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How much farmland covers the UK?

2023-12-08T09:28:07+00:00

The Amazon show "Clarkson's Farm" has proven a hit with the general public. Series three is about to hit our screens and it has just been announced that a series four has been commissioned. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Prime Video UK & IE (@primevideouk) Farming as it really is In addition to the general public, farmers themselves have applauded the TV series for showing farming as it really is. Farmer and author James Rebanks has been quoted as saying that Clarkson has “done more for farmers in one series of Clarkson’s Farm than Countryfile achieved in 30 ...

How much farmland covers the UK?2023-12-08T09:28:07+00:00

Sporting Saint signals intent with dog whistles

2023-04-06T11:02:49+00:00

Gundog training expert Sporting Saint is one of a very select band of distributors for the new ACME Alpha dog whistle. ACME are widely regarded as the makers of some of the finest dog whistles in the world and the Alpha has been developed over four years, in collaboration with world champion trainers. The patented sound chamber is said to offer a more efficient use of air, meaning a brighter sounds which results in better command and a more responsive dog, both close-to and over distance. These all-new designs are effortless to blow and, because of ...

Sporting Saint signals intent with dog whistles2023-04-06T11:02:49+00:00

Fight a big fish with Shimano

2023-03-30T10:38:57+00:00

Tackle giant Shimano will be giving anglers the chance to put their wits against some seriously big fish at the Get Into Fishing area at The Game Fair this summer. Visitors to the lakeside setting at Ragley Hall will not only be able to see some of Shimano’s cool rods and reels but will also have the chance to try out its amazing fishing simulator and battle it out with their choice of fish using Shimano kit. Shimano ambassadors will also be on hand throughout the weekend on the firm’s fully kitted out trailer to offer ...

Fight a big fish with Shimano2023-03-30T10:38:57+00:00

Eat Game Awards winners crowned in London

2023-03-30T10:11:09+00:00

This year’s (2023) Eat Game Awards winners have been crowned at a glittering dinner and ceremony in London. The awards marked the culmination of a national search to find businesses and individuals championing the use of British wild game. More than 11,000 votes were cast by the public, with the shortlisted businesses and individuals in each category going forward to be reviewed by a panel of expert judges. The awards are organised and run by the British Association for Shooting and Conservation’s (BASC) Eat Game initiative, which promotes the nutrition, taste and sustainability benefits of British wild game. ...

Eat Game Awards winners crowned in London2023-03-30T10:11:09+00:00

Apply now for Castaway cancer event

2023-03-30T09:57:31+00:00

The first Castaway fishing and support event of 2023 has been scheduled and men who have experienced prostrate cancer are being invited to take part. Led by world renowned fly fisherman and Game Fair favourite Charles Jardine and delivered by the Fishing for Schools coaches, the event will take place at the Sportfish Game Fishing Centre at Theale near Reading on Sunday, June 11th. The first event of the year is open to men who have experienced prostate cancer and will offer an introduction to fishing and the wellbeing benefits of the countryside, in a fun and supportive ...

Apply now for Castaway cancer event2023-03-30T09:57:31+00:00

GWCT forms partnership with country store Farlows

2023-03-24T11:46:32+00:00

A partnership between top outdoor retailer Farlows and the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust will see members enjoying discounts plus great prizes in some of the organisation’s events. Farlows will offer GWCT members an exclusive 10 per cent discount to use online at Farlows.co.uk on full-price products. In addition the company will be offering prizes for two of the trust’s integral events – a shooting vest for its London Clay Day on June 8th and a £100 voucher and out-of-hours shopping experience in Farlows’ prestigious Pall Mall flagship store for the Annual London Ball on November ...

GWCT forms partnership with country store Farlows2023-03-24T11:46:32+00:00

Ensuring a top dog photography experience

2023-03-24T11:21:13+00:00

Capturing the best image of our dogs is always difficult but help is at hand through expert dog photographer Heather Woodward. In advance of her appearance at this year’s Game Fair at Ragley Hall, Trade News caught up with Heather to find out more about her specialist business. TGF: This sounds like an amazing job. How and why did you get started? Heather: It really is! I was completely blown away by a Canadian photographer who was using their photography talent to highlight rescue dogs in need of homes, that’s when I realised it was a ...

