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Tuesday, 27 June 2017

Open Weekend Offers and Rewards








Offers and Rewards

One thing is for sure, at the Edinburgh Open Weeknd there will be amazing offers to be had.  Receive a £5 credit note for every £50 spent instore. You can also save £5 and get a free Fishingmegastore and start using it right way to take full advantage of the extra benefits that membership brings. Join tens of thousands of loyal Glasgow Angling Centre customers who are already collecting points.











In addition, our friends at GoFishing will be attending the open weekend and if you subscribe to one of their quality fishing titles, we'll give you £30 to spend in our fantastic fishing tackle superstore.



 To get your hands on this superb offer, simply sign up to either: Trout & Salmon, Trout Fisherman, Sea Angler or Improve your Coarse Fishing for just £40! Essentially it's only costing you 10 quid - we think that's an awesome deal!
 

You'll definitely improve as an angler when you're armed with the most up to date knowledge and skills, so if you are as passionate about fishing as we are, and want to improve your catch rate, a year's subscription is going to ensure you will always bring you're 'A' game to the bank. So get yourself along to the open weekend and sign up to take advantage of this exclusive offer!

 There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT on the day! Click HERE for details!

Monday, 26 June 2017

Come see Fly Fish Europe at the Open Weekend





We are pleased to announce tht Fly Fish Europe will be in attendance at the Edinburgh Open Weekend. The company will have representitives from around the globe to help you. Fly Fish Europe will be here with Top Brands Like Simms, Scott rods, Scientific Angler lines and Many more.



 Steve Peterson

In attendance at the open weekend for the brand will be Steve Peterson. You will more than likely find Steve in the store next to the Simms clothing. Steve knows the brand inside out, having been to the home of Simms many times for training, and can answer all of the weird and wonderful questions that you have about the products. However, it is not only Simms he can help with, Steve happens to be a excellent caster and will be able to assist on any of the Scientic Anglers lines that we have to offer.

 

 
One of the main things that Scientific anglers will be bringing to the show is their own gazebo. Inside which you will find a range of rods and lines to try out. Two lines that will be featured is the new ART line , Scientific Anglers say-
"Ultra fine presentations with dry flies, wet flies or nymphs – isn't that what we all think about first about the art of fly fishing? Scientific Anglers has developed their new ART exactly for these situations! Together with Fly Fish Europe (FFE) their designed an all new taper that suits both beginners and more advanced fly fishermen. It can be described as a true all round fly line with a tendency to delicate presentations. Yet it is possible to throw streamers from time to time because it is a half class heavier. This weight also helps to load modern rods at short distance and effectively fish small rivers. The mid-length head adds up to the all round performance and a long front taper with camouflage tip presents your flies as supple as possible – essential for skittish fish in slow moving water!"
And their new top of the line product the Amplitude, which Scientific anglers say-
"The first series of lines to feature the revolutionary AST PLUS slickness additive, the Amplitude series will shoot farther and last longer than any other line on the market. It’s slickness down to a science. Built a half-size heavy, the MPX taper starts where the GPX left off. Redesigned with more mass toward the front of the head, the MPX provides the same benefits of the GPX, with an added emphasis on presentation. The power is still there, only with an added bit of finesse. Meet your new best friend."

You will not be alone in the gazebo, there will be at least two fully trained instructors on hand to let you try the lines and give you free casting advice. 
  
 There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT on the day! Click HERE for details!

Sunday, 25 June 2017

EAC Summer open weekend 2017 Lure tank Demonstrations!

The Lure Tank demonstrations are one of the fastest growing parts of our Open Weekends and the next one coming up on the 1st and 2nd of July will be the best yet! We have updated the instore format and will be bringing you more of the countries top lure anglers, sponsored by Tronixpro and supported by Savage Gear and Pure Fishing, making this the premier lure fishing event on the east coast of Scotland! All of our featured anglers are at the very top of their game and will go out of their way to show you how to perform the latest techniques and how to rig and fish any style of lure you can imagine. They will even take the time to guide you round our massive lure selection between demonstrations, helping you to choose the right equipment and best lures and baits from our extensive range, so don't miss out and come to Scotland's biggest FREE angling event!



