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Thursday, 26 September 2013

Deal of the Week - Daiwa Lexa High Capacity Baitcaster Reels

Deal of the Week is the Daiwa Lexa High Capacity Baitcaster Reel - RRP £179.99, now only £90.00!

Deal Ends 03/10/2013
Holding 240 yards of 40lb Samurai braid, the new Daiwa Lexa High Capacity Baitcaster Reels are built for strong lines and big fish.  It features a new mould design, aluminium frame, magforce cast control, 7 bearing system and is perfect for freshwater and light saltwater use.

Sam Edmonds from Pure Fishing confirms for GAC Open Weekend!

We are pleased to announce that Sam Edmonds, one of the UK's top young Predator and Fly anglers will be joining us for our Open Weekend Event on the 27th, 28th and 29th of September, representing Pure Fishing!
Sam Edmonds is a consultant at Pure Fishing
Sam was taught many different ways to catch fish by his Dad, and he enjoys them all - especially lure fishing and flyfishing. Some of his PB's include Pike to 29lb, Perch to 4lb 12oz and Zander to 13lb 12oz. Perch have become a big favourite of Sams and he has been lucky enough to catch 9 over 4lbs. His holidays usually include fishing too and I've caught some exotic fish such as Tarpon, Permit, Bonefish, Roosterfish, Dorado, Amberjacks, Snook and Peacock Bass on lures. His biggest fish on a fly is an 130lb Sailfish caught in Costa Rica. He loves catching fish on lures and flies and has so far caught 72 different species on the fly, 118 on lures and 175 on all tackle.
Sam Edmonds with a Stonking Perch!
In 2010 he fished in the England Youth National Flyfishing Championship - winning the match and becoming National Champion. Since then he has represented England in the U18 Flyfishing Team twice. The team won Gold at the Youth International on Lough Owel in Ireland in 2012. He is also very interested in photography and writing fishing articles, having had a few articles published by Angling Times, Total Flyfisher and Coarse Angling Today. Last year, he caught a 4lb 4oz Perch from the River Lea on camera for Sky Sports 'Tightlines' with Keith Arthur and has appeared on the programme a few times. He is currently consultant for Pure Fishing's Predator Squad and has recently been chosen to represent England in the first Team England Lure Squad.
Sam with a nice Pike!
There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland and this one will be the biggest ever! There will be loads of thing to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT on the day! Click HERE for details!

Open Weekend Exclusive - Bug-Bond Mains Professional UV Light!

One of the many exciting product launches at this years Glasgow Angling Centre September Open Weekend is the new mains powered UV light source from Bug-Bond! One of the biggest complaints we hear about Bug-Bond is that is has stopped curing completely, leaving a tacky finish. This problem is almost always caused by poor quality or weak batteries in the torch and we have proved this many times in-store! The new mains powered kit eradicates this problem and will be a godsend to those who use Bug-Bond extensively in their fly-tying!
The new Mains Professional UV Light from Bug-Bond!
So what is the new kit? Well it’s more of an upgrade! Bug-Bond where not going to introduce another new light when thousands of GAC customers have already shelled out for the Professional UV Light and are very happy with it! Powered by a single AA battery the Bug-Bond Professional UV Light set a new benchmark in curing UV resins for fly tying, offering great curing performance with long battery life it looked like they had cracked it. However, David was already designing the next phase, to design a light with a continuous source of power that doesn't run out or vary - a mains powered unit. Since the Bug-Bond range didn't need another light the new one was designed as an upgrade that uses the existing Professional Light and gives the end user the best of both worlds - mains power with portability when you need it!
The new kit is available from GAC!
The main component is a remote foot pedal that replaces the the switch on the Professional UV Light. This in turn is powered from the mains electricity via an AC/DC adapter, giving the user the convenience of mains power with a nifty foot operated UV light source (leaving both hands free to manipulate materials etc) as well as the portability demanded by the travelling fly tyer. You could keep the foot operated switch at home for the tying bench and when going to a fly tying club or on a fishing trip, return the light to AA battery operation - another first for light cured resins in fly tying from Bug-Bond who remain at the forefront of the fly tying resin market and have picked up 2 innovation awards over the last two years to prove it!

