The Wild Trout Trust charity auction 2013: What’s your urban fly-fishing lot?

Urban fly-fishing on the Wandle

This year’s much-anticipated Wild Trout Trust annual fundraising auction has just gone live on ebay.

At Urbantrout we know a significant number of anglers who use the auction as a guide to planning their season’s fishing. So when we found ourselves marking up the printed catalogue with all the urban fishing options before saving a list of links from the auction site, we thought hang on, why not do the same for our readers?

And here’s the result, which we believe is the widest-ever selection of tempting lots for town- and city-centre fishing connoisseurs…

  • Lot 50: A week’s permit for 2 rods on the Inverness Angling Club‘s River Ness through Inverness
  • Lots 83 and 84: A year’s membership of the Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association, with miles of wild trout fishing on the post-industrial upper Taff
  • Lot 99: 2 days for 2 rods fishing the Merthyr Tydfil Angling Association water on the Taff or Usk
  • Lot 166: Stuart Crofts’ challenge: fishing 5 different small rivers within 15 miles of Sheffield, with the aim of catching at least one wild brown trout from each
  • Lot 180: A day’s fishing for 2 rods on West Yorkshire’s Colne and/or Calder, guided by Gary Hyde
  • Lot 199: A day’s guided fishing on south London’s River Wandle in the company of this blog’s very own Theo Pike
  • Lot 221: Guided by the Wild Trout Trust’s Ben Tyser, 1 day for 1 rod on the Wimborne stretch of Dorset’s River Allen (including lunch in the newly-refurbished Allendale Centre!)

In the arts and literature section, there’s also the opportunity to add to your town fishing library:

Bidding will close on a rolling basis throughout the evening of 14 March.

This auction is the Wild Trout Trust’s single most important source of unrestricted funds, which raises more than £50,000 for wild trout habitat improvement each year.  

So bid early, bid often and know you’re helping one of the world’s best and most effective river restoration organisations!

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2 Responses to “The Wild Trout Trust charity auction 2013: What’s your urban fly-fishing lot?”

  1. Gary Hyde says:

    Could you add the Ryburn and Halifax Angling Club to your list of Urban River Clubs. Also Nick Halstead and myself are running a fund raising guided day on the Calder on Sunday 21st April with all the proceeds going to the Calder and Colne Rivers Trust towards the cost of training Invert Monitors, would it be possible to put a piece on your web-site, we still have a couple of places available. The cost of the day is £40.00 per angler.
    If you need anymore info, please email me.
    Thanks and regards,
    Gary.

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