Clay Pigeon Shooting Lessons

Clay Pigeon Shooting is one of the safest sports in the country, and we aim to keep it that way.

Safety always comes first & strict safety procedures are in place at all of our events. Great Britain has a world-class National Team, who have won Gold, Silver & Bronze Medals at the 2000, 2012, 2016 & 2020 Olympic Games.

Beginners are always welcome at our events. Currently we hold a clay pigeon shoot every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & alternate Saturdays.

You’ll be provided with a safety briefing, full tuition, hearing / eye protection, clays & cartridges. Use of the guns is free of charge, we have a large choice of Beretta shotguns, 12 & 20 gauge for the exclusive use of our shooting lessons.

Ladies & children ( 5ft + tall ) over the age of 14 are welcome, we have a  selection of smaller gauge guns to use.

Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

All of our instructors are suitably qualified & experienced shooters.

Pre-booking & payment is required, bookings on the day aren’t possible.

For guests with their own guns weekdays are recommended, Saturdays are available very occasionally at short notice only.

The Essex Shooting Ground, Fyfield, near Ongar, Essex. Nearest postcode CM5 0SG

Map link to Essex Shooting Ground

Alternate Saturdays 11am until 3pm upcoming  dates   June  22nd, July 6th & 20th, August 3rd, 17th & 31st

Wednesday 11am until 3pm

Thursday 11am until 3pm

Friday 12pm until 4pm ( 12pm until 3pm in winter time, from when the clocks change )

50 shots per guest including full tuition, safety equipment &  all consumables required. Tuition takes place either individually, or in small groups. If you have a group 4 +)  to book in for a special occasion  you’ll be with your own instructor & we’ll provide  a winner’s trophy  free of charge, please ask for details when booking.

Weekday £84 per guest ( including 50 clays & cartridges ) sessions last around an hour

Saturday £69 per guest ( including 50 clays & cartridges ) complete beginners sessions last around an hour on a beginners layout

For customers with their own guns & cartridges, on weekdays £45 per hour + clays at 36p each. Saturdays ( when available ) £65 per hour + clays at 36p each

We have number of free lance instructors available for you to book:

Karl Griffin has 45 years experience.
Level 2 CPSA Sporting and Skeet discipline Coach
A Level 1 CPSA Instructor of all disciplines
CRB checked for younger shooters 8yrs and above
Qualified to deliver Official CPSA Academy Modules and award certificates and patches for younger shooters, their progress recorded for CPSA.
A selection of guns to include:
28 guage multi, 20 guage O/U & semi automatic, selection of 12 guage, O/U, semi & pump action
Left hand and Right hand guns available. Note 28 guage cartridges may be additional cost and need to be ordered prior.

Phil Butcher is a very experienced shooter in all of the disciplines. Retired London Gunmaker, well suited to individuals that are interested in fine tuning their technique.

For guests who are thinking of taking up the sport & applying for a shotgun certificate we offer a safety certificate lesson, takes between 90 to 120 minutes, involves a checklist of procedures you’ll need to understand & shooting at 50 clays & cartridges with an instructor, costs £110.00 weekdays only.

To enquire please email

There are two very nice country pubs nearby for meals afterwards, the Black Bull & the Queens Head both in Fyfield.








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