GunsOnPegs Review of 02 12 15:
First day 23 10 15
- Boxall & Edmiston ‘100th Gun’ Press simulated day 20 08 15:
A warm welcome and good quality birds and fine hospitality provided by Jonathan and the team, highly recommended.
A.N.- Jan 2016
The keeper and his team worked tirelessly to put on a great day, the partridges flew high and fast and the pheasants went well on most of the drives. My brother and I had a wonderful day and were made to feel very welcome. We will definitely be booking a day next year, thanks to all that made the day possible.
D.P.- Jan 2016
Shot here on the 23rd of December on an overcast but still day not that it dampened the beating team or our host Nick’S spirits -one of Wrekin Sporting’s keepers at Leighton. After the briefing of how the day was to be conducted the beat team did a superb job delivering 3 cracking drives with good sporting pheasants and partridges from woods and copses whilst the guns where located on a stubble field in which can only be described as picturesque scenery. Lunch was followed by two drives one a game crop and the other out of the woods at the side of Leighton Hall producing sporting birds for guns of any ability. Thanks to Nick and the team along with Jonathan for all the behinds the scenes work and sorting out the shooting out for us. We will return here for sure next year. 5***** shoot
M.D. – Jan 2016
Just had a great day with Nick and the besting team, the birds flew very well, very friendly staff and looking forward to booking a couple of days next year . Good luck guys for the rest of the season
P.S. – Jan 2016
We booked a 100 bird day in January 2016. Birds Flew very well and the team of 8 all had some good shooting. Both Jonathan and Nick put on an excellent day .Good food in the pub.
I would recommend this shoot to teams or single guns.
N.M. – Jan 2016
A great days sport at Leighton was had by all – The shoot is good value and Jonathan does not shy away from making it as friendly and enjoyable as possible for all the guns attending. The beating line, pickers up and our host were all charming and I would recommend the shoot to anyone looking for an enjoyable day out with a warm a friendly atmosphere.
E.M – Dec 2015
We attended a shoot at Leighton mid December 2015, and despite the recent rainfall limiting which drives were available, our hosts Nick and Dave provided some great sport. Genuinely friendly people, who made sure we had an excellent day – i will certainly be going back.
R.B. – Dec 2015
I had a great day at Leighton in Early December, fantastic birds and plenty of them, a great mixture of drives; lunch was impressive as was the professional manner of the day. Jonathan & Nick are a great team and do their very best to make you feel like you are on a family shoot. Well recommended.
J.G. – Dec 2015
Jonathan Crow now runs this shoot, so you can expect a warm welcome and a professionally-run day. The ground is picturesque, a large number of drives are available on the shoot and it has plenty of potential for showing good birds. A couple of weeks ago the birds were already well-grown and in excellent shape. We had a good day and I’m looking forward to more!
P.B. – Nov 2015
- Shooting Times Review by Tony Jackson 02 11 1995
‘’Jonathan Crow has created some quite astonishingly good drives. The land is farmed in sympathy with wildlife and particularly with partridges in mind. It is what a successful partridge shoot should be.’’
- Shooting Times Review by Tony Jackson 07 10 2015
Shot here on the 27th of Jan 2016 for the second time with Wrekin sporting after a day at Leighton previously, well where do I start? This is proper English partridge and pheasant shoot at its best! Fast flying partridge over tall hedges and tree lines, the beating team were a credit as the birds flew faultlessly, which given the wind during our visit took some serious skill. Our host Jonathan Crow deserves more credit than can be written here, from the great hospitality during our briefing for the day it all just ran like clockwork. All finished off with tea and scones in the shoot house before our departure. Can’t recommend enough if you like traditional shooting and a great laugh with a good team get a day booked and I guarantee you will want to return.
M.D. – Jan 2016
Shot here on the 22nd January – second time this season. A good mix of drives and some excellent partridges. All the guns had some great shooting. This is a very well-run shoot, but relaxed and very friendly. Looking forward to more days here next season.
