Biographical Info

Based in Yorkshire.

Email: magsnemma@yahoo.co.uk

45 years experience across all forms of the sport.

Biographical Info

Based in Berkshire/Oxfordshire

Mobile: 07786 312805

Evening: 01491 871281

David loves the sport of shooting and has become a coach to pass on his experience and passion to the next generation of shooters and those simply wishing to improve their skills.

Based at Happy Valley Clay Shoot on a farm site near Reading, Berkshire. This is a friendly shoot with a different sporting layout every week.

David has 20+ years experience in shooting, Clay Targets, Rough Shooting, Vermin Control, Full Bore Rifle and Air Rifle

Qualified as a Coach for Clay Targets, Safety Officer and Safe Shot Assessments.

David can regularly be seen on the coaching lines at Game Fairs in the Summer and is available for private lesson all year round.


Biographical Info

Based in: Buckinghamshire

Mob: 07798 896668

I have been shooting for many years both clay pigeon and game. Also I am a regular at Happy Valley near Reading where I shoot and coach, as well as Sporting Targets West London.
Available for private lessons.

Biographical Info

Based: North Hertfordshire
Mobile: 07962 229879

As the son of a gamekeeper I have been shooting from a young age, both game and clays.
I decided to move into coaching to help others improve their shooting.
I currently teach at some of the best shooting schools around London and at Sporting Targets in Bedford

I am available for loading, or on peg tuition in the field nationwide, or at a clay ground local to me. I am based in North Hertfordshire.

BASC Safety Officer
BASC Shotgun Coach
Lantra level 2 loader (double guns)
Member of and qualified instructor with APSI

I offer a free introductory lesson to all military veterans if accompanied by a paying guest.

Biographical Info

Based in Cambridgeshire
M: 07825 278329

Keith is a BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach,  BASC Safe Shot Assessor and regularly works on the coaching lines, Ladies’ Day, Young Shots’ days

With 45 years’ shooting experience and a BASC coach for over 12 years, Keith thoroughly enjoys helping people of all abilities to achieve their full capability. Not only will you learn to shoot to your ability but Keith strives to give you the one thing that eludes so many people – confidence. Shooting should be fun and enjoyable and Keith  is determined that all participants should share that joy.

Biographical Info

Based in Tyne & Wear

Tel: 07887 637925

I’ve been shooting for 30 years, both game and clays. As an experienced loader I also spend a lot of time in the field during the game season, travelling to some of the best shoots in the country. I must say I really love what I do and teaching people to be a better shot.

Biographical Info

Based: Cumbria/Lancashire/North Yorkshire borders

Home: 015242 37205
Mobile: 07860 726749
Email: ian@gameshootingcoach.com

Ian has enjoyed shooting both game and sporting clays for over 40 years and has run a number of shoots and organised numerous days on many prestigious sporting estates throughout the UK.

With his wealth of experience within the game shooting sector Ian enjoys being a companion/loader coach within the shooting season and when not on the peg he assists novices and experienced guns to hone their skills in order to improve their averages on game and clays .

Ian would be pleased to offer his services throughout the UK and beyond.



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Training and Education Officer Phone: 01244 573000

Biographical Info

David has joined BASC after working in the Police Force for over 8 years.
David is a newly qualified BASC accredited shotgun coach and has been shooting for over 12 years. He is extremely passionate about clay pigeon shooting, game shooting and gundogs and is looking forwards to working in the Training and Education Department and introducing more newcomers into the sport.
His role will be to engage with Scouts, Guides and newcomers to the sport through existing initiatives, such as the Scouts Jamborees and the use of the ST-2 Simulator. He will be working closely with colleagues in the Training and Education Team, BASC Heads of Departments, Regional Teams, external providers and stakeholders to deliver these events, as well as keep the Codes of Practise up to date and relevant. The role will also support the delivery of the BASC Shotgun Coaching Programme.

Biographical Info

Based in: Cheshire

With 30 years in the shooting sports Adrian is experienced with;
Air rifles, Rimfires, Centrefire rifles, Shotguns, Target shooting and Clays, Vermin control, Pigeon shooting, Wildfowling and Deerstalking.

BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach
BASC Safety Officer
BASC Safe Shot
DSC1 and DSC2

I am a qualified archery coach, shooting both traditional and modern bows.

I never get tired of seeing that jubilation when clients hit their first target, or a problem target that we have resolved.

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Address East Yorkshire

Biographical Info

Based in East Yorkshire
M: 07875 876829
T: 01482 801919

I shot my first rifle aged 11 (ARMY CADET FORCE) and shot my first shotgun aged 16 (SIDE BY SIDE) on a farm where I started work.

Grounds Manager at Humberside Shooting Ground (EAST YORKSHIRE)
BASC Shotgun Coach
BASC Shotgun Safety Officer
BASC Safe Shot
CPSA Referee
Down the Line
English Sporting
English Skeet
Air Rifle Instructor
Firearms Instructor
Deer Management Qualification
Deer Stalking Certificate Level 1
Deer Stalking Certificate Level 2
Special Deer and Wildlife Management
Animal Welfare Management (Responder for Animal Control and Dispatch)
Loaders/Loading and Double Gunning
Edexcel Level 3 BTEC National Diploma in Countryside Management (Game Management) WITH THE TRIPLE GRADE DISTINCTION, DISTINCTION, DISTINCTION.

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Address Gloucestershire

Biographical Info

Based in the Forest of Dean Gloucestershire on the edge of the Wye Valley

BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach

BASC Coaching Mentor

BASC Safe Shot Assessor

BASC Safety Officer and Shotgun Safety Officer Trainer

BASC Shotgun Awareness (SAT) Trainer

BASC Airgun Coach

BASC Airgun Assessor and Firearms Awareness (FAT airgun) Trainer

Member of APSI (Association of Professional Shooting Instructors) & Associate of ICSI (Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors)

David has over 20years of coaching experience and is the proprietor of Trowgreen Farm Shooting School. He regularly coaches for BASC at game fairs, young shot days, and other events. The ground has played host to young shots, improve your shooting, and coaching pre-assessment days.

