The Field is a monthly glossy dedicated to those brave souls who shoot, fish and hunt way beyond the call of duty. Since 1853, its staff has selflessly brought its readers the cream of rural life, be it pheasant shooting, dry-fly fishing or the distinct merits of Cheval Blanc. If you love fieldsports, errant terriers and very foxy friends at hunt balls, The Field is for you.

Lead shot

The major shooting organisations have decided to endorse a move away from lead shot to alternatives. Since lead shot has been used for centuries we know a great deal about…

Venison salad niçoise

Even without chairs, a table or pressed linen, don’t let your culinary standards slip alfresco. Game makes excellent fare for summer suppers, so include it in your picnic. Philippa Davis’…

Cockerpoo gundogs

There are no official Kennel Club figures, but the popularity of cockerpoos is undeniable. Now is the time to consider a cockerpoo gundog, says David Tomlinson, especially if the family…

Aoife Bakonyi Byrne

With two inspirational sporting Dianas in her family, Aoife Bakonyi Byrne discovered her passion for hunting as a child in Ireland. Today, when she is not working as a vet…

Pasta alla Norma

Recreate a night of open-air opera in your own garden with an al fresco feast and family talent. Philippa Davis’ pasta alla Norma hails from Catania in Sicily and is…

Stop weeds growing in borders

To get your borders looking their very best, follow our simple tips on how to stop weeds growing in borders. And attract more insects to your flower beds instead with…

How does a trout catch a fly

How does a trout see a fly? Learning and understanding the intricacies of this process will prove key to choosing your fly – and your chances of success, says Paul…