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Lot 2.1: Rough Shooting at Gisborough

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Final bid:
£1,080
Increment:£10
Bids:59
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by The Rt Hon the Lord Gisborough:

Bid for your chance to enjoy a Saturday’s rough shooting for two guns on the Gisborough Estate together with a day’s fishing for two rods on Priory Pond.

The rough shooting is part of the syndicate shoot and an 80+ bird day can be expected, but the earlier in the season, the better the bag. Dogs are welcome.

Also included is the opportunity for two rods to fish for one day on Priory Pond, a restored monk’s pond that was previously part of the Gisborough Priory.

The recently established coarse fishery offers anglers the chance to catch Bream, Roach, Carp and Tench. Guns must stay Friday night at the Gisborough Hall Hotel at the discounted rate of £55 per person bed & breakfast, based on two people sharing a twin or double room (an extra charge will be made if separate rooms are required).

Guests may choose to stay on for a second night at the Hotel. Originally built in 1857, Gisborough Hall Hotel opened its doors to guests in 2002 after being carefully transformed into a 71 room, luxury, 4-star hotel.

Early booking is recommended to ensure the hotel can accommodate you on the dates you wish.

To be taken from the first Saturday in December 2020 – end January 2021, by arrangement with the Estate’s Gamekeeper, Mark Sunley and the Gisborough Hall Hotel.

www.gisborough-hall.co.uk

Lot 3.1: Red or Sika Hind Stalking in Easter Ross

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Final bid:
£775
Increment:£10
Bids:26
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Mr & Mrs Ian Duncan, Kildermorie:

Website: www.kildermorie.co.uk.

One day’s accompanied hind stalking for two rifles on Kildermorie Estate, a traditional Scottish Highland Estate in Ross-shire.

Included is self – catered accommodation for one night for two people, on the Estate, in May Cottage.

Whether you are new to stalking, or an expert shot, all are welcome. Own or Estate rifles may be used. Each rifle will be accompanied by one of the Estate’s professional stalkers and there is a reasonable expectation of two beasts (eg. a hind and calf) per rifle. Carcass extraction by garron, if conditions are suitable.

For details regarding Kildermorie Estate and May Cottage accommodation, please visit the website, to be taken by arrangement between mid-November 2020 and mid-February 2021.

Lot 3.2: Red Hind Stalking at Ballogie

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Final bid:
£265
Increment:£10
Bids:8
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Ballogie Estate:

One day’s hind or doe stalking for one rifle on the beautiful Ballogie Estate in Deeside, Aberdeenshire. The Estate Stalker will accompany the rifle. There is no limit on numbers of hinds or doe shot.

Rifle to provide own refreshments. The Estate can provide an accommodation list and use of the Estate rifle if necessary.

To be taken during November 2020 - date to be arranged with the donor.

Lot 3.6: Morning or evening stalk for either Fallow does or roe doe (winner's choice)

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Final bid:
£220
Increment:£10
Bids:8
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Roy Fishwick:

The winning bidder will be given the choice of either:

 

Morning or evening stalk for Fallow does

Woodland stalking in the N Yorks hills. An accompanied stalk to get one or more fallow does in the 2021/22 season. This will better suit an experienced stalker as opportunities in the woods can be fleeting!

 

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Morning or Evening stalk for roe doe

2021/22 season. Accompanied stalk but most likely high seat based. Would suit a beginner or novice or more experienced stalker with low fitness. Estate rifle available. Allow some time for a target session first.

 

Lot 4.1: A day’s haaf-netting with Sir Johnny Scott on the River Nith at Glencaple, in Dumfriesshire

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Final bid:
£310
Increment:£10
Bids:5
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Sir John Scott, by kind permission of Lady Clare Hurd:

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 2020 between June and August, by arrangement.

Lot 4.2: Salmon and Wild Brown Trout Fishing on the River Lyon

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Final bid:
£140
Increment:£10
Bids:1
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Alastair Riddell, North Chesthill Estate:


Two days salmon and trout fishing on the River Lyon, Perthshire to be taken, back to back, during the season.


The salmon beats alternate daily. The purchaser can fish for salmon and trout across that beat and can fish the runs across all my water for trout, but would be asked to stay away from the salmon pools on the other beat.

There are plenty of local hotels, B&Bs, cottages and the famous Fortinghall Hotel nearby.

Lot 4.3: Salmon Fishing on the Shee Water, Perthshire

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Final bid:
£210
Increment:£10
Bids:12
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Finegand Estate Ltd:

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 on a mutually agreed day before the 31 st August 2020.

The donor can also provide the successful bidder with a list of local accommodation.

Lot 4.4: 1 day’s fishing for 2 rods on the River Nith Lower Beat, Drumlanrig Estate

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Final bid:
£120
Increment:£10
Bids:1
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by The Duke of Buccleuch.  Website: www.drumlanrigcastle.co.uk:

1 day’s fishing for 2 rods on the River Nith Lower Beat. This beat is located within the grounds of Drumlanrig Estate with Drumlanrig Castle as a backdrop.

To be taken between August and November, subject to availability. 

