Castle Field Target Club based in Watnall, north of Nottingham.
It was my first ever visit to Castle so I didn’t know what to expect apart from the google maps aerial view I’d looked at earlier. On arrival my first impressions was with its big front doors this really is a Castle for sure and I was going in. The grounds are based in heavy woods quite compact on width but long, this reminded me in away of Cromer’s ground, I guess its cos they both use the track through the ground to shot both sides being quite tight at times. The course which the lads of Castle set out looked a good mix of ranges, not all long for a change but it still had its fair share of tough targets high up in trees and long ones etc.
The weather was looking good for AM and PM rounds with winds being about even for both sets of shooters, the worst of the wind was up the front of the course lanes 1 to 6 and the last lanes 23 to 25. The silhouettes were up front which also caught the wind but didn’t stop me knocking down the first set of Chickens and Pigs until i got to the Turkeys were the wheels fell off in the end scoring 16/20 not too bad I thought and not a bad bit of camera footage if only I’d removed the lens cap.! Wally.!!
I started on lane 22 were I missed the first target 43 due to not giving enough wind and going by my second decision, I should had gone with my first. I managed to get the next target 44 and it was then I’d realised I’d left the lens cap on one of my camera’s. There was a few whistles being blown in the afternoon session and we finished quite late but this was ok cos I’d smashed my personal best for a new one 45/50 I was well pleased and also our team Lady & the Tramps won the day League 2 event. 🙂
My personal best round can be seen below along with some of the AM session lads in action.
Next round 7 will be held at Sywell with the what’s know as the bank of doom 6 August 2017. Good Luck all and Happy Save Shooting.!
Direction to Sywell Air Rifle Club