S&TC Annual Auction

The S&TC Great Annual Auction 2018


Across our live and online auctions we have a range of exciting lots for everyone!

Please help us protect and conserve wild salmon, trout and their waters by supporting our auction today

Our online auction begins in...


live now until Nov 30th

Our live auction at Fishmongers' begins in...


How to submit a commission bid (live auction items only)


Please select the lot you wish to bid on, then email Guy Edwards (Guy@salmon-trout.org) with the following details:

Your name, your address, your email, your telephone numbers (landline and mobile), the lot number and title, your maximum bid.


Terms & conditions:

Failure to provide the above information could invalidate your bid.

You may place commission bids on any of the lots for the live auctions shown in our catalogue.

Please be aware that, by so doing, you are entering into a contract with Salmon & Trout Conservation.

No lot will be released until the it is paid for in full by the successful bidder. Failure to do so within 7 days after the auction forfeits your right to the lot(s) in question.

Your bid(s) will be entered into the auctioneer's book and treated on the same basis as any of the bids offered in the room; that is, the bidding will go up in pre-stated increments with your bid included in the process to the point where it is either outbid or left as the highest bid in the room.

It is possible that the lot can go to a commission bid for less than the maximum bid specified by the commission bidder.

Flagship Lots: Live Auction 14th November

S&TC exclusive Hardy outfits

We welcome commission bids for these truly bespoke collectors items

Unique S&TC Hardy Complete Angler Outfit

  • One of a kind, 001 of 001
  • 1 x Hardy Salmon Smuggler 14'6"#10 rod with limited edition Hardy 'Perfect' reel
  • 1 x Hardy Trout Smuggler 9'0"#5 rod with limited edition Hardy 'Perfect' reel
  • Both to include matching fitted fly lines
  • 1 x Richard Wheatley handmade fly box with assortment of trout flies
  • 1 x Richard Wheatley handmade fly box with assortment of salmon flies
  • Presented in a custom-built leather case by Casecraft UK (case valued at £3k)

Bespoke S&TC Hardy Trout Smuggler Set

  • 1 of 115 S&TC units, to celebrate our 115th year
  • 1 x Hardy Trout Smuggler 9'0"#5 rod with limited edition Hardy 'Perfect' reel
  • 1 x matching fitted fly line
  • 1 x Handmade Richard Wheatley fly box with an assortment of trout flies
  • Presented in an aluminium flight case with laser cut foam liner


We welcome commission bids for this once in a lifetime luxury trip

Seven Night, six-day full board package for two rods to fish the world-renowned Alphonse Island in the Seychelles.


Alphonse Island, known for its expansive flats, offers easy wading and world-class saltwater flyfishing. The atolls are some of the most pristine, untouched islands in the world. The fishing hardly needs an introduction: Shallow water, wet wading and sight fishing for Bonefish, Indo-Pacific Permit, Triggers and of course legendary Milkfish and GTs. There are also plenty of tackle-busting, mind-boggling blue water species to engage on the fly. Sailfish, Dogtooth Tuna, Wahoo and more!
  • 7 Night package with all meals included
  • 6 Days fishing package on St Francois Charter Flights to and from Alphonse
  • All hotel amenities and non-motorised, land-based activities
  • Complimentary scheduled communal excursions
  • All soft drinks during activities including water, tea and coffee
  • Snorkelling equipment
  • Watersport equipment (stand up paddle boards and kayaks)
  • Fly fishing rod and reel rental
  • This lot has specific dates of 11 – 18 May 2019
Guide price: $19120.00 approx £14,666.00 (GBP) Donated by: Blue Safari

Rare opportunity to fish the River Naver

We welcome commission bids for this once in a lifetime luxury trip

Three days for four rods on the River Naver

Three days fishing for four rods on two different two-rod beats – one of six (rotating) beats and the Private Water, to include ghillie, on Northern Sutherland’s most prolific salmon river.

  • Thursday 28th February to Saturday 2nd March 2019 inclusive
  • Accommodation is provided in Skelpick Lodge for a maximum of 8 people for 4 nights (from Wednesday 27th February).
  • Rods rotate Naver beats, but not the Private Water
  • Fly only and catch and release
  • www.skelpickandrhifailestates.com

Guide price £1500.

Kindly donated by the Lopes family

Online Auction Lots

Our online auction runs from mid-October till the end of November and has lots for all budgets and tastes.

