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Big Gay Al starts shit and never recovers at Ashley

Hi Guys

What a great day to be alive, 7:30 on a crisp English summers morning, a little dew on the ground, blue skies, a wisp of a breeze and the golden sun just starting to warm things up a little, grabbing my trusty 28 inches it was off to pick Big Gay Al up and head off to Devon for a mornings shooting

A quick forty-five minutes later we were at The Pitstop Cafe, Marsh Barton for breakfast and what a fine breakfast it was too.

Pitstop Cafe 3

The Pitstop Cafe
The Pitstop Cafe

Just look at this breakfast

Now that's a full English
Now that’s a full English

After breakfast had settled a little it was time to take the thirty minute hike back to Ashley, Devon’s premier shooting ground for a friendly 140 birds.

Centre of operation
Centre of operation
Looking up towards the cark parks
Looking up towards the car parks
Did he break it?
Did he break it?
Wish I brought my fly rod
Wish I brought my fly rod
The last stand
The last stand
Looking back from the last stand
Looking back from the last stand

What about the shooting?

Al put me in first on a simo pair of tasty looking crossers, much to my surprise I hit them, hit them again, and again, and again, finishing up with a magnificent 9/10, apprehensively Al took to the stand and walked up with an embarrassing 4/10, it was all over.

Al never recovered from that 5 clay deficit, over the next 13 stands, he pulled a couple back, I pulled further out in front, he pulled a couple back, until the last few stands when he eventually found some form but it was too little too late.

Would you like to see some puppies?
Would you like to see some puppies?

 

Is it time to go home yet?
Is it time to go home yet?

Happy shooting

Dereck

Everyone kicks Baz’s ass at Ashley

Hi Guys

As everyone knows nothing can be kept secret from the shit shooting paparazzi for too long and it appears the trio may have been back in action today at Ashley near Tiverton, Devon

Details are a little sketchy but they could well have been joined by Gary “The legend” , Dr John also shot but we are not sure if he joined the trio, um, er…. quartet.

So the scores

Andy took the honours with a reasonable 76/100

Andy "The hat" with no hat taking the gold medal
Andy “The hat” with no hat taking the gold medal

Next up the Legend with 72/100

The Legend with his serious hat on
The Legend with his serious hat on

Bionic finger takes the bronze medal with a magnificent effort

Terry blasting his way into third place
Terry blasting his way into third place

And that just leaves today’s shit shooter. Everyone had a piece of Baz’s ass and when we say everyone, we mean everyone, A class shooters,  B class shooters, C class shooters, even the birds only crew got in on the action.

Baz must have been on his period
Baz must have been on his period

Just time for an honourable mention to Dr John, always there making up the numbers, always having a good time, always with his faithful companion in tow.

Dr John loading the finger of doom
Dr John loading the finger of doom

(Oops thought I had a picture of Dr John and pickles uploaded, better correct that later)

The scoreboard doesn’t lie

Baz must have been on his period
Baz must have been on his period

Happy shooting

Dereck

Dereck shoots a light load……

……. and wins a bag of doughnuts!

Hi Guys

You may have noticed over the last few weeks I have been stuck balls deep in the biggest pile of shit shooting known to man but this week I had a massive incentive to kick ass.

At the weekly Saturday club meeting at the workshop Big Gay Al said if I managed to kick his ass he would buy the doughnuts, he obviously didn’t realize the rashness of his comment as anyone in the trade should know nothing gets between a mechanic and a doughnut.

Sunday morning filled with confidence I picked up Al and off we went to Ashley near Tiverton, Devon for a friendly 140 birds.

I had been given some Hull Superfast to try out which were only a 27gram load.

Al was up first and made a complete balls up of the stand, I was in hoping that 1 gram lead deficit wouldn’t affect my score and made not quite the balls up Al made but a balls up never the less.

The first stand must have been a one off as over the next few stands we both got 8s, 9s and 10s with the lead going back and forth, then out of the blue Al had a shit one leaving the door wide open, he did manage to pull a couple back but it was all over, the doughnuts were mine.

Dereck shot a light load to victory
Dereck shot a light load to victory
Big Gay Al with the pull of a trigger lost his doughnuts
Big Gay Al with the pull of a trigger lost his doughnuts

Happy shooting

Dereck

Big Gay Al back from the dead

Hi Guys

After three humiliating defeats in a row Big Gay Al desperately needed a win bad so I picked up Japanese Toilet Boy (Joss) and Al and we headed off for a mediocre breakfast at The Hilltops cafe before setting off into darkest Devon for a hundred and forty birds at Ashley near Tiverton.

