The Chichester Wildfowlers’ Association has always had a wide range of activities associated with shooting in the Harbour. Here are some of the things members of the Association organise and support:

  • Organised Flights

    In order to help new, probationary, members learn about wildfowling in Chichester and gain experience of the very different areas available, organised shoots are laid on throughout the season. There are always experienced members to accompany probationers and impart invaluable local knowledge, well some of it anyway! They’re a great opportunity for both new and […]

  • Cleaning up the harbour

    Rubbish in the harbour is unsightly and is a danger to wildlife, we organise work parties to clean up this mess on a regular basis. We go to different areas of the harbour where the need is greatest which is much appreciated by local residents and other visitors alike. It’s not just hard work, it’s […]

  • Gun Dog Training

    Every year during the summer a series of training sessions are held for gun dogs to help with sociability, develop their obedience, and ability to retrieve wildfowl. They’re for varying levels of ability, usually one class for puppies and one for more advanced dogs.  The are held at different locations to add variety and introduce […]

  • Adding Interest To Country Fairs

    The Chichester Wildfowlers Association regularly supports BASC at various fairs such as the South of England show at Ardently and the Sussex County Fair held at Parham Park. The wildfowling area of the stand is always a popular attraction with a wealth of interesting material to browse through. Usually there three or four members on […]

  • Conservation

    Everyone wants to make sure that the habitat and wildfowl of the Harbour is preserved for future generations. It’s an interesting and satisfying activity which is why the various work parties that are organised each year are so well supported. The Association has it’s own equipment such as reed cutters, this is supplemented by that […]

  • Maintaining the sea wall at Fishbourne

      The immenent start of the shooting season is marked by a traditional get together to repair the sea wall at Fishbourne. Usually over thirty members join in equipped with concrete mixers, buckets and lots of hand tools. With this turn out it’s amazing what can be achieved, it’s a great social event too.  After […]

  • New Members Evening

    One of the first meetings of the year is to welcome new members and provide them with an introduction to the Club and the way it works. There were interesting presentations by BASC as well as key members of the committee, after that we all retired to the bar!

  • Charity Shoots

      Typical of the charity shoots was the one held in March at Southdown Gun Club that attracted well over 50 entries. With a 100 bird shoot followed by a flush and a raffle there was a lot going on and everyone had a great time. Above all, the summ of £750 was raised for […]