Visit our Open Weekend to see the new kit in action!
The new Bug-Bond mains UV curing lamp is available complete or as a retro fit kit for your existing Bug-Bond Professional UV Light from Glasgow Angling Centre now! Click HERE to purchase online or ask in-store if you would like to see one in action! There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland and this one will be the biggest ever! There will be loads of thing to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT on the day! Click HERE for details!



Wednesday, 25 September 2013

Meet Angling Legend Jan Porter at the GAC Open Weekend!

Jan Porter, failed rock star and former Man in Red
We are please to confirm that angling legend, Jan Porter will be joining us for our September Open Weekend Event on the 27th, 28th and 29th (that's this weekend!)!
Jan Porter has caught an impressive list of specimen fish
Jan Porter has done it all. In a successful career spanning several decades, he has run his own tackle shop, been one of the most noticeable figures on the match angling scene and even put together an impressive personal-best list of specimen fish. Meet the former 'Man in Red', now the man in camo, in person at the GAC where he will representing Shimano and will be happy to answer all your fishing questions and queries!
Jan and his old mate Mick Brown - and his Camo Van!
There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland and this one will be the biggest ever! There will be loads of thing to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT on the day! Click HERE for details!


Costa Del Mar Confirm for September Open Weekend Event!

Steve Chance of Costa Del Mar will be back again to showcase their latest range of sunglasses at our Open Weekend on the 27th, 28th and 29th of September 2013. He'll be showcasing all the latest styles and lenses for 2013 and helping you choose the right glasses for your needs and budget. Costa polarised sunglasses are widely regarded as the best fishing glasses money can buy and you can try them out for yourself instore!
Check out the latest styles for 2014!
We will also have an amazing offer on these glasses over the three days, exclusive to the GAC Open Weekend and in-store only, meaning if you buy a pair of Costa Del Mar Sunglasses with 400G, 580P or 580G lenses you'll get a Costa t-shirt, cap, lanyard and cleaning kit worth over £80 - so if you were considering purchasing a pair, now is the time to go for it!!
Costa's are regarded as the best fishing glasses around!
So get yourself along to our Open Weekend Event, try these sunglasses for yourself and grab yourself £80 worth of free Costa goodies! There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland and this one will be the biggest ever! There will be loads of thing to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT on the day! Click HERE for details!

Subscribe to your Favourite Mags and SAVE at GAC!

Get your favourite fishing mags delivered to your door!
Our friends at GoFishing will be attending the Glasgow Angling Centre Open Weekend on the 27th, 28th and 29th of September and if you subscribe to one of their quality fishing titles instore, we'll give you £30 to spend in-store. To get your hands on this superb offer, simply sign up to either: Trout and Salmon, Trout Fisherman, Sea Angler or Improve your Coarse Fishing for just £35! Essentially it's only costing you 5 quid - we think that's an awesome deal!
An unbeatable subscription offer!
You'll definitely improve as an angler when you're armed with the most up to date knowledge and skills, so if you are as passionate about fishing as we are, and want to improve your catch rate, a year's subscription is going to ensure you will always bring you're 'A' game to the bank. So get yourself along to the open weekend and sign up to take advantage of this exclusive offer!
Save £££'s at the GAC Open Weekend!
There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland and this one will be the biggest ever! There will be loads of thing to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT on the day! Click HERE for details!

Free Fishing Tuition for Kids at September Open Weekend Event!

Hooked for life!
Would you like your kids to try fishing but not sure where to start? Then book in for a taster session with our Get Hooked on Fishing coaches and find out more about this amazing sport. Glasgow Angling Centre and GHOF have teamed up to offer one on one coaching for kids on the canal at Applecross Basin on the 28th and 29th of September 2013 as part of the GAC Open Weekend Event - Scotland's largest FREE angling event! Learn how to catch Roach, Perch and many other species using simple tackle and techniques and learn about waterside safety and fish welfare from qualified angling coaches. Each session is suitable to children 10-14 years accompanied by an adult. Places are very limited, so one session per child only, all equipment will be provided but suitable clothing should be worn. Book now or find out more by ringing Lesley Arkison on 07551 906999
Kids learn from qualified angling coaches
Get Hooked on Fishing is an angling programme which helps provide positive opportunities for young people and communities. They deliver fun and interactive training around the sport of angling and their programme is especially designed with the help of young people to give the participants more confidence and to demonstrate that there are alternative pathways and better opportunities available to them. For more information check out the GHOF website! www.ghof.org.uk

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

September Fish of the Month Entry - Seven Skate!

