Wildfowling & Roughshooting In Ireland



This DVD is said by many to be the best wildfowling film ever made in Ireland.  In this dvd we follow the complete wildfowling season on Lough Neagh,  including duck, partridge and pheasant shooting (wildfowl),  snipe, rabbit and vermin control.For Centuries the Irish lakes and rough terrain have been a haven of wildfowl and game of many species.  Lough Neagh,  the largest piece of inland water in the British Isles, attracts thousands of wildfowl every year. Pochard, tufted duck, scaup and golden eye all make testing shooting. Young guns, Barry Turner and Martin Doyle shoot the Lough almost every Saturday during the shooting season in Ireland,  and the viewer can look forward to a spectacle of marksmanship – be introduced to Dumper the best retrieving dog that I have ever seen, and gain much information about the Lough- a wildfowling paradise.

Occupying over 4000 acres of good shooting land in North Antrim in Northern Ireland, S and R Sporting Agencies offer shooting breaks in Ireland to sporting guns from all over Europe.  We were fortunate to be invited to shoot and film on 150 acres of bog land where wildfowl were almost as plentiful as the heather in which they live.  Brothers Seamus and Cathal McAleese show off their Springer’s- all three dogs giving a fine performance of shooting, hunting and retrieving.

On another day we travelled the six miles to the scenic Island of Rathlin where last season 10,000 red leg partridge were released.  We witness the driven beat, and with birds flying at up to sixty miles an hour, the kill rate was one in six shots – sometimes reaching one in ten. On order to preserve game on the shooting land, vermin control is as necessary as rearing birds.  The fox hunts are carried out with military precision,  with often a dozen guns taking part.  The age old practice of ferreting rabbits is also featured.