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Thursday, 30 June 2011

June FOTM Winner - Loch Awe Brown Trout!

John Gillan caught this surprise Brown Trout from Loch Awe while fishing for Pike! The fish took a ledgered Joey Mackerel and weighed exactly 15lb. A quick photo was taken and the fish was returned safely to the loch.
John with his super Brown Trout
John wins £100 to spend at the Glasgow Angling Centre on fishing gear of his choice! We would like to thank everybody that took part, and you can see all the entries here.

If you would like to enter May's FOTM competition 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 a member of staff for assistance. The winner will be chosen by our expert judges and will be announced on the last day of each month. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page. Good luck and we look forward to seeing the entries. Submit your entry here... 

If you are having difficulty using the online entry form, simply email your picture and details to any of the usual fishingmegastore addresses with FOTM in the subject line! 

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

Fish of the Month June Entry - Nairn Salmon!

Jake Stephen landed this lovely 11lb 8oz Salmon as his first fish of the season on the town beat of the River Nairn using a Cascade fly tied on a copper tube.

Jake's first fish of the season

For your chance to win £100 to spend at Glasgow Angling Centre, simply enter online or send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what fishing tackle and method you used. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The winner will be chosen by our expert judges and will be announced on the last day of each month!

If you have any problems using the online entry form, simply email your picture and details to any of the usual fishingmegastore addresses, with FOTM in the subject line!

Monday, 27 June 2011

New light from Bug-Bond!

The new Bug-Bond Professional Light is a single emitter UV light that will appeal to both the fly-tying fanatic and commercial fly tyer. This is possibly the sleekest, smartest, smallest, and cheapest to run UV light for curing UV cure resin available.
A new light source from Bug-Bond!
The BUG-BOND™ Professional UV curing light...
  • Utilises a CREE single UV emitter that provides consistent curing
  • Uses a single AA power cell. Tests have been conducted using NiMH rechargeable batteries and excellent results have been achieved. It will work equally as well with standard alkaline batteries if required.
  • Body constructed of aircraft grade aluminium and anodised to a Type III specification (dimensions 97mm x 22mm)
  • Weighs in at just 74g, compared with the 12 UV LED light at 104g and Nightsearcher UV torch at 152g. These are weights taken with batteries included.
Although committed to providing a cost effective solution to enable the majority of fly-tyers to access the benefits of their product, BUG-BOND™ also have a commitment to produce a replacement for the acclaimed Nightsearcher UV torch that many tyers on the show circuit use. The ability to power a high quality light with a readily available and inexpensive power cell in most countries will give customers outside the UK and those who travel the confidence that they can cure BUG-BOND™ wherever they might be on the globe!
Uses just one AA battery!
Link this with the fact that most rechargeable packs of AA batteries are sold in units of 4 batteries this will provide the fly-tyer with an almost constant supply of UV light that will cure BUG-BOND™.
We are confident that the introduction of the BUG-BOND™ Professional UV curing light will keep the BUG-BOND™ UV cure resin family at the fore-front of UV resin development for the fly-tyer and rod builder alike for some time to come.
Available at fishingmegastore.com now!
The BUG-BOND™ Professional is available from the Glasgow Angling Centre for just £37.99 including battery!

Fish of the Month June Entry - Tay Salmon!

Steve Canny's third fish of the day, an 11lb Salmon, caught at Murthly Upper Beat on the River Tay  using a 15' Mackenzie DTX Rod and a Hardy Demon Reel loaded with DTX G2 Floating Head Line.

Steve's 11lb Salmon
For your chance to win £100 to spend at Glasgow Angling Centre, simply enter online or send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what fishing tackle and method you used. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The winner will be chosen by our expert judges and will be announced on the last day of each month!

If you have any problems using the online entry form, simply email your picture and details to any of the usual fishingmegastore addresses, with FOTM in the subject line!

Saturday, 25 June 2011

Fish of the Month June Entry!

This unexpected Bronze Bream was caught at Rutland Water by Paul Holmes, fly fishing the Normanton Bank near to the dam wall on the 17th June. The fish took a black gold head buzzer fished static under an indicator with a floating line. After a 10 minute fight on 4lb tippet, the fish was finally landed and weighed in at 6.5lb. A personal best Bream for Paul, but a totally unexpected catch whilst fly fishing for Rutland Trout. The fish was previously spotted rolling and splashing on the surface about 30 yards out, but was thought to have been a large Brown Trout chasing fry.
Paul's surprise Bream
For your chance to win £100 to spend at Glasgow Angling Centre, simply enter online or send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what fishing tackle and method you used. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The winner will be chosen by our expert judges and will be announced on the last day of each month!

