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.

French mint chocolate mousse

For a cocoa fix that packs a punch, Philippa Davis’ French mint chocolate mousse is an excellent sweet finale to an autumnal supper party. It’s a simple method and easy…

Hill stalking

If the essence of hill stalking is the hunting of wild deer in wild places, then there can be few places in Britain so wild or remote as the islands…

The Field Christmas issue 2019

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL 200 pages packed with fieldsports excellence. Shooting in Cumbria and Northamptonshire; hunting over the enormous Berkeley hedges; searching for Yellowfish; Bustard guns, and how to hold one; Christmas…

John Frederick Herring Snr

As popular today as in the mid-19th century, John Frederick Herring Snr began painting pub signs and coaches and became a popular genre artist, says Janet Menzies. For more sporting…

River Wye

The world-wide reputation of the River Wye for enormous salmon has attracted a fascinating cast of characters over the years. Marsha O’Mahony tells a few of their stories. For more…

Marina Gibson

Having spent a childhood on the river bank, Marina Gibson has now founded the Northern Fishing School to introduce as many people as possible to the sport and it’s enormous…

Rum and ginger sticky toffee pudding

No dinner party menu is complete without a pud, rules Philippa Davis. We may not like to admit to enjoying something sweet, but this rum and ginger sticky toffee pudding…

Pickers-up

Pickers-up are essential on shoot days and deserve the payments they receive, says David Tomlinson. And a sleek pack of labradors is not a requirement to join the team. For…

Holland & Holland Paradox

Intended for both shot and special bullets, the Holland & Holland Paradox can bring home peafowl for the pot and shoot a leopard attacking cattle. Michael Yardley finds himself impressed…