“I derive a great deal of pleasure introducing people to this great sport of ours. From the novice breaking their first targets, through coaching the experienced shot on the more challenging target presentations, to identifying the problems that creep into the game and clay shooters repertoire over the years. I am always striving to improve the shooting experience whether by adding specialist clay traps or the addition of all-weather stands. It is an ongoing commitment.”

In addition a mobile service is available. For details of this and all our activities please visit our website http://www.dbcleisure.co.uk or contact me direct by email or telephone.


Biographical Info

Based in North West Highlands of Scotland

Mob: 07771 863450 or 01445 712426

BASC Shotgun Coach and Shotgun Safety Officer.

Ronnie is a Head Gamekeeper/Stalker on a large Highland Estate. He has been involved in game shooting and deer stalking for over 35 years.

Available for one-to-one tuition, private or small corporate events.



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Address Perth

Biographical Info

Based in Perth
M: 07739 137031

Biographical Info

Based: East Sussex
Mob: 07980 446968
Email: geoff.burgess155@btinternet.com

I have been shooting game, clays and targets for over 40 years, with both shotguns and rifles.

I am a BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach and Safety Officer, a Range Officer at the British Sporting Rifle Club and a Lantra qualified loader, qualified trainer with the Institute of Personnel Management and Development.

I coach for BASC on Young Shots Days, clay coaching lines, and on the simulator, attending many events across the South of England.
I also load on game days and “coach on peg” which includes shooting etiquette for those new to game shooting.

Retiring from a 40 year career in the NHS has given me the opportunity to pursue my passion of field sports, introducing newcomers and supporting those who want to improve, sharing my knowledge and passion.

Prepared to travel across the South East.

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Address Reading Berkshire

Biographical Info

Based in Berkshire (Reading)
Mobile 07810 248113
Tony has run Happy Valley Clays on a farm site near Reading in Berkshire for almost ten years. The open shoot is very popular with both experienced shots and beginners alike, providing a comprehensive variety of sporting targets and a practice stand. Safe Shot assessments are offered on shoot days and newcomers to the sport are welcome by appointment.
A regular member of the BASC coaching team at Gamefairs, Young Shots and Ladies days, he also coaches at a Private School.
Additional Email. happyvalleyclays@hotmail.com
Additional Contact: Tel: 01189 864662

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Address Staffordshire

Biographical Info

Based in Staffordshire
M: 07815 151007
Richard is a BASC Safe Shot Assessor and regularly works on the coaching lines, Ladies’ Day, Young Shots’ days and the Improve Your Shooting days. Richard is available for one to one private tuition, loading and game day mentoring or just for a general confidence-boosting chat.

With 27 years’ shooting experience Richard became a BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach and thoroughly enjoys helping people of all abilities to achieve their full capability. Not only will you learn to shoot to your ability but Richard strives to give you the one thing that eludes so many people – confidence. Shooting should be fun and enjoyable and Richard is determined that all participants should share that joy.

Biographical Info

Based: Roxburghshire, Scottish Borders
Mob: 07836 618092
Email: dcl.ltd249@gmail.com

BASC Shotgun Coach
BASC Safety Officer
BASC Safe Shot Assessor
Individual and corporate  instruction available for all levels of ability. On field coaching available


Biographical Info

Based: Warminster, Wiltshire
Mobile: 07759 835 635
Email: dpclark1955@yahoo.co.uk

I have been shooting both game and clays for over 40 years. I am also a qualified loader with 10 years experience and regularly load on a large local shoot.

BASC Shotgun Coach
BASC Safety Officer
BASC Safe Shot
NGO Qualified Loader

I get great enjoyment from teaching individuals who have never shot before to shoot safely. I also get satisfaction from helping people who can shoot to improve their shooting.

Biographical Info

Based in Ipswich

Contact: 07849 030441 or 01473 328819

BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach, BASC Safe Shot, BASC Shotgun Safety Officer.

With over 40 years shooting experience. Simon takes great pleasure from seeing individuals develop their shooting ability and is available at a private venue near Ipswich with fully automatic traps and all equipment provided, with tuition and guidance in the field if required.

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Address North Yorkshire

Biographical Info

Based in North Yorkshire
M: 07917 461336

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Address Londonderry

Biographical Info

Based in Londonderry
Contact: 07899 715817

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Address Cheshire/Lancashire

Biographical Info

Based in Cheshire/Lancashire
M: 07969 232422

Biographical Info

Based: Cheshire
Mob: 07970 282478
Email: g.evans@sgeconsultants.co.uk

BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach
With over 30 years shooting experience
Member of APSI
Works at Manchester Clay Shooting Ground


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Game & Gamekeeping Officer

Biographical Info

BASC Game & Gamekeeping Officer
Tel: 01244 573 019
Mob: 07802 481 362
Email: alex.farrell@basc.org.uk

Alex grew up in a semi-rural area where, from a young age, he took an interest in the countryside before becoming involved in field sports.

Alex completed a degree in Countryside, Conservation and Recreation Management as he was keen to work in the shooting and countryside industry. During his time at college he tailored his studies around issues related to gamekeeping and shooting.

Alex has a keen interest in all types of shooting sports being especially rough shooting and pest control. He is also keen on gundog training and generally being outdoors and enjoying the countryside with his family.

BASC Shotgun Safety Officer
BASC Shotgun Coach
Lantra Loaders Award

Biographical Info

Based in Shropshire

Tel: 01952 540000

Mobile: 07826 544565

Roger has been shooting for 10 years and coaching in another discipline for 30 years. He is a keen game shot and is a regular on local shoots working his Cocker Spaniels, beating and picking up. Roger is happy to help new or novice shooters have a safe and enjoyable experience and is available for coaching/loading in the field during the game season. Roger is also a BASC accredited Shotgun Safety Officer and a highly qualified and experienced Advanced Driver and coach.

