River Tay Lunch & Auction 2013

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In aid of the River Tay Spring Salmon Restoration Appeal and Tay Foundation Projects.
Derculich, Strathtay Sunday 25th August, 2013.

Over the next few years, the Tay Foundation is seeking support for the Spring Salmon Restoration Appeal.

“This project is hugely important to the whole Tay system and will greatly speed up the restoration of spring salmon in the river.”

“£150,000 needs to be raised over the next 3 years to fund the project and to keep this facility open.”

The Tay Foundation relies to a large extent on contributions and donations received and all offers of support of this and other projects being undertaken by the Foundation are gratefully received.

For further details of Auction Lots or to bid for Lots in advance please see website or contact: The River Tay Dinner Secretary on: Mobile 07831 131313 or Email: lorna.bromleymartin@btopenworld.com

Auction Lots.

Lot 1 – A day’s fishing at Almondmouth
A day’s salmon fishing on the prestigious Almondmouth beat for 4 rods with boat and ghillie. Lunch for 4 also provided. Dates in July 2014 by arrangement with donor. Guide Price £800.
Kindly donated by Bill Jack, Chairman of the River Tay

Lot 2 – Golfing at Gleneagles
A fourball at Gleneagles on the King’s, the Queen’s or PGA Centenary Course with a 2 course lunch for 4 at the Dormy House Restaurant. Guide Price £500. Kindly donated by FES Limited, Stirling and Gleneagles Hotel.

Lot 3 – Handmade Silver Bracelet
A stunning original handmade silver engraved salmon bracelet by Malcolm Appleby, silversmith and metal engraver. Guide Price £500. Kindly donated by Malcolm Appleby,Grantully, Perthshire.

Lot 4a – Fishing at Upper Islamouth and Meikleour
A rare opportunity for up to 5 rods to fish the prestigious Upper Islamouth and Meilkleour House beat of the River Tay. 17th October 2013. 2 Boats and 2 ghillies provided. Guide Price £1,500.
Kindly donated by Meikleour Hotels & Fishing.

JK RowlingLot 5 – Signed Harry Potter Books
J.K. Rowling: A full hard back signature edition set of the Harry Potter books each one signed by the author and donated to the Tay Foundation for the Auction.
Kindly donated by J.K. Rowling.

Lot 6 – Chateau Palmer
An Imperial bottle( 8 bottles) of Chateau Palmer 1993.
Guide Price £650.
Kindly donated by John Apthorp.

Lot 7 – A day’s Fishing on the Taymount Beat
A day’s fishing for 6 rods with lunch & wines on the Taymount Beat, River Tay. Monday 5th May 2014 (Bank Holiday weekend) 2 boats, 2 ghillies & use of lunch hut. A hamper with lunch for 6 including Cockburns of Leith wines.
Guide Price £600.
Fishing kindly donated by Mr and Mrs William Lindsay. Lunch & wines kindly donated by Mr and Mrs Billy Bell-Birse-Stewart & Wine Importers (Scotland) Ltd.

Lot 8 – Shooting at Edradynate Estate
A gun in a 100 bird pheasant day with lunch included at the renowned Edradynate Estate, by Aberfeldy, Perthshire. Date to be agreed in 2013/14 season. Guide Price £400.
Kindly donated by Michael Campbell and the Edradynate Scavengers.

Lot 9 – Fishing at Hilton Dunkeld House Hotel
Hilton Dunkeld House Fishings and Hotel. A day’s fishing on one of the Tay’s most scenic beats for 2 rods with an overnight stay including dinner and breakfast at The Hilton Dunkeld House Hotel. Boat, ghillie and lunch will be provided. Date to be arranged with donors.
Guide Price £500.
Kindly donated by Mike Metcalfe, General Manager of Hilton Dunkeld House Hotel and Simon Furniss and Jim Ferrie of Dunkeld House Fishings.

