Do you enjoy game shooting and fishing?
If you do, you may wish to consider joining the UK’s largest online community of game shooting and fishing enthusiasts, where you are given the opportunity to buy and sell available days free of charge, attend specialist events, keep up-to-date on the latest sporting news, receive a review of the Season and much more. There are over 1,000 shoots and thousands of shooting opportunities over the UK and rest of the world that you are able to contact at the touch of a button.
James Horne started GunsOnPegs just over 7 years ago, as a free to use impartial service for both members and shoot owners for the buying and selling of both single guns and full game shooting days. Created initially as a hobby, it then grew into a viable business and is now home to over 70,000 high net worth members.
James has been shooting and fishing for most of his life and having been a shoot owner himself, knows just how challenging it is to fill every day on a commercial shoot. He established RodsOnRivers in 2012 which continues to go from strength to strength.
As an indication of how the company is developing GunsOnPegs & RodsOnRivers now form part of an umbrella holding company called the ITap Group, which also incorporates ShootPay, which enables Guns to collect payments from other Guns and to spread the cost of their shooting, and Triple Barrelled Cover, underwritten by Hiscox, which is the most comprehensive shooting cover a Gun can purchase, which aims to ensure that Guns and Shoots can undertake their activities with complete peace of mind.
“I just wanted to say that your website is a really good tool for finding shooting and I don’t think the sport would be the same without your website.” (Nick Beasley, Member Gun)
The numbers of shooting syndicates have also increased exponentially, as a direct result of the opportunities that have been made available on the GunsOnPegs website, and this has led to the introduction of the GunsOnPegs syndicate, which is open to all members.
The recent launch of the digital format Season Review, received by over 47,000 subscribers, was extremely well received;
“I really enjoyed the online magazine. A good spread of articles all relevant to the type of shooting I do. Well done!” (Bryn Howell-Pryce, Member Gun)
The services provided by GunsOnPegs & RodsOnRivers have undoubtedly had a positive impact on a significant number of shoots and fisheries, in some cases ensuring their survival;
“I’m a great fan of GunsOnPegs, which allows me to sell any available shooting on our Estate, even at short notice. And by connecting Guns with shoot owners in real time, it provides me with an infinitely higher level of support than anything on offer from print media with a shelf-life of seven days or less. In this way, GunsOnPegs can effectively increase the size of the UK’s game shooting industry and with it the quantum of pleasure, fellowship and recreation enjoyed by its participants.” (Tom Lewis, Shoot Owner)
Additional benefit has also been experienced by the travel industry, as GunsOnPegs offer access to their Good Shoot Hotel Guide and Awards, which enables all members to decide on the most suitable places to stay whilst shooting.
GunsOnPegs also hold quarterly Cigar Evenings in Mayfair, London, where our guests are able to enjoy both new and old world cigars, whilst in the company of other connoisseurs. We also host the annual GunsOnPegs Gunmakers Evening at The Dorchester Hotel, London. This exclusive evening allows guests to meet some of the world’s most respected game guns craftsman and learn more about the guns they create. This gives them the perfect opportunity to talk to the Gunmakers and potentially order a bespoke gun.
For further information or to become a member of either of these websites, which are both free to join, click on the following links to take you through to the relevant website GunsOnPegs & RodsOnRivers.