Lot 4.6: Salmon fishing for two rods on the North Tyne and Main Tyne in Northumberland with Bed and Breakfast at a decent pub

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Final bid:
£450
Increment:£10
Bids:1
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Antony Braithwaite and Rob Cooper:

The offer is for two rods to fish one day on the Haughton Castle Fishings on the North Tyne, spend the night at a nearby decent pub and then to fish on the Main Tyne - on the little known Greycourt Beat, opposite the famous Styford beat

Lot 4.7: Salmon Fishing on the River Tweed (Birgham Dub)

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Final bid:
£750
Increment:£25
Bids:3
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by The Rt Hon the Earl of Home KT CVO CBE:


Birgham Dub consists of 1 mile of double bank fishing and is a 2 rod, 2 boat beat, with two full time boatmen.

The Dub has a wide variety of pools and streams for both high and low water conditions. Not only the Dub with its pools named the Corbie, Cundy, Galoshan Point, Hens Leg and the Nick; but also (above and below) are the streaming waters known as the Brose, Magrie, the Cradle, the Weil and Jilly’s Cast.

The beat is very well maintained, with an excellent fishing hut and other facilities.

Birgham Dub is owned by Douglas & Angus Estates and forms part of the Hirsel Estate at Coldstream. 

To be taken on Wednesday 2nd September 2020 by arrangement with the donor.

(If the river is closed, due to COVID-19 restrictions, another date will be considered.)

Lot 5.1: A Day’s Moorland Management Advisory Visit

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Final bid:
£1,000
Increment:£25
Bids:1
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Professor Rob Marrs, University of Liverpool and The President of The Heather Trust:

A day’s consultancy visit to an area of moorland identified by the successful bidder.

Rob is a leading academic expert on moorland management with a particular emphasis on vegetation management including heather and bracken.

It is anticipated that the successful bidder will wish to accompany Rob on the visit and in conversation take advantage of his encyclopaedic knowledge of moorland.

To be taken by arrangement with the donor during the summer of 2020. Depending on the location, some assistance with travel and subsistence charges may be requested.

Lot 5.2: British Moorlands Demonstration Day

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Final bid:
£260
Increment:£10
Bids:2
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Dick Bartlett, British Moorlands. Website: www.britishmoorlands.com.

The morning will be spent counting breeding pairs of grouse using pointing dogs to find and flush the pairs, which will give an indication of the shooting potential of the 2021 season. This is fascinating to watch if you enjoy seeing good gundog work.

The afternoon offers you hands-on experience of moorland work such as heather management, grit site selection and operation, water provision for upland wildlife and predator trapping systems.

The whole day is guided by Dick Bartlett who will explain how modern technology is used by British Moorlands to produce grouse shooting which is technically and financially sustainable, and also affordable to the ordinary shooter.

Please see www.britishmoorlands.com for more information on our work to save our heather moorland heritage through viable grouse production for shooting and falconry.

Suitable for a group of 2 - 10.
Location; Speyside, North East Scotland
Date: tba for March/April 2021.

Lot 6.2: A box of Hebridean Lamb

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Final bid:
£190
Increment:£10
Bids:3
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Mrs Jean Howman:

The Hebridean lambs are raised on Borland Farm, Glenshee, Perthshire and processed in Abernethy.

The rare breed Hebridean Lamb has a distinctly unique flavor and has been described as the finest tasting lamb you can have.

1 box of whole Hebridean Lamb contains:

- 2 Boned and rolled shoulders,

- 2 whole legs,

- Single loin chops,

- Double loin chops,

- 2 lambshanks and

either approximately 0.5kg of mince / diced lamb.

Delivery / Collection to be arranged with the donor.

www.borlandfold.co.uk

Lot 6.3: Nebuchadnezzar of Chateau de Sales 2016 and cellar tour

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Final bid:
£860
Increment:£25
Bids:1
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by John Apthorp CBE:

Nebuchadnezzar of Chateau de Sales 2016 (to be collected in Radlett) and a tour of the cellars of Mr John Apthorp CBE, located in Radlett.

Lot 6.4: 2 bottles of Hepple Gin

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Final bid:
£105
Increment:£5
Bids:9
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Sir Walter Riddle:

Hepple Gin is the ultimate gin to make a gin martini. It is made in a unique fashion in remote Northumberland. Fresh green berries are harvested from the wild juniper that grows around the distillery and a novel distilling system extracts fresher, fuller flavours from the berries.

Lot 6.5: 10 brace of young grouse

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Final bid:
£190
Increment:£5
Bids:21
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Antony Braithwaite:

10 brace of young grouse, oven ready from Wellhope Moor, Northumberland.

Collection / delivery by arrangement with the donor.

Lot 6.8: Two pairs of Long Alpaca Country Socks

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Final bid:
£110
Increment:£5
Bids:11
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Mrs Sandra Morton:

A great chance to bid for two pairs of lovely country socks in Sedge Green and Burnt Orange.

The perfect country socks for Wellington boots, these fabulous knee length socks are ribbed with an in-built cushioned sole and hand linked toe seams for extra comfort.