Lot 10 – Corton Charlemagne Hospice de Beaune
6 magnums of Corton Charlemagne Hospice de Beaune. Variety of vintages. Value according to vintage (2003 guide price £250 a magnum). Kindly donated by John Apthorp.

MuirfieldLot 11a – Golfing at Muirfield
A day’s golf for two at Muirfield, East Lothian including lunch. (The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers).Venue for the 2013 Open Championship. The day will be mens foursomes up to 36 holes with 2 Muirfield members making up the foursomes, i.e. two guest with two members. Date to be agreed-autumn of 2013. Guide Price £300.
Kindly donated by the Lower Grandtully Fishing Syndicate.

Lot 11b – Golfing at Muirfield
A day’s golf for two at Muirfield, East Lothian including lunch. (The Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers).Venue for the 2013 Open Championship. The day will be mens foursomes up to 36 holes with 2 Muirfield members making up the foursomes, i.e. two guest with two members. Date to be agreed-autumn of 2013. Guide Price £300.
Kindly donated by the Lower Grandtully Fishing Syndicate.
(The 2 Muirfield Lots above can be combined to make 1 lot).

Lot 12 – Fishing, Stalking and Shooting
An opportunity of achieving a“Macnab”in a day in October 2013 on Abercairny and West Glenalmond Estates, Perthshire. To be taken between 10th &15th October 2013. Competence with gun and rod and reasonable physical fitness essential. Included: Keeper, Fishing Permit, Stalking & Shooting licences and permits. Rifles, Shotguns and ammunition can be provided on request. All Transfers to river and hill during the day. Excluded; Tips (discretionary) &Trophy Fees.
Guide Price £800.
Kindly donated by Abercairny Estates in conjunction with West Glenalmond Estate.

Lot 13. A string of pink pearls in a presentation box. Guide Price £100. Kindly donated by Alex Cairncross – Jewellery and Silver Gifts.

Lot 14. London Club “Crawl” An evening for 2 to be entertained in 3 Private Members Clubs: Pre-dinner drinks in the 1st. Dinner including fine wines in the 2nd. Coffee and port/after dinner drinks in the 3rd! Date by arrangement with donor. Guide Price £450. Kindly donated by Alan Warner.

Lot 15. Royal Scottish National Orchestra – The RSNO. A pair of top price tickets to the Opening Concert of the 2013 season. Oundjian conducts The Planets at The Usher Hall, Edinburgh on 4th October or The Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow on 5th October. The lot includes pre-concert supper, complimentary hospitality and interval hospitality served in the private area of the RSNO Intermezzo Bar. Guide Price £200. Kindly donated by the RSNO and Gillespie Macandrew. Pre concert dinner hosted and donated by Mr and Mrs Alistair Anderson.

Lot 16. A framed photograph ‘Fishing Across the Union’ of the River Tweed taken at Coldstream by James Finlay, professional photographer. Guide Price £1000. Kindly donated by James Finlay.

Lot 17. Rod Stewart in Concert – A pair of tickets for Glasgow September 2013. Concert at the Hydro, Glasgow on 30th September. Guide Price £200. Kindly donated by SSE.

Lot 18. River “bugging” on Loch Tummel for 8 persons. Gift Voucher for an exhilarating day on the river in Perthshire. Link to video see http://rafting.co.uk/bug.htm. Guide Price £450. Kindly donated by Splash of Aberfeldy.

Lot 19. A Hardy Marksman 2T Traditional Salmon Rod Guide Price £500. Kindly donated by Gordon Mitchell of Gordonian Fishings.

Lot 20. A painting by Sylvia Simon – a locally based international professional artist, Sylvia’s work is seldom available on the open market. The canvas is titled ‘Black Dream’ and painted with acrylics. Guide Price £500. Kindly donated by Sylvia Simon.

Lot 21. A Box at the Royal Albert Hall: Proms 2013 – Thursday 5 September Prom 72 Verdi & Tchaikovsky. Box seats 5. Guide Price £275. Kindly donated by John Apthorp.