If you have any problems using the online entry form, simply email your picture and details to any of the usual fishingmegastore addresses, with FOTM in the subject line!

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Fish of the Month June Entry!

John Gillan caught this surprise Brown Trout from Loch Awe while fishing for Pike! The fish took a ledgered Joey Mackerel and weighed exactly 15lb. A quick photo was taken and the fish was returned safely to the loch.
John with his super Brown Trout!
For your chance to win £100 to spend at Glasgow Angling Centre, simply enter online or send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what fishing tackle and method you used. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The winner will be chosen by our expert judges and will be announced on the last day of each month!

If you have any problems using the online entry form, simply email your picture and details to any of the usual fishingmegastore addresses, with FOTM in the subject line!

Fish of the Month June Entry!

Ben Hopkins caught these two prime Bristol Channel Sea Bass, during some rough seas on a night fishing trip. Both fish fell to crab baits and their weights were 5lb 7oz and 4lb 6oz respectively making Ben a very happy chap.
Ben's brace of Bass!
For your chance to win £100 to spend at Glasgow Angling Centre, simply enter online or send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what fishing tackle and method you used. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The winner will be chosen by our expert judges and will be announced on the last day of each month!

If you have any problems using the online entry form, simply email your picture and details to any of the usual fishingmegastore addresses, with FOTM in the subject line!

Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Fish of the Month June Entry!

Gordon with an 18lb Ling he caught at Seahouses, Northumberland whilst fishing from the Unity charter boat. He used Muppet lures baited with prawns to catch it.
Gordon's Ling
For your chance to win £100 to spend at Glasgow Angling Centre, simply enter online or send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what fishing tackle and method you used. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The winner will be chosen by our expert judges and will be announced on the last day of each month!

If you have any problems using the online entry form, simply email your picture and details to any of the usual fishingmegastore addresses, with FOTM in the subject line!

Monday, 20 June 2011

Hardy Fin & Fly June 2011

Henry Gilbey on Chalkstream fishing
June's edition of Fin & Fly is now available online! If you haven't seen it before, Fin & Fly is Hardy and Greys monthly e-zine where you can read about fishing tactics and tips, and Hardy Academy members share their latest fishing experiences. It's always filled with awesome photography, up to date information, great competitions and this month articles include - Henry Gilbey on chalkstream fly fishing using the new Hardy Zenith rod, Scott Nellins gives us a report of the recent 2011 European Fishing Championships, Chris Ogborne celebrates the arrival of the Bass in his favourite estuary and Nick Hart introduces his guide to choosing the best leader to suit your needs.

Click here to read the latest edition!

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

A Passion For Trout


We have just taken delivery of what we believe to be one of the best books on Trout Fishing and Fly Tying ever written.  A Passion for Trout by Mick O'Farrell provides a comprehensive insight into modern fly development with an emphasis on an imitative approach, and will appeal to both stillwater and river anglers alike. It is no doubt one of the most modern, relevant and informative books on Trout fishing to date. It gives Trout anglers of all levels of ability, inspiration and instruction, allowing you to learn and grow into a more effective Trout angler.
Book Cover
Within A Passion for Trout's 240 pages there is a comprehensive range of fly patterns for both river and lake trout, with over 400 in all covering the disciplines of dry-fly, wet-fly and nymph. Each fly is illustrated with colour photography and each has a precise and detailed recipe to make sure that the reader can tie the fly exactly as it was intended and in doing so, enjoy the same success.

Stunning Colour and Layout
Beautiful Photography
The layout of the book not only stunning, it clearly illustrates Mick O'Farrell's experience, passion and enthusiasm to share his vast knowledge with other Trout Anglers.   In addition, the beautiful photography by famous game angling photographer Peter Gathercole, is sure to make this book a 'classic.'
A Modern Book
When we received the book, a quick glance made us realise that this was something special.  We thoroughly recommend it and easily give it 5 stars.

You can buy the book HERE

Monday, 13 June 2011

Fish of the Month June Entry!

Eddie Kelly caught this wild Brown Trout from Forrestburn Reservoir, near Salsburgh. It was not weighed but was by far his biggest fish to date.It was released unharmed and was spotted thrashing into shoals of fry again within 10 minutes!
Eddie looks well please with his fish!
For your chance to win £100 to spend at Glasgow Angling Centre, simply enter online or send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what fishing tackle and method you used. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The winner will be chosen by our expert judges and will be announced on the last day of each month!