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Address Staffordshire

Biographical Info

Based in Staffordshire
M: 07970 930405
BASC Shooting Coach since 1992 also Safe Shot Assessor also a Fellow of APSI.  Gun Fitting a speciality working in the shooting industry for over 25 years.

Biographical Info

Based in Kent and the South East.

Mobile: 07789 195082

BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach, and BASC Shotgun Safety Officer.

A regular member of the BASC coaching team at events including: Game Fairs and Young Shots days.

Tom has been shooting for many years. He has experience in many types of shooting including: clay pigeon, game, rough shooting, woodpigeon shooting, wildfowling, and also many different rifle shooting disciplines.

He has a passion for teaching people about the sport he loves and this comes across in his coaching sessions. He enjoys coaching all levels of shooter from the complete novice to a more experienced shot.

Tom regularly coaches at shooting grounds in the South East region, these include Kent and Sussex Shooting School and A1 Shooting Ground North London. He is available for private tuition and will travel to your clay or game shoot, where possible, if required.

Email: tomfriar.basc@hotmail.com

Biographical Info

Based in East Sussex

Tel: 01580 860039

Website: http://www.ksshooting.co.uk

Email: leefunnell@ksshooting.co.uk

Lee is a dedicated and enthusiastic coach whose shooting career started almost 40 years ago and during this time has been an avid rifle and shotgun shooter. He is a qualified BASC Shotgun Coach and Safety Officer, Safe Shot Assessor and a member of the Association of Professional Shooting Instructors.
Lee runs Kent & Sussex Shooting School which is dedicated to welcoming those new to the sport and helping more experienced shooters progress. The school is based near to Royal Tunbridge Wells and boasts just under 900 acres of private shooting grounds, making the location perfect for one-to-one lessons and group events.
Lee is a qualified trainer certified by the Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development and a member of the Institute for Leaders and Management. With over 20 years of teaching and developing adults, Lee believes that lessons should not only be safe, but also fun, informative and progressive.


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Address West Wales Phone: 07500 609161

Biographical Info

Based in Pembrokeshire

Contact: 07500 609161

BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach, BASC Safe Shot, BASC Shotgun Safety Officer, BASC Airgun Assessor, Firearms Awareness Rifle Trainer.

Accredited Witness for DSC2 and Deer Assessor.

Great Britain Junior Champion at Olympic Trap clay pigeon shooting 1978 & 1979

Welsh Olympic skeet (clay pigeon shooting) team member 1998-2009

Richard has 40 years shooting experience. His expertise covers Clay, Game, Deer Stalking and Coaching. His skills are derived from a variety of shooting activities, ranging from having been British Junior Clay Champion in the early years to organising game shooting and working for BASC to date.

Having spent 18+ years in teaching, Richard is excellent at communicating academic information and technique to individuals requiring coaching, this includes identifying traits or habits that may need honing. Novice or Experienced clients are equally provided for.

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Address Kent

Biographical Info

BASC Shotgun Coach and Safety Officer
Based in Kent.
Mob: 07793 820394

Colin has been shooting game and clays for 50+ years. He is a retained coach at the premier plus West Kent Shooting School, giving lessons to novice and experienced game shots. Colin gives lessons at the saddlery/gunroom in Biggin Hill at weekends and also offers tuition on the peg.

Biographical Info

Based in Worcestershire
M: 07802 931197
Based in Kidderminster

A BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach, Mentor and Safe Shot Assessor, with more than 35 years experience in all types of shooting.
Regular Coaching at BASC Young Shot Days, Ladies Days and Improve Your Shooting Days.
Regular Coach on the BASC Coaching line at Game Fairs and the CLA.
Member of the Guild of Shooting Instructors.
GWCT Accredited Game Shot.
Experienced Clay and Game Shot.
Experienced Loader (Single and Double Gunning).
Freelance Shooting Instructor/Chauffeur
Experienced in shooting over dogs at Gun Dog Trials and Training Days
I can also arrange from an individual Gun or up to a full team on Guns for these events if required
Tuition and help on the peg if required.
Freelance Shooting Instruction, being fully mobile with Automatic Clay Trap and full range of guns to suit the client, Novice or Experienced clients equally provided for, so why not let the shooting come to you.

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Address Middlesex

Biographical Info

Based in Middlesex M: 07946 437223

A BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach and a CPSA Qualified Safety Officer as well as a BASC Shotgun Safety Officer.

Imran has coached at Game Fairs, Improve Your Shooting days as well as giving individual lessons. Imran is also a keen wildfowler, sporting shot and has experience in a variety of shooting on two continents.

A member of APSI.

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Address Fife

Biographical Info

Based in Fife.
Contact:  01334 658800 or 07743 813795 (Day)

Biographical Info

Based in West Glamorgan

Tel: 01639 701227

I have experience in all types of shotgun shooting including game, rough shooting, woodpigeon shooting, and clay pigeon and we run our own clay pigeon shoot.

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Address Shropshire

Biographical Info

Based in Shropshire
M: 07841 817755
E mail: harrispeter229@gmail.com

BASC Accredited Coach, Mentor and Safe Shot Assessor.
Founder member of the Guild of Shooting Instructors
Founder member and a Fellow member of APSI
A Senior Associate and Coach/Assessor of Paragon Shooting School USA.

Peter is a retired Gunsmith and enjoys instructing ladies & children and newcomers to the Shooting Sports. A former World Champion clay shooter having shot and instructed in the USA, Australia and Europe. Peter enjoys loading and picking up on game shoots and is always willing to offer advice and assistance to help people to improve and enjoy shooting.

Biographical Info

Based: South Derbyshire.

I have been involved in shooting and outdoor pursuits in England, Scotland and Wales for over 20 years.
I have regularly attended Game Fairs, coaching lines, Family Days, Young Shots’ days and Improve Your Shooting days.
I became a BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach to share my passion for this wonderful sport with those who not only want to know how to shoot a shotgun but want to do it safely and learn the etiquette that goes with it.
I am experienced in rifle and shotgun.
I am prepared to travel to a venue near you when and if required.
During the game shooting season, I am willing to travel throughout the UK to provide support and coaching in all aspects of shooting.
Individual or group tuition welcomed, minder/loader service available.

