the heart of Royal Deeside and is situated about 4 miles west of the popular small town of Banchory. The beat, which fishes two rods, is just over a mile long on the north bank and consists of 11 named pools, including the Moral Pool described by John Ashley Cooper as one of the most famous pools on the Dee. The beat is accessible by car as there is a rough track which runs the full length. There is also a secure rod room in which to store fishing equipment.

Accommodation may also be available in Woodend House (at extra cost) depending on the date taken.

To be taken in September or October 2017

Lot 311: 1 day's fishing for 2 or 3 rods on the Portrack Estate beat of the River Nith

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Opening bid:
£100
Increment:£0
Bids:0
Ends in:19 May 2017 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by John Jencks c/o Savills 28 Castle Street DUMFRIES Dumfries & Galloway DG1 1DG

This is an exclusive, private beat on the lower Nith, offering excellent fishing in all water conditions. There are approximately 800 metres of double bank fishing some 5 miles north of Dumfries. Copies of the rules will be issued to the successful bidder along with the tickets. Please note catches are limited to two salmon/grilse and two sea trout in any one day. Thereafter, anglers must exercise “catch and release”. Catch and release is however very much encouraged as part of the Fishery Board’s drive towards conservation. Also, when the river is below the water level markers, fly fishing only is allowed. A part-time Ghillie is available if required.

Date to be arranged with the donor.

Lot 312: 1 day's fly fishing for 2 rods on the Cowhill Beat of the River Nith, Dumfries and Galloway

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Opening bid:
£200
Increment:£0
Bids:0
Ends in:19 May 2017 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by E P K Weatherall, Cowhill Estate per Savills 28 Castle Street DUMFRIES DG1 1DG

One day’s fly fishing for two rods on the private Cowhill Beat of the River Nith, Dumfries. Fishermen must return fish, in line with conservation regulations. Fishing returns must be made to the Estate Factors, Guy Webb at Savills. The Nith offers an excellent choice of angling for Salmon and Sea Trout and is arguably the most productive of the Solway rivers. This is an opportunity to fish an exclusive private beat on both banks near to Holywood, some 2 miles upstream of Dumfries.

To be taken between 13th August 2016 and 30th November 2016 by arrangement with Guy Webb (Factor for Cowhill Estate).

Lot 401: Tour the Moor” – Perthshire

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Final bid:
£100
Increment:£5
Bids:1
Ends in:05 May 2017 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Sir John Kemp-Welch

A rare and exclusive opportunity for four people to visit a stunning Perthshire estate and see “behind the scenes” on a wildlife safari with Ronnie Kippen, the headkeeper.

Spring is the best time to see wildlife in the hills, and the management undertaken for grouse shooting at Garrows estate has created a fantastic environment for a whole host of breeding birds and mammals. Enjoy close encounters with breeding curlews, oystercatchers and lapwings from the keeper’s vehicle without disturbing the birds, taking front row seats for a really stunning natural spectacle.

There are a growing number of active black grouse leks on the estate, and mountain hares and red grouse can be seen at amazingly close quarters. Lucky visitors might be in for a chance of meeting the famous “Jock” – a grouse who earned himself celebrity status in the national press last year for his fearlessness. Jock is totally undaunted by human beings, and he stands proudly at his post for photographs like a true star.

Remember to bring your camera and binoculars for this fascinating and memorable morning.

To be taken by arrangement with the donor in the spring of 2017 near Amulree, Dunkeld.

Lot 402: Tour the Moor - The Peak District

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Final bid:
£105
Increment:£5
Bids:2
Ends in:05 May 2017 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Lord Derby

This is an exciting chance to visit England’s most southerly grouse moor and see “behind the scenes” on a wildlife safari with Richard Bailey, the experienced gamekeeper.

Spring is the best time to see wildlife in the hills, and the management undertaken for grouse shooting at Crag Estate has created a fantastic environment for a whole host of breeding birds.

Crag Estate is run on a “no burn” policy, relying on innovative cutting techniques to deliver a shootable surplus of grouse in an area with very high levels of public access. Weather dependent, winning bidders will enjoy close encounters with broods of grouse and waders from the keeper’s vehicle without disturbing the birds, taking front row seats for a really stunning natural spectacle.

Lucky visitors also stand a chance of seeing the rare and enchanting ring ouzel! Remember to bring your camera and binoculars for this memorable morning.

To be taken by arrangement with the donor in the spring of 2017.

Lot 403: A days' haaf-netting with Sir Johnny Scott on the River Nith Glencaple

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Final bid:
£260
Increment:£5
Bids:2
Ends in:05 May 2017 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Sir John Scott, By kind permission of Lady Mary Herries Hermitage Farmhouse Newcastleton HAWICK Roxburghshire TD9 0LY

This is an excellent opportunity for one person to experience a day’s haaf-netting on the River Nith at Glencaple.

This unique form of fishing dates back to the Vikings, the word haaf coming from the Norwegian word for heave. The 15 ft net, standing like a small goalpost on three legs, is carried into the river and is supported by the fisherman. The haaf-netters stand in a line with their nets across the estuary and catch fish coming up on the flood tide and down on the ebb tide. The fishing at Caerlaverock has been kept historically by the owners for the benefit of the Estate workers and local villagers. The successful bidder will fish with Johnny, under the guidance of the Caerlaverock Keeper, on the flood and ebb tides. Johnny Scott wrote and co-presented the successful BBC TV series, Clarissa and The Countryman.

Lunch will be provided. A pair of chest waders is essential. Fishing will be catch and release, in line with conservation regulations.

To be taken in the summer months of 2017 between June and August, by arrangement.

 
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