Staffordshire Masonic Clay Shooting Association

The Staffordshire Masonic Clay Shooting Association meets on the first Sunday of the month, at Doveridge Clay Shooting Ground, Eaton Hall Farm, Upwoods Road, Doveridge, Ashbourne, Derbyshire,DE6 5LN

We are a friendly group and our shoot meetings are informal and welcoming and most of all, fun! Most of the group are experienced shots and some are qualified Shotgun Coaches. You do not require previous experience to join us. Nor do you need to have your own gun. One of our members will be pleased to let you use their gun.

We usually meet around 09:30hrs for coffee, and shoot from 10:00hrs to circa 11:45hrs. Time then for another coffee and a chat before making our way to our respective domiciles for Sunday lunch!

Although full members have to be Masons, we welcome as guests of members, non-Masons, friends and families. Ladies are particularly welcome and there are a few who shoot regularly with us. Youngsters too will be made welcome but please let us know in advance so we can ensure that a suitable calibre of gun can be made available.

Someone will always be there to provide tuition and encouragement, and above all, ensure safety. Ear defenders and safety glasses are strongly recommended and with prior notice, can be borrowed for the day.

Our annual membership fee is 15 and there is a 2 cap, payable at each shoot.

You may bring your own cartridges or purchase them at the on-site shop.

The cost of the clays is equally divided between the number of shooters and a typical morning will cost around 17 plus cartridges.

Doveridge Clay Shooting Ground has a cafeteria on site where good food, coffee, tea etc, is available throughout the day.

All monies raised will eventually find its way to the 2024 Festival.

The Staffordshire Provincial Clay Shooting Association and friends run the Annual Provincial Charity Shoot. The Annual Charity Shoot has been taking place since 2008. Since then, 9248, much of which has had the benefit of Gift Aid has been raised for the first, the 2013 Festival and now for the 2024 Festival. Come along and help us to continue to support the Province and the 2024 Festival.

Contact SMCSA

W. Bro. Chris Miles, Chairman

Bro. Steve Watts, Treasurer
W. Bro. David Watt