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    Wild fowling in scotland

    Looking for info on wild fowling in scotland on the clyde and forth estuaries were to go and such like

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    Hi Davie M
    Sorry for not replying earlier, i have not shot the Clyde for a few years now.When i did i used to shoot of Westcliff and cardross easy access to foreshore (Havoc Road) When you look out you will see a few rock clusters, one right on low water mark,this is always good first light,but watch for incoming tide.Down to the right you will see a smaller one this is good to fall back onto once tide is coming in.
    Down to Cardross you will see a rock croy this was good at night time especially for widgeon, all along the foreshore you will see nukes and crannies you can hide in at high tide.You will need a good dog as the tide can run quite fast.
    You will also need steel shot as the mod wildlife liaison officer patrols sometime checking your cartridges so always have some in your pocket.
    cheers
    Jim

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    Quote Originally Posted by rover View Post
    You will also need steel shot as the mod wildlife liaison officer patrols sometime checking your cartridges so always have some in your pocket.
    cheers
    Jim
    ..."in your pocket..." as opposed to anywhere else I take it - like IN the gun, the cartridge bag, etc.

    You WILL need NON-LEAD SHOT = steel, bismuth, etc.
    To save money on such loads it may be worth looking into doing some specialist reloading of them

    Make sure too that your gun chokes are up to the job of firing steel (if that is what you opt to use) and also bear in mind that the longer 3" 7 3 1/2" chambers come into their own with non-lead payloads

    I keep forgetting to get the local permit where I live - as East Lothian residents are allowed access to the foreshore for wildfowling - must get it sorted now the schools are back & things are back to "normal" up here...

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    Don't know where in S Lanarkshire you are but, if you're willing to travel, you could try applying for a permit at Tyninghame through the John Muir Trust. Give the main office a call and ask for a pack to be sent out to you. Big ground, hard work but good numbers and awesome sunrises. PM if you have any q's.

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    you can try montrose basin mate its no bad there or the river tay also

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