Ensuring a top dog photography experience2023-03-24T11:21:13+00:00

Shooting community backs British Game Assurance

2023-03-24T11:00:03+00:00

British Game Assurance has publicly thanked the shooting community for their invaluable support as over £136,000 of levy is raised from the 2022/23 season. The voluntary levy is how guns can contribute to the marketing of every game bird. These contributions, large and small, have allowed BGA to take enormous strides in the promotion and development of the game meat market. Although 2022 saw a third cycle of anxiety across the shooting and food business worlds in which BGA operates – from post-pandemic and war-related shortages of feed, diesel, gas, labour, and ammunition to avian influenza ...

Shooting community backs British Game Assurance2023-03-24T11:00:03+00:00

Ruth Hansom serves up style at Swinton Estate

2023-03-24T10:55:35+00:00

Game Fair clay line provider E J Churchill has unveiled details of a special package with top chef Ruth Hansom at the Swinton Estate, where it hosts a shooting school and ground. Ruth is the executive chef of Samuel’s Restaurant on the Swinton Estate and the deal includes fabulous overnight stay, seven-course tasting menu, breakfast and much more. Not only a Roux Scholarship finalist and winner of a Caterer Acorn Award, Ruth is a familiar face on the small screen as finalist of the Great British Menu and regular appearances on James Martin’s Saturday Morning and Saturday ...

Ruth Hansom serves up style at Swinton Estate2023-03-24T10:55:35+00:00

Peri and River sail to success at Crufts 2023

2023-03-16T11:50:26+00:00

A Welsh springer spaniel has been crowned overall winner of the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) Gamekeepers’ classes at Crufts 2023. River, or Bowdonia Moon River JW to give her her full name, is owned by underkeeper Peri Burchmore from Peterborough in Cambridgeshire. With entries to the BASC gamekeeper and other gundog handler classes up by almost 20 per cent this year, the event was hotly contested. The top individual dogs owned by gamekeepers went head-to-head in a final show in the main arena, with Peri and River beating off competition from five other ...

Peri and River sail to success at Crufts 20232023-03-16T11:50:26+00:00

TV stars and big brands line up for fishing at The Game Fair

2023-03-16T11:42:42+00:00

Paul Whitehouse, the star of hit TV series Gone Fishing, alongside key brands like Shimano, Rapala, Dynamite Baits, YETI and many more will be in attendance at this summer’s Get Into Fishing at The Game Fair event. Paul will swap river for restaurant this summer as he hosts Sunday lunch at The Game Fair, held from July 28th to 30th at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire. He follows popular TV chef James Martin, who will once again look after diners on the Friday and Saturday. Paul will spend the entire day mingling with diners and meeting visitors, ...

TV stars and big brands line up for fishing at The Game Fair2023-03-16T11:42:42+00:00

More opportunities than ever to go fishing

2023-03-09T16:59:37+00:00

Two more fantastic chances to Take a Friend Fishing for free have been announced, including one kicking off during this year’s Game Fair at Ragley Hall. Take a Friend Fishing (TAFF) is an Angling Trades Association initiative run in conjunction with the Environment Agency and backed by the Angling Trust, Canal & River Trust and other angling bodies. The two dates for this year’s events are Take a Friend Fishing Easter, running from Saturday, April 1st to Sunday, April 16th inclusive and Take a Friend Fishing with National Fishing Month, from Saturday, July 29th to Sunday, ...

More opportunities than ever to go fishing2023-03-09T16:59:37+00:00

Rabbit dummy just the job for training

2023-03-09T16:31:33+00:00

Gundog training expert Sporting Saint has worked alongside Ben Randall of Beggarbush Gundogs to produce a lifelike rabbit dummy. The BG Rabbit Dummy, exclusive to Sporting Saint, has been designed, tested and reviewed by Ben and it features in the March edition of Gundog Journal. It weighs around 700g and is 48cm long. A spokesman for Sporting Saint said: “As a British Manufacturer, [we] are delighted to have worked alongside Ben with creating and designing yet another groundbreaking dummy for the gundog market. “Our expectations for the BG Rabbit are that its lifelike quality will provide ...

Rabbit dummy just the job for training2023-03-09T16:31:33+00:00

Calling the Shots with a unique design

2023-03-09T16:26:13+00:00

Finding the right drinks for your shoot day and other special occasions just got a little easier – and a whole lot more impressive – thanks to Shots and Company. The new business, which has only been going just over a year, is set to return to The Game Fair this summer, having had a phenomenal response to its innovative and unique bottles of sloe gin and 10-year-old single malt whisky first time out. Douglas Day, the brains behind the eye-catching shotgun cartridge-shaped bottles and their fine contents, drew on his background as a lifelong shooter ...