Novice or experienced clients are welcome to contact me

Assessments of knowledge and ability for new FAC holders variations requested.
Contact me for further information

Lantra qualified Loader

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Training and Evaluation Officer Sporting Services Phone: 01244 573000

Biographical Info

Jane’s primary responsibility is the BASC Shotgun Coach Award and our team of BASC Shotgun Coaches, organising training, assessment days, coaching lines and related events such as Safe Shot across the country. Jane is a qualified A1 assessor, trained in evaluation and she is also one of our few female BASC Accredited Shotgun Coaches.

Jane enjoys working her Large Munsterlander, shotgun shooting and shopping – not particularly in that order!

Biographical Info

Based in Somerset
M: 07776 204321

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Address Oxfordshire

Biographical Info

Based in Oxfordshire

Bicester Country Pursuits

Roger has taken part in clay and game shooting for 30 years. He is a BASC qualified Coach and a BASC Safety Officer.

Owner and lead coach of Bicester Country Pursuits where we offer clays, air rifles, archery and crossbows in any combination the customer would like for corporates or parties of any kind.

Private lessons are also available for shotgun shooters including BASC Safe Shot.


Tel: 07913 242655


Biographical Info

Based in Somerset

Mobile: 07949 736031

Mark was only 8 when he was handed his first air rifle and swiftly moved onto his first shotgun at 12. He has a passion for shooting which has not diminished over 40 years.

Mark has shot clays, game and wildfowl, he stalks and has been Head Keeper on a large Somerset shoot as well as loading on Exmoor. He also enjoys training and working gun dogs.

Now, as a BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach Mark is able to share his enthusiasm for the sport by providing his experience and knowledge to others.

But what makes him happiest is helping someone to achieve their goal of proficiency with a shotgun as it provides not only ability in this area but a confidence which can be far reaching.

Confidence from shooting finds its way into other areas of life as Mark has seen this with novice guns old and young alike.

He works in all areas of the UK and is available for clay ground tuition.

In Somerset he has access to three coaching grounds to suit the individual needs.

Mark especially enjoys coaching guns on a day’s driven game shoot. Here he can offer a full service including loading, coaching as well as advice on etiquette.

He looks forward to hearing from you on the number above or by email.

or at housemark65@gmail.com

Biographical Info

Based in: Hertfordshire
Tel: 01438 814383
Mob: 07891 241629
Email: claycoachterry@gmail.com

Terry has been shooting for over 60 years and has a wealth of knowledge in many aspects of our sport, both in clay shooting and in game shooting.

Terry works with all ages and is especially good with youngsters, newcomers to our sport, the disabled and those with learning difficulties. He holds a currents DBS certification.

His main interests are game shooting, pigeon shooting and shooting at gun dog trials and training days, at which he travels the country.

Terry is fully up to date and compliant with all current Covid 19 requirements, regulations and working practises.

BASC – British Association for Shooting and Conservation
– Assessor, Mentor, Shotgun Coach, Safety Officer
– Delivers BASC courses for Safety Officer, Safe Shot assessment and pigeon shooting

CPSA – Clay Pigeon Shooting Association
– Shotgun Coach Level 1, Safety Officer
– Delivers shot gun skills assessment

APSI – Association of Professional Shooting Instructors; Fellow
– Shotgun Coach/ Instructor

A of SC – Academy of Shooting Coaches
– Assessor, Shotgun Coach

G of SI – Guild of Shooting Instructors
– Shotgun Coach

GWCT – Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust
– Accredited Game Shot, Accredited Game Shoot Operator
– First family in the UK to have 3 generations (all currently shooting) Accredited

LANTRA – (National land based organisation)
– Loader single and double gun, on peg tuition, etiquette, driver

Biographical Info

Based: Wiltshire
Tel: 01225 413131
Mob: 07876 801893
Email: info@swfieldsports.com
Website: http://www.southwestfieldsports.com

South West Field Sports Ltd

Providing countryside events throughout the South West f England. Clay & Game Tuition, Corporate Shooting Packages, Mobile Events, Simulated Game Days, Courses & Assessments.


Biographical Info

Jamie has 30 year’s experience in instructing and coach development working at the National outdoor Centre for Wales as its Chief Instructor. He is a multi-disciplined coach assessor that has taken his passion for shooting into a professional portfolio of qualifications.

Jamie became qualified as a BASC Shotgun Coach in 2014.

Jamie has shot rifles and shotguns for over 40 years, from target shooting to Game shooting and pest control.

Happy teaching on a Clay Ground or out in the field Jamie is available to coach throughout North Wales and the North West.

Biographical Info

Based in West Sussex
M: 07771 903917

Andy has been shooting for over 45 years.  He grew up on a farm in Shropshire and his father was a top clay shooter in the 60’s and 70’s, so there were plenty of opportunities to shoot and learn.  He is a keen game and clay shooter.  Andy qualified as a BASC coach in 2004 and is also a member of APSI.  He is a regular instructor at Hownhall Shooting near Midhurst and is happy to coach at other grounds and on the peg.

Biographical Info

Based: County Antrim
Mob: 07525 271195
Email: eleysuperb@gmail.com

I have been shooting since the age of 18 going on to shoot at Bisley from 1980 to 1984. Along the way I have gained a vast amount of experience shooting many types of different firearms, including pistols, target rifles and shotguns.
I also shot competitively on the UCPSA circuit here in Northern Ireland for 10-15 years, winning a few competitions along the way. However, nowadays my passion is for teaching and introducing newcomers into the sport I love so much and I have enormous passion for.

Biographical Info

Based: North Yorkshire & South Durham
Mob: 07749 393007

Peter L Knox
Accredited Shotgun Coach
Shotgun Coach Mentor
Safe Shot Assessor
77 years shooting experience, tutoring in North Yorkshire and South Durham


Biographical Info

Based: Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Midlands
Tel: 07280 840247
Mob: 07919 897102
Email: andy@silverstoneshootingschool.co.uk
Website: http://www.silverstoneshootingschool.co.uk

Experienced shotgun coach for novice shots or experienced shots who wish to improve, we specialise in the use of “Shotkam” to feedback when coaching if required.

