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Hilary Roper-Newman


Hilary Roper-Newman is an artist, author and illustrator, who will be showcasing her game-related artwork and her books at this year’s Game Fair. Trade News caught up with her to find out what got her started and what inspires her. TGF: What got you started in painting / illustrating? HRN: I have painted since a child and won competitions in both junior and senior schools for writing and illustrating books – one on trees and one on wildflowers. I still have a school painting I did of a mandolin. I remember, aged six, painting an underwater ...

Hilary Roper-Newman2021-05-27T11:11:39+00:00

Maude & Fox Houndstooth Gamekeeper Tweed Hoodie


Maude and Fox launches the new Houndstooth Tweed Gamekeeper hoodie just in time for The Game Fair 2021. It boasts a fleece lining for warmth, tweed from Scotland plus Teflon milled through it for additional weatherproofing, suede shoulder pads, large front pouch pocket, drawstring hood, brass zip. Wrist straps allow for tightening the cuffs and suede trims prevent wear and the garment has been cut slightly lower at the back to keep draughts out. Perfect in the field and also great for walking in the cold and great for town or country. ...

Maude & Fox Houndstooth Gamekeeper Tweed Hoodie2021-05-27T11:07:52+00:00

Industry Influencers – Eoghan Cameron


Eoghan Cameron is chairman of the UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC). He is dedicated to protecting and promoting sustainable shooting for generations to come. Elected as BASC chairman in 2019, he has participated in fieldsports since childhood. His passions are deer stalking, all forms of driven and walked-up game shooting, as well as casting the odd fly. He said: “BASC has enjoyed a longstanding and successful involvement with The Game Fair. I am extremely proud of the excellent working relationship that has developed between us. The coming together of ...

Industry Influencers – Eoghan Cameron2021-05-27T11:03:49+00:00

A warm welcome from Longthorne


English gunmaker Longthorne has assured customers to key dealers and shooting grounds of a very warm welcome after it commissioned a number of high-quality entrance mats. The mats feature the Longthorne logo and slogan along with an impressive image of one its shotguns and the Union Jack flag and are being sent to selected dealers to enhance their stores even more.

A warm welcome from Longthorne2021-05-27T11:00:03+00:00

Melton’s MP campaigns for DEFRA office in town


Rutland and Melton MP Alicia Kearns has begun campaigning for the Department for Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) to open an office in Melton Mowbray, home of the pork pie, Stilton cheese and with a fieldsports community at its heart. She says the move would bring jobs to a town which can boast longstanding food and agricultural heritage and expertise. As part of the Government’s historic commitment to level up every part of the country, it has pledged to move 22,000 civil servants outside central London by 2030 The East Midlands already suffers from some of ...

Melton’s MP campaigns for DEFRA office in town2021-05-27T10:34:32+00:00

Prince of Wales goes afloat to support canal work


His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales, who is patron of the Canal & River Trust, visited nearby Coventry Canal as part of the launch of the Coventry – City of Culture 2021 celebrations. Waterways and wellbeing charity, Canal & River Trust, which is supplying the fishing tuition on the lake at Ragley Hall for this year’s Game Fair, welcomed its patron to the canal-side former Daimler factory and now home to the arts, before boarding the working heritage boat Scorpio for a short ride to Coventry Canal Basin. On board were representatives from the local community and ...

Prince of Wales goes afloat to support canal work2021-05-27T10:29:19+00:00

Deer strategy puts recreational stalkers in the high seat


The UK’s largest shooting organisation, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), is calling on the Government to utilise the resources and experience of recreational deer stalkers within its newly actioned deer management strategy. The deer management strategy was unveiled as part of the England Trees Action Plan in a suite of announcements made by the Environment Secretary, George Eustice MP last week. The Action Plan is offering £500 million in grant funding to meet the government’s target of trebling tree planting rates by 2024 to 30,000 hectares a year. The UK’s deer population is ...

Deer strategy puts recreational stalkers in the high seat2021-05-27T10:23:54+00:00

Night Pearl has vision for The Game Fair


Czech brand Night Pearl is another new addition to The Game Fair’s line up for 2021, bringing a complete range of thermal imaging and night vision devices its stand in Gunmakers Row. In thermal imaging technology, it offers monoculars, adapters and sights while in the night vision segment, it manufactures all of these plus binoculars. It is one of the few companies in the world that offers its customers all available technologies in this field. Since the founding of the Night Pearl brand, emphasis has been placed on quality product production along with superior service and ...

Night Pearl has vision for The Game Fair2021-05-27T10:18:53+00:00

The Game Fair announces leading premium egg producer Clarence Court as Main Arena sponsor


Premium egg producer Clarence Court has been revealed as the Main Arena sponsor of The Game Fair 2021, which is set to take place Friday 23 to Sunday 25 July at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire. Known for producing ‘fabulous eggs by fabulous birds’, the Clarence Court family extends all the way from the familiar golden yolks of the Burford Browns to the light and buttery Ostrich egg.  Stocked by leading supermarkets and stamped with a blue crown emblem, the Clarence Court range includes the familiar Burford Browns and Old Cotswold Legbar eggs, as well as ...

The Game Fair announces leading premium egg producer Clarence Court as Main Arena sponsor2021-05-06T16:08:44+00:00

BASC gundog head steps down from poaching role


The British Association for Shooting and Conservation’s B head of game and gundogs, Glynn Evans, has stepped down as chair of the England and Wales Poaching Priority Delivery Group (PPDG) after 10 years at the helm. The PPDG works with the National Wildlife Crime Unit (NWCU) to build a greater level of public awareness of poaching, enhancing relationships between law enforcement and local communities and increasing prevention and enforcement. Glynn said: “Thanks to the efforts of members of the PPDG and wider partners over the past 10 years, we have seen a number of significant ...

