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Your Sport, Our Experience

Whether it is a day out on your doorstep or an excuse to explore the corners of this island and beyond, field sports can take you there. Deep pockets or short arms are accommodated. Take the hassle out of your sporting agenda and call, email, tweet, Facebook or text to fill your boots and calendar.

The Outside Days Difference

Our clients are cherished friends and companions in the field. Each day we sell is bespoke, carefully crafted to meet individual tastes and requirements. Our portfolio of sporting opportunities and accommodation is personally selected and rigorously reviewed to ensure that every Outside Day is a memorable one.

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Howard Day

Howard got his start beating on Cockhaise Estate (then in it’s prime as a duck shoot) at the tender and impressionable age of four. The following summer he fell in love with fishing watching the coarse fishermen at Bushy Park, and by 10 had taught himself to fly fish using the lawn, trial and error, and Mr Crabtree’s common sense advice.

Twenty  years and a fisheries degree later, personal passion became professional calling when Outside Days was established. Howard’s unparalleled knowledge of both sides of the beating line, fishing rod and high seat mean that he is able to work closely with estates to present their sport, understanding the client’s desires and the estates’ ability to deliver on them.

A qualified shooting instructor and flycasting coach and Orvis-endorsed fishing guide, Howard is regularly called on to provide advice to and appear on TV and radio shows in Europe and the USA, as well as contributing quotes and articles to online and print publications in the UK. His privileged position travelling the globe and seeing a diversity of field sports and practices put him in demand as an expert. Despite the poor quality of his jokes, Howard speaks on an array of field sports subjects to audiences as diverse as wildfowling clubs and government bodies.

For press requests and speaking engagements, please contact jennifer@outsidedays.com

For field sports consultancy, please contact howard@outsidedays.com

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Tedparc Rock

A familiar face to many of our clients, Ted was Howard’s sidekick and Man Friday on shoot days. Unless the task involves fast flowing water, super-vicious brambles, or someone might be to hand with a cuddle. He’s now enjoying his retirement, picking up the odd pricked bird that rocks up in the garden.

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Casblaidd Verderer

The new boy on the block (and already making an impression) is Spud. He’s still learning the ropes (and that runners want retrieving not kissing), but shows promise as being every bit the gentle man and love sponge that his predecessor was. He will be at stud in years to come (he’s still only a baby after all) so the flatcoat ladies should keep an eye out.

Outside Days in the Press

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Shooting Times 19th November 2014

Shooting From Scratch
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Trout & Salmon February 2014

Big Trout in Secret Spain
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Sporting Gun March 2012

Vive La Difference
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Financial Times January 24 2009

Walked up shooting through woodland
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Sporting Gun March 2008

Wake Up to Walked Up!
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Sporting Shooter August 2007

Prize of a Lifetime
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Struggling with the perfect gift for the (field) sportsperson in your life? Give the gift of great sport with an Outside Days Sporting Voucher.
Whether it’s for a birthday, anniversary or to round out that Christmas stocking, we have the perfect solution (and you don’t have to know a size, choose a colour or pick a date to make it work). Inside each little red envelope is a ticket to a sporting adventure and great memories. To share this with a loved one, select from the outings below, create your own gift, or make a down payment and let the recipient choose.

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One Outing Guided Fallow Stalking One outing stalking for fallow includes a management animal, time on the range, and the loan of a rifle. Novice stalkers are welcome, which makes this a great way to dip a toe into a new sport.

One Outing Guided Roe Stalking      One outing stalking for roe includes a management animal, time on the range, and the loan of a rifle. Novice stalkers welcome.

One Night’s Guided Sea Trout Fishing One night’s guided fishing between April 15th and October 31st for two fishermen from dusk to dawn.

An Outside Days Sporting Adventure Bespoke Voucher Tailor one of our vouchers to your specifications whether it’s shooting, stalking, fishing or even simulated game, at home in Britain or abroad. These vouchers can be redeemed against all Outside Days offerings.

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Sporting Photographer: Charles Sainsbury-Plaice

Outside Days is proud to be associated with renowned country sports photographer Charles Sainsbury-Plaice Find out more

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Sporting Photographer: Anna Prideaux

Outside Days is pleased to collaborate with leading portrait and events photographer Anna Prideaux Find out more 

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Country Cartoonist: Andy Sipson

Outside Days is delighted to share with you the satirical talents of cartoonist Andy Sipson
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AyA Shotguns

Well-loved Spanish guns imported by one of our favourite clients
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BASC

The British Association of Shooting and Conservation is the national representative body for sporting shooting
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Countryside Alliance

Known for its work on field sports as a leading voice against threats to hunting and shooting for many years
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GWCT

The Game & Wildlife Conservation Trust conducts scientific research, lobbying for policies based on sciences
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The Greyhound on the Test

Michelin Pub of the Year 2013 in Stockbridge, Hants  is a treat for breakfast or dinner when fishing or shooting locally Find out more


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Orvis

Suppliers of quality fly fishing tackle, shooting equipment, and attire for fieldsports.
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The Three Cups

Slap bang in the middle of Stockbridge offering  food and accommodation, close to several shoots and the River Test
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Wild Trout Trust

A charity dedicated to the conservation of wild trout in Britain and Ireland
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