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Mani Silva

Mani Silva was brought up within a traditional shooting family in Portugal. Mani has been shooting from early age and as a teenager, competed  in trench disciplines. Clay pigeon shooting and game shooting have always been a passion of his.

Mani has competed in disciplines of clay pigeon shooting, mainly UT, Trap and DTL, having reached 6th place on the nationals. He also competed in European clay pigeon competitions. Mani competed at a high level for 25 years.

Mani has always expressed a real interest in teaching and bringing new people to the sport. Friends and colleagues used to ask for advice and tips to improve their shooting.

Naturally, the next step was coaching which he has successfully been doing for several years. 

With a lifetime of experience in shooting and hunting, Mani’s goal is now to share his passion and bring new people into the sport as well as helping experienced shooters to improve their shooting experiences.

The Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors
The Institute of Clay Shooting Instructors

British Association for Shooting and Conservation (BASC) shotgun coach
BASC accredited coach
BASC safety officer

What a legend Mani was! Those clays didn’t know what hit them!

Mr T
April 2023

Then a great clay shoot with Mani also a great laugh! Thanks for the experience, we’ll be back!

Liam, Baz and Ed
February 2023

Mani is a brilliant guy. Extremely well experienced at clay shooting and did a brilliant job at making us comfortable during our first time experiencing the sport. Will definitely look at coming back!

Luis Pinto
February 2023

A special mention to Mani who oversaw the shooting experience – he was excellent, and his passion for clays was infectious. So much so that he has got me looking locally for where I can take it up as a hobby!

Danny Maddison
November 2022

First off we had clay pigeon shooting which the instructor Mani smashed it he went above and beyond to make it sure we had a good time shooting.

Shane B
September 2022

Mani in particular was a top guy, funny and knowledgeable helped me hit most of my clays with some good banter and encouragement – loved it.

Darren M
June 2022

All the instructors were very professional fun and a good laugh but we all loved Mani with his witty banter spurring us on to hit the clays !

Justin
June 2022

Had a brilliant time and was made really fun by Mani and his knowledge. Was really relaxed atmosphere but safe. Thanks for a top event.

Karl W
May 2022
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