They are lightweight and warm, and provide a great layer of high performance insulation. The socks are as soft as cashmere to wear, but far more hardwearing and built to last.

Plain luxury socks made of 75% alpaca and 25% nylon. Available in sizes small UK 5-7, medium UK 8-10 and large UK 10-12, and they come boxed in Perilla’s bespoke pistachio and chocolate boxes. Delivery/Collection to be arranged with the donor.

Website: www.perilla.co.uk.

Lot 7.1: A 12-month subscription to The Field

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Final bid:
£45
Increment:£1
Bids:1
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by The Field:

A 12-month subscription to The Field.

Lot 7.2: An animal head portrait in oil by artist Flora Blackett

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Final bid:
£600
Increment:£25
Bids:1
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Flora Blackett:

Website: www.florablackett.com

An oil portrait of an animal of your choosing by aclaimed artist Flora Blackett.

"Born in 1978 in South west Scotland, Flora Blackett trained for 4 years at the prestigious Charles H Cecil studio in Florence, Italy.

As well as portraits, she is a renowned wildlife artist. Dividing her time between her studios in London and her native Dumfriessire she works on both commissions and her own inspired paintings and drawings. With trips throughout the UK, Europe, America and Africa, Flora continuously searches for exciting new subjects. She captures at first hand, the animals in their surroundings and strives to depict both the immediacy and serenity in every scene.
Flora has had many highly acclaimed exhibitions thoughout the UK and America.

In 2014 Flora combined her love of art and interiors to launch Flora Blackett designs.

Her work now hangs in collections throughout the world and is now listed in the national archives."

50% of the Sale value will go to the Heather Trust. Please note that, due to her popularity, there is likely to be a waiting period before the commission will be completed.

Lot 7.3: The Great Shoots, Britain's finest shooting estates - past and present' by Brian P. Martin

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Final bid:
£42
Increment:£1
Bids:14
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Quiller Publishing:

Now in its Third Edition, The Great Shoots continues to be unique in the history of sporting literature: the first and only book to ever embark on a comprehensive survey of the game-shooting scene, both as it was and as it stands today. In this new and revised edition the fascinating story is brought right up to date. Many of the shoots chosen are owned by the rich and famous, and Brian Martin here provides a rare insight into their social lives; providing fascinating comment on their own estates and on shooting generally.

Before detailing the history and present sport of each estate, region by region, the author sets the scene by outlining the history of game shooting in Britain: the changing attitude of society; how economics have played an increasingly important part; how the popular press has perpetuated an often inaccurate image, how technical developments have shaped both gun-making and game rearing; and much more. The inter-relationship between shooting and conservation, and the important contribution to the general welfare of our flora and fauna by the overwhelming majority of shoot proprietors, are given special attention.


This superb volume has become the established celebration of the gameshooting world today.

Lot 8.1: Grouse Hawking in Ayrshire

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Final bid:
£105
Increment:£5
Bids:4
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Greg Hutchings:

A really exciting chance to see an afternoon of grouse hawking over pointers in East Ayrshire.

A packed lunch will be provided before heading on to the hill. The opportunity will be for two people to spectate while Greg works his dog and falcon as a team.

There will also be an opportunity to handle the falcon, and falconry will be explained in detail.

To be taken by arrangement with the donor on a fair weather Saturday in September or October 2020.

Lot 8.3: Clay Pigeon Experience at Westlands Country Park

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Final bid:
£40
Increment:£1
Bids:1
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Chris Amos:

50 cartridges / clays at Westlands Country Park, Dumfries and Galloway.

Different guns can be provided or the winning bidder can bring their own.

Lot 8.4: A day with a traditional hill shepherd for 2 people

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Final bid:
£210
Increment:£10
Bids:11
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Hamish Waugh, Effgill (nr Langholm, Dumfries and Galloway): A day (for two people) with a traditional hill shepherd.

The day, depending on work on hand, will consist of a tour around the farm and seeing how hefted sheep are herded, seeing Hamish's collies at work, and an explanation of what the winning bidder is seeing.

There will be roast lamb for lunch where Fiona and Hamish will be on hand for a general discussion and able to answer questions as they arise.

The day will be taken in early or mid-summer (preferably before shearing time) but can be flexible when arrangements are made.

Lot 8.5: Highland Safari, Mountain Safari Trek (Two adult places)

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Final bid:
£160
Increment:£10
Bids:1
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

Presented by Mervyn Browne and Donald and Julie Riddell:

Mountain Safari Trek (two adult places) with Highland Safari, near Aberfeldy.

Travel to the high ridges by Land Rover to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch in our Mountain Bothy and an easy paced wilderness walk.

4 hours in duration.

https://www.highlandsafaris.net/vouchers/#!/Mountain-Safari-Trek/c/26103638/offset=0&sort=normal

Lot 8.6: An outing with a red squirrel ranger

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Final bid:
£420
Increment:£10
Bids:23
Ends in:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST (bidding ended)

An outing lasting 3 – 4 hours with a Penrith Red Squirrel Ranger in Cumbria.

Preferably May or June – date and time to be arranged.

The proceeds will be shared with the Penrith and District Red Squirrel Group.

 
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