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Thursday, 22 September 2016

New Hardy Gear for 2017 - See it First at GAC!

We always look forward to seeing the new gear from Hardy at this time of year and after a low key couple of years they have absolutely knocked our socks off with the 2017 line up! A mind blowing selection that see's Hardy spinning rods back on the market, new applications of their game changing SINTRIX material, the return of the Smuggler name and a whole host of new fly reels including the best cassette reel ever made - 2017 is going to be a massive year for Hardy and you can see, try and buy almost all of the new stuff for the very first time at the Glasgow Angling Centre Open Weekend Event on the 23rd, 24th ans 25th of September 2016, plus you can meet with and chat to the guys who helped design and develop it who can answer all of your questions! But first let us introduce you to some of the new gear...

Hardy Demon SINTRIX Spinning Rods

A very welcome return of a spinning rod to the Hardy range, and as expected it harnesses the incredible power and durability of SINTRIX® technology as seen in the best selling Zenith fly rods and the new Zephrus range! These 4pc rods sport a modern fast taper design, top quality fittings and come in a smart travel tube. With six different models in the range from 8ft to 11ft there is a rod for all anglers in almost all disciplines be it Game, Sea or Predator fishing. Easily the best Hardy spinning rods ever made!

  • SINTRIX® 330 construction for improved durability
  • Full alloy reel seat for long term durability
  • Supplied in a hard travel tube
  • Fuji Alconite guides
  • Priced from around £339.99

See the Hardy Demon Spin rod range first at Glasgow Angling Centres Autumn Open Weekend Event on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of September 2016 or check them out now online at fishingmegastore.com by clicking HERE!

Hardy Demon SINTRIX AWS Smuggler Fly Rods
The award winning SINTRIX® 330 technology has finally been applied to 6 section travel rods delivering unprecedented durability for the adventurous angler. The new Demon Smuggler range of fly rods is available in a range of sizes from 8ft to 9ft 6in and even a 14ft 6in double hander, covering many applications all in a convenient 6pc travel size package. Features include Titanium stripper guides, a medium fast action with high speed recovery, and a unique built in reel seat hook keeper. Subdued cosmetics and a high class finish makes these rods look a bit special - a proper Hardy rod in all respects!


  • SINTRIX® 330 blank construction in 6 section configuration
  • Medium fast action with high recovery
  • AmTac Ti guides
  • Built-in hook keeper
  • Supplied in a custom aluminium tube with engraved metal end caps
  • Priced from around £359.99

See the Hardy Demon Smuggler fly rod range first at Glasgow Angling Centres Autumn Open Weekend Event on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of September 2016 or check them out now online at fishingmegastore.com by clicking HERE!


Hardy Zephrus SINTRIX Double Handed Salmon Fly Rods
Hot on the heels of the launch of the amazing Hardy Zephrus range of single hand fly rods, this massively expanded and improved range of two handed fly rods with Sintrix® 440 construction is set to become as popular and important as the best selling Zenith rods were before it! The new Zephrus range of Salmon fly rods offer the perfect combination of strength, power, and finesse covering all two handed rod applications from 11ft 6in Switch style rods to big water Spey casting rods at 15ft 1in suiting small free stone streams to mighty spate rivers and everything in between!

  • SINTRIX® 440 blank construction
  • 4 section design
  • Fuji stripper guides
  • REC recoil intermediates
  • Triaxial carbon spacer
  • TPS handle design
  • Priced from around £749.99

See the Hardy Zephrus DH fly rod range first at Glasgow Angling Centres Autumn Open Weekend Event on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of September 2016 or check them out now online at fishingmegastore.com by clicking HERE!


Hardy Sirrus Glass SINTRIX Fly Rods
The new Hardy Sirrus Glass fly rods are a range of super smooth, deep loading fly rods bringing the advantages of SINTRIX® technology to a classic rod range. Glass fly rods have enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years among small stream anglers, and these stunning little rods are perfectly suited to short range presentations on small streams, burns and creeks. The new Sirrus Glass range also features incredible impact resistance as well as the ability to 'Self load' at the shortest distances for those close calls with wily wild trout.

  • SINTRIX® Resin impregnated S glass construction
  • Super smooth deep loading action
  • Classic styling
  • High grade fittings and finish
  • Priced from around £269.99

See the Hardy Sirrus Glass fly rod range first at Glasgow Angling Centres Autumn Open Weekend Event on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of September 2016 or check them out now online at fishingmegastore.com by clicking HERE!

