We are a small private Club, running for around 45 years, shooting clays in beautiful Somerset countryside at Castle Hill, Cannington, near Bridgwater, where we have clay shooting rights over a varied terrain, allowing us to set up a different interesting sporting layout every week.
Clay shooting at Cannington takes place on Thursday evenings through the Summer (see the Fixtures page for dates), starting at 17:00 and finishing before dusk, in order to give us time to clear away. Additional shoots may be added for Christmas etc. We can supply a club shotgun or two by prior arrangement (see Contact Us) and coaching may available from our BASC registered coach, Mike Hill - also by prior arrangement.
The shooting layout varies every week. On the afternoon of shooting, the course of 4 or 5 stands, giving rounds of either 48 or 50 birds respectively, is set up by those club members available (usually retired wrinklies plus any members who would like to come along at 15:00 to help) with a view to making it different to the previous week/s, so there are always new target presentations to consider – some easier and some not! No two shooting sessions will be the same.
After the shoot members are encouraged to stay for a cuppa and then help clear up and collect unbroken clays, which are recovered for future use.
Some weeks there will be a practice stand, depending upon the number of members available to set up on the Thursday afternoon. The presentation will vary and it provides a chance to practice 25 shots at the same targets without affecting your weekly score. Ask at the desk about the set-up.
Please note that our permission demands that we only use fibre wads - clay shooters found to be using plastic wads will be asked to leave. Also note that the ground is rented out for sheep pasture, and the landlord's wishes are that dogs must be kept on leads if brought onto the shooting ground.
Ear and eye protection must be worn when shooting (see the Club Rules). Any person found not to be compliant will be asked to wear the correct equipment before continuing.
We are a very friendly club and non-members are always made welcome. Please note that non-Certificate holders (or new Certificate holders) will only be able to shoot with an experienced Club member to ensure the safety of all.
For details of our location please Contact Us.
We also have an ex-RAF outdoor 25 yard rifle range on the old airfield at Westonzoyland where there is permission to shoot rifle up to .577" calibre (with a limit on the muzzle velocity), and black powder pistol/rifle. Saddle carbines are very popular. Shooting at Westonzoyland takes place on Sundays from 10:00 to 13:00. Please contact email@example.com for further information.
Bridgwater Shooting Club is proud to support Cannington in Bloom
who won a Silver Gilt award at South West in Bloom