Lot 22. A River Expedition for 8 people with Nae Limits on the Upper Tay starting at Aberfeldy, Perthshire. See http://www.naelimits. Guide Price £320. Kindly donated by John Mason-Strang.

Lot 23. A Portrait Photographic session by Country Life Scottish Photographer Simon Jauncey, see: http://simonjauncey.com. Travel expenses to be covered outwith 50 miles radius of Auchterarder. Guide Price £400. Kindly donated by Simon Jauncey.

Lot 24. A stunt flight over Perthshire from Scone Airport. A one hour stunt flying flight. Piloted by Douglas Gilmore who is a stunt flying instructor at Scone. Loop the loop and air dives and much more..! Guide Price £250. Kindly donated by Jim McCaig of Gleneagles, Auchterarder.

Lot 25. 2 day’s woodland consultancy advice from Scottish Native Woods. Guide Price £400. Kindly donated by Victor Clements of Scottish Native Woods.

Lot 26. A dinner for 10 cooked in your own home by The Hon Iona Murray. (Ballymaloe trained). At a date convenient for both parties before August 2014. Cooking costs only – ingredients by separate arrangement. Travel expenses to be paid outwith Edinburgh. Iona is based in Edinburgh and Perthshire.
Guide Price £200. Sponsored by Viscount and Viscountess Stormont, Scone Palace.

Lot 27. “Pamper Package from Moonstone”: A package of 6 treatments. (a choice from or all the same: massage, reflexology, reiki, hot shells, EFT). Either at the Moonstone Yurt in Errol or at Neal’s Yard Remedies Edinburgh. Guide Price £200. Kindly donated by Fiona de Klee.

Lot 28. A stunning pair of handmade silver engraved salmon cufflinks by Perthshire Silversmith Malcolm Appleby. Guide Price £200. Kindly donated by Malcolm Appleby.

Lot 29. A signed DVD of Salmon Fishing in the Yemen by Ewan Macgregor. Guide Price £75. Kindly donated by Ewan Macgregor.

Lot 30. A one day mole catching course. A fun and informative day out (for 2/3 people) with ‘The Perthshire Molecatcher’ Charles Henderson. Learn basic skills and tips to tackle moles in fields or garden. Travel within 60 mile radius of Perth. Guide Price £200. Kindly donated by Charles Henderson.

Lot 31. A Raft Expedition for 8 people with “FreeSpirits” on the Upper Tay starting at Aberfeldy. Guide Price £320. Kindly donated by Steve Thomas of Freespirits.

Lot 32. A 4 ball on any one of the 3 prestigious Gleneagles Golf courses. To be taken by 1st May 2014. Guide Price £250. Kindly donated by Gleneagles Hotel.

Lot 33. Top Hospitality for 3 at a Football match at St Johnstone, McDiarmind Park, Perth. Hosted by former player, Jack Coburn and will include a champagne reception 5 course lunch and afternoon tea. Guide Price £450. Kindly donated by Jack Coburn P&K Council.

Lot 34. A beautiful unique gents handmade wading stick. Crafted from split cane rods, weighted base with magnet and waist lead. Guide Price £175. Kindly donated by Bill Jack.

Lot 35. A beautiful ladies handmade wading stick. Crafted from split cane rods, weighted base with magnet and waist lead. Guide Price £175. Kindly donated by Bill Jack.

Lot 36. A framed signed print “Salmon Fishing on the Tay” by Ernest Briggs (1866-1913) (image available). Guide Price £150. Kindly donated by Malcolm Innes.

Lot 37. A tour of The Royal Yacht Britannia for up to 4 people at Leith, Edinburgh with afternoon tea and champagne. Guide Price £150. Kindly donated by The Royal Yacht Britannia Trust.