There are also a few new arrivals that won't be ready in time for this years Open Weekend Event - but we can still give you a peek at what is still to come and we will be taking pre-orders on all these items so you can be the first in the country to own them! Watch this space for updates!

Hardy Fortuna XDS Fly Reels
The famous Fortuna is back and is better than ever before! With all the legendary strength of the original Fortuna X fly reels, the new Fortuna XDS offers the same saltwater reliability and brute strength of its predecessor in a new lightweight design. The best in class drag system has had a few tweaks and it's new curves and sleek finish mean these reels look the part as well as do the job! Available in 4 sizes and although designed as a saltwater reel first and foremost these are set to become a favourite with salmon anglers too just as it's forerunner was!

  • Reduced weight design
  • 340 degree color coded Drag control
  • Captive spool release
  • Class-leading drag pressure up to 30lb
  • Priced from around £549.99

Ask the Hardy team about the Fortuna XDS reels at Glasgow Angling Centres Autumn Open Weekend Event on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of September 2016, or pre-order yours now for delivery in early 2017 at fishingmegastore.com by clicking HERE!


Hardy Ultralite FWDD Fly Reels
The all new Hardy Ultralight Featherweight disc drag series sets a new standard in ultralight weight line control. Featuring the incredible low weight of a click check reel but with the super smooth drag performance and low start up inertia of a disc drag reel. These will be super popular with small stillwater and river anglers alike and will come in 4 sizes to suit line weight from #1 to #6.

  • Minimalist design to reduce weight
  • Bar stock 6061 construction
  • Stunning cosmetic design
  • Reduced main shaft to eliminate weight
  • Super smooth Rulon Drag
  • Push on /off spool design to reduce weight
  • Priced from around £159.99

Ask the Hardy team about the Ultralite FWDD reels at Glasgow Angling Centres Autumn Open Weekend Event on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of September 2016, or pre-order yours now for delivery in late 2016 at fishingmegastore.com by clicking HERE!

Hardy Ultralite ASR Cassette Fly Reel
The Hardy Demon Cassette Reel was the best selling Hardy reel in history and it's follow up, the Ultralite CLS with it's unique spool change system, was always going to be a tough act to follow.  But Hardy have done it again and the Ultralite ASR is the latest in a now legendary line of cassette reels! The ultimate cassette system reel, the new Hardy ASR (Assisted Spool Release) reel features a fast, easy to use spool release system that actively frees the spool at the flick of a switch and automatically engages the new spool with a simple push fit. Also new to this range is a lightweight size specifically designed for the challenges of modern river fishing. In fact, a choice of 5 sizes in all means you can better match the weight and capacity of the reel to your favourite rods. The Hardy Ultralite ASR is the next level in premium cassette reels, challenged by none.


  • Bar stock 6061 main construction
  • High impact Composite spool
  • Unique 'ASR' spool system
  • Line ID system
  • Multi pad, colour coded 340 degree disc drag
  • Heavily ported lightweight design
  • Full size range
  • Supplied with two additional spare spools and case
  • Priced from around £199.99


Ask the Hardy team about the Ultralite ASR reels at Glasgow Angling Centres Autumn Open Weekend Event on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of September 2016, or pre-order yours now for delivery in late 2016 at fishingmegastore.com by clicking HERE!

Hardy Marquis LWT Fly Reel
Once the mainstay of the Hardy fly reel line up for many years, this re-modelled classic is made in Alnwick and features numerous improvements to the original including a subtle updating of the classic style with an indented regulator button, increased porting and an improved regulation range. Quality never goes out of style and the Marquis looks perfect on almost any fly rod from any era, from vintage to modern!
  • Made in Alnwick, England
  • Bar stock 6061 construction
  • Improved range of adjustment
  • Modified porting to reduce weight
  • Updated yet classic styling
  • Indented regulator button
  • Priced from around £229.99
Ask the Hardy team about the new Marquis LWT fly reels at Glasgow Angling Centres Autumn Open Weekend Event on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of September 2016, or pre-order yours now for delivery in early 2017 at fishingmegastore.com by clicking HERE!

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!



Shakespeare Team Seat Box with Cushion and Strap as Standard

The Shakespeare Team Seat Box is one of the best selling seat boxes on the market.  With over a staggering 3 quarters of a million sold to date, there can be no doubting the popularity of this well designed, British made item.