Coaching for game shooting is a speciality including “on the peg” coaching & loading, out of season we have simulated game traps for use that are also mobile so that we can come to your location, also available for coaching/loading at shoots.

We regularly will take a novice shot from the basics of holding a gun through the process to the point of that first game shoot with on the peg monitoring.

Biographical Info

Based: Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire, Midlands
Mob: 07881 932246
Email: lyn@silverstoneshootingschool.co.uk
Website: http://www.silverstoneshootingschool.co.uk

Experienced shotgun coach for novice shots or experienced shots who wish to improve, we specialise in the use of “Shotkam” to feedback when coaching if required.

Coaching for game shooting is a speciality including “on the peg” coaching and loading, out of season we have simulated game traps for use that are also mobile so that we can come to your location, also available for coaching/loading at shoots.

we regularly will take a novice shot from the basics of holding a gun through the process to the point of that first game shoot with on the peg mentoring.

Biographical Info

Based in Bedfordshire

Mob: 07899 885641

Pete has been a BASC coach for over 30 years, having helped in all aspects of the industry, he works as a full-time coach and offers lessons and advice for all levels of ability.
Having run a shooting ground for 30+ years, Pete is now focussing on private lessons and corporate days. He is based at a 5-star hotel in Bedfordshire close to the Hertfordshire border.

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Address Cornwall

Biographical Info

Based in Cornwall

M: 07944 385887

Additional Contact: 01579 384714

Stewart runs clay shooting courses for individuals right up to corporate days. However his specialism lies in introducing beginners and youngsters to the sport. He has been a BASC Coach for over 20 years. He is a Safe Shot Assessor, regularly delivers the Proficiency Award Scheme. He operates in the Tamar Valley between Cornwall and Devon.

Biographical Info

Based in: Surrey
Mobile: 07766 347 867
Email: n.lenson@sky.com
Website: http://www.nsl-sporting.co.uk

Experience of sporting clays, driven game, walked up and wildfowling.

Biographical Info

Based in North Yorkshire

Specialising in sporting clays and game shooting, Sam is popular for his calm, thoughtful and uncomplicated approach to coaching. Whether you are a newcomer to shooting or an experienced shot, Sam can help you achieve your goals by providing dedicated and tailored tuition.

A successful clay and game shot, Sam devotes valuable time to his clients during “out of season”, educating and developing their skills on the clay ground in preparation for the game season. During the game season you’ll find Sam loading for, mentoring and coaching his clients in the field.

Basing his coaching on the important fundamentals of shotgun shooting; footwork, posture, gun mount/fit and choosing the correct technique for hitting the target, Sam strives to gain the maximum from every client.

A. Lord (Client) – “….An experienced game and clay shot myself, my lesson with Sam was simply simple. He slowed my technique down which strangely gave me more time on the targets we were shooting. A thoroughly good and informative lesson that helped me no end, thank you……”

Having his first shooting lesson at the age of eleven, Sam has valuable experience and knowledge in both clay and game shooting. If you would like more information please contact Sam using the below methods:

Email: sam@parkerlintonshooting.co.uk

Phone: 07843 380421

Web: http://www.parkerlintonshooting.co.uk

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Address Derbyshire

Biographical Info

Based in Derbyshire
M: 07980 284549
Owner: Country Pursuits & Training Ltd. facilitating firearms training/coaching; and quality corporate entertainment.
Please see http://countrypursuitsandtraining.co.uk
Country born and bred; experienced coach for clays and game.
Novice or experienced clients equally provided for and events facilitated on a personal or group basis.
On the peg tuition across the UK and shoot day services provided. Flexible working hours to suit clients.

Lantra Awards National awarding body firearms courses provider/instructor: Loaders; Shotgun & Rifle – UK wide BASC Coach, Mentor and Safe Shot Assessor.
Experienced lecturer and assessor in game & countryside management (Cert.ED., BSc Hons)

Biographical Info

Based in: Somerset

Mobile no: 07831 483392
email: neil@orchardparkfarms.com

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Head of Training and Education Shooting Standards Phone: 01244 573063 Phone: 07920 238940

Biographical Info

Joining the BASC team in 2004 with a degree in Zoology and a PhD in Population biology, at Leicester University and Dundee University respectively, Peter initially worked in the Research Department before taking on the role of Director of Shooting Standards in 2007.

He is now responsible for setting the standards within shooting sports, training, coaching, education and introducing young people to shooting through BASC’s young shots programme. He has a great love of most forms of shooting, acquired whilst growing up in the Cambridgeshire fens, although he is particularly interested in wildfowling, rough shooting and fishing.

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Address North Yorkshire

Biographical Info

Based in North Yorkshire M: 07831 666193

David is a very experienced game shot. As well as one to one coaching, he also runs a game shoot and the http://www.alternativeshooting.co.uk (simulated game) And spends time loading and mentoring on the grouse moors and game shoots of North Yorkshire.

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Country Director – BASC Northern Ireland BASC Northern Ireland Address BASC Northern Ireland Centre 33 Castle Street Lisburn Co Down BT27 4SP Phone: 028 92605050
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Firearms officer

Biographical Info

Based in Essex.

Email: mickmiller2168@gmail.com

35 years of shooting. Experienced in all areas of game shooting including driven game, wildfowling (inland and foreshore), rough shooting, pigeon shooting and driven game and shooting abroad including wing shooting in South Africa, experienced in clay shooting including english sporting and high tower.