Gary Henderson
Gary Henderson
Gary Henderson started fishing early on in his life. At the age of 7, he purchased his first set up and hooked his first ever fish not long after. Gary has gained a good reputation, through hard work and determination over the past 4-5 years, which have resulted in Pike weighing in at over 32lb and Perch over 4lb. However, it isn’t the list of big fish that Gary has caught that has led to his signing to angling brands Abu and Berkley. “Gary has huge potential that will greatly benefit both Abu Garcia & Berkley,” said Lucy Gourley, UK Marketing Executive, Pure Fishing. “He is very skilled, proactive and has an abundance of passion for the sport, which shows while he’s fishing and off the water. We are very excited to have him on board and have him work alongside our other ProTeam members. “ Gary will also be working with the brand teams, to provide valuable knowledge, product testing and evaluation for future UK products to be launched from Abu Garcia and Berkley.
“As we continue our focus in the Predator market, it is vital that we have a great team of experienced, passionate anglers that can help us grow in this category,” Said John Henderson, Sales & Marketing Director – UK & Ireland, Pure Fishing. “ Adding Gary to the existing team will be integral in helping us to strengthen this category further” ‘I am delighted to be joining the fantastic predator team at Abu Garcia & Berkley,” said Gary. “To be associated and working with some of the best brands in the world is a real honour. I, like many other anglers have always been a huge fan of the Abu reels and regard them as the finest predator reels available, and know when paired with the great selection of Berkley products , I will see my fishing elevated to the next level…it is a dream come true to be working with them.” First stop for Gary in his new role is the Glasgow Angling Centre Open Weekend on the 5th & 6th March 2016.


Lee Goddard


Lee Goddard


Lee has a host of personal achievements including racking up a good number of Bass on Light Game metals as well as a few other species such as Garfish, Scad, Sea Trout, Mackerel, etc.
On Dropshot, Lee has caught a number of species both in the UK and abroad, including the quite rare Baillons Wrasse among more common species such as Black Bream, Corkwing Wrasse, Goldsinney Wrasse and a host of other UK species.Abroad, Lee has used this technique for Striped Bream, White Bream, Saddled Bream, Black scorpion Fish, Rainbow Wrasse, Puffer fish, Damsel Fish, Pandora and again; a host of other species.Getting to grips with some of the techniques involved in “on the drop” fishing with jigheads has provided Lee with the most fun. Using these methods, Lee has caught Leerfish, Amberjack, Scorpion Fish, Scad, Pollock, Bass, Mullet, Garfish, Flounder, Turbot, Weever fish and so many more.

Matt Rand
Representing Salmo and Fox, Salmo brand manager will be on hand to help. It will not only be Salmo lures that the guys will have on show, they will also have a range of the Fox Range and will be there to give advice on how they will be best use them.

There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT on the day! Click HERE for details!

Tronix and Lee Goddard Confirmed for EAC Open Weekend

We are very pleased to announce that Tronix pro team member,Lee Goddard, will be attending the Edinburgh Angling Centre Summer Open Weekend Event on the 1st and 2nd of July! Tronix has quickly risen to the forefront of UK sea angling as a brand who brings the very latest in tackle and techniques from Europe and Japan at prices to suit any pocket and are at the forefront of the fast moving LRF scene that is sweeping the UK! Lee Goddard is a light lure and LRF expert with vast experience of using light gear in the UK, and will be instore all weekend to answer any questions you might have about this style of fishing - so don't be shy!

Lee Goddard
Lee Goddard is a competent angler including Coarse, traditional sea angling and Lure angling both in freshwater and saltwater.From quite an early age, Lee became successful at catching pike and perch on lures with his largest pike weighing in at 21lb, caught on an estate drain in Suffolk.
Lee has a host of personal achievements including racking up a good number of Bass on Light Game metals as well as a few other species such as Garfish, Scad, Sea Trout, Mackerel, etc.
On Dropshot, Lee has caught a number of species both in the UK and abroad, including the quite rare Baillons Wrasse among more common species such as Black Bream, Corkwing Wrasse, Goldsinney Wrasse and a host of other UK species.Abroad, Lee has used this technique for Striped Bream, White Bream, Saddled Bream, Black scorpion Fish, Rainbow Wrasse, Puffer fish, Damsel Fish, Pandora and again; a host of other species.Getting to grips with some of the techniques involved in “on the drop” fishing with jigheads has provided Lee with the most fun. Using these methods, Lee has caught Leerfish, Amberjack, Scorpion Fish, Scad, Pollock, Bass, Mullet, Garfish, Flounder, Turbot, Weever fish and so many more.

