Border collie

So what are alternative gundogs? One of the soundest pieces of advice you will get when looking for a gundog puppy is to buy one from working stock.  Conversely, if…

Replanting rhubarb

The rhubarb plant is almost indestructible and even better, it’s easy to grow in a kitchen garden. Here’s my advice on rejuvenating rhubarb you may already have, how to recognise…

A selection of whip handles

Haunting the boot rooms of many a house across the country is the hunting whip. They are found above doors, in stick racks and haphazardly strewn across benches, ready for…

THE email from the Mazda press office was only slightly apologetic: “We had originally allocated you the CX-5 2.2 diesel 184ps GT Sport AWD. However, on inspection, it was flagged…

Game Fair guns. All lined up.

There is always room for a workhorse in the gun safe, and a stringent budget makes the addition easy. After some consideration, ours was drawn at £2,500. Some of the…

ONE of the great attractions of fieldsports is that, generally speaking, they are not affected too much by the weather. Bad light never stops play, and rarely does bad weather.…

Roast turbot with chickpea stew

Roast turbot with chickpea stew is fish royalty, guaranteed to impress on 14 February. (Read more about Valentine’s Day and the best proposals in the field here.) (Find Mike Robinson’s…

william powell princeps

Smart-looking and pleasing to shoot, the William Powell Princeps, an elegant over-and-under, is an excellent all-rounder and can be made with bespoke stock dimensions at no extra cost – what’s…

Louisa Clutterbuck in the field

My earliest memory of the shooting field is bumping along on my mother’s back as a toddler out beating. It didn’t go swimmingly. She stopped for a pee and we…