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Events and Training Officer BASC Scotland Address BASC Scottish Centre Trochry Dunkeld Tayside PH8 0DY Phone: 01350 723 226 Phone: 07971 795635

Biographical Info

Donald Muir is one of the most-recognised faces in shooting in Scotland, having been actively involved in wildfowling and all other forms of shooting even well before joining BASC Scotland as our first Development Officer over 10 years ago. In his current role Donald is responsible for all of our varied training delivery, including a wide range of Young Shots courses, all other events such as shows and fairs, as well as the representing BASC Scotland on all the Local Authority committees dealing with wildfowling permit schemes.

Donald is a native of Fife and is also a BASC Shotgun Coach, a Range Conducting Officer and a qualified assessor. His main interests are in wildfowling and deer stalking.

Biographical Info

Based: Yorkshire
Mob: 07768 312640
Email: john_needham2009@hotmail.com

BASC Shotgun Coach
BASC Safe Shot Assessor
I am an Associate Member of APSI
A Member of The Guild of Shooting Instructors I have 40 years experience as a clay pigeon shooter and game shooter.
I am available for one to one private tuition to cover South Yorkshire to Derbyshire.
I offer simulated game shooting days and corporate days.

Biographical Info

Based in Hampshire

Contact Daytime: 07815 783676

Evening: 01256 843390

Clay Shooting, Game Shooting, Air Rifle and HFT

Training and Development Manager with PGCE and Diploma in Training Management. Member of CIPD

Territorial Army Officer for 30 years and qualified Range Manager to stage 3

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Regional Officer – South East Address BASC South East Centre Carpenters Barn Floodgates, Castle Lane West Grinstead Horsham RH13 8LH Phone: 01244 573 028

Biographical Info

Michelle was born and brought up on the family farm in Surrey, taking an active part in working on the farm and business up until leaving college.  Moving away from home and farming, my career took me into the Printing, Advertising, Marketing and Communications sector, achieving significant success working on high profile advertising and marketing campaigns for both commercial and charitable organisations.

Deciding my passion for the Countryside was greater than city life, in 2006 a job opportunity with the Countryside Alliance as Regional Director became available and the decision for a change of lifestyle was made.

Now with 4 working dogs, a passion for game and clay shooting and all things Countryside, the chance once again to work in a regional capacity for Shooting and Conservation is an opportunity I am really looking forward to, plus getting to know members across; Hampshire, Berkshire, Surrey and IOW.

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Address Devon/Cornwall

Biographical Info

Based in  Devon and Cornwall

Tel: 07785 767367

Email: george@wellshot.co.uk

Website: http://www.wellshot.co.uk

George is a BASC Shotgun Coach and BASC Safety Officer.

He has many years’ experience of shooting game and clays, and started coaching while still at school.  He has helped to introduce many people to clay and game shooting and continues to enjoy both, occasionally winning local club trophies.

Living in North West Devon, he has facilities at home for coaching novices, and travels to other locations as required to provide shotgun coaching for individuals and small groups, such as for stag and hen days.


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Address Lincolnshire

Biographical Info

Based in Lincolnshire
T: 01529 460094
Stewart has worked in the Shooting Industry for over 25 years. He evaluates and tests products within the industry.

An Assessor, Internal Verifier and Safe Shot Assessor.

Well known nationally in the shooting world and travels extensively where required ‘Have Gun Will Travel’.

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Country Officer – BASC Northern Ireland Address BASC Northern Ireland Centre 33 Castle Street Lisburn Co Down BT27 4SP
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Address Staffordshire

Biographical Info

Based in Staffordshire
T: 07754 980851

Geoff is a qualified BASC Shotgun coach and a Safe Shot assessor, and also holds NVQ (C25) facilitates individual learning through coaching.

He has been a wildfowler since the age of 7 and has a wealth of experience in this area.

Geoff is a member of shooting syndicates involved in the rearing of pheasants, ducks and partridges from day olds to release pens with experience of all matters in these areas including set aside and vermin control.  Other projects undertaken include land and habitat improvement, care and maintenance of woodland, access and drainage.

Geoff is involved in the day to day organisation and running of local clay shooting clubs.

First aid at work and occupational first aid also held.




Biographical Info

Based in East Sussex

Mobile: 07779 286897

Email: pruso@ntlword.com

Alan is an accredited BASC shotgun coach and safety officer with over 40 years experience of shooting clays and game and has become a BASC coach in order to pass on some of his skills and to help others enjoy the sport he has gained so much pleasure from. He also carries a certificate in Deer Management, enjoys stalking and is a part time game keeper on his syndicate shoot in East Sussex.

Alan also trains HPR gundogs and in the summer competes in working tests with his Braccho Italiano and in the winter runs them in field trials, he can also be found working his GSPs and Braccho on his rough shoot and other shoots in Sussex.

Alan often attends Game Fairs working on the BASC coaching line.

BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach
BASC Safe Shot
BASC Shotgun Safety Officer
Lantra Qualified Loader (single and double gun)
Alan is based in East Sussex but is happy to travel to a venue near you, be it for shooting clays or live game

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Address Devon

Biographical Info

Based in Devon M: 07919 576445

Roy is based in Tiverton, Devon.

He is both a BASC Shotgun Coach and a Shotgun Safety Officer. He specialises in one to one tuition generally away from the distraction of shooting grounds. He is also an experienced loader. Additional contact Tel: 01884 860170

Website: http://www.roypeacock.com

Biographical Info

Based: Cleveland
Mob: 07714 786448

I have been involved in shooting for over 60 years and shoot both rifle and shotgun. I am a BASC coach and safety officer and a member of the Guild of Shooting Instructors.
I can offer over 28 years shotgun coaching experience in game and clays.

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Address West Midlands

Biographical Info

Based in West Midlands
T: 01543 685383
Rob is an Assessor of BASC Shotgun Coaches

Biographical Info

Based: Lanarkshire and West Lothian

Mobile: 07852 882 056

Biographical Info

Based: Shropshire
Mob: 07817 437186
Tel: 01902 372664
Email: plantandy@hotmail.com

I am a BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach and have been involved in shotgun shooting, both clay and game, for over 30 years.
I am a BASC Safe Shot Assessor
I am a member of APSI and a member of The Guild of Shooting Instructors
I am  CPSA/BASC Safety Officer

I am currently employed by Oakedge Shooting Ground as an instructor, and being interested in all forms of shooting, I am currently the secretary of the 22/44 Rifle and Pistol Club

I also have 35 years teaching and sport experience, delivering lessons in all aspects of physical education, in both theory and practise, up to advanced level. My specific area of interest being sports psychology and skill aquisition.