If you have any problems using the online entry form, simply email your picture and details to any of the usual fishingmegastore addresses, with FOTM in the subject line!

Fish of the Month June Entry!

Simon Wootton caught this 28lb Cod off the north coast of Shetland. The rig he used was comprised of Pink Muppets on size 10/0 hooks tied onto a 150lb trace.
Simon with his big Cod
For your chance to win £100 to spend at Glasgow Angling Centre, simply enter online or send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what fishing tackle and method you used. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The winner will be chosen by our expert judges and will be announced on the last day of each month!

If you have any problems using the online entry form, simply email your picture and details to any of the usual fishingmegastore addresses, with FOTM in the subject line!

Fish of the Month June Entry!

Robert Russell with a Brown Trout weighing in at 6.5lbs caught at Glengavel Reservoir near Stathaven. The fish was caught on a Snatcher and was safely returned.
Robert's awesome Brownie from Glengavel
For your chance to win £100 to spend at Glasgow Angling Centre, simply enter online or send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what fishing tackle and method you used. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The winner will be chosen by our expert judges and will be announced on the last day of each month!

If you have any problems using the online entry form, simply email your picture and details to any of the usual fishingmegastore addresses, with FOTM in the subject line!

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Dams to Darnley Angling Club Open Day

Come along and find out more about the newly formed Dams to Darnley Angling Club. Get information about joining the club, meet local anglers and have a look at some demonstration tackle set ups and outfits for Pike fishing. Free coaching sessions will also be on offer to catch other species of coarse fish!
One of the Barrhead Dams
All events are free and children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. The Open Day will be held on Saturday 18 June, 10am - 4pm at Waulkmill Glen Reservoir (one of the Barrhead Dams). From Darnley walk carefully up Corselet Road until you reach the first reservoir (25 minutes) or from Balgray Reservoir walk all the way around, cross Aurs Road and walk down to the second reservoir under the viaduct (30 minutes).

For directions or more information please contact the Countryside Rangers on 0141 577 4053/4054 or email d2d@eastrenfrewshire.gov.uk

Many people currently fish at the Barrhead Dams. To date no information has been found to confirm who owns the fishing rights at the Dams, but this is something that is being looked into. If you currently or plan to fish at the Barrhead Dams then please take a few minutes to have a look at the following good practice tips:
  • Discarded line should always be cut up and placed in the bins or taken home
  • All litter should also be binned or taken home - even if it isn't yours!
  • Existing paths should be used as much as possible to avoid disturbing wildlife and for your safety
  • Parking is very limited at the dams. Make sure you do not park in front of gates at anytime. Scottish Water, farm and emergency vehicles need access 24 hours a day
  • Be considerate of others, keep noise to a minimum and check for passers by before casting
  • Make sure someone knows where you are and when you expect to return
  • Weil's disease results from rat urine. Wash your hands before eating, do not place food on the banks and cover any cuts with waterproof plasters
  • Always use the correct tackle for the species you are fishing for (e.g. wire trace for Pike)
  • Fish welfare should be your first priority. Make sure you can land your fish quickly, carry  forceps to remove hooks and handle fish out of the water as little as possible. Use an unhooking mat with larger fish, and always fish with barbless or de-barbed hooks.
  • If your fish is deep hooked, do not pull on the line. Cut the line as far down as possible in the mouth and release immediately.
  • Never move a fish or use live bait. Introducing fish species to an area is illegal and can result in major disruption to a natural ecosystem, as well as introducing disease.
  • Show restraint in the number of fish taken and respect fishing seasons and return fish where possible.
  • Fishing is a sport enjoyed by many people for various reasons from fun through to food. Respect other anglers and their motivation.
  • Angling is a potentially dangerous pastime, be aware of the dangers of deep water and minimise the risks.

Friday, 10 June 2011

June Clearance Lists Now Online!!!

Everyone loves a bargain!
The latest clearance lists for June are now live on the website! Massive reductions, and loads of new stock added with up to 80% off the RRP! Check out amazing deals like Shakespeare Trion Salmon rods with over 50% off, Mackenzie DTX Spey fly lines with over 30% off and Fireline Braid for only £10! Plus there is a new Coarse fishing rod sale list for you to check out!

We have also updated even more click through links that take you straight to the product on the website so you can buy it instantly! Just click on the code if it is blue- if its not blue then give us a call or email to buy!

