Prime Tweed autumn salmon fishings under the hammer

Opportunities to acquire some of Britain’s most sought-after autumn salmon fishing are detailed in the 2014 Annual Auction in aid of the Tweed Foundation, which aims to protect and enhance fish populations in the Tweed system. 37 lots covering 29 beats are on offer including prime fishings between late August and November on many of the Tweed’s most illustrious beats. Reserves range from £1500 down to £120.

Full details of the auction are available at www.tweedfoundation.org.uk Alternatively contact Fay Hieatt on 01896 848271 for a copy of the catalogue which includes recent average catches for the featured beats. The deadline for both email and postal bids is 5 pm on Thursday 26th June with the auction taking place the following day.

Nick Yonge, Director of the Tweed Foundation, said: “Our Annual Auction is unique amongst auctions of fishings in that it features many of the river’s leading and lesser known beats during the most productive time of the season – the prolific autumn runs. Many of these beats are rarely available otherwise during this period. The auction’s proceeds provide vital support for the conservation work of the Foundation which helps to ensure the future of the Tweed’s fish populations. We are immensely grateful for the generosity of Tweed proprietors as well as all those bidders who ensure our auction’s continuing success”.

2014 Auction Leaflet