Competitions & Have a Go
Clay Shoot Competition & Have A Go
The High Lodge team will once again host the Clay shoot area. 40 bird sporting competition to take place over the two days with men’s, ladies and junior’s sections.
Nick (Timberhitch Axe Throwing) has been teaching and demonstrating the therapeutic art of Axe throwing for over 20 years which involves different styles of Tomahawk and double headed axes.
Due to the varied weight of the axes, with our expert guidance, most people would be able to pick up an axe and throw it comfortably and hit the target !
This is done on an individual one on one basis (even in a group environment), just to ensure safety and maximum fun at all times!) Axe Throwing £4 per person for approx. 10 throws.
Rifle Range and Archery
As well as the popular Clay Shoot Competition and ‘Have a go’, John Bidwell’s High Lodge Team will also be offering ‘Have a go’ at archery and air rifle shooting set up with full equipment available for you to try the sport.
Their staff will be ready to welcome you to the stand where you can find full information about High Lodge and what they have to offer from Clay shooting practice, instruction, air rifle shooting, golf, fishing, holiday lodges, weddings, functions and corporate entertainment /conference facilities.
Archery 8 arrows under instruction £5 per person.
Air Rifle 14 shots under instruction £5 per person.
Fly Fishing, Coarse Fishing ‘Have a Go’ and Fly Casting
The Duke and Duchess of Grafton have once again kindly permitted the Game & Country Fair use of their private stretch of the Black Bourn River.
World and European Casting Champion, Hywel Morgan will be entertaining crowds with a Fly Fishing demo in the Main Arena. He will also offer ‘have a go’ fly tying and casting tuition and demos on the Black Bourn River.
Hywel will also be joined by a number of angling associations and enthusiasts including Alan Riddell who is well known for his hand-built rods and flies. For many years he has been designing and making rods for fly, lure and also coarse angling rods in carbon. Alan is also known for being a specialist stream fly rod builder using fibre-glass and for making flies for all game fish, Pike, Bass and others.
Visit the Fishing Village and Angling Exhibitors near the footbridge to the river and at the river side.
The Pet Dog Show
The Pet Dog Show returns! After extremely successful shows in 2022 & 2023 we are delighted to welcome Su-Bridge Pet Supplies to the show to run our much-loved Pet Dog Show. Enter as many classes as you like! £1 per class, any breed of dog welcome. 1:00pm on both show days in the K9 Arena.
This is a family fun dog show so all welcome to join in – lots of fun classes including waggiest tail, cutest puppy, bad hair-do to name just a few! Lots of prizes and goody bags up for grabs.
Pet Dog Show kindly run by Su-Bridge Pet Supplies
There are lots more Have-a-go activities for our furry K9 friends including The Gun Dog Scurry, K9 Aqua Sports, Children’s Dog show and Terrier & Lurcher Show – please visit the Dog Events page for more info.