The ever-popular shooting area is one of our top attractions and offers a range of new experiences and competitions for experts or those who have never before picked up a gun. Our clay shooting is organised by Pat Pennington, of Pentangle Shooting Services, and our sporting layout has once again been designed and set up by Eddy Buchan.

Whether you are an experienced shot, would like some coaching, or are keen to have your first shot, we have a great range to suit (or challenge) all, at affordable prices.

Pat and her experienced coaching team are on hand to help throughout the Fair to answer any questions.



Have you ever seen clay shooting and thought you’d like to ‘have a go’ well now is your chance. These stands are set up for novices to come and try the Clay Shooting experience. There is no age restriction – 9 to 90 come and give it a try! There will be qualified and friendly instructors to look after you, with a gun that suits your needs. Clays, cartridges and safety protection are provided.


40 Target Sporting (£17) Re–entry (Individual competition for participants that have their own gun)

  • Open
  • Juniors (under 18, Saturday and Sunday, £13)
  • Ladies

The 3 overall highest scores (irrespective of class) from each of the 3 days will go into a Super Final on Sunday afternoon with the chance of winning the ‘Top Gun’ prize for this competition.

You can only qualify for this shoot off on one day, if your score is one of the top 3 on another day your name will be dropped allowing a final place to go to someone else.

Club Class 40 (£17) Sporting Re- entry (Separate prize fund / articles)
For shooters that have never had a classification, or have never been classified above B class in any discipline.

Pool Shoot 8 targets (£3)
Break all the targets to get a “life” for the shoot off to win a share of the ‘pool’ at the end of the day.

Participants are reminded that cartridges must be fibre wad and the shot size no heavier than 28gram. Cartridges will be available in the main control tent where you will get your Sporting entry and any other information you may require.

Hearing and eye protection is compulsory for shooters and recommended when in close proximity of the shooting.

Results from previous years’ shooting competitions


Take advantage of the on-site storage for your shotguns. If you wish to temporarily store your shotgun during the fair you must produce a valid shotgun certificate.


The BASC can offer a full range of shotgun coaching sessions including the BASC “Safe Shot” Award, which recognizes your knowledge of shotgun safety and gun handling. This year BASC is bringing the ST-2 Shooting Simulator, aimed at improving the shooters skills and enjoyment of the sport. Find out more about the simulator here.

Guns, cartridges and safety equipment are available. For more information go to the BASC tent on Gunmakers Row in front of the Clay shooting area.





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