Mark Thorne and his son Haydan had a great day out with Ronnie Campbell on the Laura Dawn off the coast of Oban with seven Skate landed up to 196lb, including an fish of 85lb landed by 10 year old Haydan himself!
A great days Skate fishing!


You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our September 2013 FOTM 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!

September Fish of the Month Entry - Blue Trout!

Alistair Birrell caught this nice Blue Trout from the Creoch Loch, near New Cumnock!
Alistairs cracking Blue Trout!


You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our September 2013 FOTM 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!

Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Mikael Frodin Confirms for GAC September Event!

We are pleased to announce that Salmon fishing and fly tying expert, Mikael Frodin has confirmed he will be representing Guideline at the forthcoming Glasgow Angling Centre Open Weekend Event on the 27th, 28th and 29th of September 2013!
Mikael Frodin is coming to GAC!
Mikael Frödin was born in September 1961 and currently lives beside Lake Valloxen, in Knivsta, Sweden. He shares his life with his two sons who have both been on fishing trips since young age and have already experienced the thrill of landing their first Atlantic Salmon! Mikael started tying his own flies at the age of thirteen and soon his creations started catching him sought after Sea Trout and Salmon. Since the age of 18 he has lived as a professional fly tier and salmon fisher and during the 80’s and 90’s he worked as a guide on some of Scandinavia’s best Salmon rivers. This gave him not only interesting contacts, but also irreplaceable experience.
He started his career as an innovative fly tyer early on and many standard techniques and innovations in tying and fishing Salmon flies are descended from ideas born on his fly tying vice. Mikael wrote his first article in the fishing press in the early 80’s and he is today an acknowledged writer in leading sport fishing magazines all over the world. He has contributed to many Salmon and fly tying books too, the best known being his own “Classic Salmon Flies” that sold over 50.000 copies in 5 different languages.
Frodin style flies have dominated Salmon fishing recently!
Since the beginning of the 80’s he has been an active participant in the development of Salmon flies and fishing tackle and is today one of the most important names behind the popular “Scandinavian Style” of Salmon fishing. Among his most popular and pioneering products is the Partridge SALAR series of hooks, SSS fly tying materials, Guideline fly boxes and the best selling Guideline F.I.T.S tube system, that has revolutionized tube fly tying all over the world.
See Mikael tie up some of his creations in person!
So if you are a Salmon angler visiting the Glasgow Angling Centre's Open Weekend Event this September make sure you seek out Mikael and ask him any questions you might have on Salmon flies, Shooting Heads, the latest LXi and Reaction rods or any queries you might have on Salmon fishing or Guideline products and he will be happy to help you out!
The F.I.T.S. tube system and Turbo Cones from Guideline
There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland and this one will be the biggest ever! There will be loads of thing to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT on the day! Click HERE for details!

Fly Tying Schedule for GAC September Open Weekend 2013!

