Wildfowling on the Blackwater
The tradition of wildfowling on the Blackwater estuary in Essex is centuries old. Local people have long hunted or trapped migratory birds there for food or for sport, and at one time the district supported many professional wildfowlers who shot ducks and geese in the winter for the market.
Wildfowling is a hugely rewarding activity enjoyed by many.
The Blackwater Wildfowlers Association was formed in 1960 to maintain shooting opportunities and conserve the coastal habitat of the Blackwater Estuary.
The club welcomes new members so come and get involved!