Click here to see the lists

Remember the stock levels are not live, and if your not fast...your last!

Fish of the Month June Entry!

Barbara Green with a Bonefish caught in Eleuthera Bahamas on 8wt fly rod and 12lb tippet. She stalked this fish for over half mile before she got a shot at it, and it made six 50 metre plus runs before it was beaten! This photo was taken on the Atlantic side of the island.
Barbara with her hard earned Bonefish
For your chance to win £100 to spend at Glasgow Angling Centre, simply enter online or send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what fishing tackle and method you used. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The winner will be chosen by our expert judges and will be announced on the last day of each month!

If you have any problems using the online entry form, simply email your picture and details to any of the usual fishingmegastore addresses, with FOTM in the subject line!

Fish of the Month June Entry!

Dave Thompson with a 35lb Ling caught from a wreck in the north of Shetland. The fish was caught in 300 ft of water on a 10/0 hook with a whole Mackerel and a green muppet. The fish was part of a personal catch of 500lb made up of Cod to 27lb and Coalies to 15lb and he even had a hook straightened mid water by a really big Ling!
Dave and his monster Ling!
For your chance to win £100 to spend at Glasgow Angling Centre, simply enter online or send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what fishing tackle and method you used. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The winner will be chosen by our expert judges and will be announced on the last day of each month!

If you are having difficulty using the online entry form, simply email your picture and details to any of the usual fishingmegastore addresses, with FOTM in the subject line!

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Fish of the Month June Entry!

Lois Brown from Furnace Mill Fishery, near Kidderminster, caught this 33lb spring Salmon (44in long!) at the Ballathie beat on the River Tay. Head ghillie George McInnes manoeuvred the boat over a likely spot in the Blackstones pool when the fish took. Lois' father Ed, an experienced angler himself, could only stare in disbelief and admiration when his daughter hooked her first ever salmon, a fish of a lifetime! The fish measured 44 inches long (estimated at 33lb) and was safely returned.
Lois and George the Ghillie, with her 33lb Salmon
For your chance to win £100 to spend at Glasgow Angling Centre, simply enter online or send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what fishing tackle and method you used. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The winner will be chosen by our expert judges and will be announced on the last day of each month!

If you are having difficulty using the online entry form, simply email your picture and details to any of the usual fishingmegastore addresses, with FOTM in the subject line!

The Dalmore Rivers Collection

The Dalmore rivers whiskey collection has been exclusively created by Richard Paterson. Each expression is different and reflects the character of Scotland’s four greatest salmon rivers. A generous donation from each bottle sold is gifted directly to the conservation and preservation of these special rivers and the Salmon that run them. In 2010, a pilot scheme of the Dee Dram sold out in 9 weeks and raised over £35,000 for the Dee Trust!
Click the image to find out more!
The Dee Dram - The River Dee is revered the world over for its picturesque beauty, clean crisp waters and of course its exceptional Salmon fishing. In Recognition of this remarkable river, we have created a unique expression of the Dalmore . A generous donation from each bottle sold will be gifted to the River Dee Trust to support their tireless efforts to protect and enhance this beautiful environment.

The Spey Dram - The river Spey is famous for its rich Salmon fishing history and of course as a famous whisky region. In recognition of the Spey we have created this exclusive expression of the Dalmore. The Spey Foundation work hard to protect and enhance the river Spey. A generous donation from each bottle sold is gifted to the Spey foundation.

The Tweed Dram - In recognition of the majestic river Tweed and its rich history this unique and exclusive Dalmore has been created. A generous donation from each bottle sold is gifted to the Tweed Foundation to support their excellent conservation work.

The Tay Dram - The mighty Tay is Britain's biggest river and is famous for its rich Salmon fishing history. This unique and exclusive expression of the Dalmore has been created to reflect the Tay's character. A generous donation from each bottle sold is made to the Tay Foundation to support their excellent conservation work.

With bottles costing around £40 - not much when you consider that Dalmore make bottles of Malt priced at £120,000 - a minimum donation of £4 will be gifted to the relevant river's trust or foundation and go towards securing the future of Salmon stocks in those rivers for years to come.

You can buy the Dalmore Rivers Collection HERE and at most good specialist whiskey stores.

Fish of the Month June Entry!