Flytying at GAC - sponsored by Veniard
The fly tying demonstrations are always one of the most popular things at our Open Weekends and the next one on the 27th, 28th and 29th of September will be no different! Our new format will be bringing more of the countries top fly tyers, sponsored by Veniard and supported by Partridge, Fulling Mill, Guideline and Hardy, making this the premier fly tying event in Scotland! All of these tyers are at the top of their game and will go out of their way to show you how to perform the latest techniques and how to tie any style of fly you can think of. They will even take the time to guide you round our massive fly tying department and help you to choose the right equipment and materials, so don't miss out and come to Scotland's biggest FREE angling event!
Davie McPhail
Davie McPhail
Classed as one of the very best tyers in Europe and a GAC favourite, Davie McPhail has been tying flies since 1982 and has more recently become a YouTube sensation with millions of hits. He will be instore giving help and advice to solve all your fly tying problems. Signed DVDs will also be available all weekend. http://www.youtube.com/user/DavieMcPhail
Mikael Frödin
Mikael Frödin
Mikael started tying his own flies at the age of thirteen and since the age of 18 he’s lived as a professional fly tyer and Salmon fisher. Mikael wrote his first article in the fishing press in the beginning of the 80’s and is today an acknowledged writer of the leading sport fishing magazines all over the world. He has contributed to many Salmon fishing and fly tying books and his best known book is his “Classic Salmon Flies” that has sold over 50,000 copies in 5 different languages. Working with Guideline and Partridge some of his fishing tackle developments include the F.I.T.S. tube system, his SSS fly tying materials and of course the best selling Salar hooks from partridge! http://www.frodinflies.com
Stevie Munn
Stevie Munn
Stevies fly patterns have appeared in many angling books and he also writes articles in many angling magazines including Irish Angler, Total Flyfisher, Trout & Salmon, Flyfishing & Fly Tying and Chasing Silver of which he is the Field Editor in Ireland. He has fished many venues throughout the world but is most at home fishing on one of the large Irish loughs or rivers, for wild Brown Trout, Dollaghan or Salmon. A member of the Hardy Academy, he teaches fly casting and fly tying to all levels from beginner to advanced and has also given lessons at many schools in Ireland. http://www.irishflyfair.com
Paul Little
Paul Little
Paul's passion is for dressing salmon flies, especially the classics. He enjoys dressing the grubs, Spey flies and those flies that most people have forgotten. In recent years he has given both salmon and trout fly workshops in the US and the UK and enjoys the experience very much. The important thing to Paul is mastering the basic techniques and having done so, to disseminate those skills for the benefit of other Fly dressers. http://paullittleflydresser.wordpress.com/
Allan Liddle
Allan Liddle
Based in Morayshire Scotland, GAIA qualified Trout instructor Allan Liddle has been a regular contributor to Fly Fishing and Fly Tying Magazine since 2001. Allan specialises in wild Trout from wild places throughout the scottish mainland and the outer isles in both running and still water and is equally as happy on the largest rivers and lochs, through to the smallest streams and lochans. Although he enjoys all forms of fly fishing, Allan has a special passion for fishing dries, claiming 'The anticipation and visual thrill of the take is by far the most exciting and satisfying aspect of the sport.'
Steve Carew
Steve Carew
Steve is the Technical Manager at Fulling Mill flies and he is also a passionate Fly Fisherman and Fly Tier with over twenty years experience. He mainly ties Trout and Grayling patterns for both still and running water but he also like to dabble in patterns for saltwater and carp. He will be on hand to answer any questions you have during the show, talk fishing to anyone who wants to listen and hopefully tie a few flies that you might find of interest. http://www.fullingmill.com/
Ian McKenzie
Ian McKenzie
An enthusiastic fisherman since the age of 10, living close to and fishing the Thames but graduating to fly fishing for trout at Weirwood Reservoir in Sussex at 18, and subsequently fishing around the UK for trout, salmon, and Grayling, Ian hase been tying his own flies for the last 40 years. Recently he has also taken to fishing for carp on the fly – great fun! Recently retired as Technical Manager for Fulling Mill after 17 years.
David Edwards
David Edwards
David  has always been fascinated by Pike fishing, but it doesn't stop him from fishing for other species. He will use most legal means of catching fish but his favourite and most successful method has to be fly fishing. David is best known as the man who popularised the use of modern UV curing glues in UK fly tying and made them available to the masses under the Bug-Bond brand. he will be demonstrating the various methods and uses he has found for this innovative product and all Bug-Bond products will be available for purchase instore. http://deesox.blogspot.com/
Darryl Mooney
Darryl Mooney
Darryl is the UK and Ireland Sales Director for Partridge of Redditch and has been tying for over 36 years. He grew up fishing for wild brownies on his local River Lagan in Northern Ireland and this remains his passion to this day. A committed advocate of catch and release, he has a particular interest in all aspects of Euro Nymphing and will be demonstrating tying Woven Czech Nymphs on Friday and Sunday as well as being on hand to offer advice on the range of Partridge Hooks. http://www.partridge-of-redditch.co.uk/
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There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland and this one will be the biggest ever! There will be loads of thing to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT on the day! Click HERE for details!

Sunday, 22 September 2013

Toni Karuvaara and Patagonia confirm for GAC September Event!

