Land your 2017 fish­ing now

Country Life Every Week - - Town & Country -

One of the most tempt­ing lots in the Sal­mon & Trout Con­ser­va­tion UK’S an­nual char­ity auc­tion, for which on­line bid­ding opened this week, has to be a bril­liant coloured bronze of a king­fisher (right), that’s been do­nated by sculp­tor Ge­of­frey Jackson and with a re­serve of £4,500. Start­ing prices for fish­ing lots vary from £60 for a day on the Lark in Suf­folk to £400 for the Up­per Test on the Mid­dle­ton es­tate in Hamp­shire. There’s fish­ing on the Ken­net, Dove, Usk, Deveron, Der­went, Bor­der Esk and Test, plus wood­cock shoot­ing in North Wales and black­cock lekking in Weardale.

On­line bid­ding closes on Oc­to­ber 16 (www.sal­mon-trout.org). Last year, the auc­tion and an­nual din­ner raised £70,000 and it’s hoped to find sig­nif­i­cantly more this time to sup­port sci­en­tific re­search as the char­ity doesn’t re­ceive Govern­ment fund­ing.

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