Lot 38. The Tayside Hotel, Stanley. Dinner for 2 or Picnic Lunch for 6. This excellent small fishing hotel in the heart of The River Tay’s middle beats provides good food and accommodation. The owners are kindly offering either: Dinner Bed & Breakfast for 2 for one night or Lunch for 6 provided at the riverbank.
Guide Price £120. Kindly donated by the Tayside Hotel.

Lot 39. The Crieff Hydro, Perthshire – A midweek overnight stay for two people including dinner (set menu in restaurant or brasserie up to £42 not inc wines). Full English breakfast. Not valid on bank holidays or festive season. Valid till end June 2014. Guide Price £200. Kindly donated by Stephen Leckie CEO, Crieff Hydro and John Jennet.

Lot 40. A beautiful handmade double quilt designed by Harriet Watkins. 55″ x 92.5″ (140cm x 235cm). Blue, turquoise and yellow with butterflies within the pattern. Machine and hand quilted. Guide Price £300. Kindly donated by Harriet Watkins designs.

Lot 41. A pair of Sporting Books. Fishing: The Salmon Rivers of Scotland (third edition) – Augustus Grimble. Stalking: The Deer Stalking Grounds of Great Britain (1960) – Kenneth Whithead. Guide Price £200. Kindly donated by William Jackson, Derculich Estate.

Lot 42. Highland Safaris, Aberfeldy Perthshire – A day for 2 adults. A voucher to enjoy a Mountain safari and red deer encounter and a safari pass book. Guide Price £140. Kindly donated by Highland Safaris, Aberfeldy PH15 2JQ.

Lot 43. A 4 ball at Aberfeldy Golf Club, Perthshire. Aberfeldy Golf Club, Taybridge Road, Aberfeldy PH15 2BH. (www.aberfeldy-golfclub.co.uk).To be taken within next 12 months. Guide Price £120. Kindly donated by Aberfeldy Golf Club.

Lot 44. East Haugh Hotel: Fishing for 4 Rods for 2 days on the Dalmarnock Beat near Dunkeld for 2014 with boat and ghillie in June or July 2014 (excluding Saturdays) with an option of a special accommodation rate at this leading sporting hotel in Perthshire. Guide Price £550. Kindly donated by East Haugh Hotel & Restaurant.

Lot 45. A day for 4 rods to fish on Burnmouth Beat, River Tay for 2 days. Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd October 2013. 2 boats, 2 ghilllies and use of fishing hut. Guide Price £440. Kindly donated by Michael C. Smith.

Lot 46. Fish Pal – A voucher for £300 to spend to book fishing on any of the 747 rivers Fish Pal has on their system up to the value of £300. See http://www.fishpal.com. Guide Price £300. Kindly donated by Mark Cockburn CEO FishPal Ltd.

Lot 47. East Haugh Hotel: Fishing for 4 Rods for 2 days on the Dalmarnock Beat near Dunkeld. January/February/March (excluding Saturdays) 2014. Guide Price £350. Kindly donated by East Haugh Hotel & Restaurant.

Lot 48. A day’s salmon fishing for 2 people on the Newtyle beat of the River Tay. Date to be arranged by contacting ghillie Andy Gunn. Guide Price £200. Kindly donated by Gordon Mitchell of Gordonian Fishings.

Lot 49. A day’s fishing for 2 rods on the River Shee at Finegand Estate, Glenshee. Best fished with a short rod. Date to be arranged with donor. Guide Price £100. Kindly donated by Finegand Estate.

Lot 50. A day’s salmon fishing for 2 rods on the Upper Redgorton beat of the Tay with lunch. To be taken in October 2014. Date to be arranged with donor. Guide Price £400. Kindly donated by Dunnet Holdings Ltd.

Lot 51. A day out for 4 people with the River Tay balliffs. Electrofishing for Broodstock – Autumn 2013 with a hamper lunch included. Date to be arranged with River Director of the River Tay. Guide Price £200. Kindly donated by the TDSFB.

