Tight lines but don't be tight - bid generously. The Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust have organised a fishing auction to raise funds, open for bidding now.

Fishing auctions are a splendid way to pick up days or rods on rivers and beats that are often not available to the public. We adore a good sporting auction. The Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust is definitely one to look at now. Beats at a bargain? Yes please…And remember to bid generously. It is all in aid of a good cause. After all one of the rivers may well be one of the 5 things to add to your fishing bucket list.

The Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust have organised this fishing auction to raise funds for their great charity. The money raised will be used towards the charity’s main scheme which is to protect the fragile and globally important chalk-based ecosystems of the rivers of the Wessex region.


The UK is home to around 85% of the world’s chalk-streams and the trust’s catchments of the Dorset Stour in the West, the Avon, the Test, the Itchen and the Meon in the East, contain many of the most iconic examples of this rare and important habitat. The Trust is carrying out large numbers of river improvement projects across the Test, Itchen, Hampshire Avon and other rivers in their catchments. In order to help The Wessex Chalk Stream and Rivers Trust, a fishing auction has been organised so start by placing your bid and send your email to Lee Bush at the Trust.

Lots range from a day on the Test for one rod at Greatbridge with a inclusive river side picnic to a rare opportunity to fish on the Salisbury and District Angling Club waters. These lots are aimed at both the serious fishing enthusiast and the sort who like to have an experienced friend with them to untangle their hook from the bullrushes.