Don't forget to book your tickets for the upcoming Great Shires Game Fair.
The new Great Shires Game Fair is now just a little over a week away, promising to bring all the best of the fieldsports world to the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, Worcestershire, on 14-15 April.
The event is offering visitors the chance to take part in a variety of activities, from watching countryside displays and sampling game cookery to hearing about the latest issues affecting rural areas, and there should be something for everyone.
Among the highlights is a 50-bird English Sporting trophy competition shoot, which will be held on both days by Bristol Clay Shooting. There will be categories for ladies, open and novice shooters, plus a Compak Sporting competition and the chance to have-a-go.
Gamegoer Gundogs will be leading a number of demonstrations, including how to choose the right puppy and “hawks, dogs and ferrets in the field,” while BASC will host a selection of gundog scurries, as part of the Chudleys Scurry League.
World fly casting champion and fisherman Hywel Morgan and international Welsh team member and daughter Tanya will be demonstrating the art of fly casting, while dispelling a few myths about the sport along the way.
Avon Valley Ferrets will aim to educate visitors about their work as well as showing the age old traditional method of making and setting nets in regards to rabbit control within the countryside.
There will, of course, be plenty of shopping to be had at the fair, with a selection of guns and equipment available to buy over the course of the weekend. Companies including Entwistle Guns, Bullets N Guns, Rifleman Firearms and Fortis will be in attendance, along with many more.
As well as guns, you will be able to pick up everything from gundog equipment and country homewares and clothing to decoys and fishing accessories – with 300 companies all indoors – while an exciting range of have-a-go activities includes archery, air rifles, clay shooting, target sports, net making, rural crafts and more.
For further information and to book tickets, visit www.greatshiresgamefair.co.uk.