THE TAW AND TORRIDGE WILDFOWLING CLUB
The Taw and Torridge Wildfowling Club is based in Barnstaple North Devon. The club was formed back in 1975 by a small group of enthusiasts to protect the sport of wildfowling, as at the time there were plans to turn the entire Taw estuary into a bird reserve. The following year the club joined a nationwide organisation called WAGBI (Wildfowlers Assocation of Great Britian and Ireland) which is now changed to the British Association for Shooting and Conservation (B.A.S.C)
The B.A.S.C offers its members a wide variety of services, from shooting insurance cover to training in a wide variety of shooting skills, and related courses, but it's most important role was in negotiating for its members the right to shoot over the crown foreshore.
The club has up to 100 members, and we hold an annual clay pigeon shoot along with with the occasional evening function to involve all members of the family. There is an annual AGM is takes places in local places, this year it took place in Heanton Court which overlooks the river and the marsh there is a guest speaker and a buffet is provided and there is also a raffle from which the money goes to one of the charities that the club supports, and most of the club members will turn up for this occasion.
Any Young Shot (under 18 ) that wishes to have a try at Wildfowling, the Club would be very happy to take them and a parent out onto the marsh and have a go
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I would like to thank my son Karl for without his help and expertise this site would still be in my computer, and my daughter Marilyn for her assistance and also Mark for his invaluable assistance