Simulated Game & Clay Pigeon Shooting
Firle offers you and your guests a day of traditional and authentic driven-style game shooting. Set within the outstanding South Downs in East Sussex, Firle Place is regarded as one of the country’s top 50 shooting estates. This is your opportunity to enjoy shooting on some of the finest drives available with plenty of fast, high and challenging targets. Non-shooting guests are welcome – an amount will be charged to cover meals and transport. You can purchase fibre wad cartridges (shotgun certificate required) and essential eye and ear protection should you need them. Please contact us for more information on shooting at Firle.
Using only state-of-the-art Bowman game trailers, as well as individually placed traps, Firle Place offers some of the most exciting simulated game and clay pigeon shooting experiences in the country. We individually tailor our shooting days for groups of up to 12 people.
Styles of day available:
– Simulated game shooting
– Team flush shoots
– Pre-season warm ups
– Ladies days
– Young shoots days
– Individual coaching
– Taster/introduction days
– Corporate events
– Trap hire at your outside event
– Half day option on some styles of day
Please bring your shotgun certificate and insurance (BASC/CPSA/CA etc.) with you on arrival. Novices will require either one of our coaches or a suitably experienced gun to be with them at all times. Pegs are usually shot as ‘guns in pairs’ changing over, and peg partners act as loaders and/or scorers.
A typical simulated shooting day:
09.00: Arrive for breakfast & briefing
09.45: Set off for initial drive
10.00: Guns on pegs for first two drives
12.00: Third drive
14.30: Further two drives
16.00: Afternoon tea and depart
We tailor days for groups of up to 12 people, whether you are an experienced gun or new to the sport. Using only state-of-the-art Bowman game trailers, as well as individually placed traps and a wide variety of ‘birds’, Firle offers one of the most realistic simulated shoots in the country.
Typically a team of six guns will be presented over 2,500 varied targets in different locations so we advise between 250 and 300 fibre wad cartridges per person. You can purchase additional cartridges and essential eye and ear protection should you need. Please contact us for more information about costs and availability.
The Beacon Day
This package involves day’s shooting for between six and 12 guns (individuals are welcome – please call for availability). The Beacon Day package includes:
– Two course lunch
– Four drives (2,000 – 4,000 ‘birds’)
The Tower Day
The Tower Day package offers a longer day’s shooting with an additional drive and afternoon tea for between six and 12 guns. The Tower Day package includes:
– Two course lunch and tea
– Five drives (2,500 – 5,000 ‘birds’)
The Firle Day
Our third package boasts a full day including breakfast, a Champagne morning break, five drives, a three-course lunch and afternoon tea for between six and 12 guns. The Firle Day package includes:
– Champagne morning break
– Three-course lunch and tea
– Five drives (2,500 – 5,000 ‘birds’)
Arranging a shoot at Firle
For more information about shooting on The Firle Estate please use the form below or contact John Newton Brown directly on:
T: 07775 940522
E: [email protected]
Just wanted to thank you again for what was the perfect day at Firle yesterday. These things are never easy to organise but you put on such a wonderful day despite the changeable weather. The quality of the drives, presentation of the birds, timings, landscapes, food and entertainment were absolute first class and better than anything we have experienced before. Thank you so much, I hope we are a group you would like to have back at the estate in years to come, be that for simulated or live shooting. I will be in touch in January next year to firm up a date for another simulated day.
On behalf of the Hole Farm Shoot syndicate I would like to thank you for a very enjoyable simulated game shooting day at Firle yesterday. We were very impressed with the quality and quantity of the shooting as well as the variety of targets presented which realistically simulated a range of game shooting styles. It was all the more enjoyable for staging the drives at appropriate locations high up on the Downs where the views over the sea and the surrounding countryside were spectacular
I can’t remember having so much fun with a gun than when I shot one of the truly excellent simulated days at Firle. Well organised, beautiful surroundings, challenging shooting and above all great fun – can’t wait to have another go! These days are a way to achieve year round sport for any keen game or clay shot.
The Coachouse syndicate enjoyed an excellent day with John and the team at Firle.
Some of the guns shoot Game at Firle and found the warm up day most realistic and a useful session pre season. Catering is flexible, homemade and enjoyed with some spectacular views from the hill.
We are aiming to make this regular event.
We had a wonderful day and we were impressed by the way it was run. The ‘birds’ were really well presented and to be shooting the actual drives added to the feeling that it was a Simulated Days Shooting rather than just a clay shoot with lots of clays. Your attention to what was going on during each drive and the subtle tweaks made all the difference. You also seem to have a great team around you which can only add to a team’s enjoyment.
Our discussions lasted well into the night and memories will not be forgotten for a while. Many thanks again and hopefully we will be back soon!
Many thanks for a top day.
We all left thoroughly satisfied having had the perfect amount of shooting!
Another drive and I think my shoulder would’ve been in bad shape.
It was a first class day all round.
It was very nice to shoot on the Firle Estate on Wednesday and the surroundings are very special.
It was run very well just like a game shoot day which made my day as I don’t shoot clays much and I will be recommending Firle Place to anyone who asks
I had a very enjoyable day and hope to return someday
I would like to thank you and your team for a great day in the field.
The whole day was perfect from start to finish and the pie was one of the best I have tasted.
The shoot is a gem in a wonderful part of the world. I will bring all my team next time, and those boys can shoot.
Once again, thank you for a memorable day.
Just wanted to drop you a note to say a massive thanks for arranging such a great day out.
We really did all have a fantastic time and have already recommended yourselves to pretty much everyone we know and I am sure that we will be back again at some point in the new year.
Wishing you and the chaps a very merry Christmas and a happy new year, thanks again
We wanted some practice before our annual trip to Scotland and John gave us a great day out with a good range of targets. All guns had a brilliant day and the food was good as well. I would thoroughly recommend a days simulated game shooting at the Firle Estate.
Thoroughly recommended. John is an excellent host. Spectacular scenery across the South Downs, bags of clays and a very good lunch. Many thanks for a fun day.