Goose & Duck Flighting, Wigtown Bay, Dumfrieshire, Scotland
Decent goose hunting can be had from December till end of January with large influxes of birds mainly Grey lags and pink feet over this period.
Every year, from September to early May, the region plays host to tens of thousands of overwintering geese: barnacle, greylag, pink-footed, Greenland white-fronted, and brent. They come to escape the bitter winters of their northern breeding grounds, and join our resident populations of feral greylag and Canada geese.
This small family hotel we use is in Wigtown has great food and excellent atmosphere and I have personally been there many times hunting and fishing on the river there rooms are spacious and comfortable and we can accommodate a large party by utilising the local B&B accommodations next door.
- By Ferry:
Northern Ireland is less than 2 hours away by ferry! From Belfast or Larne to Stranraer and Cairnryan the carriers are:- Stena Line or P&O Ferries Stranraer (Stena) or Cairnryan (P&O) are about a 35 minutes drive from the Bladnoch Inn. Many of our sporting guests are from over the water due to our proximity to the ferries.
- By Road:
(from Dumfries or Stranraer) At the Newton Stewart roundabout, turn off the A75 on to the A714, signposted Wigtown. Continue on this road (A714) for six miles. Turn right on to the B7005 and continue on this road for 2 miles. The Inn is on the left before the bridge over the river.
- By Air:
Glasgow (Prestwick) is reasonably close with cheap flights, especially from London Stanstead and many new low cost routes from Europe have recently opened up. Ryan Air has currently 20 continental routes including Barcelona, Girona, Bournemouth Brussels, Charleroi, Cardiff, Derry, Dublin, Faro, Frankfurt, Gothenburg. London Stanstead, Hamburg. Milan, Oslo, Paris, Pisa, Shannon, Stockholm. For more information on Prestwick Airport see the Prestwick web site.
4 nights and 3 days shooting with 6 flights (3 am 3 pm flights)for geese and duck Single ensuite B&B only £650 per gun if you want a rough shoot mid day we can arrange this for you at an extra cost please ask.