Wedgnock Shooting Ground

Wedgnock Shooting Ground

***Coronavirus Update***

2nd June 2020

We are open to shotgun licence holders! You can come along to shoot every morning Sunday to Friday (not Saturday) from 10.00 - 13.00 and every Tuesday evening (17.30 - 20.00). Both members and non-members are welcome.

Sporting, Skeet and DTL will be available throughout. Sportrap will be available on Tuesday evening and Sunday mornings.

Catering will be available on Sunday mornings. Tea, coffee and snacks will be available from vending machines throughout.

Memberships can be renewed on any day (£35 for up to 31st January 2021).

If you have any questions please do call us:

Call Us: 01926 491948

 

24th May 2020

A BIG thank you to all of the clay shooters who have come along to Wedgnock during the week. The mid-week shoots operated every morning (10.00-1.00) as well as this morning (Sunday) and demonstrated that outdoor activities can safely operate alongside the Covid-19 precautions. Social distancing in pairs around the 16 Sporting stands worked well and shooters made good use of hand gels and disinfectant sprays to keep everyone safe.
We will be open to both club members and non-members every morning next week (10.00-1.00), including Bank Holiday Monday, as well as Tuesday evening (5.30-8.00). We will also be open on Sunday 31st May for club members (memberships are due and can be renewed for £35 to run through to Jan 2021).

14th May 2020

We are delighted to announce that Wedgnock Clay Pigeon Shooting will re-open on Monday 18th May 2020!

The CPSA, Warwickshire Police and our insurers have all agreed that we can operate legally and safely following the easing of restrictions for outdoor activities. We will start cautiously to ensure our safety protocols are effective and practical to both shooters and our members of staff. 

Sporting, Skeet and DTL will be available during the week (Monday to Friday) from 10.00am through to 1.00pm to both club members and non-members.  

Our first Sunday shoot will be on the 24th May (10.00am - 1.00pm) but will only be available to club members. This will ensure a controlled number of shooters can attend safely. 

We will review the situation regarding non-members on a weekly basis so please check the  Wedgnock Shooting Ground page on our website www.adventuresport.co.uk before setting out!  

In order to comply with the Government guidelines and rules, the following requirements and advice will apply: 

 

Requirements

To protect everyone attending the shooting ground (shooters and staff) the following requirements must be followed:

  •  The Clubhouse will remain closed, and by law we are not permitted to provide catering
  •  A two metre distance must be maintained between everyone at all times.
  •  You can meet one other person from outside your household to shoot outdoors. Public gatherings of more than 2 people from different households are prohibited in law. There are no limits on gatherings with members of your household.
  •  No cash payments will be accepted. Payment must be made by card (ideally contactless), Apple Pay or Google Pay
  •  If you are showing coronavirus symptoms, or if you or any of your household are self-isolating do not come to shoot.
  •  Buttons for traps must be wiped down before and after each use with the supplied anti-viral wipes and sanitiser.
  •  The toilet block will only be useable by one person at a time
  • If you use a scorecard you will need to bring your own pencil / pen
  • All shooters will need to provide their own safety equipment /PPE (hearing protection, eye protection, gloves and ideally a face mask/covering).

 

Advice

  • Sanitiser and anti-viral wipes will be provided on all Sporting Stands and Shooting layouts.
  • Markers are placed around the shooting ground to indicate the required 2 metre spacing
  • A one-way system will operate at certain stands. 
  • Used cartridge cases and wipes must be placed in the bins provided
  • Skeet and DTL layouts will be available but only for a maximum squad size of three people unless you are all from the same household.
  • Sportrap will only be available on Sunday mornings
  • Minimise contact with any surface
  • You can only travel in a private vehicle alone, or with members of your household.

 

We look forward to seeing you  

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23rd March 2020

Due to the escalating severity of the Coronavirus situation we need to temporarily stop our operations. Protecting the health of customers, staff and their families needs to be our priority and we have made the difficult decision to stop all of our events until the situation becomes clearer.

Boris Johnson announced on 23/03/2020 that all non-essential travel must stop and all gatherings of more two people will not be allowed. Unfortunately this prohibits any of our activities taking place.

 We will review the government information on a daily basis and post updates and any changes as soon as we can.

 Please bear with us for the next few weeks - we will be open for business as soon as possible.