View some of our example lots below or click here for the full online auction:

Andrew Flitcroft Rutland Water lot

Fish with Trout & Salmon's Editor!

A day's fishing for one rod on Rutland Water with Trout & Salmon magazine Editor, Andrew Flitcroft.

  • Enjoy a day in search of Rutland Water’s big rainbow and brown trout
  • Bookable during the 2019 season
  • Boat fishing
  • Picnic lunch provided
  • Guide price - £100.00
  • Donated by - Andrew Flitcroft Esq.

A gin cocktail making masterclass for four

A gin cocktail masterclass at the state of the art, Bombay Sapphire Distillery on the banks of the famous river Test.

  • 1 hour 'Gin Cocktail Masterclass' - an interactive session on cocktail culture providing the opportunity to learn and create and sample cocktails with specially-trained Gin Experts
  • Self-discovery experience with an interactive map
  • Complimentary drink in the Mill Bar
  • Bookable for a Sunday or Friday throughout 2019
  • Guide price - £200.00
  • Donated by - The Bombay Sapphire Distillery


View of the tropical glasshouse to the courtyard

Sea trout fishing on the famous "Bridge Pool"

Sea trout Fishing on the world-famous Royalty Fishery, Hampshire Avon.

  • An unusual opportunity to catch sea trout on one of the most prolific beats in the country, for two rods
  • Date to be agreed during the 2019 (April 14th – 31st October) season
  • On the renowned Bridge Pool, Royalty Fishery
  • This pool saw 4,100 sea trout landed in the 2009 season
  • As seen on the television series "Mortimer & Whitehouse"
  • Guide price - £90.00
  • Donated by - Jason Lewis Esq.

A guided tour of the Airflo factory

A rare opportunity to visit their fly line factory in Brecon on banks Welsh Usk.

  • For over 25 years Airflo has been manufacturing fly lines for every possible fly angling situation. Their fly lines go from the Brecon factory all over the planet.
  • See their highly technical process in action
  • At the end of the tour, the winning bidder will receive a fly line of their choice from Airflo portfolio of products!
  • Arrangement by mutual agreement with the donor
  • Guide price - £200.00
  • Donated by - Airflo
Airflo Production
Damon Valentine Auction lot image

Fish with Damon Valentine aka. Londonflyfisher 

Join London based fly-fishing guide and instructor Damon Valentine (@londonflyfisher).

  • A day of urban exploration on the river Wandle, targeting wild Brown Trout, Chub, Barbel, Roach and Dace in the most challenging of surroundings
  • You'll discuss tactics, the history of the river and how this charming little stream has found a new lease of life in such a dense urban sprawl!
  • All kit can be provided apart from waders
  • To be arranged directly with Damon between June 16th & Sept 30th 2019
  • Guide price - £250.00
  • Donated by - Damon Valentine Esq.

A pair of Arxus primo Nord Zip field boots

The Arxus Primo Nord Zip are top of the range field boots, featuring:

  • Full-length rear zip & Full-width adjustable top strap with metal clamping buckle
  • Leather top piping with 4mm Neoprene lining
  • Removable EVA insole for custom fit
  • Leather-like internal heel reinforcement with comfortable high grip sole
  • Available in sizes 4.5 to 12.5 UK
  • Guide price - £235.00
  • Donated by - www.hammondsporting.co.uk




Spend a half day learning how to take superb wildlife photography with renowned expert, Jack Perks.

  • This lot is a fantastic opportunity to learn from a very experienced and exceptionally talented Wildlife photographer and filmmaker.
  • Jack is famed for his expert photos of reptiles, insects, fish and passionate about teaching others
  • Featured in various BBC nature shows like Springwatch, Countryfile, The One Show and The Great British Year
  • To be taken by mutual arrangement in 2019
  • Guide price - £250.00
  • Donated by - Jack Perks Esq.


Get Involved

Whether you are an active supporter, an outdoor lover interested in our impressive lots, or a local or national business wishing to expose your brand to our brilliant audience, we would love to have you on board.

There are a number of ways you can get involved in the S&TC Annual Auction:

The S&TC Annual Auction is more than an exclusive back-tie event, it also exists online!

Our online auction features an impressive selection of lots, whatever your budget.

You are free to browse and bid on our wonderful lots from the comfort of your own home, with all proceeds going towards our important work.

The online auction goes live October 15th and runs until the end of November.


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