Disciplines

All the common Clay Target disciplines are shot at the Club. Only shotguns limited to firing two rounds are used.

Skeet

Shooting Skeet at the ClubWith skeet the shooter is presented with targets from both a high and low traphouse. Shooting in squads of six, the shooter moves from position to position so that the targets are presented at different angles. Targets are normally shot between 11 and 24 metres from the gun.

Skeet was invented both to hone wing-shooting skills for hunting and as a casual recreational sport and as such is recommended as a "first step' for novice shooters.

Down-the-Line

Shooting DTL at the ClubDown-the-line (DTL) or Trap shooting derived from the shooting of live birds originally hand thrown. In the most simple of the modern event, targets are thrown 48 metres across varying angles from a single trap above ground level 15 metres forward from the shooter.

The targets are normally shot between 30 and 40 metres from the gun.


Trench

Trench or Olympic Trap requires 15 traps set approx. 1 metre apart in a trap house which is positioned below ground level 15 metres forward from the shooter. Each trap is set to throw a target 76 metres with a varying elevation of 1.5 to 3 metres above ground level in various horizontal angles from 0 to 45 degrees.

Ball trap

Ball trap uses a single oscillating trap in a trap house which is below ground level that throws a target approx. 75 metres with a varying elevation of 1 to 4 metres above ground level. The trap is located 15 metres forward of the shooting mark.

Double trap

Double TrapSimilar to DTL but the clays are presented as simultaneous pairs.







Sporting

Sporting trapSporting Clays, as it is known, is as near to small game hunting as can be simulated in safety with clay targets.

Targets are thrown from hidden traps and presented at all angles to the shooter. There are different types of targets, designed to represent all types of small game from rabbits to grouse.





Olympic Disciplines

Both Skeet and DTL have more difficult variations, which are included in Olympic Competition. The Club has facilities to enable these disciplines to be shot.