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Thursday, 29 March 2012

We now accept PayPal!

In addition to all the major credit/debit cards and payment methods, Glasgow Angling Centre now accept PayPal payments on all mail order purchases!
PayPal is the preferred payment method for most eBay users and is now increasingly popular on many shopping websites. PayPal lets you send payments quickly and securely online using a credit card or bank account. It is also great for all of our international customers, making it even easier to shop from us!

There are many advantages to buying online with PayPal, you can find out more about these here - paypal.com

Fish of the Month March Entry - Local Carp!

Connor Dickinson with his new PB Carp weighing 17lb, caught from his local lake in Liverpool.
Connors new PB
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2012 gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button!
If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used through this page of our website. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

Wednesday, 28 March 2012

Swedish Abu Stamps!

Check out these new stamps depicting classic items from Swedish manufacturer Abu.
Available from posten.se

Tying The Ayrshire Man Salmon Fly with Davie McPhail

Davie ties the Ayrshire Man, a fly which contains all the favourite colours and materials of the modern Salmon fly fisherman!



Materials Used:

Hook - Partridge Salar Double
Thread - Black Unithread 8/0
Tag and Rib - Medium Oval Gold tinsel
Tail - Polar Fiber or Bucktail dyed Hot Orange
Body- Black UniFloss
First Hackle - Chinese Cock dyed Sunburst or Orange
Wing - Black Bucktail, Pearl Krystal Flash and Hot Orange Arctic Fox
Cheeks - Jungle Cock
Front Hackle - Hot Orange Badger

Davies preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre - if you need any help finding them or choosing substitutes we will be more than happy to help!

Fish of the Month March Entry - Record Turbot!

Eddie Christie was fishing aboard Oberon off Shetland when he caught this 26lb 1oz Turbot, a new Scottish record! The fish took a baited spoon fished on a Shimano outfit and was the second fish to beat the record in two days, after standing for over 28 years!
Eddie with the new Scottish Record Turbot!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2012 gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button!
If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used through this page of our website. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

Fish of the Month March Entry - Big Hybrid!

Tommy Lauriston caught this big F1 Carp during a match at Magiscroft Fishery in Cumbernauld. Normally F1 hybrids don't get much bigger than 5lb so this 6lb 8oz specimen is a super fish and a new PB for Tommy!
Tommy's new PB F1
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2012 gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button!
If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used through this page of our website. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Trout and Salmon Magazine - 14ft Salmon Rod Review

This month in Trout and Salmon magazine they have one of their big rod reviews, always a source of much discussion between anglers all over the world! This time round it's 14ft(roughly) Salmon fly rods, with the focus mostly on new models for this season! The stand out models tested include...
The new Guideline Exceed - In Jim Curry's review of this rod he loved the responsiveness and versatility and there is definitely a bit of a buzz around these rods instore with the first and second deliveries selling out very quickly! Is this the best value for money rod Guideline have ever made? We think so!
The Greys XF2 'S' - The replacement for the Greys X-Flite is proving very popular and having the choice between the Scandi action and Traditional action is a clincher for a lot of customers. Jim Curry said in his review of the rod how powerful it was and how it would make a great sunk line rod. It's a pity they couldn't also test the XF2 'T' model along side the Scandi model.
The Hardy Marksman 2 'T' - Both rod testers, Jim Curry and Gary Champion, were impressed by these rods, liking the cosmetics and action of the rod and praising its lightness in the hand in their reviews. Again this rod is available in a Scandi version and it would have been nice to have seen them both tested to see what they thought.
The Mackenzie DTX G2 - Scott Mackenzies latest rods have been getting a lot of attention in the shop both from veteran DTX owners and newcomers alike. Gary Champion noted the improvements in his review, pointing out that this rod was slimmer, lighter and faster than previous models tested, virtues that may not suit everybody, but then the older rods are still available to buy and at a better price than ever!
The Hardy Zenith SINTRIX double hander - Both Jim and Gary were very impressed with this rod and gave it a glowing review! The power and performance of these rods did not go unnoticed and neither tester had a bad word to say about it, and this is also what we have found with anyone who test casts these, you just don't want to put it down! The only drawback is the price but these rods are really at the top of their game...

You can read the full review HERE and every rod is available to see and buy from Glasgow Angling Centre both instore and online.

Loop in Cuba Teaser

Loop Flyfishing and Solid Adventures look like they had a lot of fun in Cuba! The new Loop Cross S1 rods and the latest Classic, Multi and Evotec reels make short work of Bonefish, Permit and Tarpon in this teaser video!

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Tying an Early Season Midge Pupa Buzzer with Davie McPhail

Buzzers are a staple food item for stillwater Trout throughout the year and this slim buzzer pattern from Davie is deadly right from the very start of the season! Fish it dead slow on a floating or intermediate line with the longest leader you can manage for best results!



Materials used:

Hook - Kamasan B110 size 10
Thread - UTC 70 Black
Rib - Black Flexi Floss and Grey Turkey
Body - UTC 70 Black
Wing Buds - Polar Pearl Lite-Brite Coloured with marker pen
Thorax - UTC 70 Black
Breathers - Polar Pearl Lite-Brite
Epoxy - Lite UV resin

Davies preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre - if you need any help finding them or choosing substitutes we will be more than happy to help!

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Fish of the Month March Entry - Argyll Brown!

Kenneth Carmichael with a 3lb 2oz wild Brown Trout from a small Argyll hill loch.
Kenneth and his Argyll Brownie
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2012 gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button!
If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used through this page of our website. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

Fish of the Month March Entry - Big Turbot!

Dave sellers caught this Turbot weighing 30lb off the Shambles Bank while fishing aboard the Katie Ann. Bait used was Sandeel, fished on an Abu rod and Abu 7500 reel with a running ledger rig.
Dave with his massive Turbot!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2012 gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button!
If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used through this page of our website. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

Monday, 19 March 2012

Fish of the Month March Entry - Opening Brown!

Anne Woodcock shows off her best Brown Trout of the day after a session that yielded 30 fish. The 6lb Brownie was landed on her pink Sage fly rod, which was designed by Sage to raise money for breast cancer charity Casting for Recovery!
Anne with her big Brownie
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2012 gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button!
If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used through this page of our website. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Fish of the Month March Entry - Nice Perch!

Les Parsons caught this fish, his new personal best Perch, from Amazon Wood Fishery in East Sussex. He fished the pole at 6 metres, tight in to the margins with lob worm as bait and had another big Perch just before this one!
Les and his new PD Percy!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2012 gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button!
If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used through this page of our website. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

Friday, 16 March 2012

Hardy Fin & Fly March 2012

Gwilym Hughes talks about the Grannom Emerger
The March edition of Fin & Fly for 2012 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 and great competitions.

This month it features six new articles that focus on all aspects of the fly fishing world, with contributions from some of the top names in the sport! Chris Ogborne looks at the benefits of a balanced outfit and the advantage of using a rod, reel and line that are genuinely made for each other, Steve Peterson offers his top tips on fishing stillwaters in early season, Hardy & Greys Academy Member, Mark Roberts discusses the right fly for the right conditions, Gwilym Hughes talks about the Grannom Emerger and John Bailey talks about his March highlights.

Click here to read the latest edition! 

Thursday, 15 March 2012

Guideline Exceed Fly Rods Now in Stock!

All models have recommended casting weight
written on the blank
The long awaited replacement for the much acclaimed ACT4 rods from Guideline has arrived in stock! The guys at Guideline have put a lot of time into the new Exceed rods, taking design cues from the best and most popular Guideline fly rod models of the last decade, then remastering them into one of the best performing Mid Price range rods ever produced. With eleven single hander, three Switch rods and four double handed rods this range offers a great choice of lengths and line ratings.
The best features from the last decade of Guideline rods
Each rod has its own unique mix of Japanese carbon, making it possible to generate the tiny, subtle tweaks required to bring out the most from the new tapers. The great experience of Guideline chief rod designer Leif Stävmo, together with the superb manufacturing skills from the factory engineers has resulted in a range of rods that are sure to put a big smile on the faces of many fly anglers around the world. These rods even surprised the Guideline crew with their performance, exceeding all expectations. Hence, the name of these rods – Exceed…
Slingshot feel to the single hand rods
EXCEED SINGLE HAND
The Guideline Exceed single handed rods have collected inspiration and action curves from the popular Fario rods, a smooth, yet powerful action that accepts a wide variety of casting strokes and styles. The 9'6'' and 10' rods have evolved through several sample generations and revisions. The final result is rods that have a character of their own - fast, yet offering a surprising and very positive “Slingshot” feel during the cast. This will also be highly noticeable during any kind of Spey cast. These rods work very well with both the 4cast lines and the new longer bellied Experience lines from Guideline.
The unique Exceed Switch rod
EXCEED SWITCH
The Guideline Exceed Switch rods come in three line weights and are great tools for the angler that wants the best of both worlds. The popular LPXe Switch rods lend part of their action curves to these rods and Guideline then started making small changes here and there to get to the final action. Unique to these rods is the lightness and the slightly shorter butt and full wells handles. This brings out the very best performance from the blank during both single and double handed casting and ensures a very effective and exact stroke, when needed. Building the rods in this way make them so much more alive and fun to fish than the typical, slightly heavy and either extremely soft (regressed action) or stiff Switch rods, so common on the market today.
Amazing value Exceed Salmon rods
EXCEED DOUBLE HAND
The four new Guideline Exceed double handed rods are inspired by the bestselling Le Cie Rods and make up the range for the Salmon, Sea Trout and Steelhead angler. The 12' and the 12'9 rods are newcomers to the Guideline length range and have immediately shown themselves to be very well suited to many European Rivers. The two longer models will feel equally at home in British Columbia’s Steelhead Rivers as in Norwegian and Scottish Salmon waters. These two rods almost carry the same fast, overdrive kick as their better known “Big Brothers”, LeCie and LPXe and will be a superb rod for the more budget minded angler. Exceed Rods are manufactured exclusively with Japanese High Modulus Carbon cloths and the multi- modulus manufacturing process produces strong, lightweight blanks with low diameters and great balance. The 13'7'' rod was highly recommended in a recent Trout and Salmon magazine rod review.

The new Guideline Exceed can be purchased now from Glasgow Angling Centre both online and instore or come and try one on our casting pool - you will be very impressed!

Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Fish of the Month March Entry - Cleveley Carp!

Steve Barnes caught this 26lb 4oz Mirror Carp at Cleveley Bridge Fishery. The fish fell for a boilie bait.
A nice Mirror Carp for Steve
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2012 gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button!
If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used through this page of our website. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

Prehistoric Fish Tale?

The fossils tell the story!
Fossil remains of an ancient fish, related to the modern Herring, excavated in Bavaria show it in the act of snaring its prey and paying with its own life! Apparently the 25 inch long fish caught the flying Pterosaur in mid air before choking on its wing membrane and suffocating. The Pterosaur, which has a wingspan of around 27 inches, even had a smaller fish lodged in its throat!

"The Aspidorhynchus apparently attacked from in front when the Rhamphorhynchus still flew low above water surface [it presumably hunted by skimming for fish, like sea eagles do], grabbed the left wing level with the distal end of the antebrachium close to the carpus and pulled the Pterosaur under water. While the Rhamphorhynchus rapidly drowned with its last prey in the throat the cause of death of the Aspidorhynchus remains speculative. Evidently, the fish could not swallow the Pterosaur due to its size and bulky skeleton. Furthermore, ganoid fishes like Aspidorhynchus have skulls with limited kinetic options such that they were not suitable to manipulate prey that exceeded the standard gape of the jaws. Obviously, the fish was neither able to swallow the Pterosaur, neither was it able to get rid of its oversized victim. Possibly the aktinofibrils of the tough and leathery wing membrane of the Pterosaur got jammed between the densely packed teeth of the fish. Like most extant fish Aspidorhynchus had no other possibility to get rid of its unwanted victim than trying to shake it loose or swimming rapid spinning or twisting manoeuvres. That the fish in fact tried to get rid of the Pterosaur by vigorous movements of its head is evidenced by the distortion of the left wing finger elements, while the remaining skeleton of the Rhamphorhynchus lies in natural articulation. Apparently, the flight membrane tissue remained jammed between the teeth, while the interphalangeal ligaments of the left wing finger ruptured under the power of the fish tearing at the flight membrane. Finally, the entire wing finger of the drowned Pterosaur was pulled under the antebrachium. Such a distortion can only happen when the proximal part of the flight membrane, likely the thin and structurally weak tenopatagium, was dramatically overextended or even had ruptured. The most likely scenario is that the Aspidorhynchus fought its victim for a period of time, thereby rapidly sinking into the hostile anoxic water layer of the Late Jurassic Eichstätt basin, where it was instantly suffocated. Still linked together, both carcasses sank to the sea floor, whereby the Pterosaur contacted the ground first, likely being pushed down by the massive head of the Aspidorhynchus."

Possibly a bit like a prehistoric version of this?
A modern version of events?
Read more here.

Monday, 12 March 2012

Fish of the Month March Entry - Belhaven Flattie!

Joe Turner with a nice 2lb 9oz Flounder caught from Belhaven Bay on a Squid and Lugworm bait. The fish was returned after a quick picture.
Joe with his nice Flounder
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2012 gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button!
If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used through this page of our website. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

Fish of the Month March Entry - Elinor Rainbow!

Matt Harris caught this awesome 13lb 8oz Rainbow Trout at Elinor, the biggest fish of the year from the venue so far! The big Trout took an Olive Cruncher fished on a Slow Glass line.
A great fish for Matt
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2012 gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button!
If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used through this page of our website. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

Fish of the Month March Entry - Magiscroft Mirror!

Scott Gardiner with a Mirror Carp caught at Magiscroft in Cumbernauld. It weighed in at just under 10lb on the fishery scales and was caught 1 foot from the bank using only a 4lb main line!
Scott and his Carp
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2012 gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button!
If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used through this page of our website. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

Saturday, 10 March 2012

Savage Gear 2012 Catalogue out now!

The new Savage Gear 2012 catalogue is now available to view here. The 2012 catalogue is packed with new gear, and the quantity of the products as well as the amount of useful info and awesome pictures of catches will blow you away. Among the many new products you will find an array of new luggage, rods, and loads of new innovative lures such as the Sandeel Slug, Cutbaits, and of course the radical Soft 4Play family! As usual you can buy direct from Glasgow Angling Centre but if you don't see what you want online or in the shop give us a call or email and we can soon get it for you!
Click on the image to see the catalogue!
The catalogue is also available in print form instore, or you can find the online version HERE. Also check out the official SG Facebook site http://www.facebook.com/savagegear

Fish of the Month March Entry - Another Record Ling!

Mark Duncan was fishing on Halcyon, skippered by Ian Nicholson, at Muckle Flugga, Unst, of Shetland when he caught this new Scottish record Ling, weighing in at a massive 58lb 1oz! The fish took a 12/0 hook with a large Muppet and Mackerel fillet bait and incredibly he had a 20lb ling on another hook at the same time!
Mark's monster Ling!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2012 gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button!
If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used through this page of our website. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

Thursday, 8 March 2012

Fish of the Month March Entry - Big Brownie!

Bradley Chalmers caught this amazing Brown Trout whilst Pike fishing! The fish took a whole Mackerel fished under a float and gave a hell of a fight even though it was on Pike gear. The fish was safely returned to fight another day.
Brad looks well chuffed with this Trout!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2012 gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button!
If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used through this page of our website. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

Fish of the Month March Entry - Big Lin!

Andrew Hargreaves caught this fish, known as Big Lin and a rare visitor to the bank at Four Seasons Fisheries in Blackpool. One of a five haul session on Lodge Lake.
Andrew and Big Lin
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2012 gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button!
If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used through this page of our website. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

Fish of the Month March Entry - Shock Trout!

On only the second time out with a fly rod, young Andrew Lindsay hooked and landed this feisty Rainbow Trout, caught on his dads Goldhead Pheasant Tail Nymphs. Much shock, panic and then delight all round, and the fish went back safely to fight another day.
A very happy Andrew
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2012 gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button!
If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used through this page of our website. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

The 2012 Guideline Catalogue is now Online!

The new Guideline 2012 catalogue is now available to view online! You can also download it as a PDF or you can get the real deal from Glasgow Angling Centre while stocks last by picking up a copy instore!
Check it out!
Inside you will find the latest rods, reels, lines and clothing from one of Sweden's top fly fishing tackle manufacturers. Don't miss the new Exceed rods, Switch and Skagit lines and Core Primaloft jackets all of which will be available to buy very soon from GAC!

Click HERE to see the new catalogue now!

Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Fish of the Month March Entry - Shore Record Ling!

This specimen Ling, breaking the Scottish shore-caught best for the species, has been sent in by John McInnes. Weighed at 14lb 4oz, the fish beats the Scottish record for the species by 2lb!
Johns record Ling
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2012 gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button!
If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used through this page of our website. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

Fish of the Month March Entry - Tay Salmon!

Steven McMorrine caught this salmon in the Gauy pool of the Dalguise beat of the river Tay, on a fly he tied himself! It was 39 inches long and weighed 24lb.
A nice Tay Salmon
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2012 gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button!
If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used through this page of our website. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Fish of the Month March Entry - Three Time Pike!

Kris Lee caught this Pike 3 times in the space of 7 weeks! This photo was the 2nd time he caught it. The first time was at the end of October at 25lb 6oz on a Mackerel tail, 2nd at 23lb 4oz just 4 weeks later on a whole Sardine and the 3rd time was just 2 weeks after that at 23lb 2oz!
Kris the second time with this fish!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2012 gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button!
If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used through this page of our website. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

GoPro Now Available at Glasgow Angling Centre!

GAC is proud to announce we are now official stockists of GoPro HERO HD cameras and accessories! 
It was 2009 when I first bought and used a headcam while fishing and shooting after I saw a couple of saltwater flyfishing videos on YouTube made with them. In the months that followed I had so many requests from friends and customers about using them that I approached a supplier and GAC became the first tackle shop to stock Tachyon XC headcams and accessories - a proper rugged, waterproof, high quality camera developed for extreme sports. Since then we have sold hundreds of headcams and we always enjoy seeing customers videos and sharing hints and tips we have learned along the way to make their videos better!



GoPro cameras are generally regarded as the very best in the business and are used by more professional athletes, sports filmmakers and hardcore enthusiasts than any other camera in the world. The HD HERO2 is the most advanced GoPro camera yet, wearable and gear mountable, waterproof to 197 feet (60m), capable of capturing professional full 170º wide angle 1080p video and 11 megapixel photos at a rate of 10 photos per second. Whether your goal is to capture a great day out fishing or shooting or you’re gunning for the cover of a magazine, the HD HERO2: Outdoor Edition can help you achieve it and look like a HERO.



Also available from GAC is a full range of mounts and accessories you’re most likely to use during outdoor sports like biking, skiing, fishing, kayaking, shooting and so on.

Fish of the Month March Entry - Borland Brace!

Young Aidan Brown with a pair of 3 pounders caught at the Borland Trout Fishery, both took an Apps Bloodworm.
A nice brace for Aiden
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2012 gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button!
If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used through this page of our website. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

Monday, 5 March 2012

A Phenomenal Success!

Another record breaking Glasgow Angling Centre Open Weekend has come and gone, and boy was this one a cracker!!  It was our best attended event to date with literally thousands of people coming from all over the UK to rub shoulders with some of the biggest names in fishing.  We even had bus-loads of people  come over from Ireland, Wales and Cumbria to savour the unique atmosphere of what is arguably one of the UK's premier, free, fishing events.
Stars of Fishing
A Very Busy Store

Packed Aisles

The atmosphere over the 3 days was tremendous.  Loads of people came to see the likes of Matt Hayes, Mick Brown, Paul Young, Hywel Morgan, Ian Gordon and a host of other famous names in fishing to get advice, photos and autographs.  They also came to take advantage of the exclusive open weekend deals and offers to stock up for the season ahead.

Meeting Matt and Mick

Busy Fly Tying Area
Paul Young

At Glasgow Angling Centre, we are renowned for our passion for fishing and sharing knowledge and experience with our customers, so we pulled out all the stops to make sure this years event would be a serious treat.  We had casting demos and tuition from the likes of Scott MacKenzie and Hywel Morgan, fly tying clinics and demos by Paul Proctor and Davy McPhail, rig tying demos from the best guys in Sea Fishing including Mike Thrussel and Steve Souter, we even had Anthony Glascoe, one of the UK's best loved Predator Anglers, demonstrate how to fish the Savage Gear 4 Play lures in huge water tank we hired for the weekend!  Essentially, there was so much to see and do that you were spoilt for choice, no matter what type of fishing you were into!
Casting Demos

Lure Tank
So once again all the team at Glasgow Angling Centre would like to thank everyone who came and supported us to make the event a phenomenal success.  We also wish you a very productive and successful 2012 fishing season and look forward to serving you in the coming months.

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Fish of the Month March Entry - Brook Trout!

Gregor Hannen caught this Brook Trout at Middleton Trout Fishery near Largs. It took a Black and Green Bug and was returned to fight another day!
Gregor with his nice Brookie!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2012 gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button!
If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used through this page of our website. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

Friday, 2 March 2012

Amazing Start to the Open Weekend

It's been a truly amazing start to our Open Weekend, with today being our busiest opening day to date. The atmosphere was fantastic and it was great to see so many anglers coming together and enjoying what has become the 'symbolic' start to the fishing season.  If you are planning to attend over the weekend, here are just a few images of today's highlights to whet your appetite:
A Great Atmosphere
A Busy Fly Tying Area

 Bargains Galore
So don't miss out and get yourself along over the weekend!  There is something for every type of angler, including fantastic deals on all the major brands including Hardy/Greys, Guideline, Pure Fishing and Daiwa, and a great timetable of free activities  throughout the weekend.

Don't Miss It !
If you want to grab a bargain and see the very latest tackle, meet some of the most famous and influential people in fishing, learn loads, and generally want to have an awesome day out, then get yourself along on Saturday or Sunday and become part of this free and truly unique event.