Lot 52. A day’s fly fishing for salmon and trout for two rods on the River Ardle at Pitcarmick between 16th & 25th September 2013 to be arranged as mutually convenient. Ghillie available by arrangement. Guide Price £150. Kindly donated by Sir Michael Nairn.

Lot 53. Salmon fishing for 2 rods on the famous Catholes/Pitlochrie beat, Stanley for a day in Spring 2014. Ghillie and boat provided. Use of lunch hut. Date by arrangement. Guide Price £250. Kindly donated by Dr F G & T M Jennings Partnership.

Lot 54. A day’s fishing for 2 rods on Upper Redgorton, River Tay with lunch provided. To be taken in August 2014. Guide Price £300. Kindly donated by Mr and Mrs Bill Robbins.

Lot 55. A private guided tour for up to 6 people of the River Tay Hatchery, Almondbank in Spring 2014 followed by private lunch. Guide Price £250. Kindly donated by the Tay Foundation.

Lot 56. Upper Shee fishings (2 miles single bank) A day’s fishing for 2 rods in August/Sept 2014. Guide Price £100. Kindly donated by Ian and Christine Jones.

Lot 57. The River Tilt, Blair Atholl. Fishing for 3 rods for one day (August – October) 2013. Date to be agreed at time of booking. Guide Price £120. Kindly donated by Atholl Estates.

Lot 58. 2 days for 4 rods on the River Ericht near Bridge of Cally, by Blairgowrie. One day at Milton of Drimmie and one day at the Grange of Aberbothrie. Dates by agreement Guide Price £300. Kindly donated by Mr and Mrs Vincent Ryan and Mr George Fleming.

Lot 59. A day’s trout fishing for 2 ladies in Perthshire or Stirlingshire with Steve and Sheila Mannion (Sheila is a Scottish Lady Champion Fly fisher) with lunch provided. Rods and tackle can be supplied and complimentary tuition given if required. Guide Price £100. Kindly donated by Steve and Sheila Mannion.

Lot 60. Fishing for 2 rods for one day at Glenericht, The River Ericht. To be taken in May/June 2014. Guide Price £100. Kindly donated by McCosh Brothers.

Lot 61. A day’s fishing for 2 ladies at Hilton Dunkeld House Hotel Fishings. Lunch included. Boat and ghillie provided, tuition available if required. Date by arrangement. Guide Price £150. Kindly donated by Simon Furniss.

Lot 62. Two consecutive days salmon fishing for 2 Rods on Findynate Estate, Aberfeldy. One day on Findynate Beat and one day on Cloichfoldich Beat. Dates to be arranged subject to availability. Guide Price £120. Kindly donated by Findynate Estate.

Lot 63. A day’s salmon and trout fishing for up to 4 rods. Upper Bolfracks beat near Aberfeldy. Date by arrangement with donor before end of season (15/10/2013). (Beat fishes Tuesdays,Thursdays and Saturdays). Guide Price £180. Kindly donated by Donald Ogilvy Watson.

Lot 64. Two days fly fishing for salmon and trout for two rods on the Cloquhat Beat of the Ericht/Blackwater either as separate days or a two-day package to suit during 2013/14. The fishings are not let commercially and can be booked at anytime during the year. Guide Price £150. Kindly donated by Brigadier Christopher Dunphie, MC.

Lot 65. A day for 2 rods on the Rivers Cononish and Fillan, near Crianlarich, Perthshire. Guide Price £50. Kindly donated by Mr Martin Cruickshank of Auchreoch.

Lot 66. A day’s fishing for 2 rods on the River Tummel, By Pitlochry. East Haugh beat. Guide Price £100. Kindly donated by Mr John Nevin.

Lot 67. A day’s fishing for 4 rods on the Blackwater at Bridge of Cally. 2 rods on the Blackwater at Bleaton Hallet and 2 rods on the Strone Beat. Date to be confirmed with donors. Guide Price £100. Kindly donated by Mr and Mrs Richard Dickson and Mr and Mrs Alan Warner.

