Welcome

We are a club of 100 full and probationary members with no limit on junior, senior or student members. We sustainably harvest wildfowl and maintain wetlands habitat on the Dee Estuary, situated between the very North East corner of Wales and the Wirral peninsula, wildfowling over both English and Welsh foreshore.

Our membership consists of a democratic co-operative of locally based working men & women intent upon upholding the purest form of harvesting a plentiful and natural renewable resource. 

We have traditionally drawn our membership from Wirral, Cheshire, Merseyside and Flintshire, the counties that surround the Dee Estuary.

Wildfowling is the traditional activity of sustainably harvesting wildfowl from coastal areas in the UK. Wildfowling is mainly a solitary activity, requiring considerable fitness, stamina and patience as it takes place on remote estuaries and coastal marshes during the winter months.
The Dee estuary is one of the most important sites in Europe for wintering waders and wildfowl and we are very fortunate to be able to enjoy our sport in one of Nature’s last great wildernesses in the UK.
We have no geographical boundary for membership, provided an individual meets our criteria for membership and demonstrates a sportsmanlike approach to wildfowling, then they are welcome to join us.
For more than two hundred years wildfowlers have pursued the ducks and geese of the Dee estuary and BASC's short film, 'An Introduction to Wildfowling' was filmed on the Dee Estuary.
From the mouth of the estuary of the River Dee, find out when low and high tides occur.
Explore the ‘The sands of time’