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Easter 2017 in Devon

Hi Guys

It’s easter so as is traditional shit shooters from all over the West country head  to Ilfracombe in darkest Devon for 200 birds of friendly rivalry and banter.

This year 27 shooters descended on The Northgate Inn for breakfast before heading out to The North Devon Shooting Ground for the first round of a hundred birds as a warm up for the main event another hundred birds in the afternoon at The Southwest Shooting School

Unfortunately I forgot to take any pictures so here are a selection from past trips

Jim and Alf looking as intellectual as they can
Jim and Alf looking as intellectual as they can
Who ordered the faggot breakfast?
Who ordered the faggot breakfast?
Terry
Terry
Bob and Sausage
Bob and Sausage
Dereck
Dereck
Baz all smiles
Baz all smiles
From the Left BAz, Phil, Carl, Colin, Big Gay Al, Andy "Meerkat"
From the Left BAz, Phil, Carl, Colin, Big Gay Al, Andy “Meerkat”
Some of the rest of the crew
Some of the rest of the crew

And I guess that just leaves the scores and who claimed the title of Shit Shooter

Shitshooters Easter Shoot Devon 2017

As you can see our very own Andy Meerkat was today’s shit splattered thunderbox

Andy Meerkat  - Beached!
Andy Meerkat – Beached!

Till the next time happy shooting

Dereck

Rare Breeds Charity Shoot Huntworth 2016

Hi Guys

Today was the second annual Rare Breeds Survival Charity Shoot held at Huntworth just off of the M5 junction 24.

The Rare Breeds Survival Trust is a charity dedicated to preserving rare and native breeds of farm livestock.

The day started with me and Big Gay Al meeting Sausage at Junction 24 Market for breakfast before meeting the other shit shooters at the shoot.

Once again the shoot was held over an open field of stubble and a fine mixture of easy, challenging and what the fuck birds were put on by the organisers.

 

The check in
The check in
Dave sweating over a hot grill
Dave sweating over a hot grill
The layout
The layout
Discussing tactics
Discussing tactics

The Three Stooges discussing tactics

So what was the outcome?

Al smoking the clays
Al smoking the clays
Alf using the both eyes shut technique
Alf using the both eyes shut technique

Big Gay Al and Alf tie for first place on 40/50

Dereck earning points for artistic impression
Dereck earning points for artistic impression

Dereck came in a respectable 3rd with 36/50

Little John struggling to fill a tight pair of biggie smugglers
Little John struggling to fill a tight pair of buggie smugglers

One behind in fourth was John on 35/50

Tony "Chairman Moa's batman"
Tony “Chairman Mao’s batman”

A valiant effort by Tony with 34/50

Sausage rubbing one out
Sausage rubbing one out

And finally today’s bucket of bull semen was Sausage with a miserable 28/50

So till the next time happy shooting

Dereck

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

Dereck lets Al win again

Hi Guys

We hadn’t been to Ashcombe near Exeter in a while so 8:30 this morning me and Big Gay Al struck out on the 45 minute drive to The Grill On The Hill at Kennford for breakfast before making our way to the shooting ground only another 5 minutes along the A380.

We were going to start the day with a round of skeet bunnies but one of the traps wasn’t working so good so gave up.

The round started well for me with a two clay lead on the first stand, two stands later we were even, then Al took the lead by a clay, stretched it out to four clays before I hit back with a couple great stands leaving to all to play for on the last two stands.

I then remembered Trudy (Big Gay Al’s wife) said she would show me a good time if I let Al win because he gets all grumpy if he loses, with this thought ringing in my mind I handed victory to Al.

Big Gay Al concentrating on a trick teal
Big Gay Al concentrating on a trick teal
Dereck's hat of shame
Dereck’s hat of shame

Happy shooting

Dereck

Dereck shoots shittier than a shit thing that is shit

Hi guys

Another Sunday morning and once again the clay ground is calling, today it was the Cotswold Gun Club that was honoured with our presence.

