Fraser Coast Sporting Clays

Fraser Coast Sporting Clays

Sporting Clays is a clay target discipline using shotguns that simulates the type of shooting one could normally expect in the field while hunting.

The size of the targets, their speed and angles of flight are all variable, making sporting clays the most challenging and enjoyable clay target sport you can participate in. Unlike conventional clay target shooting where targets all follow regular and standard trajectories from course to course, no two sporting clays ground are the same and no two grounds have the same targets.

In Sporting Clays, aspects of the natural terrain at the ground are fully utilised so that competitors are shooting amongst trees, rocks, uphill, downhill and overhead. Many different types of targets are employed in Sporting Clays, including "standard" clays, smaller "midi" targets, "rabbit" targets that roll along the ground and "battue" targets that turn through the air. Targets are thrown as single targets and pairs from different angles and speeds around the competitor. A single round of Sporting Clays consists of 25 targets.

Sporting Clays is a safe and enjoyable sport with a great social atmosphere as competitors shoot together in groups.

Interested Shooters do not need to be licensed and club members can assist beginners with initial instruction in gun safety and help with coaching shooters as they shoot a round of sporting clays.

NOTE:  For your convenience, please contact a club committee member to advise of your intention to participate, as shoots may be cancelled due to access roads, and weather conditions.  A club member can then contact you to advice of cancellation.  See “Contacts” page.