Variety is what makes life interesting; food, drink, weather, experiences, art, music – we'd soon get bored of any of these if we had to endure the same thing, over and over again, with no variation.
The same rings true for people; the myriad of personalities, quirks and mannerisms combine to make society intriguing. And in few places is this more apparent than in the fieldsports community.
H5N8 avian flu has been confirmed in a flock of farmed breeding pheasants at a premises near Preston, Lancashire. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the infected premises to limit the risk of the disease spreading.
The inaugural London Fly Fishing Fair will take place at The Business Design Centre, Islington, London, on March 10–11.
Co-founded by keen fishermen John and Fergus Kelley, the exhibition will exclusively feature fly fishing and outdoor lifestyle brands and experiences in central London, for both novice and accomplished anglers.
On shoots up and down the country, from the smallest of scratch-about affairs to the busiest of commercial operations, Beaters' Day is one of the most eagerly anticipated fixtures on the game shooting calendar.