Northern Ireland coastline
Northern Ireland coastline

NI affiliated clubs

Wildfowling clubs

Strangford Lough Wildfowlers & Conservation Association

Application date: As vacancies arise / interested parties will be held on a waiting list for consideration

Point of contact: Errol Bailie

Areas: Strangford Lough via club owned access and the National Trust permit scheme.

Other: BASC members may also avail of the club’s leased forest shoots (mainly woodcock) in the Sperrins and Limavady areas by way of day / season permits from the club.

Dundrum Inner Bay Wildfowling & Conservation Club

Application dateAs vacancies arise / interested parties will be held on a waiting list for consideration. Application must be hand written detailing shooting experience and membership of other clubs etc.

Point of ContactHarry Rafferty (contact through BASC NI office)

AreaDundrum Bay

Lough Foyle Wildfowlers Association (LFWA)

Application dateAll year round

Point of contactTerry Young / Chris Brolly

AreaLough Foyle

Terry Young. Email:
Chris Brolly. Email:
Quinton Thompson. Email:

OtherBASC members who are not LFWA members can also get shooting permits on Lough Foyle (see Wildfowling Permit Scheme below)

Comber Wildfowlers Association

Application dateEnd of November. Membership application form can be requested by writing to the club. Comber Wildfowlers, Clattering Ford, Comber BT23 5PG

Point of contactDavid Riordan

AreaStrangford Lough via the National Trust permit scheme.

Fermanagh Wildfowler Association for Shooting & Conservation

Application date:  Applications should be made before end of March.

Point of contact: Ivan Nixon 07729 648908

Area: Lough Erne

Killyleagh Wildfowlers Association

Application date:  Applications should be made before end of April

Point of contact:  Philip Andrews (contact to be made via BASC NI office)

Area:  Strangford Lough.  Members will receive full details of all areas where shooting is permitted.

Newtownards Wildfowlers Association

Application date: Membership applications are invited up to 31st October.

Point of contact: John McCoubrey


Area: Strangford Lough via the National Trust Permit Scheme, access to Newtownards Wildfowlers Association leased marsh area on Lough Neagh

Other: Club-organised clay shoots

Larne Lough Wildfowling and Conservation Association

Applications: As vacancies arise / interested parties will be held on a waiting list for consideration, application forms available on request

Point of contact: Colin McCune


Areas: Larne Lough defined foreshore areas via negotiated private access routes

Other: Non-shooting and junior club members who are not full club members can also use the club’s Skeet Clay pigeon layout and participate in the many club activities arranged throughout the year (e.g. Interclub clay pigeon shoots, charity fund raising day, game night, annual BBQ.)

Wildfowling Permit Scheme

The permit scheme is available to all BASC members.

Area: Lough Erne
Point of contact: Tom McGoldrick
Application dates: August-January
Permits: Season £25 Weekly £15 day permits also available
Contact: 07771 741942

Area: Lough Foyle
Point of contact: Terry Young
Application dates: July-January
Permits: Daily £25 Weekly £100
Contact: 02870 352952

Area: Strangford Lough
Point of contact: Andrew Upton National Trust
Application date: July
Permits: Day and Week permit available
Contact: 02842 788387

Prices may be subject to change without notification. BASC has no jurisdiction over decisions by clubs to refuse permits to any individual. Applicants must have use of retriever to recover shot quarry.

Rough shooting clubs​

Name: North West Gun Club

Application date: membership applications are invited up until the end of September, application forms available on request

Point of contact: Mark Morrow

Area: Coleraine / Garvagh


Other: Monthly meetings October-February with guest speakers a regular feature

Clay clubs

Name: Dupont Clay Target Club

Application dateAll year round

Point of contactJohn Doherty

Area151 Kildoag Road, Killaloo, Londonderry, BT473TJ

DisciplinesDown the line, sporting

If you are a BASC affiliated club and would like to be listed on the BASC website please email or call the office on 028 92 60 50 50