Clay Pigeon Company News


For Sale - Laporte Second Hand Traps

We currently have the following Laporte traps for sale, these are used part exchange traps which can be used for spares or repair. The prices range from £200 - £3000. If interested please contact Duncan at The Clay Pigeon Company on 01949 843777 for more details. These traps are currently for sale elsewhere so be quick!

Laporte 185 PC 10 column - can be used for spares and repair - Price £200

Laporte 185 PC 6 column with tilting base - can be used for spares and repair - Price £400

Laporte 10 column Nodding Teal - can be used for spares and repair - Price £400

Laporte 185 PC 6 column - can be used for spares and repair - Price £300

Laporte 185 PC 12 column TAHLB - Price £1150

Laporte 185 PC 6 column TAH-T- can be used for spares and repair - Price £500

Laporte 185 PC 10 column 1995 - can be used for spares and repair - Price £200

Laporte 185 PC 10 column - can be used for spares and repair - Price £200

Laporte 185 PC 12 column PCAHLB - Price £3000

Laporte 12 column Midi - Price £2500

Promatic 6c Ranger - Price £200

WANTED - copy of specific Clay Shooting adverts published between 1995 and 1997

The Clay Pigeon Company is giving a reward to find the magazines or the full page advert which historically included the following:

A reward of £125 will be given to the first person who can provide a copy of a full page Promatic advert which shows the submarine Promatic leading the Laporte Titanic to sink.


A reward of £125 will be given to the first person who can provide a copy of a full page advert which shows the Laporte Boat sending its anchor on the Promatic submarine and both of them are sinking….

If you have a copy of either advert or both please contact us on 01949 843777


wiClay™ raised the bar and is fast becoming the icon for high performance Clay pigeon trap control and Shooting ground management systems. The wiClay products are smart yet robust with high Ingress Protection rating to keep its electronics safe from harsh weather conditions. Through deep research and development for creating a product range that would become a huge success, the wiClay systems were designed completely in-house and from scratch to address all client requirements and concerns regarding reliability issues they have experienced with other brands. The wiClay card based target counters consistently provide instant target release even while recording clay usage to a wiClay NFC smart card. An audit feature in each individual counting unit stores its total number of targets counted since installation.

Solo shooting features with audible countdown delay are also included with an Easy options menu for Sporting shooters to select from single targets to doubles with adjustable intermediate delay preference settings for on-Report, etc. The advanced wiClay™ SVR™ acoustic technology with unique background noise filtering has also proven to outperform other leading Voice release brands in the industry. Various versions are available for most shooting disciplines and more are being developed to cover all Shooting ground requirements.

The Club house Card administration unit is also by far the simplest to use, making it easy for Ground staff to adapt quickly. wiClay™ equipment is fully compatible with Laporte® target machines.

Asia Olympic Qualifying Competition for Shooting to take place in New Delhi

Thirty-five Rio 2016 Olympic Quota Places will be distributed at the Rifle, Pistol and Shotgun competition, which will be held between the 25th January and the 3rd of February 2016 in New Delhi (IND)

The International Olympic  Committee (IOC) has  approved the ISSF recommendation to  organize the "Asia Olympic Qualifying Competition for Shooting" in New Delhi, India from 25 January (arrival) until 3 February (departure).

After the IOC decided, on 29 October, to revoke the Olympic qualifying status  of the Asian Shooting Championship, the ISSF took immediate steps to ensure that the 35 Shooting quotas would be awarded to Asian athletes in a high-level alternate competition. The ISSF invited all member federations in Asia to submit proposals to host this competition. Five  federations expressed interest in organising this competition and three of them submitted excellent, complete proposals. After evaluating these proposals, the  ISSF Executive  Committee selected the proposal from the National Rifle Association of India because it was the only proposal to organise all Olympic events in one competition at one place in New Delhi.

Participating federations will be responsible for international travel to New Delhi, but there will be no entry fees and no costs at the host city for local transportation, hotels and meals. Each federation can enter a maximum of 3 athletes in the competition and 2 MQS athletes only plus one rifle/pistol team official and one shotgun team official. Additional officials will be at the cost of the participating federation. Three to five star hotels have been selected. Details for the competition schedule and Official Prograrn (General Information) are being worked out with the National Rifle Association of India and will be posted on the ISSF website in the beginning of December.

Team GB Rio Olympic Selection

The first six shooters have been confirmed to represent Great Britain at the shooting events in 2016 at the Rio Olympics. The British Olympic Association
officially announced the athletes selected to compete in four of the disciplines being shot at Rio.

Women’s Skeet - Amber Hill and Elena Allen
Women’s 50m 3 Positions - Jen McIntosh
Men’s Trap - Ed Ling
Men’s Double Trap - Steve Scott and Tim Kneale

Two more places remain for selection and the shooters will be selected once the shooting events have completed at the European Championships in Hungary in February 2016. With the selection process for Rio coming to an end British Shooting and their GB Academy Programme are busy preparing
more athletes for the Olympics in Tokyo 2020.

Skeet diary 2016

Dates for your shooting diary have been announced for major skeet shoots in the UK and the World Championships in America. This year Northampton Shooting Ground will host the English Open with Doveridge holding the British and Olympic skeet championships.  Some of the dates and venues are still subject to changes but will give skeet shooters a chance to plan their shoots for the 2016 season.

Major Skeet Shoots 2016

27th March OSC Championship - Doveridge
9th - 10th April England Selection Shoot - Bisley
1st May ESC Grand Eastern  - Dartford
20th - 22nd May  BSSA UK Open - Northampton
27th - 29th May  English Open (ESK) - Northampton
4th - 5th June England Selection Shoot - Bisley
25th -  26th June ESC International  - Dartford
3rd July English Open Skeet Doubles - Nottingham
9th - 10th July BSSA Open Championship - Eristwell Lodge
12th - 14th August British Open Skeet - Doveridge
27th -28th August ESK Home International - Auchterhouse Scotland
2nd - 4th September BSSA European Open  - Dartford
29th Sept - 8th Oct NSSA World Skeet Championships - San Antonio -Texas
16th October ESK National Inter Counties - Doveridge

Amber Hill makes BBC Judging Panel

International Skeet shooting sensation and Laporte brand Ambassador Amber Hill has been selected for the judging panel to select Young Sports Personality of the Year 2015. Amber who won the award in 2013 for her achievements in the sport of clay pigeon shooting will be joined by John Inverdale, Tina Daheley and Radzi Chingyanganya to choose this year’s winner.

Nominations for the award close on the 13th of November 2015 and those athletes 17 or under on the 1st of January are eligible to be considered for this year’s award. The winner will be announced at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony in Belfast on Sunday the 20th  December 2015.

Visit the BBC site to submit your nominations and for more information on this years event

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