We are excited to announce that Toni Karuvaara from Patagonia will be attending our September Open Weekend Event on the 27th, 28th and 29th! Toni will be joined by Patagonia Sales Manager Steve Fisher and Bill Klyn who is Patagonia's Global Fishing Manager - these guys will be on hand to advise on Patagonia product and answer all your questions!
Patagonia gear is available now from GAC! 
Toni grew up living next to the River Langinkoski in Finland. He was fascinated with fishing and it soon became his favourite hobby as a young boy. His Grandfather, Oiva, took Him fishing as a 5 year old boy to the River Kymi where they fished with spinning gear, but it was his father who bought him his first fly rod when he was 14 years old - a Kunnan Classic Graphite 10’ #7. He still own's the rod and was hooked on fly fishing from the day his Dad gave him that rod.
Toni Karuvaara is Patagonia's European Fishing Team Leader 
Toni went on to work in fishing stores in Helsinki in the early 90´s then started to work for Guideline in Sweden in 2004 thanks to his dear friend and mentor, Håkan Norling, who helped him get a foot in the door. Working with Guideline gave him the rare opportunity to pursue his dream - a career in fly fishing!
He then worked as an editor for Chasing Silver magazine for 3 years and Toni was recently appointed as Patagonia Fly Fishing Team Leader in Europe. As well as fishing, Toni is also a keen hunter, photographer and writer. He will be on hand at the GAC Open Weekend Event to showcase Patagonia fly fishing clothing, waders and accessories.
Toni has had a dream career in fly fishing!
Patagonia fishing gear is considered by many to be the best available and with products like the Gallegos wader and SST jackets in the line up it is easy to see why. They are often at the forefront of design and innovation as can be seen with the amazing Aluminium Bar Boots and Krampons and not all of their fishing range is as pricey as you might think, with some items like the Minimalist Wading Jacket competing at a very affordable level with other big value brands in the tackle industry!
Meet Toni Karuvara and the Patagonia team at GAC's Open Weekend Event!
There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland and this one will be the biggest ever! There will be loads of thing to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT on the day! Click HERE for details!


Fish Recreations Confirmed for GAC Open Weekend September 2013!

Work in progress! A stunning Brown Trout by John Edwards 
We are pleased to announce that top fish artist John Edwards from Fish Recreations will be attending our Open Weekend Event on the 27th, 28th and 29th of September 2013 and following on from last years success he will be exhibiting a new selection of his amazing works of fish art, many of which he has made specifically for the show!
John's work has impressed some of the great names in the angling industry!
Fish replicas are growing in popularity over more traditional fish taxidermy and due to their more versatile and ornamental format, are often bought as artworks even by those who have never caught a trophy fish! Why choose a replica from Fish Recreations? There are many advantages to choosing a replica over a traditional taxidermy mount, the most obvious being that the fish is released to fight and grow another day. These days big fish are becoming harder to find, and some species are in decline with strict catch and release policies now in force on many waters worldwide. Once a mould has been taken from a dead specimen, a countless number of casts can be taken from that one mould, meaning no more fish of that size need to be taken from wild stocks. Fish replicas have been made in the USA for many many years,resulting in a huge choice of casts (blanks) to choose from. There is no ugly shrinkage or grease bleed associated with some poorly done traditional mounts, all Salmonid and all salt water species are notorious for "grease bleed as their heads and bodies are packed with natural oils that are all but impossible to remove completely, If undertaken at all, skin mounts of these species in particular should ideally be built with artificial heads and adipose fins. Also there is no fungus, insect infestations, smells or other deterioration that is often associated with some traditional fish taxidermy mounts.
John pays particular attention to the eyes and they are amazing!
A good fish replica will be indistinguishable from a traditional fish mount, in fact it will often look even better! Replicas are also much more robust than traditional mounts, handy when life hands out knocks and bumps, and in most cases there is no need for additional expensive covers or cases (depending on type of habitat base) and pricing is often much lower compared with traditional fish taxidermy.
Adding the tail to a fish blank in the early stages!
John says "I have always liked making things, and since I can remember I have drawn and painted, I am self taught apart from an "old" A in 'O′ level in art at school. (That shows my age!). After years of doing commissions part time on my art work I gradually became less motivated, I needed some thing more. As a keen fisherman I happened to chance upon an American web site with someone selling Fish replicas, I was hooked! This combines model making and painting, plus most anglers practice catch and release, (apart from "edible" fish such as trout and salmon). Most species are available as part built models from the USA; these still need lots of work done on them using dermal type tools and epoxy resins etc to get them ready to paint. Then I have to construct the base or diorama. To make replicas from actual fish, rocks, plants etc I had to learn the basics of moulding and casting in numerous materials, (I am still am learning) I use numerous types of materials. For painting modern day paints are a joy to use and I use a leading brand of Acrylics, plus the appropriate mediums. The result is a model fish that should last more than a life time."
Work in progress - John paints each scale by hand!
With Fish Recreations you can have your catch of a lifetime "caught" in incredible life like detail, even though your fish was returned safely to the water. Usually all that is needed from you are a few measurements, and one or two photographs of your prize before you return it to the water to enable John to match your fish species and size exactly. Each commission is completely hand made and painted, and some works can take many months to complete. Time is not taken into consideration with this type of art work. Check out the photos on their website or Facebook Page to see the stunning attention to detail for yourself! We also have a selection of Johns work on display instore for all our customers to see all year round should you like to view one in person!
The Pike is one of our favourites!
There will be loads of thing to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT on the day! Click HERE for details!

