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.

stalker's pie

One of our finest meats has to be wild venison. Full of flavour, it can be used in a range of recipes. Here I sauté the base of the Stalker’s…

Browning 525 Composite

This month’s test looks at a new Browning 525 Composite distinguished by a polymer stock with adjustable comb and sparse, modernistic engraving. There is an adjustable trigger too, as well…

The May issue of The Field is our fishing special as John Bailey extols the sheer joy of catching super-sized brown trout, Jo Caird reveals how removing weirs is transforming waterways for…

An elegant vase of tulips, albeit with some going droopy

Query What can I do about droopy tulips? We are very fortunate to have a super collection of different varieties of tulips in our new garden. However, I find that…

English asparagus

Green, white, steamed or raw, with a hint of butter or doused in hollandasie; now is the time to eat as much as possible. We love it.

Yildiz Pro CCH 12-bore

This month’s test gun is a Yildiz Pro CCH with 3in chambers, steel proof marks and 32in fixed-choke barrels equipped with a 9mm-7mm tapered sighting rib. It weighs in at…

crab

The brown crab can be found all around the British Isles and is by far our biggest species. The female is impressively productive, laying between 250,000 and three million eggs…

Top 10 trout rivers. Fishing.

Charles Rangeley-Wilson picks his top 10 fly-fishing spots accessible to all. It's open to debate, preferably after a day on a chalkstream.

Gabriel Stone celebrates the best children’s books, that can be read again and again, from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland to The Jungle Book. Meet the bane of fox, postman and…