Prior to the start of the season an introductory evening is held to give new members some insight into the type of equipment and clothing that will be required and how to get the most from their first year of membership. During this introductory evening you will also receive your Member’s pack which includes the Association Rules, harbour maps, quarry identification charts, a suggested reading list and other useful information regarding wildfowling.
The organised flights held during the season provide all new members with an opportunity to meet other members of the Association and perhaps shoot in areas of the harbours that they have not yet visited. Typically these are held as an evening flight during the weekend on a Sunday, meeting at and returning to the Bulls Head in Fisbourne
The social events held throughout the year provide a great opportunity to meet and learn from the many established members. Many of them have been shooting in the Harbour for 30 years or more and have an encyclopaedic knowledge of wildfowling in the area which they are usually prepared to share over a pint or two. These are often centred on some aspect of wildfowling such as home loading of cartridges. A charity clay shoot and barbecue is held most years which is a great opportunity to meet members.
As part of their introduction to the club every probationary member is expected to attend three workparty activities. Opportunities are extremely varied and include conservation work around the harbours, helping out at country shows and other such association events