Who are ‘Rough Rovers’?
The Rough Rovers is essentially a roving syndicate that was created to seek out and deliver of the best, most exhilarating walked up, mini-driven and driven shooting on estates throughout the country, at a sensible price. Our focus is very much on the enjoyment of the day for all rather than the size of the bag, and whether beating, shooting or helping to pick-up we pride ourselves on being very much a team.
Those wanting to start game shooting, irrespective of age, are more than welcome to come along on our days. It can be a difficult sport to break into and our members will readily offer advice and instruction out in the field. We provide prudent and practical guidelines for those who want to make a start.
It can be difficult to find days where one can shoot over one’s own dogs: we encourage our members to bring their dogs on the majority of our days, whether a novice or more experienced. Guns are also welcome to work their dogs, beating or picking up, rather than shoot, to simply get them used to a day in the field.
There is a strong social side to The Rough Rovers which we feel is very important. When possible we meet up for breakfast at the start the day and everyone pitches in with food and drink for elevenses. This has got slightly competitive over the last few years which is great news for those of us not blessed with culinary skills. Of course at the end of the day we welcome those that can stay to eat or at least have a drink in thelocal pub to talk through the day’s highs and lows.
We also try to keep in touch out of season with different events such as simulated shoots, days at the races, charity shoots but undoubtedly the highpoint is the AGM and awards ceremony in February.
If you are interested in finding out more about The Rough Rovers simply complete the form on the contact page and we’ll get back to you.