Due to latest government guidance, it is with a heavy heart that we will close our doors once again as follows:
Bisley Pay & Play (Surrey) will be closed from Sunday 20th December until further notice.
Bisley at Braidwood (Scottish Borders) will be closed on Boxing Day for 3 weeks.
Wishing you a Merry Christmas from all of us. Stay safe, stay positive and lets hope 2021 is a kinder year to us all!
** COVID UPDATE **
Bisley Pay & Play (Surrey) remains OPEN
Bisley at Braidwood (Scottish Borders) is scheduled to close on Boxing Day for 3 weeks.
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With two of the finest award-winning clay pigeon shooting grounds in Britain, industry-leading instructors and outstanding facilities, every level of shooter is welcome. Call us to book yourself in and see how much difference instruction can make to your shooting.
Bisley Pay & Play, Long Siberia (Surrey): 01483487570
Bisley at Braidwood (Scottish Borders): 01835870280
After spending 35 years in the motor trade Steve decided to follow his passion and become a shooting instructor. He started shooting with his father at the age of 10 using a bolt action .410, and was immediately hooked on the sport. In his teens he worked at a local clay club as a trapper, at weekends and in the school holidays.
Later he taught his eldest daughter to shoot and found he had a great aptitude for coaching, so in 2016 completed various CPSA courses and also qualified with the Association of Professional Shooting Instructors (APSI), and was accepted as an associate member. Not long after he started working with us here at Bisley Shooting Ground.
Previously Steve owned his own garage selling sports and prestige cars and before this worked for Mercedes Benz for many years. He still has a great interest in cars and motorcycles and very much enjoys off road riding on the green lanes in Surrey and Hampshire.
Tony is an APSI qualified Instructor who has been shooting for over 30 years and instructing for 20 years. Tony started in the shooting world as a boy on the beating line and trapping on local clay grounds. Tony has competed and represented England county in the sporting disciplines. Amongst his career highlights Tony has been crowned county champion in Sporting, FITASC compact and Sportrap and has competed nationally. Tony is passionate about sporting shooting and is a leading instructor in all sporting disciplines. Shooting clays and game is his passion and occupation.
2020 Tony has recently, once again, been crowned the Surrey County champion in Compact.
David has over 10 years shooting experience and has been working in the Game field since 2016 when he qualified as a shooting instructor. Dave has worked as a senior manager in global logistics for many years and took up shooting in his free time to support a healthy work life balance. He taught his 9 year old son to shoot and has much pride in how he has become an accomplished shot over the years. This is what encouraged Dave to become a qualified APSI instructor. He has also gained the CPSA Safety Officer qualification.
Dave is a good communicator who adapts his approach to best suit clients’ needs and abilities, ensuring they get the most out of their sporting shooting experience.
Martin first started clay shooting in 1984 after he left HM Armed Forces and won a World Gold Medal, shooting for team GB in 2014. Martin has also won several awards at County level. Martin is a multi-disciplined clay shooter, shooting Sporting, FITASC, Compaq and Skeet, who also enjoys coaching in the field.
Martin decided to turn his passion for shooting into his profession and became a shooting instructor for several years before joining Bisley Shooting Ground in 2016.
His previous career spanned from HM Armed Services where he qualified as a small-arms instructor and a member of the Army Shooting Team, winning national prizes at Bisley, to corporate sales for Mercedes Benz.
Coming from rural Cambridge Martin spent his leave periods working with a Game Keeper where he developed a keen interest in Game Shooting. He has also coached in the field at a number of estates.
Martin’s greatest achievement as a coach was to take a novice junior shooter and coaching them to winning a Junior European Gold Medal.
Martin is a full member of the Association of Professional Shooting Instructors and when not instructing he continues to shoot competitively and for his own enjoyment.
John started shooting shotguns and also fly fishing at the age of 10. He was lucky enough to be allowed to shoot and fish at school, this was when it was ok for pupils to take a gun to school!
John’s career has passed through many different areas including Hotel Management, Engineering and finally into Software where he was Assistant Vice President for an American Software company. After retiring from the software industry John decided to share his passion for shooting and fishing by becoming a freelance instructor in both. John is a member of the Association of Professional Shooting Instructors and has been working as a freelance instructor at Bisley since 2006.
John’s past interests have included flying helicopters and Kart Racing, however when he is not instructing at Bisley he can now generally be found on a chalk stream somewhere!
Christine worked as a Civil Servant for 20 years then decided that being cooped up in an office was not for her! After completing her LANTRA coaching and loading qualifications Christine coaches as a freelance instructor for 8 years whilst also shooting competitively, becoming Sussex Ladies Champion in 2009 whilst pregnant with her daughter. She continues to represent Sussex shooting on a regular basis.
Partner of a Shepherd and daughter of a farmer Christine has spent many years beating, picking up, being a shoot captain and now loading and coaching for clients on the peg in the game season. She is never happier than being stood under partridges and pheasants and getting immense satisfaction helping her clients bring down that bird of the day!
Christine is a passionate instructor, however when not coaching clients she can be seen travelling up and down the country around Europe and the world competing in major championships.
Introducing new shooters to the sport of clay shooting, giving advice for competitive clay and game shooting and coaching and mentoring are hugely important parts of instructing for Christine. She looks forward to helping you improve at Bisley Shooting Ground.
Peter Wilson MBE – GB Olympic Gold Medallist 2012