Scottish Borders and north Northumberland



Carham offers an exciting and varied pheasant shoot, designed to take advantage of the contours of the rolling countryside and its wind. The birds are managed to be as wild-natured as possible adding a further challenge. 

Carham is predominately an open-land shoot and it's healthy population of wild pheasants plays an important part.  There are also a good number of wild grey partridges which can add a lot of excitement.  Woodcock, pigeon and other various are common throughout the season.  We have a friendly and efficient team of pickers-up, but are delighted for guests to bring well-controlled dogs. 

The Carham shoot is founded on the the Straker-Smith family's enthusiasm for the game.  The whole team's efforts are focused on providing a reliably fun day out.  We enjoy making each day special.   The day is usually made up of five to seven drives, stopping for soup mid-morning and for a deliciously heart-warming and substantial lunch. Lunch is hosted in our farmhouse in front of a large open fire. 

We run days from late October to late January which can be tailored to your wishes, ranging from 150 to 400 bird days. Although most parties consist of 8, any number of guns between 5 and 10 can be readily accommodated.


Sporting packages can be put together that put together pheasant shooting and salmon fishing, in November or roe stalkingwith salmon and sea-trout fishing in spring and summer. There are a few options and we will suit the sport to the your requirements.

We welcome corporate parties and can tailor a full entertainment package. All enquiries are welcome; we will be happy to offer what we can.