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Wedgnock Shooting Ground

Wedgnock has operated as a shooting ground for over 100 years and stands today as one of the Midlands best attended clay pigeon shooting grounds. Regular clay shooters are welcome to attend our 'Open Shoots' that take place twice a week, every week, all year round on:

Sunday mornings (10.00 – 13.00)
and

 Monday - Friday (10.00-13.00 - pre booking only) 

 

Mid-Week Sporting, Skeet, DTL and Grouse

We can shoot every weekday morning (10.00 - 13.00) throughout the year. 

Call Us: 01926 491948

Club Shoot

Club shoots are open to both members and non-members, however these sessions are only suitable for shotgun certificate holders who are both confident and safe (if you are unsure about whether you can come along to an Open Shoot just call the office - 01926 491 948).

Club Members benefit from discounted rates on all disciplines – if you are intending to shoot more than once a month it will be worth becoming a club member. You can join at any time during the year - fill in an application form, bring it along to a shoot and you will get your membership card.

We use the latest generation of Claymate counting controllers on all of our Sporting and Skeet traps. This allows the shooter a huge degree of flexibility as you can choose exactly how many targets you would like to shoot. The system uses a smart card system that keeps track of how many targets you have seen. If you become a member you will get your own Claymate card (this is also used as your membership card) this gives you a big discount and you can head straight out to shoot - no need to queue up at the start.

Read more about Claymate.Sporting Stand at Wedgnock Clay Ground - Sporting, DTL. Skeet and Sportrap

Our ground uses top of the range automatic traps from the likes of Promatic and Laporte and Clay Pigeon Company targets to ensure excellent reliability and consistency. Wedgnock Shooting Ground is run by shooters for shooters, and as such, we feel that we have created a quality shooting ground with a friendly and vibrant atmosphere.

If you are new to the sport or would like to get involved we offer introductory clay lessons that will enable you to come along to our Club Shoots. Also have a look through our 'Guide to Clay Shooting' - there is lots of information which you may find useful!

Wedgnock also sells a range of cartridges; although shooters are also welcome to bring their own. No shot larger than a 7½ is allowed on any discipline, but plastic wads are permitted.

Sunday and Weekday Mornings Tower at Wedgnock Shooting Ground

Sunday and Weekday morning shoots prove to be a popular fixture for clay shooters throughout the Midlands. We offer a potential of 14 stands of Sporting, Down The Line, Skeet and Sportrap.

Shooting starts at 10.00 and ends at 13.00. Shooters are welcome to arrive earlier to book onto a shooting discipline and enjoy a coffee and bacon roll.

Wedgnock Shooting Ground has a reputation for providing a challenging and frequently changing English Sporting layout. The Sunday morning shoot is normally based around 15 stands and you can shoot as many clays as you wish at each stand.

The sporting layout can incorporate targets from our 80-foot high tower and 50-foot hydraulic platform. The layout is spread around twenty acres of varied countryside including ponds, banks and woodland.

Hard standing is provided throughout with paths leading to all stands. Most of the Sporting stands are covered to ensure a comfortable shooting experience for both shooters and spectators even if the rain is pouring down! The Compact Sporting and DTL are also full covered.

Tuesday Evening Club ShootsShooter with Shotgun in Shoulder

Tuesday evening shoots operate all year round. Shooting starts at 17.30 and ends at 20.00.

Between the months of April and October (British Summer Time) a full range of disciplines are offered (Sporting, Skeet, DTL, ABT and Sportrap).

 

 

Broken Shotgun

Winter Tuesday Evenings

During the Winter months (daylight saving hours) our floodlit clay shooting starts! (17.30 - 20.00 every Tuesday).

The following disciplines will be on offer:

 

Club Shoot Prices

English Sporting Layout (up to 16 stands are used - you can shoot as many targets as you wish). Members @ £0.25 per clay (non-members @ £0.30)

Sportrap (25 targets). Members @ £6.00 per round (non-members @ £7.00)

Skeet (25 targets). Members @ £6.00 per round (non-members @ £7.00)

Down the Line (25 targets). Members @ £6.00 per round (non-members @ £7.00)

Snooker (25 targets). Members @ £6 per round (non-members @ £7) - only available on Tuesday evenings during daylight saving times of year.

Cartridges are available for £6.00/ box 12g). £7.00/box 20g

Membership  up to  31/1/21 £35

                       01/02/21 - 31/1/22 £50

 

Members receive their own Claymate card. This can be used as a standard count-up card (a tally is kept throughout your shoot and you pay at the end) or you can pre-load you card with £250 of credit - this will give you 1,170 targets (21.4 pence per clay)!

Payment can be made by cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard and AMEX.