The West of England Game Fair – the first major game fair of the year

West of England Game Fair 2018

For those of you who were unable to use your purchased advanced tickets on the Saturday of this year’s West of England Game Fair and had planned to attend today (Sunday 18th), we offered, as a gesture of good will, the opportunity to return your unused tickets to us with a covering letter to get complimentary tickets for the West of England Game Fair 2019. If you have already sent these to us, we will send your tickets for 2019 to you by the end of the summer.
If you haven’t already returned these to us, the cut-off date is April 30th 2018, so if you can get these to us before that date that would be appreciated.

 

 

The West of England Game Fair is an important countryside event, supported by the British Association for Shooting & Conservation (BASC) and The Countryman’s Weekly

Great for field sports: Shooting, fishing and gun dogs. Also a large array of country food, local producers and a Game Cookery Theatre.

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Guns

  • An amazing selection of gun companies and accessories in the Showering Pavilion
  • Clay Shoot with Bristol Clay Shooting: A 50 clay English Sporting competition (Parking for clay shooters in purple car park – gun safe available with Bristol Clay Shooting)
  • BASC Shooting School
  • ATEO Air Rifles
  • NTSA Rifle Range

Fishing Area

Fishing accessories, flies and fly tying, clothing, demonstrations and have a go fly casting in the Sedgemoor Hall. Hywel Morgan – Fly Casting Champion will also have a stand in the fishing area

Kids’ have a go flycasting with Hywel Morgan in the fishing hall

11.30am – Fishin’ Addict: A quick review on the best lure selection, season, action and hook ups ratio for top water frogs and bottom water cray fish – 2 baits on the menue for big predators like pike. Plus Q&A

2.30pm – PWW – Scottie split cane rods – The capabilities and versatility of the scottie rods are demonstrated showing the potential for use on brooks and streams when fishing for native brown trout or grayling

Nothing but the best for your dogs!

  • BASC Gundog Scurries (No on site parking for Gundog Scurry Entries – parking in the purple car park)
  • Tests for Retrievers and Spaniels with M & M Gundogs (1 entry per dog per day)
  • Gundog clinics
  • Gundog training demonstrations with Gamegoer
  • Terrier & Lurcher Shows, Lurcher Racing and coursing, Family Dog Show (No on-site parking for Terrier & Lurcher Show Entries – parking very close by)
  • Whippet Racing on both days
  • Gundog Training accessories and equipment
  • Gundog parade to music (Sunday): a variety of breeds on display

Dynamic Displays

  • Top field sports experts in the indoor and outdoor arenas
  • Wildfowling with Chris Green
  • Fly Casting with Hywel Morgan
  • Ferret & Long Netting displays with Avon Valley Ferrets in the indoor arena
  • Gundog training with Gamegoer. They will also have a stand for advice in the Showering Pavilion
  • Terrier & Lurcher Display
  • Gundog Parade to music (Sunday) in the indoor arena
  • Hunt Parade (Sunday) in the outdoor arena
  • Falconry with Ben Long including an additional display in the Bath & West Grandstand Arena ‘The Power of Falcons – with Rocrow and Kite’ This will be at 11.30am
  • Game Cookery demonstrations in the Taste of Game Cookery Theatre (Mendip Hall)
  • and more

Vintage Tractors

Step back in time and see fabulously restored tractors, engines, vehicles and farming equipment: Massey Ferguson; Lister; Wolseley; Jacobsen; Petter; BSA Major and more.

 

Music

Come and enjoy some folk-rock music at this year’s West of England Game Fair with The Leylines. They are guaranteed to have you up on your feet… dancing!

Have-a-go activities

  • Archery
  • Air Rifles
  • Fly Casting competition
  • Fly tying
  • NTSA Rifle Range
  • Children’s activities – crafts and garden games
  • Clay shooting
  • Net making
  • Blacksmithing
  • Bushcraft
  • Animal calls
  • Catapult Association – Airsoft and paintball
  • Skittles Challenge

BASC

  • BASC on the balcony – a variety of stands including Wildfowling experts; Deer area (including head measuring); Game Tasting; Gunsmith, membership; Shooting Simulator
  • Farlap Photography pet portrait studio on the balcony
  • Shooting School
  • Gundog Scurries and Tests
  • Taste of Game Cookery Theatre in the Mendip Hall

News

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