Right from the start Big Gay Al meant business with a nine on the first stand, followed up by a straight ten and a couple of eights, kind of left me and Japanese Toilet Boy playing catch up.

The round went on and Big Gay Al was in his element, nine, ten, ten, eight, eight, he was like a shooting god only slipping with a couple of fives on the whole round.

A huge cheer for Al back from the dead

At last Al has something to smile about
At last Al has something to smile about

I came in second trailing by almost a whole stand

Dereck on it like a car bonnet
Dereck under orders from Trudy to let Al win

And that only leaves today’s shit splattered thunderbox, Japanese Toilet Boy

All the gear no idea
All the gear no idea

Happy shooting

Dereck

Dereck Gets His Ass kicked At Ashley

Hi Guys

It was a glorious April’s day here is The West Country, it was 50 degrees, sun was shining, a few fluffy white clouds against a blue s with a blustery 20mph south-easterly breeze, just the weather for busting clays.

So I picked up Big Gay Al about 8:09 and we headed to The Hilltops Cafe, Pawlett for breakfast before heading down to Ashley, Tiverton for some shooting fun

There were some great clays laid on and the blustery wind added to the excitement. I made my usual slow start with a six on the first stand an incommer stalling in the wind before dropping left or right followed by a left – right crosser, not that difficult really. Al made an equally slow start with a five. Onto stand to and Al improved with a nine and I didn’t get any better, stand three we broke even, Al then hit into a winning streak with a row of nines and tens, leaving me crying in the dirt.

I pulled a few back on the home straight  and only needed eighteen out of ten to win, giving it a good go only dropping one clay was not quite good enough with Al showing how it was done today finishing on 108/140

Three cheers for Big Gay Al, Hip, Hip!

Two stands behind and still smiling
One stand in front no wonder he’s smiling

Happy shooting

Dereck

The My Shit Don’t Stink Trio in Devon

Hi Guys

How quickly the my shit don’t stink trio forget their new friends from Cannington a couple weeks ago and head off to Ashley Clay Shoot near Tiverton, Devon for a hundred birds registered

Baz - The purple headed warrior
Baz – The purple headed warrior

Our star player Baz coming in  first as usual (and was second in class) with 84/100

Mr I don't shoot with more than five
Mr I don’t shoot with more than five

Andy coming in second with 80/100

Terry stood in something nasty
Terry stood in something nasty

Terry – Always the christmas log that wont flush on 49/100

Happy shooting

Dereck

 

70 birds at Ashley

Hi Guys

It was a glorious August Sunday morning so me and Big Gay Al took a 45 minute drive to Ashley near Tiverton Devon for a friendly 70 birds

Al getting the coffees in
Al getting the coffees in
A discovery taking a dip
A discovery taking a dip
Shooters driving in
Shooters driving in
View up to the car park
View up to the car park
A view down the ground
A view down the ground
The high tower
The high tower
An old boy busting loopers
An old boy busting loopers

So who won I am sure you are wondering, well we both started with a ten straight on a nice easy warm up stand, moving to a crosser with an incomer on report Al slipped one clay behind, followed by a pair of high driven Al slipped to four behind, next a pair of quartering and Al slipped to five behind, the rot was well and truly setting in, 28 inches of Beretta power showing 30 inches of rusty Browning how it should be done. Over the last three stands Al managed to pull a couple back but it was too late, he was today’s pebble dashed thunderbox.

Big Gay Al realises his fate
Big Gay Al realises his fate

Happy shooting

Dereck

Dummies were thrown at Ashley

Hi Guys

Andy, Terry (The my shit don’t stink duo) and Dr John went for a 100 bird registered at Ashley near Tiverton, Devon today, whilst there met with Dave (GT) and Gary.

After a couple bad (easy) stands to start with one of our star players got a bit of a cob on when one of his well meaning buddies tried to give some helpful advice, and having a “fuck you all” moment stormed off, well that’s how I heard it anyway.

The adrenalin boost must have aided his shooting as he finished with not a bad score considering it was apparently a tough shoot.

So the scores

Andy = 72/100

Gary = 70/100

GT = 64/100

Terry = 53/100

And today’s shit filled bed pan Dr John  on 50%

Dr John pointing the finger of doom
Dr John pointing the finger of doom

Happy shooting

Dereck