Simulated Game & Clay Pigeon Shooting

Shooting at Firle

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
11.45: Break
12.00: Third drive
13.00: Lunch
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:

– Breakfast
– 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:

– Breakfast
– 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:

– Breakfast
– 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]

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