Aaron Buchan aged 10 has just started fly fishing and this was his second time out, he was with his grandad and uncle fishing Loch Logie, using a Shakespeare Odyssey 8ft 6in rod and Okuma fly reel and using a white fly. This was his first Rainbow Trout which weighed 3 lb 4 oz, and he caught two more and lost another two. His grandad and uncle only caught 1 fish each and they have been fishing for years!
Aaron with his Trout
For your chance to win £100 to spend at Glasgow Angling Centre, simply enter online or send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what fishing tackle and method you used. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The winner will be chosen by our expert judges and will be announced on the last day of each month!

If you are having difficulty using the online entry form, simply email your picture and details to any of the usual fishingmegastore addresses, with FOTM in the subject line!

Fish of the Month June Entry!

Ron Walker caught this very nice and unusually large Haddock from Loch Etive Argyllshire while boat fishing using Mackerel as bait. It weighed in at a very respectable 4lb 8oz.
Ron's big Haddie
For your chance to win £100 to spend at Glasgow Angling Centre, simply enter online or send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what fishing tackle and method you used. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The winner will be chosen by our expert judges and will be announced on the last day of each month!

If you are having difficulty using the online entry form, simply email your picture and details to any of the usual fishingmegastore addresses, with FOTM in the subject line!

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

Support Macmillan and hook £1,000 prize!

ANGLERS across Ross-shire have just days left to sign up for a charity fishing contest that could see them win £1,000 in vouchers.

Fisherman proud to support people living with cancer.
Macmillan Cancer Support wants 20 local anglers to take on its Big Fish challenge at Stoneyfield Lochs Fishery, near Invergordon, on June 11 to help raise over £40,000 to fund its vital cancer services.

So far almost 200 people have signed up for the charity fishing contest across Scotland but the charity is hoping around 300 people will take part on the day.

Macmillan’s fund raising manager in Ross-shire Shannon Hindmarch said: "We have had lots of interest in the Big Fish this year which is absolutely fantastic, however we are hoping even more people will come along.

"It will be a really fun day and all of the money raised will help us provide vital services to people with cancer and their families."

The fly-fishing contest will see anglers at each of the 11 venues across Scotland compete to land one of four tagged fish.

The differently coloured tags will correspond to either a booby prize or £200, £300, or £500 in vouchers that can be spent on fishing gear at Glasgow Angling Centre.

There will also be prizes for the heaviest bag of fish and the biggest fish.

The angler who brings along the most sponsorship money on the day of the event will win the prize of a day’s fishing with Scots actor and keen angler Paul Young.

All those taking part in the event must raise at least £50 in sponsorship.

For more information, or to register, visit www.macmillan.org.uk/thebigfish, email fishing@macmillan.org.uk or call 0800 064 9999.

Monday, 6 June 2011

How to remove a fishing hook!

This guy actually sticks a treble hook into his own arm to demonstrate how to effectively remove a barbed fishing hook from human skin! You can also get medical hook removal tools to do the same job and these come in handy anglers first aid kits that are a must for any fishing trip. Always remember to seek medical advice after these types of injury to help prevent infection.

Saturday, 4 June 2011

Fish of the Month June Entry!

Dawn White with an unusual entry for this months competition! This is a Mexican Lookdown caught in Ascension Bay while in search of Bonefish. Dawn used a Shakespeare spinning rod and Okuma reel with a 1/4oz Jighead at the business end.
Dawn with her unusual Mexican Lookdown
For your chance to win £100 to spend at Glasgow Angling Centre, simply enter online or send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what fishing tackle and method you used. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The winner will be chosen by our expert judges and will be announced on the last day of each month!

If you are having difficulty using the online entry form, simply email your picture and details to any of the usual fishingmegastore addresses, with FOTM in the subject line!

Bid for a day's Trout Fishing Tuition at Rutland Water!

Andrew Flitcroft on his home water - Rutland
Here's an exclusive opportunity to fish for the Trout in Rutland Water with the editor of Trout and Salmon magazine, Andrew Flitcroft, and help raise money for a very good cause too! T&S are hoping to raise enough funds to purchase a wheelchair for 4 year old Oliver King, who suffers from multiple disabilities including Downs Syndrome, multiple congenital heart defects and many of his organs are either missing or in the wrong place.

Oliver has defied the odds to make it this far but now he needs your help to get a specially made wheelchair. This wheelchair needs to be able to carry large amounts of equipment including an oxygen cylinder, feed pump, oxygen saturation monitor and suction pump but because this equipment weighs more than Oliver does it causes standard wheelchairs to topple.