S.V. – Jan 2016
Well today we shot at Jonathan Crows of Wappenshall and what a day. Hospitality was A*; Jonathan is a grand chap. The keeper and beaters were exceptional with conditions on the day very still and sunny from the start. We had a great day and as mentioned in other reviews these are cracking fast flying traditional partridge and very testing even for the experienced shot with lovely pheasants thrown in. It took me a drive and a bit to get my eye in. I will most definitely be back at Wappenshall next season to enjoy another day with a great host, many thanks to Jonathan and his team.
A.F.- Jan 2016
I have shot this shoot many times and on this occasion we were not blessed with good weather or guns that could shoot traditional Partridge. Despite not having luck on their side on this day Jonathan and the team worked their socks off going the extra mile to make sure everything could be done to offer the guns a great day. All the guns were happy and its great to see a shoot owner perceived to show guns a good day even when the odds are against them. A big well done and I’ll be sure to be back next season.
J.G. – Oct 2015
I took a full team of experienced and novice guns, to Wappenshall and we all had some fantastic shooting testing everyone. The wind was still on the first couple of drives, but despite this the beaters worked hard and produced some memorable partridge over the line. After an excellent lunch in the local pub, the wind picked up and the beaters produced some truly phenomenal partridges over the line. Traditional partridge shooting at its very best and every gun came home with several shots that will stay with them for a long time to come! An excellent day with some truly memorable drives and birds! Beaters and pickers up clearly work exceptionally hard to produce such quality. First rate hospitality from Jonathan and his family, I will definitely be booking more days here
My team shot Wappenshall on 15th September the first driven day of the season. Jonathan & his team pulled out all the stops for us & we enjoyed a great day of driven partridge, we had some large coveys over us at times which made for exciting shooting. The hospitality was excellent, we were looked after very well indeed. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Wappenshall to anyone who enjoys their Partridge shooting.
C.R.- Sep 2015
I joined an established team of guns as a single gun on the 15th September 2015 along with my partner. We were made to feel very welcome by all the team and the hospitality offered by Jonathan was great. The weather wasn’t favourable for us, but Jonathan and the team of beaters did a good job to put the birds over the guns on the 8 drives we shot. We really enjoyed the day and I shot some testing birds. It was also a pleasure to watch the pickers up working their dogs at the end of the drive, very professional. It has been mentioned in previous reviews: the cake and flapjacks laid on at the end of the day were great. I will return again in the future. Thank you Jonathan for a good memorable day.
M.K.- Sep 2015
Hi Jonathan, thanks for a very enjoyable day as always, it’s been a pleasure shooting with yourself, Nick and the team of beaters and pickers up (good bunch of lads) the partridge flew well out of the covers and were challenging, looking forward to seeing you next season, a quick mention about Mrs Cs flapjack….WOW.
P.S.- Jan 2015
This is my 3rd year shooting with Jonathan Crow, this year a 150 bird day and we shot 193 with no overage charged, great Partridge Shooting for guns who understand Traditional Partridge shooting and shoot them where they are supposed to be shot, in front. Great Cakes by Mrs Crow again. This is a must for serious Partridge shooters.
J.G.- Sep 2014
Thanks for providing us with a great day,15.10.13. I think all the guns were very pleased, also thanks to Nick and his teams of beaters and pickers up, i love your signalling system when a large flush is on its way, and your catering is perfect, also I would to thank you for allowing us to exceed the bag with no overage charge, if I can squeeze another day in I’ll be in touch.
L.B.- Oct 2013
I shot with Jonathan towards the end of last season doing 1 day in mid Jan and a day on the 1st of Feb, both days were only small bags but they were as enjoyable as any big day. Great groups of guns and great birds very relaxed and Jonathan made us all feel very welcome. Will be back for a bigger day at the start of the season.
J.A.- Apr 2013
I had the pleasure of shooting with Jonathan on the 15th October, a 100 bird day, shooting 8 guns. A super welcome, fantastic traditional Partridge Shooting over 6 drives, lovely lunch, great host, professionally run day with excellent pickers up. The bag was 125 with no overage charged.
J.G.- Oct 2012