Bidding has opened for the Tweed Foundation‘s annual fundraising auction of fishing. There are 37 lots, some on prime Tweed beats, such as Ladykirk, Pedwell and Rutherford, with reserves from £120 to £1,500. The deadline for postal or online bids is 5pm on June 26 (01896 848271;

In addition, The National Gamekeepers’ Organisation has also released its annual auction of sporting days out, including stalking, shooting, ferreting, fishing and falconry.

The 155 lots include sea-fishing from Mevagissey, Cornwall (reserve £250), a 100-bird day at Howsyke Moor, North Yorkshire (£750) and fallow or muntjac stalking in Northamptonshire, donated by the Duke of Buccleuch (£150).

Bidding closes at midnight on September 30. Telephone 01833 660869 or visit for a catalogue.

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