Newcastle Wildfowler’s Association shoot at many local sites, including the Lindisfarne – or Holy Island as it is more often known, Montrose, Solway, Findhorn, and The Dornoch Firth.
Anywhere grey geese can be found, our members have trod at some time or another!
Members also accompany new wildfowlers who hold a 3 day introductory permit for Lindisfarne.
Two types of permit are available for wildfowling upon the Lindisfarne (Holy Island) National Nature Reserve. These are:
A Full Seasonal Permit which entitles the holder to shoot, subject to complying with the rules, from the first of September to the twentieth of February. The cost is subject to review annually, but currently works out at less than 34 pence per day available, per season! It must be the best value wildfowling on any permit governed site in Britain.
The second type of permit is the Introductory Permit. This scheme is restricted to eight permits annually and is aimed at people who have never held a permit for Lindisfarne before. The permit entitles the holder to three consecutive days wildfowling accompanied by an experienced permit holder. This scheme has proven to be quite successful as the majority of people have had some measure of success. Quite a few people go on to take out full permits as they feel they have gained enough experience during the three days to succeed on their own.
Have a look in the Archive section to see what some of our Introductory Permit holders have gotten up to.
Both types of permit can be obtained from the BASC Northern regional office. All you need to do is write to them with a self addressed and stamped envelope and they will post an application form out. Alternatively, you can download a form from the BASC website here.
Please take the opportunity to meet Colin Teago – the Wildfowling Warden on Lindisfarne. Colin has a wealth of experience, both as a wildfowler and warden. He puts in a huge amount of work which is often not appreciated by wildfowlers. Please work with him and take his advice and guideance which will increase your experience at Lindisfarne – one of the true and iconic wildfowling sites.