It's an exceptionally durable and robust seat box measuring a generous 53cm x 38cm x 41cm, making it the World's best selling seat box.

It features lightweight polypropylene, is really tough, has two secure locks, has slots for carry straps and now comes complete with a padded strap and cushion as standard!

Therefore there's no denying that the Shakespeare Team Seat Box is the perfect box for all your gear - reels, tackle, some clothing and even lunch.  Perfect for the match angler who likes to carry a lot of gear or alternatively great for game anglers who fish off the boat and like to carry loads of lines, fly reels and fly boxes etc.  Whatever your preferred use, the Team Seat Box is the perfect solution.


Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Fishingmegastore Reward Card Members Only Pre-Sale @GAC Thursday 22nd of September 2016!

As a special thank-you to all our loyal shop customers who joined our rewards Reward Card Scheme, we will be once again offering all of our Autumn Open Weekend deals early to Fishingmegastore Reward Card holders!
Join the 1000's of customers already reaping the Reward Card benefits!
From 5.30pm until 9pm on Thursday the 22nd of September 2016 Fishingmegastore Reward Card holders who come to the store will beat the crowds and still qualify for all of our amazing deals and offers that we were keeping for the weekend! Even if you haven't received your card in the post yet, simply show a staff member a recent receipt with your unique barcode on it, and they can quickly verify your membership so you can qualify for all the deals!
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Over 40,000 customers are already benefiting from the scheme by earning points every time they shop with us that soon add up to money off future tackle purchases!

Don't have a Reward Card yet? You still have time to sign up, just ask any member of staff instore any time or apply online HERE! Beat the crowds and still benefit from the Autumn Open Weekend deals, plus you never know what angling celebrities just might be hanging around, setting up for this weekends big event!
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See below for just a few of the hundreds of deals we will be giving Reward Card holders exclusive early access to from 5.30pm until 9pm on Thursday the 22nd of Septmber 2016, and of course these offers will be available to all of our customers instore on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Open Weekend Event, along with demonstrations, tuition and previews of this years up and coming products from all the big suppliers in what has become the UK's largest FREE angling event!
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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!

Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month Entry September 2016 - Surprise Bass!

Andy Marshall had a Mackerel bait out for Tope in Luce Bay when this big Bass picked it up! He thought it was a Tope until it was by the boat and it was safely returned after a quick photo!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our September2016 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! 

Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month Entry September 2016 - On the Dry Fly!

Hugh Skeoch with a stunning Brown Trout from the River Clyde, caught on a dry fly!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our September2016 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! 

Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month Entry September 2016 - Double Bass!

Father and son team, Mark and Sam Quilliam with a cracking double hook up of Bass caught on Savage Gear lures during a drift in the Solent on their own boat, Starfish!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our September2016 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! 

Seeland and Harkila confirm for the GAC Autumn Open Weekend 2016!

Ever since our Glasgow Field Sports store was relocated into the main GAC superstore we have attracted a real mix of hunting and shooting customers who browse the store alongside anglers - and indeed a great many of our customers participate in both activities throughout the year!
It makes perfect sense then for us to welcome one of the premier suppliers and manufacturers of shooting and hunting clothing and accessories to our Autumn Open Weekend Event to kick off the main shooting season! So browse our huge Shop-in-Shop for the latest Seeland and Harkila gear, who will have some amazing instore offers on clothing and accessories with fantastic savings over the 23rd, 24th and 25th of September 2016, plus you can get your hands on the latest brochures from one of the UK's favourite outdoor clothing brands!
We will even have a team of Seeland and Harkila staff, to help you choose the right gear for your chosen field sport and they will be on hand with expert knowledge of the many different products and technical materials they are made from - top materials such as Gore-Tex, Primaloft, Polartec and Vibram to name but a few! Seeland and Harkila produce clothing, footwear and accessories that are ideal for a whole host of outdoor activities from Highland deer stalking to Pigeon decoying, Pheasant shooting to just walking the dog - and of course for fishing too, so don't be shy, and ask these guys what selection would be best for you!
Can't make it to the store? Don't worry, you can now browse the entire Seeland and Harkila product ranges on the Glasgow Angling Centre website in the comfort of your own home, and our award winning mail order service will deliver everything you need right to your door!

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!