All our information on clayshooting in one place.

If you’re a beginner we’ve advice on the best shotgun to start clayshooting, how to get into clay pigeon shooting and places to learn. If you’ve been shooting for longer we’ve tips on how to improve your technique and how to get out of any bad habits you may have fallen into.

We also have videos on clayshooting to watch and a roundup of clay pigeon shooting grounds.

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How to shoot an on-report pair of springing teal

Resident instructor Rob Gamble started shooting as a youngster and has fond memories of GAT guns and the days when you could buy an air rifle and pellets in toyshops. Rob went on to work with the MOD and joined their clayshooting team. He quickly found himself hooked and he…

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Catching up with the Femmes Fatales clayshooting club

How did you first get in to shooting? “I began shooting clays a few years after starting work at Gamebore – I thought it would be a good way to learn about our products. Although I didn’t properly get the shooting bug until I had a particularly fun day out with Rachel Carrie and a…

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Ed Ling named CPSA clay shooter of the year

The Taunton born shooter received the award having been voted for by CPSA members from a shortlist of five contenders, which also featured fellow Olympic bronze medallist Steve Scott. When presented with his award Ed said: “It’s a great honour to be up here and I’d like to thank the…

Shooting automatic ball trap

How to shoot automatic ball trap

Automatic ball trap is challenging For the gameshooter, most trap disciplines are ideal for building up the reflexes often needed for walked-up shooting – where game will be going away and may be rising. For the purely competition shooter ABT offers a great challenge, and with the angles greater and the clays quicker you can still pull through into top place…

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Charity clay shoots are raising thousands

Charity clay shoots proving popular and successful Clayshooters are now using their skills and enthusiasm to benefit many good causes and  celebrities are also getting in on the act. Recently £63,000 was raised for Child Bereavement UK and St. Richard’s Hospice by a shoot at Bransford Manor. Warter Priory Estate…

A lesson shooting overhead clays from behind

  The target The target that Geoff had chosen to look at was an overhead clay from behind – the reversal of an incomer. This target is not only a challenge for the clay shooter, but can also offer a simulation of a woodpigeon hurting over a tall hedge or trees from behind a hide. Geoff…

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Clayshooting lesson – high, slow-driven clays

Sean Ponting of Widdington Shoot has pretty much been there and got the T-shirt as far as Sporting and FITASC clayshooting goes. He has had 20 years of coaching experience, and has won competitions at county, regional and national level. He has been in the England team 18 times and also captained it. He is a member of The Association of Professional…

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Clayshooting tips for the game season

Clay shooting is in full swing, so why is my mind already turning to the new game season in just a few weeks time? Good stead for game As we are based in a rural farming area it’s natural that our members’ attention will now begin to turn towards the coming gameshooting season. The practice they’ve had…

Charity clay shoot winners

Charity clay shoot raises more than £15,000 for Papworth Hospital

Competitors totalling some 100 individuals, took part in the all-day event at John Bidwell’s shooting grounds at High Lodge, near Darsham, Suffolk. The competition consisted of an 80-bird sporting layout, broken into two separate courses with every competitor shooting each stand. In addition, two 80 bird, 4 man team flushes were…

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Organising charity clay days

Now summer's here, make the most of the fine weather and do some good by organising a charity clay. Here's our easy guide to what you need to know

George Digweed

16 things you should know about George Digweed

George was born in Hastings in 1964 He started shooting around the age of 12 He was awarded an MBE in 2009 He was introduced to clayshooting by his grandfather He is considered to be the most complete shot in the game by competitors He is listed in Wisden for…

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Which clay cartridge should you use?

Q. How much shot? A. For the ruling on maximum shot loads and sizes for each discpline, take a look at the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association’s Booklet. For the British domestic disciplines the limit is 28 grammes, which is just a fraction less than an ounce. Participants in the international…

Clayshooting grounds in Scotland

Five of the most popular clayshooting grounds in Scotland

Gleneagles Shooting School The name of Gleneagles is celebrated. Based on 850 acres of Perthshire countryside, Gleneagles is a world-renowned five-star estate and hotel. The estate is a dream destination for the countrysports enthusiast,  offering fieldsports including falconry, fishing, gundog training and clayshooting (which is run by the Gleneagles Shooting…

Young Shot wins car at The Schools Challenge

Young Shot wins first car at The Schools Challenge

On Saturday 12th December, The Schools Challenge, the nation’s largest young shots organisation, celebrated its 10th anniversary with a clayshooting contest at The Oxford Gun Company. The overall winner Tom Scott, aged just 16, is now the proud owner of his first car, courtesy of Stratstone. Runners up were for…

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Five places to go clay pigeon shooting in Wiltshire

1. Barbury Shooting School, Marlborough Downs  Situated just off the M4, this is a very organised set-up. The shooting school is open every day and offers clayshooters practice sessions and tuition as well as other activities including air rifles and simulated game days. One to one lessons are offered, or…

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Latest clayshooting cartridges reviewed

There are some fantastic new products on the market, in particular, a couple of stunning new high-performance competition loads which will be suitable for those longer targets and some more mainstream products for club shoots, practice or simulated days. So what have we got? Gamebore Black Gold Dark Storm £££…

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10 places to go clay pigeon shooting in Cheshire

1. Mickley Hall Shooting School, Nantwich This is a Cheshire clay pigeon shooting school where you can leave your wellies at home – because neat stone pathways between covered stands mean that you’re very unlikely to get wet and muddy. The shoot has been carefully designed to appeal to experienced clayshooters,…