The Auction is now closed and has raised a record £91,724

A huge thank you to all the generous donors and bidders
and to the many who helped promote the auction.

 Please bear with us as we process the hundreds of payments and put
donors and winning bidders in touch with each other over the next few days. 


The following Lots are still available; if you're interested, please email your bid(s) to Chrissy via by
noon on Monday 3 April and we will accept the highest bid received. In the event of identical bids, the first one received will take priority.

Lot 1 donated by Martin Jacobs, Guide Price £750, Minimum Bid £450

An original painting titled 'Vince Fishes The Pool' by WTT Trustee, Martin Jacobs, dated 2022. Mixed media on handmade paper, in a gilded frame under glass and measuring 15in x 16in framed size. Martin is an established painter and member of the Royal Watercolour Society which has its gallery at Bankside next to the Tate Modern. He has works in the collection of HM King Charles III and has exhibited widely, including at the ING Discerning Eye and the New English Art Club.

Lot 20 donated by Mike Heylin, Guide Price £40, Minimum Bid £20
'Zander' by Barrie Rickards & Neville Fickling. Signed on title page by both Barrie Rickards and Neville Fickling.
Hardback with dustjacket. 1990, 2nd edition, published by The Boydell Press. In fine condition.

Lot 42 donated by The National Trust, Guide Price £160, Minimum Bid £80
A day pass for a family (2 adults and up to 4 children) at Mottisfont in Hampshire, a National Trust romantic house and gallery set in beautiful riverside gardens. Ancient trees, babbling brooks and rolling lawns frame this 18th century house, with a medieval priory at its heart. Visit one of the exhibitions, explore the grounds, take in the scent of the famous rose garden in June or just unwind in the pleasure garden. Enjoy a tour with one of the guides and have lunch, followed by an ice-cream or a cream tea.

Lot 43 donated by Andrew Farr, Guide Price £150, Minimum Bid £75
A hands-on day in East Sussex for one, during which all stages of brewing beer from grain will be demonstrated: mashing, boiling, fermenting, bottling and drinking! Progress of the brew will be recorded with pictures and you will be invited to return for a tasting when the beer is ready. Previous winners of this lot have had a wonderful day with Andrew who made his first batch of home-brew over 40 years ago. 2023 date by agreement.

Lot 90 donated by Airflow, Guide Price £100, Minimum Bid £90
An Airflo Superflo Ridge 2.0 Power Taper Floating Line. The Power Taper does exactly what it says - puts the energy in the line to turn over any big fly or rig on even the fastest of rods. The addition of the Ridge 2.0 Tech makes it even easier to cast these heavy loads, and with less resistance in the guides, casts are going to go even farther than before. Choose from WF3 to WF9.

Lot 106 donated by Stephen Bartholomew, Guide Price £100, Minimum Bid £50
An Orvis Battenkill Disc 8/9 reel, made in England. Unused, as new, in Orvis box. With 3 spare spools.

Lot 122 donated by Edna, in loving memory of 'Steve' Stephens, Guide Price £125, Minimum Bid £65
Redington TSFG 9ft, 12wt, 4pc saltwater or pike fly rod, in compartment tube.

Lots 143 and 144 donated by Inverness Angling Association, Guide Price £175 each, Minimum Bid £90 each
A week's permit for 1 rod on the Town Waters of the River Ness. The beat passes through the centre of the Scottish Highland capital, Inverness and is primarily a salmon fishery, best fished with fly although spinning is allowed. The season is from 1 February to 15 October with July to October being the best months. Must be used in the 2023 season.

Our work is for the conservation of native, wild brown trout

What we do also benefits a myriad of plants and animals living in and by the river.
The funds we raise are important in getting projects off the ground and crucially, are increasingly used to
leverage more funds from other sources. 
They also help keep our hard-working team of Conservation Officers
equipped with tools like chainsaws and waders for them and for the volunteers we help.

Thank you all for your very valuable support, whether by donating a Lot,
bidding for and/or buying a Lot, or by spreading the word about the WTT and our Auction.