One of our club’s founder members on a trip to the Solway Estuary.
Our Wildfowling Club has shooting over three marshes in Lincolnshire for all members with the added bonus of a permit scheme giving fowling on two more marshes on the south bank of the Humber Estuary via the South Humber Area Joint Council. One of our marshes is in shared ownership along with the North Lincs Wildfowlers, one is leased from a farmer and the third is owned by the R.S.P.B. from whom we have a licence to shoot wildfowl on four days per week from september 1st to january 31st. All subscriptions include membership of
to which we are affiliated, this membership along with it’s insurance is compulsory for all who shoot on our marshes. We have regular monthly meetings in the Gimsby area on the last thursday each month where anyone interested in wildfowling is welcome (free car parking and a licensed bar.) Prospective members are advised to attend a few meetings to find out what goes on and get to know some of the members so that they can be proposed and seconded. Experienced fowlers will have the opportunity to join when a place on the full list becomes available and use the marshes as soon as they are familiar with the marsh boundaries and club rules. Those new to shooting sports will need to spend some time learning about wildfowling including gun and personal safety aspects, quarry recognition and sporting etiquette. There is an informal interview procedure for new members where a couple of committee members will have a quiet chat to find out more about the interviewee and what, if any, guidance is required.