Fishing

 

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

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Opening bid:
£250
Increment:£5
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

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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Opening bid:
£140
Increment:£10
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

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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Opening bid:
£100
Increment:£10
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

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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Opening bid:
£120
Increment:£10
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

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 4.5: 2 days' fishing for 3 rods on the Edzell beat of the River Northesk

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Opening bid:
£400
Increment:£10
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

Presented by The Earl of Dalhousie, 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 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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Opening bid:
£450
Increment:£10
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

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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Opening bid:
£500
Increment:£25
Start date:24 Apr 2020 05:00:00 BST
End date:08 May 2020 12:00:00 BST

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.)

 
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