I live near the border of Staffordshire and Shropshire.

I am keen to encourage the next generation of potential shooters to become involved in the sport. I believe shooting is a sport for all, that can be enjoyed safely, and in many cases, competitively.

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Address Derbyshire

Biographical Info

Based in Derbyshire
M: 07812 102171

Steven is an Accredited BASC Shotgun Coach, Safe Shot Assessor and Training Provider for training courses certificated by BASC.  He is also a BASC Coach Mentor and Shotgun Safety Officer.  As a Freelance Coach he can offer Individual / Group tuition along with assistance “on the peg” for Game days    A committee member of the Guild of Shooting Instructors and operates Sporting Country Pursuits who offer one to one tuition and organises corporate events throughout the UK.  A world wide client base for Game Shooting both for Loading and Minding of those novice guns on their first shoot day   A Shoot Captain on the Kedleston Estate Shoot in Derbyshire responsible for organising bookings, liaising with the keepers and hosting days throughout the season along with H&S on the day.  Steven supports people with a wide range of disabilities including Hard of Hearing being able to use BSL

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Address West Midlands

Biographical Info

Based in West Midlands
07930 148076
BASC Accredited Shotgun coach.
Safe Shot Assessor.
Shotgun Coach Mentor.
Deliver of Safety Officers Courses.
Deliver of the S.A.T Course (Shotgun Awareness Training).
I regularly coach on Young Shots Days, Ladies Days and Improve Your Shootings Days
Helping Scout Troops with Shooting Badges.
Educating and talking to young farmers.

I am also a member of the following shooting organisations;
The Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors
The Guild of Shooting Instructors.
Midlands Advisor for Pass it ON Young Sports

My local shooting grounds are:
The Royal Oak Next to Weston Park near Penkridge, Shropshire / Staffordshire.
Millride Country Sports near Wolverhampton, West Midlands.
The Shooting Ground by The Farm Penkridge close to M6 J13.
Garlands Shooting Ground nr Tamworth Staffordshire

Information about these Shooting Grounds and Courses which are running around the UK can be found on my websites.

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Country Officer – BASC Wales BASC Wales

Biographical Info

Location : Ceredigion
Telephone: 01239 851631

  • BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach,
  • BASC Safe Shot  & Safe Shot Assessor
  • BASC Shotgun Safety Officer & Shotgun Safety Officer accredited Course trainer.

Meurig started shooting at the age of 12 and has over 40 years shooting experience. His expertise and skills are derived from a variety of shooting activities  ranging from clay targets (mainly sporting) to County and International Level. He also represented the Fire Service shooting team during his time as a firefighter. He has many years’ experience in shooting game and vermin with both shotgun and rifle.

Through his role as a full-time BASC Wales Country Officer, Meurig is an accredited trainer of a number of other BASC related courses in both shotgun and rifle.

Both novice and experienced clients are equally provided for.

Meurig’s  main hobbies are gundog training and picking up, fox control with rifle and of course shotgun coaching. The smile and reaction of someone who hasn’t shot before after breaking a clay is a fantastic feeling for both client and coach which will never be forgotten.

Biographical Info

Based in Aberdeenshire

Contact Tel: 07736 381164

Biographical Info

Based in London in the South East region.

Mobile: 07730 655287

Email: m1blv@yahoo.com

BASC Coach, Shotgun Safety Officer and Safe Shot Assessor.

Coaches regularly at Happy Valley Clay Shoot and also the A1 shooting ground in London.

Michael has been shooting many years and has experience in all types of shotgun shooting including game and all disciplines in clay shooting.

His passions are the high Exmoor birds and during the season can be found in the west country shooting and coaching in the field. Michael is lucky enough to have been mentored over the years by some of the best shots in the country and can be found regularly practicing on the high towers honing his skills at E J Churchills.

Michael is available for freelance shooting instruction and private tuition and will travel to your shoot if required.



Biographical Info

Based in Somerset
M: 07966 726029

Biographical Info

Based: Swansea
Mob: 07973 725216

I have experience in game and clay shooting and I am happy to coach in the field or on a clay ground. The best part of coaching for me is seeing the smile on a novice’s face when they break their first clay.

BASC Safety Officer
BASC Shotgun Coach

Biographical Info

Mobile: 07972 873175

Matthew is based in North Yorkshire and works across the county providing lessons for clients on a one to one basis and for group events. He coaches all levels of ability from a youngster’s first shot to fine tuning for the more experienced client.

Biographical Info

Based: West Midlands/Wales
Tel: 01691 648230
Email: sales@ruralsports.co.uk

Owner of Rural Sports Gun Room: http://www.ruralsportsltd.co.uk

Richard has been involved in all aspects of Shooting & Firearms activities in England, Scotland and Wales for many years, regularly helping BASC at many events.

Due to owning a well known Gun Room, Richard is in close contact with customers & Firearm’s Licensing, providing Shotgun and Rifle mentoring for new and experienced shooters on a regular basis.

Please feel free to contact Rural Sports team for some expert free advice.

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Biographical Info

Based in West Midlands
M: 07710 112132
Coaching available in the West Midlands/ Warwickshire Area.
I coach at local clay grounds, work for BASC at game fairs, Ladies Days and Improve Your Shooting days, An Introduction to Pigeon Shooting days.
I also run a Corporate coaching business, with another BASC Coach, have a look at the web site
Get in touch for bookings or just some advice.

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Based in Co.Durham / Teesside

Mobile: 07710 350102

Evening: 0191 5870277

Daytime: 01642 239030


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Based in Berkshire (Reading)
M: 07904 904569
Tony has coached on BASC Young Shots Days and is a Safe Shot Assessor.
A BASC Shotgun Safety Officer
Member of the Association of Professional Shooting Instructors (APSI)
Tony is happy coaching all age groups and any skill level of client will be undertaken covering Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and Wiltshire. Other areas would be considered please call at your convenience and an additional telephone contact at home is 01635 866851.

