60 vie for clay target shooting honours

TAREE Wingham Clay Target Club's annual two day shooting carnival begins this afternoon with practice.

Competition starts tomorrow at 9am and will conclude on Sunday afternoon and will involve more than 60 shooters from around the State.

The Flying Fox Fifty, consisting of 25 targets double barrel and 25 targets pointscore, is the pinnacle and has been won previously by Australian representatives.

Kim Nealon from Yamba, Tony Ryder from Richmond River, Brad Henshall from Tamworth, Gura's Geoff Richardson and regular Taree Wingham club attendees Brad Hooper from Kempsey and Kerry Miller from Port Macquarie will be some of the top shooters looking to take out the title.

Kim Nealon set the long break record for the club shooting 348 targets straight a couple of years ago at this carnival and if the weather holds out it could be in danger of being broken this weekend.

Local members Peter Ryan and Roger Squire have been recording impressive scores recently and will be aiming to be among the top in B-grade.

Peter Ryan won last year's handicap event where shooters from all grades compete against each other. The best are handicapped by shooting from a further distance back than those still refining their skills.

The clay target club is on Comboyne Road, Wingham.

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