Among the library of sporting publications bequeathed to me by my father is a complete set of Robert Smith Surtees’ fictional works: Jorrocks’ Jaunts and Jollities; Handley Cross; Hillingdon Hall;…
Grouse shooting in Cumbria. Johnny Scott enjoys a day of walked-up grouse shooting at Helbeck
Pointers and setters are glorious at the Amulree field trial. Johnny Scott watches the field trial.
Brand new hunts have been opening up new country since the ban. They are hunting within the law and showing us how to make the best of things until the…
Haaf-netting dates back to the Vikings, who waded into shallow estuaries to catch fish. The experience can be still be had via a sporting auction
Hunting repeal...what does it mean and can it happen? How the repeal of the hunting act is viable and essential.
The Holy Island of Lindisfarne is the perfect place for duck shooting and goose shooting. Johnny Scott goes wildfowling
The Hebridean island of Tiree plays host for some excellent snipe shooting
The deer stalking in Fasnakyle at the east end of Glen Affric has changed little and is as exciting as ever, with every nerve on fire in man and beast.
Flounder-tramping fishing with the feet is a rare skill. Although it's easiest learnt in childhood, Johnny Scott puts his best foot forward.