SHOOTING LOTS
Lot 68. An evening’s stalk on Cochrage Moor, Strone above Bridge of Cally. Date to be agreed with donors. Guide Price £80. Kindly donated by Mr and Mrs Alan Warner.

Lot 69. 1 day’s hind stalking on Innerhadden Estate, Kinloch Rannoch, Perthshire. 1 rifle with stalker. Date to be agreed with donor in season 2013/14. Guide Price £250. Kindly donated by Mr Richard Barclay.

Lot 70. A clay pigeon session, for 3 people on a 10 trap sporting layout including rabbit. Glen Lyon, Perthshire. Session takes about one and a half hours & includes provision of guns. Guide Price £140. Kindly donated by Alastair Riddell, North Chesthill Estate.

Lot 71. An evening’s duck and goose flighting for 2 guns on Cochrage Moor, Bridge of Cally. Evening by arrangement with donors. Guide Price £100. Kindly donated by Mr & Mrs Alan Warner.

Wine and Spirits
All lots are available for collection on the day or from the River Tay offices after the Auction.

Lot 72. A mixed case of whisky (6 bottles). Guide Price £150. Kindly donated by Islamouth Fishings.

Lot 73. A case of St. Estephe 1994 Claret. Guide Price £250. Kindly donated by Bill Jack, Chairman of The River Tay.

Lot 74. Champagne 1 case (6 bottles) Baron de Rothschild NV. Guide Price £225. Kindly donated by John Apthorp.

Lot 75. Double Magnum of Chateau La Tour de Mons Margaux 2006. Guide Price £100. Kindly donated by Mr Colin Buchan.

Lot 76. A Case of Gordon Highlander whisky. 6 bottles in their own individual presentation boxes. A smooth mellow whisky blended the Gordon Highlanders Museum by William Grant & Sons Ltd. Guide Price £175. Kindly donated by Mr and Mrs Derek Finlay.

Lot 77. Whisky – A case (6 bottles) of Syndicate 58/6. A rare blend of Scotch Malt and Grain Whiskies discovered in 10 oak casks in Leith, Edinburgh in 1958. Guide Price £180. Kindly donated by Mr and Mrs Adrian Ewer, Boltachan Fishings.

Lot 78. Whisky – 15 year old Bruichladdich whisky. 1 case (6 bottles) from a whole barrel purchased by the donor in 2002. Each bottle is individually numbered. Guide Price £140. Kindly donated by John Apthorp.

Lot 79. Sherry – 1 case (6 bottles) Sherry. Guide Price £60. Kindly donated by John Apthorp.
PRIZE DRAW
Prizes include:
House of Bruar Gift Voucher £100
A bottle of 18yr Old Glenfiddich
The Logierait Inn Gift voucher
Dewars World of Whisky – 2 VIP passes
The Scottish Crannog Centre – A voucher/family pass for 5
2 Fly fishing boxes from Crockarts of Blairgowrie

Closing date of offers and lots of auction 22nd August.

For further details of Auction Lots or to bid for Lots in advance please see website or contact:

The River Tay Dinner Secretary on: Mobile 07831 131313 or Email: lorna.bromleymartin@btopenworld.com

The River Tay Offices 6 Cromwellpark, Almondbank, Perth PH1 3LW Telephone: 01738 583733 Email Administrator Inga McGown:    ingamcgowan@btconnect.com 

The Tay Foundation is the charitable trust for the River Tay and all its tributaries which aims to restore and maintain fish populations by means of practical, responsible and sustainable approaches to land, water and fishery management.

The Tay Foundation is the charitable trust for the River Tay and all its tributaries which aims to restore and maintain fish populations by means of practical, responsible and sustainable approaches to land, water and fishery management.

In recent years it has funded a variety of valuable projects to improve the management and habitat of all fish species, for more details see http://www.tayfoundation.org. As part of its charitable remit, the Tay Foundation also seeks to advance education, training and study and to provide a communications resource.

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