Catching any new species is an achievement for Lee. It’s not so much about competing in matches for Lee – he just enjoys fishing and encouraging others to do the same.Lee’s most notable achievements would be getting a place on the TronixFishing Lure team and designing a small range of lures for the HTO brand. Lee felt a huge swell of achievement when he caught a small Bass while testing lures he had designed.
Amberjack
There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT on the day! Click HERE for details!

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

EAC Summer Open Weekend 2017 - Fly Tyers Confirmed!

One of the most popular attractions at our Open Weekends is always the fly tying demonstrations, and our next one at our Edinburgh Angling Centre on the on the 1st and 2nd of July 2017 will be no different! Our newest store will be bringing you some of the UK's top fly tyers, sponsored as always by Veniard and supported by Partridge of Redditch - making this the fly tying event of the summer! Both of these up and coming fly dressers are at the very top of their game and will gladly go out of their way to show you how to perform the latest techniques and how to tie any style of fly you can think of. They will even take the time to guide you round our fly tying department during the day, helping you to choose the right equipment and best materials from our extensive range, plus you can take advantage of some great deals on hooks and materials as well! So don't miss out and come to Scotland's biggest FREE Summer angling event!
Scott Aitkin

Born in Falkirk, Scott grew up in a family of keen fishermen from his Grandfather, Father, Uncles and Cousins, He mostly fished the Highland lochs of Scotland and would often spend school holidays on Loch Arkaig fishing for wild Brownies. His first ever fly caught trout was from this very loch on a Black Zulu!  These days, Scott can generally found doing the rounds within the Scottish competition circuit, but also enjoys trips further afield such as Orkney and the occasional trip down south. That is of course if you can get him off the vice long enough! Scott will be representing Veniard at the Edinburgh Angling Centre Open Weekend on 1st and 2nd July 2017.

Tim Wood

Tim has fished in Iceland and Bosnia and is a frequent visitor to the River Annan and River Clyde in Scotland. He also is a regular visitor the Upper Severn, Upper Dee and the River Vyrnwy. Tim is relatively new to fly tying compared to some, but has achieved a very high level of competence having won a number of Fly Tying Competitions in both The Fly Dressers Guild and Fly Fishing and Fly Tying magazine. His passion is tying small river flies and Grayling nymphs and his reputation for quality and consistency continues to grow in fly fying circles. Tim works closely with Partridge of Redditch who he will be representing at the Edinburgh Angling Centre Open Weekend on 1st and 2nd July 2017.

There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one will be our first ever in Edinburgh! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT on the day! Click HERE for details!




Century Rods Confimed for EAC Summer open weekend!!

Century Sea Fishing
See Century at the EAC Summer open weekend

                                      


                               

Top British tackle manufacturer Century  have confirmed their attendance for the Edinburgh Angling Centre's next Open Weekend Event on the 1st and 2nd of July 2017! Once again Century will be displaying their impressive range beachcasters and boat rods, and they will be giving away a FREE Century T shirt and cap to all who buy a Century rod.
Paul Johnstone
Come along and meet casting champion Paul Johnstone









Century has worked at the leading edge of rod design technology and holds the official records for the World’s longest casts. All over 300 yards on our surf rod ranges. This is important because it is only by exploring the very extremes of composite technology that really useful benefits can be incorporated in there mainstream rods. They have learnt both in combination with our tournament work and field testing that there are ways of making rods decidedly better.
The Century Eliminator T1000 Perfect for rough ground and racing tides








The Excalibur Braid boat rod
Century will also be showing off there boat rods as well. The 3 models in the range are all designed using the same well researched and tested design principles. The 12-20lb is light and super sensitive, the 20-40lb designed for stronger fish and 20-50lb with a more powerful upper tip and slightly more powerful mid zone will cater for the larger specimens.

Saturday, 17 June 2017

Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month Entry June 2017 - Highland Ferox!

Keila Masson with his PB Ferox Trout, caught while trolling in a Highland Loch. The fish was safely returned after a quick pic!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our June 2017 FOTM gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button! Don't forget to share all your favourite entries to help them win too!

If you would like to enter our Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month Competition and have the chance to win £100 to spend at GAC, simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used. You can also enter instore - just ask any member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!