The day fishing at Rutland Water is up for auction on eBay - you can find it HERE. Bidding ends on the morning of June 11th, so get your bids in early make sure you are in with a chance of winning!

Andrew himself will contact the winner to arrange a suitable time and day to meet and fish the vast reservoir. Rutland Water is Andrew's home water, so he knows the venue really well, and will provide you with all the hints and tips needed to target the water's Rainbow and Brown trout.

It'll be an excellent day, full of good banter and friendly trout fishing advice, but more importantly the money raised will go to help a very good cause indeed.

There is a multitude of other items up for auction too, including trout fishing tackle. To view the full range click HERE.

We would like to wish you the very best of luck with any bid you place!

Thursday, 2 June 2011

Fish of the Month June Entry!

June's FOTM competition is now under way and what a fish to start it off! Frank Cotton send us this picture of his awesome 28.5lb Spring Salmon. The fish was taken from the Sprouston beat on the River Tweed and was hooked at around 12.50pm and landed after an epic battle. It took a Red Allys Shrimp in the Mill End pool just above the bottom hut of the beat. It was measured, weighed and safely returned.
Frank(right) with his Springer!
For your chance to win £100 to spend at Glasgow Angling Centre, simply enter online or send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what fishing tackle and method you used. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The winner will be chosen by our expert judges and will be announced on the last day of each month!

If you are having difficulty using the online entry form, simply email your picture and details to any of the usual fishingmegastore addresses, with FOTM in the subject line!

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

Costa Del Mar update!

See what's out there!
We have just updated the GAC website with over 200 new styles of Costa Del Mar sunglasses! Costas are a firm favourite amongst the staff for fishing, driving and just lounging around. With stylish, durable and functional frames sourced from around the world, fitted with hand ground lenses in their workshop in Florida USA, Costa are at the forefront of eyewear design and technology. Click here to see them.

Costa Lenses
The best lenses out there. Two different grades.

COSTA 580 Technology.
High-tech. High-performance. The ultimate lens.
Yellow light is the enemy. It's hard for the eye to process and changes how you see the world. Not with a pair of 580s on. These patent-packed lenses raise the red, blue and green area of the spectrum to amazing levels, while eliminating much of the yellow light. The result is purer vision, deeper colours and sharper contrast. Costa 580 lenses are available in grey, copper, silver, blue and green mirrors, making them the perfect choice for any conditions. Available in glass and polycarbonate.

Costa 580 - now available in Polycarbonate
COSTA 400 Lenses.
Designed for adventure. Built to perform.
100% polarization. 100% UV protection. Unmatched clarity, contrast and definition. This is what you'll see through every pair of Costa 400 lenses. Costa built their reputation and our business on this lens, and it's made for anyone who lives on the water. Available in glass, CR-39 and polycarbonate.

Lense Materials.
Only one thing should come between your eyes and adventures: the best lenses. Costa's deliver amazing colour, contrast and clarity, so you can see your world purely. Here's what they use to make them.

Glass:
The most optically correct lens material offering the purest vision. Costa Del Mar LightWAVE glass lenses are 20% thinner and 22% lighter, and still exceed federal standards for impact resistance. Available in 580G and 400G.

CR-39®:
Exceptional resolution in the most optically correct, lightweight and scratch-resistant plastic lens material out there. Available in 400P.

Polycarbonate:
Just like Costa 580G glass lenses, the latest Costa 580P polycarbonate lenses block yellow light, boost red and green light. They are the clearest Polycarbonate lenses on the planet and are in stock now!

LIGHTWEIGHT - The reason people love polycarbonate lenses in their sunglasses is first and foremost because they're lightweight. With 580P, they can now get Costa 580 clarity in a pair of sunglasses that's so lightweight you might forget their even on.

IMPACT RESISTANT - Costa know the type of people that wear Costas and we know the type of things they spend their time doing. Costa 580P lenses have been tested to meet or exceed the rigorous impact standards set forth by the American National Standards Institute, including ANSI Z80.3 and ANSI Z87.1.

DURABILITY - For the 580P lens Costa developed a proprietary coating called C-WALL™. The C-WALL™ coating is a molecular bonding process with an oleophobic, hydrophobic hard coating that repels water, oil, dust and scratches. Our customers work hard and play hard, and 580P is ready.
Costa Fathoms - our best selling frame
If you need help choosing a frame or lenses to suit your needs then just contact us or ask a member of staff for advice! We also have a huge range of Costa Del Mar accessories in stock and don't forget that all Costa sunglasses come with a Lifetime Warranty!