The Atlantic Salmon Trust is preparing to hold its annual auction.
Through scientific and innovative research initiatives, the Atlantic Salmon Trust’s mission is to preserve the future of wild Atlantic salmon and sea trout and to provide river managers and policymakers with vital information to better protect them.
In order to achieve their goals and carry out their ambitious research programs, the Trust holds its famous auction each year, showcasing a variety of spectacular lots, including: exclusive fishing rhythms, stalking, fishing trips a life and many others.
Their 2020 auction was their most successful to date, and this year’s auction comeback features a variety of over 80 eclectic lots, with all funds going to support the Trust in achieving its goal of put #WildSalmonFirst.
AST’s annual auction will run from 4 p.m. on September 30 until 9 p.m. on November 18. All lots can be viewed at astauction.com or to request a printed copy of the catalog, email [email protected]
An overview of what is on offer:
Fishing on the River Nith with Robson Green and Jim Murray Donors: Robson Green, Jim Murray and Peter Landale.
Guide price: Â£ 3,000. Starting price: Â£ 2,500. Date: End of April, May or June 2022 – to be determined with donors.
Staying at Dalswinton Mews House is an exceptional opportunity to fish for Grass Carp, Loch Trout and possibly Salmon on the River Nith with AST Ambassadors Jim Murray and Robson Green. It’s bound to be an action-packed fishing adventure with the passionate Ambassadors, who have no shortage of a story or two to tell if the escapades of the many angling adventures on TV are something to do.
River Tay – A celebration of the 100th anniversary of the record-breaking capture of Miss Ballantine.
Donor: Abram Lyle Esq, Glendelvine Estate and Thomas Steuart Fothringham Esq. – Domaine Murthly. Guide price: Â£ 2,000. Starting price: Â£ 1,500. Date: September 8-11, 2022.
A three day stay in the iconic Miss Ballantine’s Cottage with fishing at Murthly on the River Tay for five rods. Miss Ballantine’s Cottage comfortably sleeps six in one double bedroom and two twin bedrooms. This enchanting cottage by the river was where the great lady lived. The superb fly fishing water at Murthly fishes well throughout the season, 30 pound salmon are landed most years. In higher waters, spinning from the bank can also be very productive. Murthly continues to lead the way in returning fish to the river for conservation. It is, however, the stunning setting of the River Tay in Murthly that brings people back year after year: water shaded by mature trees on the banks, views across the river to the hills around Dunkeld. and stunning views over Strathmore; views that have inspired artists such as John Millais, David Farquharson, Ernest Briggs, James Kinnear and Alistair Makinson. The river can be waded or fished from the shore, and each beating has its own boat to access the water that cannot be forded, and its own hut with modern equipment. It is a rare opportunity in this centenary year to try to recreate the remarkable feat of Miss Ballantine, with fishing on Friday and Saturday.
Great sports week on the Tweed River including fishing, stalking, shooting and golf.
Donors: The Duke of Northumberland, The Duke of Roxburghe, The Earl of Douglas and Home, Lord Edward Innes Ker, Jock Miller Esq, David Flux Esq, Simon Cotton Esq, Iain Wilson Esq, Schloss Roxburghe and Alex Knox, owner of The Contented Vine. Dates: May 15-22, 2022. Target price: Â£ 10,000. Starting bid: Â£ 8,000.
An exceptional super sporting week on the Tweed: composed of four rods on four different rhythms over the five days, two rendering mornings (before fishing) on ââthe days of your choice, a day of pigeon shooting and an evening of your choice with handle golf at Roxburghe Castle. Accommodation for the week provided, on a self-catering basis, at Coledale Stables in Kelso. The week ends with a fabulous meal at The Contented Vine on Saturday evening. The fishing speaks for itself – you will be on the most exclusive and sensational fishing on the Tweed. Rotating between 16th Bigham Dub, 17th Upper Dryburgh, 18th Lower Dryburgh, 20th Srouston (two rods only that day) and finally, the 21st Lower Floors. Your two mornings with Iain Wilson will take place in the region. Iain is also the point of contact for the exceptional pigeon shooting day (19th) on Thursday and Schloss Roxburghe very kindly donated a 4 balls, for one of your evenings, to Schloss Roxburghe to make sure you don’t never be lost during this exceptional sports week. Coledale Stables is the perfect base for your adventures, with all mod cons, including a gigantic 65 inch TV with Sky Sports, just in case your days aren’t action-packed enough. All the best beats are right at your fingertips and the pubs and restaurants close at hand!
Lunch for 10 with a visit to Henry’s Car Barn
Donor: Henry Warhurst Esq. Dates: to be confirmed with the donor for mid to late summer 2022. Indicative price: Â£ 1,000. Starting bid: Â£ 800
A tour for 10 heads of gasoline from an extremely private car collection. Over 300 amazing classic and super cars are based here and lovingly maintained. Followed by lunch at the HCB Clubhouse. They will end the day by taking some of the toys down the mile-long hill.
River Tay – A Day of Guided Fishing for Two, with Lessons from World Champion Spey Casting Gary Scott on Dalmarnock Fishing
Donor: Gary Scott and Colin McFadyen. Dates: to be determined in season 2022. Indicative price: Â£ 600. Starting bid: Â£ 480.
Join world casting champion Spey Gary Scott for a day of guided fishing on the River Tay in Dalmarnock. The Pace is the biggest on the Tay, just under three miles long, with 15 named pools and some of the best fly and fly fishing in Scotland. The average catch over the past four years is over 100 fish, making this one of the most prolific beats in the middle / upper Tay. It contains large fish and many fish weighing up to 30 pounds have been caught in the past four years. The beat has a luxury fishing hut with wood stove, a veranda overlooking the river with barbecue. Disabled access. Gary Scott is an AAPGAI and SGAIC instructor and specializes in doubles salmon rod with lessons in all casting techniques from beginner to advanced level for individuals, groups and corporations. It is home to schools of salmon in Scotland and Europe. There will be others who will fish for the rhythm.
For more information on the Atlantic Salmon Trust, visit HERE.