September Open Weekend Freebie!

Fancy getting your hands on a freebie at Glasgow Angling Centre? Pick up this quality mug at our September Open Weekend Event for FREE - it features some top angling brands and is perfect for that early morning cuppa before a fishing trip!
Click the image to register now!
Simply register your interest by filling in this online form, and we will send you a voucher to print off or keep on your smartphone - then use the voucher instore on the 27th, 28th or 29th of September 2013 and get your free mug - simple as that, no purchase required!

Please remember that it's one voucher per customer, and the voucher can only be redeemed instore on the 27th, 28th or 29th of September 2013!

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Meet Sportquest at the GAC Open Weekend!

Sportquest is a team of dedicated professionals who offer full tour packages to some of the best locations in the world for sea fishing, big game fishing,fly fishing and shooting holidays. The guys from Sportquest will be with us instore for our Open Weekend Event on the 27th, 28th and 29th of September 2013 to show off their destinations and answer any questions you might have about them!
Join Sportquest to catch plentiful Cod of 20kg+
Sporquest have been working very hard to bring you some new destinations in Norway that offer everything for the sea angler. They are used to getting positive feed back about the staff, the fishing and the accommodation on their trips, but one thing that does come up now and again is the fact that none of them offer a full board option. So they have tried very hard to find a camp that has excellent fishing, first class accommodation, top of the range boats, guided fishing and the option to upgrade to a full board package and it is with great pleasure that they can now offer a trip to one of the best places to fish in northern Norway - Vaeroy Islands which is located near the world famous Lofoten Islands!
Monster Coalfish nearing record size are regularly caught on these trips!
The seas that surround this island are renowned for big fish, and the world record Halibut came from here back in 2008 at a massive weight of 202kg! Every year there are Coalfish caught up to to 21kg, and it wouldn't be a surprise if this camp broke the World Record very soon for Coalfish. Early in the year, between March and April, you can find very big Cod up to 35kg just a short drive from the camp along with scores of Cod in the 20kg range. Then as the year progresses in to Summer you don't need to go very far from the camp to target trophy Halibut and Plaice at weights that you could only dream of!
The Vaeroy Islands area is teeming with Halibut and Plaice!
The fishing is done from high quality 23.5ft Aluminium Arronet boats equipped with 135hp engines and all of the latest fish finding equipment and GPS systems you could ever want. There is even the opportunity to upgrade your boat to a Bayliner Trophy 25ft with a 300hp Diesel engine if you want something a bit bigger!

Norway is a Sea anglers paradise!
The cabins are very high standard with all mod cons to make your stay enjoyable and as easy as possible, or why not take advantage of the onsite hotel where you can book a single or double room and also upgrade to the full board option this includes breakfast, lunch (which they will pack up for you to take out fishing) and evening meal. You also receive a free days guiding where one of our Norwegian fishing guides will jump aboard your boat and show you the ropes for the day, and on your other days fishing you are more than welcome to follow the guide boat to all the hotspots.

So if you fancy a trip to Norway and have been put off by having to cook and wash up this trip is for you and with having the guides on hand 24hrs a day this has to be one of the best camps in North Norway, Vaeory!
Spacious, well equipped boats and facilities
If you would like to know more, visit the Sportquest stand at the Glasgow Angling Centre September Event or simply click HERE to view more info on this brand new camp! There will be loads of thing to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on FacebookTwitter and instore for more info on what's going on at this event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT on the day! Click HERE for details!