UK Summer 2017 Group Fly Fishing Instruction and Guiding Offer

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Looking for something new and exciting to do with your family and friends while in London for the Summer?
 
How about a 2 or 3 day fly fishing break within 90 minutes drive of Central London?
 
• Exclusive booking (for your group’s use only) of waterways full of wild trout weighing between 10 – 20 lbs
 
• Highly experienced local fly fishing instructors/guides
 
• All fishing equipment and flies supplied
 
• Mandatory UK fishing licenses supplied
 
• A bankside fly tyer making flies for the group and providing instruction
 
• A professional field sports photographer to record the group’s catches and social activities
 
• A renowned UK celebrity game & fish chef on site providing:
– an amazing variety of freshly cooked food and drinks all day
– food preparation and cooking demonstrations and tips
friendly waiter service
 
• Accommodation can be arranged at a nearby 5 Star Country Estate Hotel or the group can return to London each evening
 
• Chauffeured transport to and from the fishing site if required
 
• A BCS representative present throughout the entirety of the activity
 
This fly fishing break is excellent for a group of 4-16 persons and is suitable for children upwards of 10 years of age.
 
Contact British Country Sports on +44 (0) 203 642 2251 or enquiries@britishcountrysports.co.uk to allow us to tailor your fly fishing safari for you.

Shotgun storage in the UK for international visitors

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Looking for safe storage of your shotguns in the UK?
 
BCS is a Registered Firearms Dealer for break open shotguns which means we can securely store shotguns for both international and British clients.
 
Maybe you are interested in purchasing a shotgun here in the UK and leaving it with us to store and maintain between your shooting trips.
 
We also offer a shotgun delivery and pickup service and Visitors Shotgun Permit processing for your visits to the UK.
 
Qualified loader/coaches also available to accompany you on your days out in the field.
 
For more details contact: enquiries@britishcountrysports.co.uk
or call +44 (0) 203 642 2251.

Ritz London – BCS Exclusive Shooting Offer

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British Country Sports has partnered with The Ritz London to provide our clients with the ultimate introduction to the very British pastime of simulated game shooting.

Clients who choose to take advantage of this exclusive and quintessentially British experience will enjoy 3 nights’ accommodation at The Ritz London and a thrilling 3-day sporting break which includes a guided visit to London’s premier gunmaker James Purdey and Sons, a day of expert shotgun shooting instruction and fun competition at West London Shooting School and finally a simulated game shooting extravaganza at a traditional English estate.

Click here for more details.

BCS-Quiller Publishing Book Winner

Year on the Moor

Thank you to all our followers and readers who entered our inaugural BCS-Quiller Publishing book giveaway competition.

We received entries from Asia, Australia, Britain, Europe, all regions of the Middle East and the USA.

The answer to the question was “The Glorious Twelfth” which was answered correctly by all responders.

We are pleased to announce the winner as Mrs. Helen Thomas of Hampshire, UK.

Congratulations Helen. Your wonderful book prize will be in the post to you this week.

Our second book competition will be launched in conjunction with the release of our Winter Newsletter in a few weeks.

 

Your chance to win this great book!

Year on the Moor

British Country Sports in conjunction with Quiller Publishing are offering this magnificent publication by British field sports personality and author, Mr. Tarquin Millington-Drake as the prize in our inaugural book give-away.

To enter, send your answer to the following question to A Year On The Moor providing as well as the answer, your name and a contact telephone number.

International followers and readers are most welcome to participate. The competition now closes at midnight British Summer Time on Saturday 8 July 2017. The lucky winner will be announced on Monday 10 July 2017.

Question: By what traditional nickname is the opening day of the British grouse season on 12th of August each year, commonly known as?

Deer – Artists’ Impression Review

Deer Impressions

“Deer – Artists’ Impressions”, Quiller, UK, 2013

The authors of this rather uniquely styled book published back in 2013 to celebrate 50 Years of The British Deer Society (BDS) are the sporting artists Ashley Boon, Ben Hoskyns, Ian MacGillivray, Rodger McPhail, Martin Ridley, Jonathan Salisbury, Keith Sykes and Owen Williams. HRH The Prince of Wales, Patron of the BDS for almost the last 40 years and a true lover of deer in the British countryside, obligingly wrote the Foreword. Continue reading

Kentchurch Court Estate – a Welsh gem

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Kentchurch Court Estate is a 5,000 acre estate, where sporting enthusiasts have enjoyed driven pheasant and partridge shooting for nearly four decades.

Situated in the Monnow Valley, on the Herefordshire/Monmouthshire border, the topography of the estate, with rolling countryside and traditional mature woodland, lends itself to presenting some of the highest birds in the region, guaranteed to challenge even the most discerning shots.

There are already a number of superb drives, The Orchard, Castle, The Elms and Horse’s Head to name just four, where the grounds fantastic topography lends itself to producing top quality sport.

The normal daily bag is between 150 and 250 birds, smaller days may be available later on in the season or tailor made days can be arranged. Both pheasant and partridge are released with the occasional wild duck.

The day will normally consist of four drives, with a mid-morning field snack taken after the first two drives, followed by a further two drives.

There will then be plenty of time to enjoy the hospitality of the Court at the end of the day, when the Guns will be having lunch in the majestic dining room with its roaring fires, surrounded by family paintings and Grinling Gibbon carvings.

Accommodation:

Alongside high quality shooting, the Guns can enjoy staying at Kentchurch Court; the ancestral home of the Lucas-Scudamore family since the 14th Century. The Court offers a unique setting for entertaining shoot parties, set in a stunning parkland setting, it can accommodate a team of guns either before or after a day’s shooting.

Some Guns prefer to have breakfast and coffee on arrival, whilst others prefer to stay the night before.

Guns can enjoy a relaxed evening with all of the food locally sourced; the vegetables from the Estate garden, and venison from the Deer Park.

There is also the option of a number of excellent local hotels that are happy to cater for shooting parties and dogs.

Arrangements can also be made for anyone wishing to arrive by helicopter. Loaders or instructors can easily be provided if required.

Kentchurch Court is approximately 15 miles from the end of the M50 motorway which gives access to the M5 north and south. It is approximately 12 miles from the A40 giving access to the M4 at Newport to Bristol and Cardiff.

 

 

Grouse Shooting 2017 Season

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The 2017 British Grouse shooting season will open as it does every year on 12 August – better known to field sports enthusiasts as “The Glorious Twelfth”.

In late Victorian and Edwardian times, early August would see a migration of wealthy households (including all the staff and dogs) by train up to Northern England and Scotland in preparation for opening day.  While the shooting was important, so was the associated socialising; grand shoot dinners and lunches and the occasional ball to round out the grouse shooting expedition experience.  Continue reading