We stopped for breakfast at the Toby Carvery as is usual for a trip to the Cotswolds and this time didn’t end up on the M4 heading to London, which was actually quite lucky as the M32 was closed.

I started off pretty good with a couple of eights, Al started of pretty mediocre with some sixes but then I turned to shit while Al upped his game on the home five stands it seemed Al couldn’t miss and I couldn’t break one if I stepped on it, I did manage a straight on the last stand but too little too late.

Nothing kicks ass like White Gold
Nothing kicks ass like White Gold

Today’s winner Big Gay Al

Dereck getting his ass kicked for the fish time in a row
Dereck getting his ass kicked for the fifth time in a row

Today’s steaming pile

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

Ashcombe defeat number three for Big Gay Al

Hi Guys

Big Gay Al was desperate for a win after losing twice in a row so knowing I never seem to shoot very well at Ashcombe, Kennford, Devon suggested we go there today. As usual we stopped for a great breakfast at The Grill On The Hill, Halden.

The shit set in for Al right from the start and it never got any better, eventually finishing a whole stand behind. Always the smiling optimist “Never mind he said I will get you on the skeet bunnies”. Well that didn’t work out so well for him either losing by three clays.

Losing three weeks running now Big Gay Al is in the lead for the 2017 world shit shooting crown

Big Gay Al at the exact moment a wasp flew up his ass
Big Gay Al at the exact moment a wasp flew up his ass

I was under orders from his better half Trudy to leave him on the side of the motorway if he lost, but when I pulled over just south of Cullompton to ditch him he started to cry and promised to shoot better next time so I felt sorry for him and gave him one last chance

It is getting embarrassing shooting with Al he is so shit so I am looking for a new shooting buddy, anyone want to go shooting this Sunday call me.

Happy shooting

Dereck

Big Gay Al big fail

Hi Guys

Yet another Sunday, yet another fine day for claybusting and yet another trip to the Cotswold Gun Club for Big Gay Al and Myself, once again stopping for breakfast at The Toby Carvery, Bradley Stoke and this time we actually didn’t end up heading for London when I rejoined the M5

Things started great for the pair of us with a couple of 8’s and 9’s but then the rot set if for poor old Al, he went so far off the boil he froze solid, he couldn’t hit the proverbial barn door, I don’t even think he could have broken one lying on the ground.

Dereck a shining beacon of shooting greatness
Dereck a shining beacon of shooting greatness

Dereck fresh from defeat last week shows Al he let him win

Big Gay Al this week's shit filled nappy but still smiling
Big Gay Al this week’s shit filled nappy but still smiling

Big Gay Al going for the shit shooter world crown 2017

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

Big Gay Al couldn’t hit shit

Hi Guys

Saturday evening I get a text from Baz a fully paid up member of the my shit don’t stink trio asking if me and Big Gay Al were shooting, seems his buddies have snubbed him, yeah sure dude I replied we are going to The Cotswolds Gun Club, so that was it we were all set for some shooting. I also sent a text to Joss the new shitshooter from a couple of weeks ago.

Sunday morning All arrives and we get into character, then collect Baz and finally onto pick-up Joss. Knocked open his door and it was like the grave, dog started to bark and there was a little rummaging of the curtains then Joss appears like a cast off from a zombie flick. Uuuurrrggh, uurrrgh ugg, fflllluuuuug he said are you going shooting, yeah we said, oh fuck he said sorry guys, well we sent you a text, mass snubbage from the newbie.

As is traditional we stopped for a magnificent breakfast at the Toby Carvery on the way.

Me and Baz started the round with a great eight apiece while Al only managed a four, me and Baz continued with sevens, eight, nines and tens while Al followed behind with fours, fives and sixes, on the last stand me and Baz were even and Al only need nineteen out of ten to win.

Today's hero
Today’s hero

Baz squeaked a couple lucky clays to take today’s honours

Bottled the last stand
Bottled the last stand

The pressure got to me and I slipped into second place

Two stands behind and still smiling
Two stands behind and still smiling

Big Gay Al his shit stinks of shit

Happy shooting

Dereck