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Aaron Jones presents a look behind the scenes at Fieldsports Channel - a gentle chat - shooting the breeze with the likes of Andy Crow, Roy Lupton, Paul Childerley, David Wright and Charlie Jacoby.

Aaron Jones presents a look behind the scenes at Fieldsports Channel - a gentle chat - shooting the breeze with the likes of Andy Crow, Roy Lupton, Paul Childerley, David Wright and Charlie Jacoby.


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Aaron Jones presents a look behind the scenes at Fieldsports Channel - a gentle chat - shooting the breeze with the likes of Andy Crow, Roy Lupton, Paul Childerley, David Wright and Charlie Jacoby.






Grouse shooter vs RSPB – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 69

It's Ian Coghill, ex chairman of the Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust, vs Duncan Orr-Ewing of RSPB, slugging it out on the Carter Jonas Game Fair Theatre stage about whether the RSPB is failing birds, and whether grousemoors are good for them. Charlie Jacoby is moderator.


Gareth Wyn Jones – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 68

Gareth Wyn Jones is the outspoken Welsh hill farmer who starred in the BBC’s The Family Farm. He believes that the disconnection between town and country is driving a wedge between the two communities – and, in this talk, he spells out why. Find Gareth on YouTube, Twitter and Facebook For more ways to listen to this, visit


Caroline Bedell on the value of shooting – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 67

UK shooting and countryside groups are joining forces to commission new research into the economic, environmental and social value of shooting. BASC, Countryside Alliance, the National Gamekeepers Organisation, the Moorland Association and the Gun Trade Association are among those involved in the survey. They are calling on shooters to take part. The independent research specialists, Cognisense, will obtain facts and figures which will reflect the importance of shooting in the UK. The...

The Westminster Eight – 18 years on

In September 2004, eight campaigners broke in to the chamber of the House of Commons to protest against Tony Blair's ban on hunting with hounds. Blair was ignoring the largest ever peacetime march, more than 400,000 people, who marched on Westminster in 2002 protesting against the same law. Blair's ban, which came into force in 2005, has achieved the opposite of what blair hoped. It has damaged animal welfare and hunting is more popular than ever. At the 2022 Game Fair, six members of the...


Hounds face a bleak future in Scotland and Northern Ireland

The antis brought in bills to restrict hunting in England, Wales and Scotland – but none of them work. So they want to bring in new bills. Ed Swales from Hunting Kind explains the challenges facing hunting with hounds in Scotland and Northern Ireland. For more, go to


Grouse shooting prospects for 2022 – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 64

A panel of experts discuss grouse prospects for the 2022 season, plus the political threats facing grouseshooting. They are Mark Osborne from William Powell Sporting, Andrew Fallows from Carter Jonas and Adrian Blackmore from the Countryside Alliance. For more ways to listen to this, visit


GunsOnPegs’ predictions for the 2022 shooting season – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 63

Chris Horne from GunsOnPegs presents the findings of the GunsOnPegs Game Shooting Census 2022/23. It’s going to be a tough year for gameshooting in the UK, with bird flu hitting bird imports, and hard on the heels of two years of lost bookings because of covid. Chris explains the numbers to Charlie. For more ways to listen to this, visit


The Metropolitan Police’s head of firearms licensing – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 62

There are 30,000 legal gun-owners in London. Chris Downs, head of SCO 19 at the Met, and Daryn Hufton-Rees from Medcert, which provides medical certificates to shooters who need them for shotgun and firearm certificates, explain to Charlie what’s going on with firearms licensing in the capital. For more ways to listen to this, visit


Labour’s Daniel Zeichner on countrysports – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 61

Shadow food, farming and fisheries minister and Labour MP for Cambridge Daniel Zeichner makes the case for a Labour government running the countryside and being a force for good for countrysports. It’s an uphill task. He won’t repeal Tony Blair’s foxhunting ban but he says he and his Labour colleagues are happy to work with countryside organisations. He addresses the charge that Labour can’t see beyond gun-ownership. For more ways to listen to this, visit...


Nigel Farage on big game fishing and more – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 60

Nigel Farage may be passionate about Europe but he is fundamentalist about bluefin tuna fishing. He says that, thanks to Brexit, the UK is able to develop its own bluefin sport fishing business. He explains the thrill of catching Britain’s most significant big game fish, which you can now do in a limited number of boats out of Cornish ports, fishing tag-and-release. It’s not just fishing. Nigel speaks up for taking the opportunity to set fire to European regulations. He wants to see a...


