Trout Social

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Be one of six lucky bidders to join our Trout Social with John Horsey event at the stunning Hobby Lake in Reading.

Generously donated by Sportfish as part of their ongoing support of our Anglers Against Pollution campaign, this event on Friday 11th October 2024 promises to be special.

Our host for the day is Angling Trust Ambassador and one of the leading fly anglers in the world.  He has captained England Fly-Fishing teams at World Championship, European Championship, Loch Style and River levels and has been a professional guide for more than 20 years so you'll be in excellent hands. 

Hobby Lake is named after the bird species which used to frequent the area in numbers.

  • The lake has abundant fly life, so offers superb floating line fishing with nymphs or dry fly.
  • An exclusive Lake only usually available for corporate bookings.
  • Spring-fed with crystal clear water clarity and depths from 3 to 15ft
  • Stocked with fin-perfect rainbow, blue, brown, golden, sparctic and tiger trout well into double figures.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided at the onsite Hobby Lodge and each winning bidder will receive an amazing goody bag to commemorate the event.  Angling Trust staff, including our CEO Jamie Cook, will also be on hand to discuss our work and demonstrate the work of our Water Quality Monitoring Network.
 
There are six places available and each lot offers an identical day - simply make sure you are the highest bidder on your lot and you will win the place on offer.  

Auction closes on Sunday 28th July 2024 at 8pm.
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