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February 10, 2013

Another season closes in the UK and I think one word sums it up: WET. Right from the get go we should have known it was going to be one of those years. The glorious 12th became the thrilling 13th with the way Sunday fell. It should have been obvious that any season starting on […]


March 18, 2012

Are your rifle, gun and rod gathering dust? Fear not. With an email or a phone call you can enter a season of great sportfulness. There’s fishing on southern chalkstreams from infamous like the Test and Itchen to more obscure waters like the Piddle and Ebble. Or maybe pulling the trigger 500 times in a […]


March 27, 2011

All clients are created equal, but the ones on the Outside Days Mailing List get offered sport first. In our 24-7 365 day world of blogging, tweeting and emailing, the List is the best way of reaching most of you without joining the spamming hordes. It gives us the opportunity to offer you deals from […]


February 27, 2011

One of the things we pride ourselves on here at Outside Days is customer service. Okay, I hear you chortle, it often comes with a measured dose of my humour, soup and a sausage roll. But as we’ve grown, wherever possible, its come with me. In 2010 that became impossible. Because the cloning industry seems […]


January 25, 2011

Before you start shaking your head about the cost of foreign travel (never mind sporting holidays) and cleaning your weapons in preparation for mothballing, have a look at Outside Days out of season sporting breaks. After all, I didn’t get a can of WD40 for my birthday because I am a frivolous spendthrift. Texas No. […]


June 27, 2010

Well, its finally happened. After years of leg-pulling, stick-giving, and micky-taking at my beloved clients’ expense, one of you has finally gotten your own back. And oh so publicly, too. Talented satirical cartoonist Andy Sipson got his revenge with an image on his Facebook page. Andy, his father, and the coffee table with legs he […]


March 27, 2010

Subtitle: It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time Over the seasons many of you have commented on the patience…okay, sainthood, of No.2. The following is only bound to confirm this view of her. Three springs ago, I packed my bags and took a client to Kaytor Peaks on the south island of New […]


February 27, 2010

When Britain mothballs game shooting for the season, my attentions turn to sport further afield, and to the next season looming on the horizon – a summer of game clays and fishing for trout and salmon. While you’ve been reliving the season past over a pint and cleaning your gun for the final time, I’ve […]


February 27, 2010

Subtitle: The Things I Really Need to Know to Make Your Day Work We start booking shooting for one season before the previous season closes, and are in full swing planning for the season to come by the time March becomes lamb-like. Much as I love extended email conversations and playing phone tennis, tag, and catch […]


May 27, 2008

It’s been a funny kind of year for flies: almost no hawthorne, and straight into the mayfly hatch. Despite a stiff breeze, the mayfly started hatching about lunchtime on Tuesday, and trout took immediate notice. After a morning with limited surface activity (mainly grass snakes on the move), the clients and I packed it in […]