Owl boxes with an expert – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 59

Jodie Case is an owl nut. Representing the Owl Box Initiative, she brings an owl box to the stage of the Carter Jonas Game Fair Theatre. She explains how to make the ideal owl box, to attract owls to your garden, plus talks about her work researching owls. For more, go to @OwlBoxInit and @JCaseNature Find out about the OBI on the GWCT website


How to turn farm buildings into holiday lets – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 58

A discussion on what makes the perfect holiday letting business with Charlie Jacoby in the Carter Jonas Game Fair Theatre: Andrew Fallows of Carter Jonas advises landowners and farmers on how to diversify – and the rediscovery of UK holidays by locked-down Brits means he has never been business, Meanwhile, Ashley Vellacott turned his Somerset farm into a holiday accommodation enterprise, with his wife, Jess, running the lettings business for both his and now other holiday...


The big lead shot ban debate – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 57

Let’s talk lead shot. On stage, at the Carter Jonas Game Fair Theatre 2021, is Alex Levett-Scrivenor from non-toxic shot company Bioammo, foxshooter and old lead purist Robert Bucknall, and Andrew Gilruth from the GWCT. Host is Charlie Jacoby. The four of them run through the lead shot issues, ask why it has to go, and how much could the shooting organisations have handled the phase-out better? Read this story in full via our news pages:


How to set up a venison business – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 56

Tom Davies of Dartmoor Deer Services used the covid lockdowns to get his deerstalking and venison supply businesses underway. He is now supplying local shops, restaurants and has a popular venison box scheme underway, plus he provides butchery courses and guided stalking. For more from Tom, visit Read this story in full:


The story behind John Macnab – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 55

John Macnab, the 1925 novel by John Buchan, has inspired an entire subculture of imitators, including the taking of a salmon, grouse (or brace) and stag on one day on an estate. John Buchan’s granddaughter Ursula Buchan comes to the Game Fair Theatre to tell Charlie Jacoby the novel’s back story, and a little of the life of her famous forebear. Buy the paperback on Amazon Buy Ursula Buchan’s biography of her grandfather on Amazon Read this story in full via our news pages:...


Gamekeepers brave Packham's anti-grouse conference – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 54

Two Scottish gamekeepers and a gamekeeper’s wife talk to Charlie about the evive conference in Perth in November 2021. They bravely went along and listed to Packham and the RSPB trot out lies about grousemoors. However, they came away convinced that those of us on the side of nature can win this battle, as long as we keep pushing the science behind shooting and conservation. Click here for more about their experience. Read this story in full via our news pages:...


Hunting apps: the future – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 53

Tristan Breijer takes the stage of the Carter Jonas Game Fair Theatre back in July 2021. He is one of the team behind the MyFieldsports app, known in the rest of the world as the MyHunt app, who wants to use the power of shooters’ mobile phones to put us front and centre in the conservation debate. Read this story in full via our news pages:


Vegans at the Game Fair – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 52

We bring together two vegans and two hunters to debate the issues. They meet on stage at the 2021 Game Fair at Ragley Hall. Ryan Dalton runs the popular Into The Wild Podcast Katie Hargreaves is a wildlife artist Paul Childerley is a hunting guide (and so much more) Charlie Jacoby is host of the Carter Jonas Game Fair Theatre Buy Katie's print of Charlie and David at the Fieldsports Channel shop Read this...


Wild meat goes mainstream – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 51

After years of telling them that wild meat is good for, it’s traceable and comes with low food miles, the mainstream is picking up on the importance of shooting your own supper. At the Scottish Game Fair 2021, Fife chef Chris Trotter brought together Mark Bush from local food marketing group Great Perthshire, who also runs Summer Harvest Oils, professional forager Amy Rankine from Hipsters & Hobos, and Pete Moore from Nature.Scot, which sponsored the event, and is now turning its hand to...


The Mightiest Mahseer – FieldsportsChannel Podcast, episode 49

There’s something compelling about the mahseer, that great India sporting fish, that has attracted anglers from all over the world - and especially the UK. Now, Norfolk angler Stephen Harper has produced The Mightiest Mahseer. Angling Trust ambassador Martin Salter is also a mahseer angler. He interviews Stephen about the fish, records, angling books, snakes and scorpions. Buy the book here Read this story in full via our news pages: Read Martin’s...