About Fieldsports

"The world's finest shooting magazine" - Mauro Perazzi

new fieldsports magazineFieldsports Magazine is a country pursuits bi-monthly of unsurpassed quality with an emphasis placed on the finest game shooting, fishing and hunting both in the UK and abroad. Each issue delivers a stunning, collectable journal of editorial features, topical news, opinion, products and comment, all accompanied by world class photography, in a timeless but contemporary design. 

Our commitment is to quality. Fieldsports Magazine is printed on thick 110 gsm, sustainably-sourced, hand-selected paper. Using an elaborate sheet-fed print process, the pages have best-in-class colour fidelity, contrast and sharpness to display award-winning, world-class photography and features. 

subs deliveryFieldsports Magazine is the first magazine in the UK country pursuits sector to be delivered in a recycled, recyclable cardboard box. Caring about the environment we enjoy so much for our sport matters deeply to the publisher Fieldsports Press Limited, who has turned its back on single-use polywrap plastic for distribution, most of which ends up in landfill. 

As the largest of its kind in Britain, Fieldsports Magazine offers significantly more editorial in each issue than any other. With an exacting reputation garnered since 2006, Fieldsports Magazine is the new voice of country sports. No extraneous fillers, outdated frills or irrelevant fancies, just unequivocally great fieldsports content. 

TIME WELL SPENT

Meet the passionate team Fieldsports

William Pocklington

WillEditor

Having grown up in the Lincolnshire Wolds, Will has harboured a passion for all things countryside since a young age, spending much of his childhood in pigeon hides, grassy pastures with his ferrets or helping out on one of his local shoots. He has a particular interest in the benefits that our fieldsports bring to the environment. Will graduated from Harper Adams University with a degree in Countryside and Environmental Management, spending a year as assistant gamekeeper on an established north Lincolnshire estate as part of his course.

Matt Kidd

WillFeatures Editor

Matt is a very keen fly fisherman, who, having landed his first fish aged three at Manor Farm Fishery in Biggleswade, has grown to be passionate about all things fieldsports. Growing up by Grafham Water until his early teens, he was frequently able to satisfy his urge to fish, and competed at youth level around Europe for several years. For the past decade he has spent most of his time living in Devon, allowing him to fish for the challenging wild brownies on Dartmoor. Matt studied at Oxford Brookes University, and graduated with a degree in Interior Architecture. He has since relocated to Lincolnshire, where he is now able to nurture his love of the countryside though journalism.

World class contributors

  • Lord James Percy is an exceptional Shot and fine fisherman, he also speaks from vast experience in running both a grouse moor and a high class partridge shoot. Added to which he is a gifted writer.
  • Chris Batha is a highly respected shooting instructor and gunmaker (Charles Boswell) who has a following both in the UK and the States. In addition to teaching clients, he brings teams of Guns from the USA to tackle some of Britain’s highest birds. His column draws on his wide experience.

  • Matt Harris is our globe trotting fisherman. Every issue sees Matt in another exotic corner of the world, mostly saltwater fishing with fly for some of the most elusive and hard fighting quarry. For good measure in addition to being a first rate fishermen, he is also a brilliant photographer, capturing action and settings with equal skill.

  • Simon Ward is widely regarded as THE best in the business, a shooting instructor with an outstanding reputation. Simon shares his knowledge in a regular column offering easy steps to better shooting. Leading by example, he is an outstanding Shot, no matter if it’s fast low skimming grouse or the very highest of pheasants.

  • Rupert Godfrey is our pigeon and grouse man, he loves them both and is also an avid sporting historian, unearthing a host of gems from shooting days of old, which he shares with the reader. A thoughtful writer, always offering a fresh angle.

  • Michael Wigan - home is on the Helmsdale, and we are talking about a fine fisherman who also happens to be a vastly experienced stalker. Always one of the first to scent a wrong in the sporting world, he writes eloquently on important topical issues.

  • David S. D. Jones - a leading country sports historian with a specific interest in gamekeeping and game shooting in the UK, comes from a long line of celebrated UK gamekeepers. His regular contributions to Fieldsports are always fascinating and richly illustrated with cuttings, extracts and images from his own extensive archives.

  • Ben Randall - runs Beggarbush Gundog Kennels and Ledbury Lodge Kennels where he breeds and trains dogs for the shooting field. He is a two-time winner of the Cocker Spaniel Championship and was the 2013 Gundog Trainer of the Year.

  • Camilla Swift - Equine advisor at The Spectator, you can find Camilla anywhere there is a horse. She now contributes to our hunting section.

 

"Fieldsports is far and away the best UK shooting and fishing magazine; in a league all of its own..."

Mark Osborne, William Powell

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