Calling the Shots with a unique design2023-03-09T16:26:13+00:00

Safeguard your shooting through crucial survey

2023-02-23T12:31:08+00:00

Shooting is under threat across the UK like never before so the leading organisations in the sector are urging everyone to act now to safeguard its future. Scotland is on the cusp of making shooting grouse illegal and introducing a licensing regime citing poor and illegal practice; the Welsh Government has stated it is anti-shooting and set to ban snares while England is teetering on the brink of banning released game birds in protected areas. In addition, Labour intends to review grouse shooting when it next gets in to power due to perceived ‘substantial environmental damage.’ ...

Safeguard your shooting through crucial survey2023-02-23T12:31:08+00:00

Highland Outdoors fired up by Barnes Bullets deal

2023-02-23T12:25:52+00:00

Shooting sports distributor and Game Fair exhibitor Highland Outdoors has secured a partnership with Barnes Bullets throughout the UK and Ireland. Pioneers of the first all-copper bullet, the Barnes prototype became the world-renowned X Bullet and changed the way hunters viewed bullet construction and terminal performance. Five generations later and the Utah-manufactured X Bullet continues to rise to the challenge. Whether travelling the globe and looking down the barrel at the most formidable big game, or stalking deer near to home – Barnes Bullets have become the world’s most effective all-copper hunting bullet. First shipments of ...

Highland Outdoors fired up by Barnes Bullets deal2023-02-23T12:25:52+00:00

“Ideal time” to install duck nest tubes, says BASC

2023-02-23T12:11:55+00:00

The shooting and conservation community is being urged to help with its duck monitoring project by building and installing nest tubes. Duck nest tubes offer security and protection for breeding ducks, such as mallard, and have been proven to increase hatching success rates. Through a monitoring project, the British Association for Shooting and Conservation aims to learn more about nesting successes and aid the conservation of the species. Sophie Stafford, BASC’s science advisor, said: “Mallard nests are often destroyed before the eggs have a chance to hatch through predation, trampling from livestock or disturbance from dog ...

“Ideal time” to install duck nest tubes, says BASC2023-02-23T12:11:55+00:00

Huge opportunity for Women Who Work in Fieldsports

2023-02-23T12:05:49+00:00

A new platform enabling women who work in fieldsports to connect and support one another is being set up. Called Women Who Work in Fieldsports, the concept is the brainchild of British Game Assurance director of operations, Louisa Clutterbuck, alongside Vanessa Steel and Iona Campbell, from the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust (GWCT). Women Who Work in Fieldsports (WWWF) was created to start a strong female network of women who work within the shooting sector. It is for women who may not shoot or fish themselves but help run shoot days, work in the office, help ...

Huge opportunity for Women Who Work in Fieldsports2023-02-23T12:05:49+00:00

Enter for a chance to win The Fantastic Four

2023-02-16T15:32:48+00:00

A unique opportunity for a whole team of eight guns to shooting on our premier Home Counties shooting estates is up for grabs. Not only will the winners of the prize draw get the chance to enjoy some of the best drives in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire but proceeds from ticket sales will go the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. There are just 200 tickets available, priced at £200 each, giving you an opportunity to win a prize that features the following drives: Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire (generously donated by Mr Edward Phillips) Lilley Manor, Hertfordshire (generously donated ...

Enter for a chance to win The Fantastic Four2023-02-16T15:32:48+00:00

British Game Assurance reports on 2022‘s success

2023-02-16T14:30:49+00:00

British Game Assurance (BGA) enjoyed a year of triumph in the face of adversity as it continues its fierce commitment to the idea of assured game taking its rightful place on the British dinner table. According to its latest annual report, 2022 saw a third cycle of anxiety across the shooting and food business worlds in which BGA operates – from post-pandemic and war-related shortages of feed, diesel, gas, labour, and ammunition to avian influenza. Despite this, the shooting sector has stood firm and BGA achieved many goals; game being served in the NHS, selling Eat ...

British Game Assurance reports on 2022‘s success2023-02-16T14:30:49+00:00
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