BASC gundog head steps down from poaching role2021-05-06T16:03:54+00:00

Gundogs get strong support from industry


Some of the industry’s best-loved brands have got behind this year’s Gundog Area at The Game Fair as it continues to grow. With a range of experts on hand to offer all manner of advice, a long list of breeds on show in the Sporting Dog Pavilion plus competitions and demonstrations in the Working Dog Ring, it is always an exciting place to be. This year gundogs at The Game Fair a further boost from three major brands – 4x4 expert Isuzu is sponsoring the area, Gundog Journal has become the official media partner while ...

Gundogs get strong support from industry2021-05-06T16:01:25+00:00

Dealers reminded over gun certificate changes


The Gun Trade Association has reminded shooting retailers that firearms licensing departments will be issuing new-style certificates from May 7th, with additional requirements. The main change is that the certificates now require the ‘unique identifying mark’ to be recorded, rather than just the serial number. At the same time, where one of the relevant component parts has a non-matching mark, that too should be recorded. For example, where a bolt has been replaced on a rifle, the unique identifying mark of that bolt should also be listed on the certificate. In the case of modular rifles ...

Dealers reminded over gun certificate changes2021-05-06T15:58:32+00:00



Our series highlighting key players in the trade continues with Rob Fenwick, the managing director of top shooting ground E J Churchill, which is once again running the Shoot Line this year at The Game Fair. Rob Fenwick celebrates 20 years at EJ Churchill this year, having started out at the bottom as an events organiser before working his way through the ranks to become managing director. He said: “I love my job and this industry, mainly because of the people and the sport. It is ‘full on’ here and there isn’t much time for hobbies ...


The Game Fair Open Air Cinema presents John Macnab in partnership with British Film Institute.


Buried in the BBC and British Film Institute archives is a little known film John Macnab, a dramatisation of John Buchan’s masterpiece which follows three men who set themselves a challenges “devilish difficult, devilish unpleasant, and calculated to make a man long for a dull life”.  Set in our open air cinema on Saturday night, expect relaxed seating, whisky and wine. Bringing the whole thing to life, we meet Buchan’s granddaughter Ursula who well tell us about John’s extraordinary life which lead to her own novel – Beyond The Thirty-Nine Steps.  Seats are very limited ...

The Game Fair Open Air Cinema presents John Macnab in partnership with British Film Institute.2021-05-13T10:10:56+00:00

The Game Fair’s Land & Estate Management area attracts big names


Organisers have already signed up more than 700 exhibitors including household names in the land and estate sections such as John Deere, Mitsubishi Tractors, Kubota and Suzuki. Forestry Journal will also be hosting the Forestry Journal Pavilion which will provide a turnkey showcase for exhibitors looking for a simple exhibiting solution this year.   Companies looking to test the event for the first time or those that want a simple solution can opt to exhibit in the Pavilion whilst those looking for larger stands will be offered location near by. Former exhibitors of APF may find ...

The Game Fair’s Land & Estate Management area attracts big names2021-04-29T11:14:44+00:00

Tweedl continues to offer a winning experience


Tweedl continues to offer a winning experience Since its launch late last year, competition platform Tweedl has become hugely popular, thanks to its compelling prizes covering amazing experiences in the field and at some of the most prestigious events. As The Game Fair prepares to launch a major competition with the platform, TGF Trade News caught up with co-founder Sam Hargeaves to find out more… TGF: Since your launch, Tweedl appears to have taken the industry by storm, what are you aiming to achieve? Sam Hargreaves: My co-founder Dan Collinson and I actually came up ...

Tweedl continues to offer a winning experience2021-04-28T19:29:14+00:00

Industry Influencers – Liam Stokes


In this new series, we will highlight key players in the trade why they are so influential. We start with Liam Stokes, CEO of the British Game Alliance. Liam has dedicated his career to the idea that game shooting and proper countryside management are a force for good. He has worked for many of the excellent institutions and organisations that make our community so vibrant, starting out at the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust (while it was still the GCT) before teaching, managing curriculum, running the shoot and helping manage the estate at Lackham College. ...

Industry Influencers – Liam Stokes2021-04-28T19:22:21+00:00

UK tackle trade backs line recycling scheme


UK industry body the Angling Trades Association is promoting sponsorship opportunities to support the Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme, which works to reduce the amount of tackle and packaging plastic waste going to landfill or simply being discarded. Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) is new UK legislation set for 2023, which will see the full cost of collecting plastic and household waste shift from the taxpayer to producers. Airflo lines recently started working with the ANLRS to provide customers with real options to recycle old fly lines rather than add them to the increasing problem of ...

UK tackle trade backs line recycling scheme2021-04-28T19:19:59+00:00

Dog owners act to keep their pets safe


Three quarters of dog owners have taken additional steps to safeguard their animals from thefts in recent months and a staggering 96 per cent are more aware than ever of the threat since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Lockdown seems to have precipitated a rise in the theft of both pets and working dogs over the last year and this was clear from the results of the survey conducted in early April by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC), with almost 3,500 responses. Among the additional action owners admitted to were variations ...

Dog owners act to keep their pets safe2021-04-28T19:17:08+00:00

Chill out during the great British summer


Game Fair exhibitor Harvey and Hamilton makes some of the finest British kit for sundowners, picnics and outdoor living, that is built to last. Its range of leather and canvas coolbags, insulated totes, wine coolers, ice buckets and rugs are practical, durable and timeless. Launching its initial range in November 2020, Harvey and Hamilton was born on the plains of the Masai Mara enjoying very civilised sundowners under the setting African sun, having come off a successful ascent of Mount Kenya. And out there they really know how to do sundowners well. Founder Nick Hamilton ...

Chill out during the great British summer2021-04-22T13:30:23+00:00
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