Country Sports

Country Sports


Goose decoying is a field sport experience with a difference. It’s great fun and is suitable for both novices and more experienced shooters. This is a half day prize, starting early morning and finishing around lunchtime. You and your party will be looked after by experienced goose decoy expert Robbie Milne. The location is to be confirmed within a 30 mile radius of Loch of Strathbeg and the date is to be mutually agreed between October 2017 and January 2018.

Donated by Robbie Milne.


Millden Estate is situated in Glen Esk, the most easterly of the Angus Glens, and is a magnificent Scottish sporting estate, extending to approximately 19,000 acres. It is centred on an outstanding eight beat driven grouse moor, low ground pheasant and partridge shoot as well as eight miles of double bank fishing for salmon and sea trout on the River North Esk. The Estate is delighted to donate a 75 bird ‘species day’ (pheasant, partridge and woodcock) to the auction and this can be taken as walked up or as a mini-driven day for 6-8 guns. The low ground shooting at Millden lies at the heart of the Estate using the North Esk valley and its tributaries to the best topographical advantage, providing high quality, testing partridge and pheasant. Date to be mutually agreed during the current season. 

Donated by Millden Estate, members of Angus Glens Moorland Group.


The Meindl family has been producing high quality, hand-made footwear in Germany for over 300 years. One of its best sellers is the Dovre Extreme GTX  – a great all-rounder for any outdoor venture and the ideal height for trudging through damp muddy conditions. Made from waxed nubuck leather with waterproof and breathable Gore-Tex lining, the boots are firm yet flexible and are comfortable straight from the box. The boots are available in the winner’s chosen size (UK size 5-14 including some half sizes) and come with a selection of Meindl care accessories including Sportwax.

Donated by Bramwell International Ltd. 


Kercock Fishings is one of the prolific Lower Middle Tay beats. Located in the heart of the Perthshire countryside away from all the noise and stress of everyday life, Kercock provides 2¼ miles of predominantly double bank fishing with good vehicular access and conditions suitable for both the fly and spinning. Novice and more experienced anglers can be comfortably accommodated. Salmon are caught on this beat throughout the season with spring salmon regularly caught from the start of the season, picking up in summer when the grilse arrive and then the big autumn runs from August through to mid October. This prize offers two rods on a day to be mutually agreed at any time in the coming season with services of a ghillie included.

Donated by Glenprosen Estate, members of Angus Glens Moorland Group.


Pilla is the brand of choice for the world’s best shooting professionals, offering an extensive range of protective eyewear and stylish accessories. Stirling Optical, the only authorised Pilla stockist in Scotland, has kindly donated this high quality cartridge pouch to the auction, made from a soft, dark brown leather and embossed with the Pilla logo on the front. The pouch has a large belt loop and two pockets with enough room to hold two boxes of cartridges as well as a handy front pocket which is designed to hold spare lenses, making it a great addition to any professional shooting kit. 

Donated by Stirling Optical.


The ultimate Spanish short break for two guns plus partners with three nights' accommodation in a luxury Seville hotel and wild boar hunting at Las Coladas Estate. Las Coladas has 6,000 hectares of varied landscape combining closed mountain forests with gentle hills and cliffs with evergreen oaks and low mountains. There is an abundance of game including wild boar and this prize offers both guns the opportunity to experience an 'Espera', which is done from either a high seat or from a small 'hide' at ground level in late afternoon and evening. The high seat or hides command views of an area where boar are known to feed. These can be very interesting hunts and many forms of wildlife are seen from small birds to mouflon. Also included in your prize is a trip to a traditional Spanish bull fight in Seville, where you can experience the excitement as the matadors take to the ring. Airport transfers from Seville airport and a Spanish hunting licence are included in your prize, however flights are not. To be taken between May and August 2018, subject to bullfighting schedule.

Donated by Y.S.Venafor S.L. & Hendry Ramsay & Waters (Worldwide) Ltd


The North Esk is well known for its excellent salmon fishing and this prize, kindly donated by Dalhousie Estates, offers a week on the river for three rods. The North Esk flows from Glen Esk, high in the east Cairngorms to the North Sea near Montrose, forming the boundary between Angus and Aberdeenshire at certain stages in its course. You will be fishing the Upper and Lower Beats of the Edzell Water (West Bank). The Upper Beat extends from below the Gannochy Bridge on the Fettercairn Road to the Suspension Bridge by Edzell Village and the Lower Beat runs from the top of the Lyn Martin Pool down to the confluence of the North Esk and the West Water. Dates to be agreed this season or next.

Donated by Dalhousie Estates, members of Angus Glens Moorland Group.


Expert pigeon shooter, Andy Crow, invites you and a guest to spend two days with him shooting in Kent. You will be fully guided on all aspects of pigeon shooting including how to plan your location, build a hide, use decoys effectively and of course learn tips on how to get the most out of each outing. This is an ideal opportunity for experienced and novice shooters alike. To be taken on a date to be mutually agreed. Please note transport and accommodation are not included.

Donated by Andy Crow.


Dick Sorley is highly respected in the gundog world, competing at the very highest level in both working gundog tests and field trials throughout the United Kingdom with considerable success. He has represented Scotland at the CLA Game Fair and competed in the National Retriever Championship at Sandringham, Ampton and Windsor, where he won top Scottish dog. An expert with labrador retrievers, Dick will give you professional guidance, teaching you vital techniques that will help you get the most out of your dog and helping your dog get the most out of you! This lot is for five training sessions and is ideal for experienced and novice dog owners who want to get more from their animal. 

Donated by Denbank Gundogs


Kinrara Estate lies within the spectacular Monadhliath Mountains and offers some wonderful stalking over beautiful terrain. This lot offers the opportunity for either one rifle or two rifles sharing two days' hind stalking on the estate accompanied by the Head Stalker. The prize is to be taken between November and December 2017 with no set limit and includes local overnight accommodation. The estate can provide rifles at the winner's request. As part of this prize, one of your hinds will be vacuum packed and delivered to your home.

Donated by The Kinrara Estate.


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