Donate tackle to the Atlantic Salmon Trust Legacy Fund

Thomas Turner Fishing Antiques is proud to announce a new partnership with the Atlantic Salmon Trust to launch the AST’s Legacy Fund. The Legacy Fund will take donations of vintage or collectable fishing tackle and related items either as lifetime gifts or within legacies. Thomas Turner Fishing Antiques will work in partnership with the AST to ensure they receive a fair return for the items, and also some will appear in the AST’s auctions.

The Atlantic Salmon Trust is a UK charity devoted to the conservation of wild Atlantic salmon and sea trout in both freshwater and marine environments. It was founded in 1967 in response to growing concerns about over exploitation of wild salmon in the Faroes and Greenland Coastal waters. The AST is an influential advocate for salmon conservation within the United Kingdom, and facilitates research to understand the reasons for declining salmon and sea trout populations, and identify measures to protect these very special fish. This is a cause close to our hearts at Thomas Turner, and we are proud to support the AST’s important work.

For more information about the AST see their website at:

If you have items to donate to the fund please contact the Atlantic Salmon Trust via email on or telephone 01738 310 139.

The Atlantic Salmon Trust’s 2019 auction is now live, with some fantastic items for sale here:

Lot 70 marks the launch of the AST legacy fund, and is a very special Hardy Centenary boxed presentation set including a Hardy Gold medal 3-piece Palakona cane rod for line weight #4 and a Hardy 2 5/8″ Houghton Dry fly reel, 1892 pattern. Bid here: