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Friday, 29 March 2013

First Look - Airflo Super-Dri Fly Lines

Top UK fly line manufacturer, Airflo, have always been at the forefront of fly line technology, producing some of the best known and most technically advanced fly lines in recent memory. Working with the latest and best materials available, they have developed a new series of fly lines which will even impress some of the older generation who actually experienced some of the less desirable floating lines made by Airflo in the 90's. Despite the reputation they may have gained way back then, their lines are now among the best in the world and are favoured by many top line designers and fly fishing brands and the new Super Dri range of floating lines are set to be a world beater!
The new Super Dri range from Airflo
I first got to test these lines out around a year ago and was impressed right from the first cast! After using them extensively for many months and now with the various tapers and line colours finalised I reckon the guys at Airflo have got it spot on. The new coating seems to float impossibly high on the surface and lifts off with very little water spray - great for fishing in flat clam conditions for spooky Trout. These lines float right to the tip which is finished off with a neat welded loop (you can cut it off if you don't like them) as is the reel end making it easy to attach your backing with a big loop. Airflo lines had always been what I would call "low floaters" that would wallow slightly in the surface due to the material they are made from, not always a bad thing, particularly for Spey casting where this gives your anchor bit more "stick", but the new lines are nothing at all like that. The line casts beautifully and there is a taper to suit everybody in the Super Dri range, in line weights #2 up to #9 and in DT and WF configurations.
Eve after a hard season, the new Airflo Super Dri has exceptional floating properties!
These lines are also super durable. If you know me then you will know how often I can be found casting in the shop car park or on grass or gravel, messing around with new rods or line combos and these lines took all that beating and still performed brilliantly on the water when actually being fished with - something very few lines on the market can handle. Super-Dri fly lines have been developed with Airflo’s patented polymer, a new material which repels water and dirt better than any other material ever used for fly lines. The new material optimizes line floatation, and these properties are a permanent part of the fly line, not like other lines where the floatant is added to the surface of the line, constantly leaching out, and requiring you to re-treat the line. Super-Dri lines float high on the waters surface rather than in it, sitting 10-15% higher than any other floating fly line and also feature a new fly line concept that uses a low compression compound in the areas of the line that are exposed to the most stress - a section of harder polymer at the back of the head and into the running line, in the the "hauling zone". This harder wearing section also increases shootability by producing less friction in the rod rings, adding to casting distance.
Floats all the way to the tip!
Of course this wouldn't be an honest review without talking about the drawbacks of these lines and although I found them to be very good in almost every way, there is one tiny drawback to using the highest floating line in the world. When fishing static dries or buzzers under an indicator in a stillwater, with a stiff crossing breeze - the line floats so high in the water that it drifts just a bit too fast, meaning I would have to recast a little more than I would normally like to! Just one small niggle (some anglers might even prefer it) from a line that will seriously impress you in every other way!

The Airflo Super-Dri series of fly lines will be available from Glasgow Angling Centre from early April and you can pre-order yours now at a special introductory price and be one of the first in the UK with one of these revolutionary fly lines.

Click HERE to see the full range on our website!

Thursday, 28 March 2013

Deal of the Week - Shakespeare Trion XT Spinning Rods

Deal of the Week is the Shakespeare Trion XT Spinning Rod - RRP Up to £81.99, now from only £28.00
Ends 04/04/2013

The Shakespeare Trion XT Spinning Rod delivers quality, portability and power at a fantastic price.
Made from the highest quality materials, the range features fast action blanks with a progressive power flow, and come in a range of lengths and casting weights, making them suitable for both freshwater and light saltwater use.  Get yours today while stocks last.
Click here to buy

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

March Fish of the Month Entry - Pond Pike!

Bill Bateman with a cracking Pike taken from a pond in Newport on a Sebile lure!
Bill's big pond Pike!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2013 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 any member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Glasgow Angling Centre and not to Facebook.


March Fish of the Month Entry - Regal Tiger!

Young Shaun Smith is a newcomer to fly fishing and this is his first Tiger Trout, caught from Regal Trout Fishery on an Ace of Spades fished with a slow retrieve on day that saw plenty of ice in the rod rings!
Shaun's first Tiger!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2013 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 any member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Glasgow Angling Centre and not to Facebook.



Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Guideline LXi - Now in Stock at GAC!

The new Guideline LXi has arrived!
The new Guideline LXi has finally arrived into stock! After 8 years of being a bestseller in the UK, the much loved Guideline LeCie rods have finally given way to an exciting new range for 2013 - the new Guideline LXi series! These new rods are based on the same super charged graphite and actions of the LeCie, but with a new look, new components and tweaked actions and lengths, and this new range of rods certainly have their own identity and temper! Check out our 'First Look' mini review HERE!
These are sure to be bestsellers!
The LXi range also feature a new overall look, custom designed AAA grade cork handles, solid, dependable reel seats and cracking new stripper guides and also include a range of versatile witch rods. Just like their cousins the LXi double-hand rods, the new Guideline LXi Switch range is the next step in rod evolution from the wildly popular Scandinavian brand. The LXi Switch range all measure in at 11ft 6in long, with three different line ratings available, giving you a truly versatile range of rods for those scenarios when you just need to go lighter!

LXi Salmon Rod Features:
  • 40/48 Ton graphite
  • Brand new tapers and actions
  • Guideline multi-weave tapers
  • New solid, no-nonsense reel seats
  • All models are 4 piece
  • Supplied in a Cordura rod tube

Having used one of these awesome rods as a shop demo rod for some time now, we are certain these will be bestsellers in 2013! You can buy one from us here at GAC either online or instore and if you are one of our customers who have already pre-ordered one then it will soon be winging it's way to you! Check out the new Guideline LXi HERE!

Saturday, 23 March 2013

March Fish of the Month Entry - Opening Day Ferox!

Robert Wilson caught this Ferox Trout from Loch Awe on the opening day of the season!
A fine specimen Ferox Trout!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2013 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 any member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Glasgow Angling Centre and not to Facebook.


Thursday, 21 March 2013

Deal of the Week - Okuma Safina Rod & Booster FD Reel Combo

Deal of the Week is the fantastic Okuma Safina Spinning Rod and Booster FD Spinning Reel - RRP £39.98, now only £20.00!
Ends 28/03/2013
The Okuma Safina Spinning Rod has a very light action, cork handle, comes in a 2 piece Glass Fibre construction and is fantastic value for money.  However as a special offer, you can get the superb Okuma Booster FD BTF Reel and Safina Rod for only £20 quid!!  Ideal for spinning, bait fishing or as a general purpose rod.  Don't miss this offer and get yours today while stocks last!
Click here to buy

Wychwood River and Stream Reels - Now in Stock!

One of the most exciting new reels of 2013 has just landed at Glasgow Angling Centre! The new Wychwood River and Stream reel is probably the lightest fly reel ever produced and was not meant to arrive for another few weeks, but we have managed to get our hands on a few already! If you have pre-ordered one of these awesome lightweight fly reels it will be on its way to you very soon and if you haven't then get your order in quick - these will sell out fast and there is no guarantee the wait for the next batch will be a short one!
Wychwood River and Stream Reel
These lightweight river fishing reels are a marvel of modern day engineering and are sure to be the envy of many. Both reels feature a new, innovative, adjusta-clicker drag system as Wychwood bring to the bank a product that truly challenges the boundaries of production technology with the reels weighing in at a staggering 50g (#2/3) and 58g (#4/5). The River and Stream reels redefine elegance mixed with performance - to hold them is to believe it!

Get yours now from GAC, either instore or online before this first batch of reels runs out!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

March Fish of the Month Entry - First Trout!

Young Connaire Diver with his first ever fish, a Rainbow Trout from High Dam Fishery, caught using Powerbait!
Hooked for life!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2013 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 any member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Glasgow Angling Centre and not to Facebook.

March Fish of the Month Entry - Loch Tay Rainbow!

Elliot Towler was fishing Loch Tay when a quick switch to a Pike lure produced this nice Rainbow Trout on his 3rd cast! It is his biggest fish ever!
Elliot with his biggest ever Trout!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2013 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 any member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Glasgow Angling Centre and not to Facebook.


March Fish of the Month Entry - First Carp!

Duncan Martin caught his first Carp on a bunch of worms while targeting Catfish!
Duncan's first Carp!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2013 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 any member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Glasgow Angling Centre and not to Facebook.


Saturday, 16 March 2013

March Fish of the Month Entry - Rutland Rainbow!

Lindsay Walter with a cracking Rainbow Trout, caught from Rutland Water on a Humungus fished on an Airflo Mini Tip line!
Lindsay with a cracking winter 'Bow!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2013 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 any member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Glasgow Angling Centre and not to Facebook.


March Fish of the Month Entry - Cudmore Carp!

Young Callum Lee with a nice Common Carp caught from Cudmore Fisheries - one of 14 fish taken in a 48 hour session including a dropped Catfish!
Callum with a decent Carp!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2013 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 any member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Glasgow Angling Centre and not to Facebook.


March Fish of the Month Entry - Loch Tay Salmon!

Stewart Inglis has fished Loch Tay every Saturday of this season, whatever the weather, and recently caught this big spring Salmon on a Rapala in GFR pattern! The fish was quickly photographed and returned, and was quickly followed by another fish which took the same lure!
Stewart's nice Tay Springer!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2013 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 any member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Glasgow Angling Centre and not to Facebook.


Friday, 15 March 2013

First Look - Guideline LXi 13'9'' #8/9

First look at the new Guideline LXi!
2013 is going to be a big year for Guideline rods! After 8 years of being a bestseller, the much loved Guideline LeCie rods finally give way to an exciting new range for 2013 - the new LXi series! These new rods are still based on the same super charged graphite and actions of the LeCie, but with a new look, new components and tweaked actions and lengths, and this new range of rods certainly have their own identity and temper! We got our hands on an LXi in 13'9'' #8/9 to put it through its paces, and we hotly tip this model to be one of the top sellers of 2013 and years to come!
The cork appears to be the High Density type as seem on the GL NRX!


First impressions right out of the tube are that the cosmetics on these rods are a lot more grown up. This is a trend we have seen filter through from the lower end of the Guideline range such as the Exceed and ACT4 rods and a move away from the space age mirror finish on the LeCie range, a rod finish that didn't take to kindly to rough use. We love it!
The lower grip - durable and well shaped!
The rod handle follows the more recent trend of combining composite cork with natural cork, a move which improves not only the aesthetics but the durability as well. We also noticed that this handle appears to be made from the so called "HD cork" first seen on the G.Loomis NRX range of rods where it was used to improve rod feel and reduce weight due to its dense structure and the need for less filler. It's not mentioned in the rod specs but either way we like it!
Lightweight guides and double legged snakes too!
The reel fitting is a solid, gloss black, double locking workhorse - you will have no problems here. The guides are lightweight and durable and the use of double legged snakes add to this durability - a move away from the ultralight single leg guides used on the LeCie. And yes, if you are wondering, the LeCie "screech" is gone!!! The rod blank is marked with recommended line weights for both shooting heads and Skagit lines in grains as well as grams. We cast the rod with a range of commonly sold shooting heads (DDC Connect, AFS, RTG Scandi, Mastery) in #8/9 weights, different densities and an odd #9/10 thrown in for giggles and found the rod to be a smooth casting tool, with a crisp, fast action up to a point but by no means excluding the rookie spey caster (myself included) in the way that some top end rods can. These rods are very versatile and this 13'9'' #8/9 could easily give a lot of bigger, heavier line weight rods a run for their money on most of they Salmon rivers of the UK and beyond - great if you are fed up lugging that old 15 footer about!
A cordura tube and bag comes with the LXi
The Guideline LXi is available to pre-order now from Glasgow Angling Centre - the UK's biggest Guideline dealer! Stock will be arriving in a few weeks time and as always the first batch will sell out quickly so don't forget to reserve your either instore or online! Click HERE to buy now!

Now we just need to get our hands on a Guideline Reaction FRS............


March Fish of the Month Entry - Irish Ferox!

Stephen Butler was fishing a trolled Roach deadbait for Pike when this cracking Ferox Trout took the bait! The fish was quickly netted, weighed and photographed before being safely released back into Lough Corrib!
Stephen with a nice Corrib Ferox!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2013 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 any member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Glasgow Angling Centre and not to Facebook.


Thursday, 14 March 2013

Deal of the Week - Scientific Anglers Sharkskin Ultimate Trout Fly Line

Deal of the Week is the Scientific Anglers Sharkskin Ultimate Trout Fly Line - RRP £79.99, now only £40.00.
Ends 21/03/2013
The Scientific Anglers Sharkskin Series provides the ultimate casting experience.  Sharkskin allows you to cast further with less effort and with less tangling, ultimately elevating your fly fishing experience to a whole new level.  The Sharkskin also traps air on the line surface to provide super smooth shootability and flotation while eliminating line flash and reducing friction.  This is an awesome line and we are confident that you'll love the performance.  So for a limited time only you can buy the Sharkskin Ultimate Trout Taper Fly Line and save 50% while stocks last.
Click here to buy

Tying the Hare's Ear & Plover Wet Fly with Davie McPhail

Davie ties the Hare's Ear and Plover wet fly, one of the truly classic soft hackled wet flies.

Materials Used:
Hook: Kamasan B170 size 14
Thread: Pearsalls Silk Primrose or Yellow
Body: Hare's Ear, touch dubbed
Hackle: Plover wing covert

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!

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

March Fish of the Month Entry - Fast Trout!

Young Aiden Brown caught this big Rainbow Trout on a Black and Green Fritz lure fished with a fast retrieve from Springwater Trout Fishery in Ayrshire!
Aidens big Troot!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2013 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 any member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Glasgow Angling Centre and not to Facebook.


Tying the McPhail Mayfly Wet Fly with Davie McPhail

Davie ties his own designed Mayfly pattern, the McPhail Mayfly (Wet Fly). This pattern can be tied in a range of colours to match the local hatch, and is an ideal pattern for the famous hatches on Irish loughs.

Materials Used:
Hook: Partridge Wet Heavy Size 10
Thread: Uni 8/0 Lt.Cahill
Tail: Natural Pheasant Tail dyed Green
Rib: Uni Floss Chartreuse
Body: Rabbit Dubbing Light Olive
Body Hackle: Indian Cock Grizzle Hackle Dyed Olive
Front Hackle: French Partridge Dyed Yellow
Head: Rabbit Dubbing Light Olive

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!

March Fish of the Month Entry - Grande Seatrout!

Gareth Bourhill caught this monster Seatrout on a recent trip to Argentina's Rio Grande using a 14ft Guideline LPXE and a Hardy reel loaded with a Skagit line and Seaguar leader tipped with the deadly Yuk Bug!
A cracking big Seatrout for Gareth!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2013 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 any member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Glasgow Angling Centre and not to Facebook.

March Fish of the Month Entry - Pond Pike!

Connor Stewart caught this nice Pike from his local Pond on a popped up Mackerel deadbait!
Connors pond Pike!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2013 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 any member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Glasgow Angling Centre and not to Facebook.


March Fish of the Month Entry - Big Pollack!

Max Everett with a big Pollack caught in the English Channel using a Leeda rod, Shimano reel and 30lb braid with a Sidewinder lure at the business end!
Max with a cracking Pollack!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2013 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 any member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Glasgow Angling Centre and not to Facebook.

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

March Fish of the Month Entry - Springwater Double!

Ian Stirratt with his new personal best Rainbow Trout taken on a Black Fritz at Springwater Fishery in Ayrshire!
Ian with his new PB!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2013 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 any member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Glasgow Angling Centre and not to Facebook.

Shocking Pink Sage Rods!

Ever since the last pink fly rod was released by Sage, there has been huge demand for a new version of the rods they first made to raise money and awareness for Casting for Recovery. The new Sage GRACE rod is the next generation pink fly rod from Sage and is available in an 8’6” #5 model featuring all new pink cosmetics!
Pink fittings and cosmetics!
Sage has always been a very giving company and the GRACE rod, a new line of fly rods finished in striking pink, and dedicated to helping women fight breast cancer, is no different. Sage will be donating 50 bucks from each rod sale to Casting for Recovery, making these rods a worthy purchase for any fishing mad women (or men) looking to stand out from the crowd! And to top it off, Glasgow Angling Centre will match Sages donation and send the money straight to the UK branch of CFR, helping women right here in the UK!
Even comes in a pink rod tube!
The Sage GRACE rod is the next generation pink rod offering from Sage and is available exclusively in an 8’6" #5 weight model which features all new cosmetics. A portion of the sale of each GRACE rod will go to Casting for Recovery; a non-profit organization dedicated to giving women powerful tools to overcome the challenges of breast cancer.A limited number of these rods is available from Glasgow Angling Centre both online and instore while stocks last! Click HERE to buy now!

Sage GRACE rod Features:
  • Fast action with a soft feel
  • Pink iridescent blank
  • Hard chrome snake guides
  • Pink primary thread wraps with black trim
  • Pink aluminium reel seat
  • Pink ballistic cloth rod tube
  • $50 Sage donation to Casting for Recovery
A great rod for a great cause!

Friday, 8 March 2013

March Fish of the Month Entry - First Pike!

Young Daniel Burland with his first ever Pike, caught on a deadbait at Brayford in Lincoln - he is now hooked on Predator fishing!
Daniel with his first Pike!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2013 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 any member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Glasgow Angling Centre and not to Facebook.


March Fish of the Month Entry - Highland Ferox!

Declan MacFarlane with a nice Ferox Trout caught from a Highland Loch.
A cracking cannibal Trout!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2013 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 any member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Glasgow Angling Centre and not to Facebook.

March Fish of the Month Entry - Record Gurnard!

Kristian Quenault was fishing from a private boat out of Plymouth when he caught this potential record Grey Gurnard while using an Abu rod and reel with a Savage Gear Sandeel at the business end!
British Boat Record Grey Gurnard!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2013 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 any member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Glasgow Angling Centre and not to Facebook.

March Fish of the Month Entry - Harviestoun Double!

Duncan Paterson kicks us off this month with a cracking double figure Rainbow Trout from Harviestoun Fishery - the biggest from the fishery this year so far! This fish had been lurking in the icy water all winter and was finally tempted by a home tied Damsel Nymph!
Duncan with his big Troot!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in the March 2013 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 any member of staff for assistance. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page!

This competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Glasgow Angling Centre and not to Facebook.

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Deal of the Week - Fox Guide to Modern Pike Fishing

Deal of the Week is the superb Fox Guide to Modern Pike Fishing Book - RRP £11.99, now only £5!
Ends 14/03/2013
If you want to catch more Pike or want to learn more about the latest Pike Fishing techniques and tactics, the Fox Guide to Modern Pike Fishing is the perfect resource.  It is 180 pages packed full of guidance and information designed to help you catch Pike in every conceivable situation.  From rivers to reservoirs, bank to boat, this guide will have you bagging bigger Pike in no time.
Click here to buy

Tying the McPhail Cascade Salmon Fly with Davie McPhail

Davie ties his own variation on the classic Cascade Salmon Fly, throwing in a combination of colours that Davie considers "the only colours you need for Salmon." This video was filmed at our Open Weekend by the guys from Field Sports Britain, delivering all the latest articles and goings-on in Hunting and Fishing in the UK. You can also visit their excellent Youtube channel here.
Materials Used:
Hook:Partridge Salar Double
Thread:Fire Orange Uni 8/0
Tag:Uni French Oval Tinsel Gold
Tail:Dyed yellow bucktail, Hot Yellow American Possum, Gold Flashabou
Body: Holographic Tinsel Gold
Rib: Uni Copper Wire
Wing: Black Possum, Gold Flashabou
Hackle: Dyed Yellow and Dyed Orange Cock Hackle
Head: Glo Brite Floss No.4

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!

Wednesday, 6 March 2013

The Biggest & Best Free Fishing Event in the UK

Previous Glasgow Angling Centre Open Weekends have always pulled in the crowds.  Each year we see the headcount increasing as more customers flock to see the biggest names in fishing and to take advantage of the amazing bargains.  However the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of March 2013 will stand out as the weekend where everything exceeded our expectations!  Without doubt, It officially cemented Glasgow Angling Centre's reputation for hosting the Best Free Fishing Event in the UK!

John Wilson Sharing Tips & Techniques
Photos with Matt Hayes
Hywel Morgan Talking about Daiwa Tackle
Paul Young Shares a Coffee with a Customer
The stars of fishing and customers frequently report that the Open Weekend has "such a unique atmosphere," and "gives anglers from all walks of life the opportunity to get up close and learn from the best in the sport."  So the event really does create a lot of value for people.  Whether it's to improve your casting, tie better flies, learn new techniques and tactics for your next fishing trip or learning about the technology behind the latest rods, the Open Weekend is a treat.
Ian Gordon Chatting to a Customer
A Paul Little Masterclass
Davie McPhail Concentrating Hard
Mike Thrussell
Open weekends are famous for the fantastic bargains available and March 2013's event saw the biggest range of deals we've ever created.  Its no wonder that it was the busiest event ever!
Great Deals
Grabbing the Bargains
Queues at the Tills
Very Helpful Staff
So Much Choice
David Bell Giving Great Advice
Best For Customer Service
As an angler, you learn new things all the time.  Each season brings new experiences, challenges and tackle is ever changing.  That's why we also believe it's important that anglers are aware of all the latest developments.  So for March 2013's event we increased the number of attractions and activities over the 3 days to give customers even more choice.
Loads to See and Do
Gift Vouchers & Free Magazines
Sea Angling Conservation
Pure Fishing Lure Demo
Fly Casting Instruction 
Fishing with a Tenkara Rod
RNLI
Tie your First Fly
Fish Recreations
The event was great fun and all the team at Glasgow Angling Centre would like to thank everyone who came and supported us at the Open Weekend.  Customers, suppliers, reps and everyone else that came along to help us make the 'Best Free Fishing Event in the UK' a reality.  
The Smiles Say it All
We also wish everyone a productive and successful 2013 fishing season and look forward to serving you in the coming months.  We also look forward to meeting you all again for the Open Weekend on the 28th & 29th of September 2013. Tight Lines!