Bespoke Macnabs

 

Lot 91: MacCheviot

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Final bid:
£601
Increment:£10
Bids:14
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by College Valley Estates Ltd and Lord Joicey:

Rise to the challenge of a MacCheviot - a rare and exclusive chance for a wild sporting day in North Northumberland!

The MacCheviot is a fun interpretation of the classic highland MacNab, based on and around the stunning College Valley estate.

The winning bidder will have the chance to shoot a brace of grouse on the hill before heading out to stalk a roe buck. If successful at both, the challenge is then completed with the landing of a salmon or sea trout on the Ford and Etal Estate beat of the River Till, the only English tributary of the River Tweed. 

Any one of these three parts would make for a fine day out, but the chance to bring them all together in a single 24 hour period puts a fresh and exciting twist on an old idea...

The MacCheviot is to be taken on a date in August or early September, to be agreed with the donors.

Lot 93: MacHedge

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Final bid:
£400
Increment:£10
Bids:1
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Finzean Estate:

After supporting the Heather Trust sale by donating a classic Macnab in 2016, Finzean estate have offered their own take on the traditional stag, grouse and salmon challenge for 2018. 

The MacHedge is named after Finzean's famous headkeeper Allan "Hedge" Shand, and the challenge requires an individual to take a roe doe, ten rabbits and a brace of pheasants in a day.

The MacHedge will take place on Monday, 3rd December 2018, and while nobody can guarantee a successful MacHedge, the winners can be sure of a relaxed, fun day in glorious surroundings.

Finzean is a beautiful estate on Royal Deeside a short distance from Aberdeen, and the local community includes a thriving 4 star farm shop set in stunning countryside. The estate also has three lovely holiday cottages that are available for rent. Finzean won the Heather Trust's Golden Plover Award for Moorland Management in 2015, and the area offers a huge amount to see and do for tourists and locals alike.

If required, self-catering accommodation is available by separate negotiation – see website or call 01330 850710.

Lot 92: MacTyne

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Final bid:
£752
Increment:£10
Bids:21
Ends in:04 May 2018 12:50:00 BST (bidding ended)

Overtime bidding

Presented by Antony Braithwaite and Charles May:

Place your bids for a varied and exciting sporting day for two in Northumberland!

The day will begin at 9.00 am near Rothbury, to walk up grouse over pointers for 3 hours with a picnic lunch on the hill. Guns should expect 2-3 brace, but of course this can not be guaranteed!

Would-be MacTyners will then drive to Haughton castle for an afternoon's salmon fishing on the Haughton Castle Fishings, North Tyne. Anglers will be shown the beat and offered some advice on promising pools before trying their luck in this beautiful stretch of the river. 

The day will end with a duck flight at dusk on the Haughton Castle pond. The flight is geared towards two guns, but partners or friends are welcome to come along.

An exciting take on the classic MacNab, the MacTyne should appeal to anyone with a love of fieldsports, but participants should make sure they are fit and ready for a busy day!

To be taken on a mutually convenient mid-week day in September 2108.