BASC members receive complimentary entry to the next three Game Fairs

BASC members will receive complimentary entry to The Game Fair for each of the next three years.

Following the success of this year’s event, when 28,000 BASC members attended Hatfield House (total attendance 116,000), a similar arrangement will provide members with complimentary admission and reduced admission for their guests until 2020.

James Gower, managing director of The Game Fair, said: “We were delighted with the turn out from BASC members at this year’s event after we had worked extremely hard to ensure the biggest rural show of the year maintain and build its connection with its core audience in the shooting world.

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Fishing experts return for tuition and competitions

One of The Game Fair® core sectors – angling – has been given a big boost for 2018 with the return of fishing tuition and casting competitions.

The picturesque lake at Ragley Hall, Warwickshire, will welcome the experienced coaching teams from National Fishing Month and the Game Angling Instructors’ Association (GAIA). They will be present throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday, July 27th to 29th, offering coaching and tuition on the lake, which is well-stocked with a wide range of fish including some stunning carp.

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Campsite under new management

The Game Fair celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2018 when it returns to the familiar surroundings of Ragley Hall in Warwickshire form 27th-29thJuly. Learning from the valuable feedback received after the 2017 event, The Game Fair campsite will return to being run in-house by our expert team in 2018, . 
 
Following outsourcing the campsite in 2017, we learnt some important lessons. Following this The Game Fair have decided to return its management to internal staff.

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Focus on Fishing

Whether you want to see the latest tackle, get some tips from the experts, watch the biggest names in the sport demonstrating their skills or simply cast a line (and catch a fish) then the Fishing Village is for you.

Fresh from a rebirth in 2017, the popular Fishing Village will once again be a major part of The Game Fair at Ragley Hall.

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Repeat partnership announced with Time Inc.

The Game Fair celebrates its 60th Anniversary in 2018 when it returns to the familiar surroundings of Ragley Hall from 27-29 July. As plans accelerate and excitement builds, The Game Fair and Time Inc. UK announce a repeat partnership for 2018. The partnership spans a variety of media within the Time Inc. UK portfolio, including both print and digital, as well as special offers to readers and subscribers. Titles including Country Life, The Field, Shooting Times, Shooting Gazette and Sporting Gun will once again become part of the fabric of the event.

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East African Trading Company

East African Trading Company exhibited at The Game Fair 2017, owner and founder Lesley tells her story here.

The idea for East African Trading Company came from a chance encounter with a crude bowl made from Ankole Cattle Horn. I realised what a wonderful sustainable material this was, being a bi-product of the beef industry and normally burnt as waste.Working directly with a local family run business, and a team of talented artisans, we have designed and produced this amazing range of accessories – straight from the Equator to  your home.

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Challenge The Greats – The Results

Over the duration of The Game Fair 2017 at Hatfied House, Fieldsports Magazine hosted three clay shotting competitions. The Lord James Percy Grouse Challenge, the Simon Ward High Pheasant Challenge, and the new and exciting George Digweed Pigeon Challenge, proved hugely popular.

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Henry Bevan crowned 2017 Colts Challenge Champion at this year’s Game Fair

Suffolk-based Henry Bevan, aged 15, came out on top shooting a very impressive 19×25 during the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association’s (CPSA) Colts Challenge final, which took place on day three of The Game Fair®, which was held at Hatfield House, in Hertfordshire. Henry was followed by Karl Miles on 18×25, having also come second in 2016. Oliver Zaitschenko and Chris Orchard had to shoot a further three shoot-offs for third place, with Oliver eventually coming out on top.

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Ronnie Jones and Abbe Burchmore-Eames crowned showjumping champions at The Game Fair

Ronnie Jones riding Derawley Lady and Abbe Burchmore-Eames riding Eleonora III won The Game Fair Restricted 1.10 and 1.20 Championships in the Brewin Dolphin Main Arena at The Game Fair on Sunday 30 July. The finals resulted from a culmination of county show and shows on grass qualifying competitions, prior to the Championship held at at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire.

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Cheryl Hall takes her team to the top in charity competition Shoot with the Stars at The Game Fair®

A large crowd gathered to watch the new charity competition Shoot with the Stars, organised by the Clay Pigeon Shooting Association (CPSA) and held during The Game Fair®, at Hatfield House in Hertfordshire on Saturday 29 July.

Shoot with the Stars saw eight of the country’s best shooters being paired with eight well-known television personalities, sportsmen and women or entertainers, while the third place on each team went to the highest bidder in a silent auction to raise money for the official charity of The Game Fair®, the Lord’s Taverners.

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