Eley Hawk Clayline
Our inaugural year was a great success. One of the key areas that took us by surprise by it’s popularity was the clayline. With the Crimple Valley Viaduct as a backdrop it’s a beautiful setting to break clays! We had BASC, CPSA & MLAGB with their ‘have a go’ areas along with Caesar Guerini and Fabarm and their shotgun demo area and a 50 bird sporting competition. All areas were busy throughout the two days leading us to go bigger & better for this year’s show.
Eley Hawk confirmed as clayline sponsor
Preparations are nearly complete for a vastly improved clayline for this year’s show. On the Sunday of the last show the UK’s leading cartridge manufacturer Eley Hawk saw the potential of the area and straight away asked about sponsoring the area for 2017. Eley Hawk have generously put up 15,000 cartridges to be used on the clayline & to be used for competitions prior to the show & on the show days. The clayline has doubled in size with the shooting line now a massive 550m’s! Eley Hawk will be hosting the clayline and offering visitors great hands on opportunity to try & find out more about the full range of cartridges they manufacture with them available to purchase on the day.
Example picture of how the clayline will be set out.
Northern 50 Bird Sporting Championship – This will be hosted by Clayshooting magazine shooting ground of the North, Hazelbank Shooting Ground. Entrance fee is Juniors – £10, Women (team x3) £20 each person and Men – £20… Enter the competition as many times as you like. Early indications are that this will be a VERY popular competition especially with the prizes expected. Keep checking for updates!
BASC – Get expert instruction for juniors, improvers & beginners. For a nominal fee you can have a coaching lesson from a qualified coach covering safe gun handling, correct stance, gun fit, gun mount and how to hit a moving target. The fee covers the cost of cartridges, clay targets, eye and ear protection, the loan of a shotgun & shooting vest. If you have your own shotgun with you and are experiencing problems with gun fit, then please come along to the coaching school and have a chat with the BASC coaches. Under 16’s £10.00 (£15.00 non-members) / over 16’s £20.00 (£25.00 non-members)
Manufacturers shotgun demo area – Leading manufacturers will be showcasing their latest offerings. This is a fantastic opportunity to get hands-on with their latest shotguns and ‘have a go’ before you make that all important purchase from their preferred dealers exhibiting at the show. Current Brands to try out are; Bettinsoli, Blaser, Longthorne, Marocchi & Perazzi
CPSA – If you want to ‘Have a Go’ visit the CPSA stand on the clayline at the show. Anyone, whether they are young, old, experienced or a novice, will be able to turn up and try their hand at clay shooting. For just £8 for Juniors, or £10 for Seniors, you will get to have a shooting experience with one of our qualified coaches, shooting at 10 clays with all the equipment provided. Our coaches will ensure that you are set up in the correct and safe way, before showing you how to break some clays and leaving you wanting more.
20 Bird Grouse Competition – North Allerton Shooting Supplies & Erik Aaron Shooting will be the hosts. Pit your wits on a testing 20 x grouse simulated competition. Early indications say this is going to be a busy competition especially with the top prize being a NEW Browning 725 Sporter. Highest score over the two days wins. Last entry 1:30pm on the Sunday with shoot off starting at 2:30pm. All net profits going to Yorkshire Ambulance Service. More prizes to add, keep checking for the latest news.
Dryfire – Their simulator software supports all clay pigeon shooting and game shooting disciplines for training and home practice. It allows you to use your own gun to shoot virtual targets in your home or club. Stop by and see it in action and test it out.
Femme Fatales – The ladies will be at the DryFire tent on the Clay Line all weekend and look forward to welcoming as many people as possible, whether they’ve never shot before or are a seasoned shooter There are many activities to try, with plenty of chances to win prizes.
Muzzle Loaders Association of Great Britain Visit their stand for demonstrations throughout the day and the opportunity to ‘have a go’of these classic guns.