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Based: Cornwall, Devon, County Durham
Tel: 01752 842859
Mob: 07856 659044
Email: john_r_turner@hotmail.com
Work Email: basccoachjt@gmail.com

My shooting experience commenced many years ago when, as a boy, I learnt to shoot air rifle. When I commenced work, my interest in shooting was encouraged because my employers still retained the old Home Guard rifle and pistol range that was on their premises and kept its status as an ‘approved range’. This range was open daily so there was no shortage of practise opportunity. I shot small bore and full bore rifle and pistol competitively.
Changing jobs, I lost the use of the rifle and pistol range so moved my interest to shotgun shooting. I am primarily a game shooter, mainly walked up rough shooting, but given the chance I will gladly spend time in a hide on the foreshore.

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Based on the Gloucestershire and Worcestershire border

M: 07779 665816

E mail: matt@hill-vale.co.uk

Whether you are a novice just starting out or an experienced shot wanting to kick some bad habits Matt is available for one to one tuition or small group bookings.

Matt also provides a clay to game service where he will accompany you into the field and help, not only with the transition from clay to game, but also explain the formalities of the shoot to make that first day a memorable one and to make sure you are invited again.

Biographical Info

A keen Pheasant and Wood Pigeon shooter John has been assisting shooters to improve their technique for many years.

Based in St. Helens Merseyside he is available for coaching at grounds throughout the North West.  He is Coaching Director at Rixton & Astley Shooting Club near Manchester.

A keen amateur game keeper he shoots with a syndicate in North Wales.

John is a BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach.

BASC Safe Shot Assessor & BASC Safety Officer.

Director at Norgas Gun & Cartridge Company and is a Registered Firearms Dealer.

From a beginner looking for a skilled guiding hand to an experienced game shooter who needs to brush up technique or iron out old habits, John will be able to put you on target with his relaxed style and knowledge.




Biographical Info

Based: Devon
Mob: 07792 785740
Tel: 01647 281454
Email: holbrookfarmshooting@gmail.com

BASC Accredited Shotgun Coach
BASC Shotgun Safety Officer
BASC Airgun Instructor

I have recently become a Shotgun Coach after over 40 years experience in all forms of shooting.
My aim is to introduce as many new people to our sport in a safe and enjoyable manner.
I offer personal lessons for individuals or groups on my private shooting ground on our Mid Devon farm away from other pressures and distractions.
I particularly welcome total beginners and intermediates and have the facilities to produce almost any target.
I also give airgun lessons and introductions on a 40 metre outdoor range and a 20 metre indoor range with all types of air gun and pistol.
I can also bring traps to your location, subject to suitability

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Country Officer BASC Wales BASC Wales Address BASC Marford Mill Rossett Wrexham LL120HL Phone: 01244 573029

Biographical Info

I have been mainly involved in forestry/arboriculture work wise self employed. I joined Gwynedd Council as a Tree Nursery Officer growing native trees from seed. Working along side numerous conservation bodies during this period; National Trust, Snowdonia National Park, Countryside Council for Wales, Forestry Commission, Local Government Biodiversity Dept, Volunteer groups and so on. My interests are shooting sports. I am a Game shooting syndicate member and Wildfowling club member. I also enjoy Deer Stalking.

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Based: Hertfordshire
Mob: 07796 913942
Email: racwilson@gmail.com

Head Coach at Cambridge University, Clay Pigeon Club

Richard is a qualified BASC and APSI instructor and ex-national grade competitor. He excels in coaching all abilities regardless of age or gender. From first time Clay Pigeon shooters to veterans of the game circuit, Richard can help you brush up on your skills before the season. With his great level of patience and humour, together with an underlying calm nature, results always follow

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Based in Fife
M: 07774 184648
Stephen has a varied background in shooting having competed in pistol, rifle and shotgun events.
After years of coaching pistol shooting, and some informal shotgun instruction, for his shooting club; Stephen completed the year or so of training required to become a BASC Shotgun Coach.Since then he has coached for BASC exclusively in Scotland operating at most of the main fairs.A Safe Shot Assessor, and a nationally qualified NRA Range Conducting Officer.Coaching activity includes Cluny Clays in Fife Scotland, and also for a farmer friend who runs an activity centre offering Quads, Hovercraft and clay shooting at Craigluscar Activities near Dunfermline in Fife.I have helped at several young shots days and a ladies day, held jointly at Trochry and the Dunkeld shooting ground.

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Based in Worcestershire
M: 07974 572842

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Based: South Lincolnshire
Mobile: 07507 283744
Email: gameandclaycoach@icloud.com

BASC Shotgun Coach carrying an enhanced DBS check and full professional indemnity insurance.
APSI Member

An experienced Clay and Game shot with 30+years experience.
Operating from South Lincolnshire: I am able to offer coaching on a one to one or group basis to all levels of shooter at various locations. Also willing to travel to a suitable venue of your choice.
I am also available to accompany guns on organised days in the game shooting field for Coaching/Mentoring and Loading duties.

Biographical Info

Based in Fife
Mobile: 07777 628489
Email: jim.wotherspoon@btinternet.com

A country sports professional based in Scotland experienced in all aspects of Shotgun Shooting, Deer Stalking and Fishing.

BASC Shotgun Coach and Mentor
Safe Shot and Coach Assessor
Lantra Loader

Deer Stalking Certificate Level 1 and 2
DSC2 Accredited Witness
DSC1 and 2 Assessor
BASC Accredited Trainer

Services Offered
Shotgun coaching 1:1 or small groups
Mobile clay layout for corporate or social events at your location
Game Shooting Loader/Minder/Coach
Deer Stalking instruction and training
Salmon Fishing guide/ghillie
Shooting and/or Fishing can be arranged throughout Scotland