Many Sussex masons participate in a wide range of shooting sports; in particular the many rough shoots, game shoots, wildfowling and, of course clay shoots
Informal clay shoots provide an opportunity for non masons and partners as well as masons to meet and get to know each other, united by a common interest in shooting.
In several other provinces specific shooting sports lodges have been formed, we have now formed one here, based in Chichester. Go to Artemis Lodge for more details.
Informal clay pigeon shoots are held on a regular basis at Southdown Gun Club, the mid week ones being on the morning of the first Friday in the month. Other events such as charity and weekend shoots are organised on an occasional basis. Southdown is conveniently located just north of Worthing near Findon and is right in the heart of the South Downs.
The dates for 2023 week day shoots are as follows:
6th January, 3rd February, 3rd March, 7th April, 5th May, 2nd June, 7th July, 4th August, 1st September, 6th October, 3rd November and 1st December.
The Dates for the Saturday shoots are:
14th January, 1st April, 1st July and 14th October.