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Tuesday, 28 January 2014

Spring Open Weekend Event 2014 @ GAC!

Glasgow Angling Centre will be hosting our biggest ever Spring Open Weekend Event on the, 28th of February, 1st and 2nd of March 2014 - and this one promises to be the best one ever! Bigger, better and with more to see and do and more bargains than any event of it's kind before – an angling treat you can't afford to miss!
Stick these dates in your diary!
Massive Three Day Event!
Our Spring Open Weekend Event will be held over three days so that more anglers can make the most of it, and our massive 30,000sq ft megastore will throw open its doors to visitors from all over the country, and indeed the world, who travel will from far and wide to check out the latest fishing gear for 2014, pick up some amazing bargains and rub shoulders with the top names in the angling business. This year we've invited the likes of Paul Young, Keith Arthur, Jan Porter, Matt Hayes, Hywel Morgan, Anthony Glascoe, Ian Gordon, Mike Thrussell, Scott Mackenzie and many more guys from the angling industry for you to meet, greet and of course glean some fishing info and tips from. We will also have all of the biggest brands in fishing in attendance who will be there to offer help and advise you over the three days as well as show off their latest gear for the new season, including: HardyGreysGuidelineSimmsSage, GoProWychwoodPatagonia, Shimano, Veniard, Mackenzie, RioCosta Del Mar, Partridge and many more, each sending their best guys to answer all of your questions and show off some never seen before new product!
The Biggest Names in Fishing
UK's Best Free Fishing Event
Bargains galore – and FREE stuff!
With a new fishing season on the horizon, and summer just around the corner, why not treat yourself to a day out where you can wander around our huge store and upgrade your gear in plenty of time for your next fishing trip. As well as boasting the largest range of fishing tackle in Europe, prices are always keen here at Glasgow Angling Centre - and especially so on these special Open Weekend Events. On top of all the weekend-only super deals we will have on offer, you will even get back £5 in the form of a gift voucher for every £50 you spend at the tills!

FREE Customer Reward Cards!
We will also be giving away our very popular GAC Customer Reward Card, saving you the usual £5 subscription fee and introducing you to the extra benefits that membership brings.
Get a Free Reward Card
Sign up for your card at the Open Weekend and join the tens of thousands of loyal customers who are collecting points right away – it takes less than a minute! For more details visit our website.
Lots to see and do for all the family!
Lots to see and do!
There will be lots to see and do over the 3 days. Angling charity ‘Get Hooked on Fishing’ will be running free coarse fishing taster sessions on the nearby canal basin for kids - watch this space for info on how to book a place nearer the time! There will be some awesome birds of prey on display from World of Wings and their team will happily let you get your picture taken with one if you make a small donation to their bird rescue and rehabilitation centre. John Edwards from Fish Recreations will be displaying his latest amazing fish replicas and offering free quotations and advice on turning your best catch into a work of art for posterity!
Fish Recreations
The RNLI will be doing free lifejacket safety checks, and Clyde Outboard Services will be displaying boats, engines and of course taking bookings for servicing at great rates for the weekend. Rangers from Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park will be onsite too, informing and educating on the fishing thats available in the park.
RNLI
The girls from Ladies Fishing will be instore promoting angling for the fairer sex. You can easily spend a whole day in the store, with easy parking, toilets, snack bar and onsite refreshments to keep you going!
FREE coaching for kids on the nearby canal!
Easy to get to!
If you have never visited Glasgow Angling Centre before you will be pleased to find us just a couple of minutes drive from Glasgow’s M8 motorway, and the store is always well signposted, so you'll easily find us - plus we have plenty of free parking. With over 50 trained and knowledgeable staff, who are passionate about fishing and helping our customers, we can help you tackle your angling problems, whatever your particular angling interest may be: Game, Sea, Coarse, Fly Tying and Predator Fishing are all catered for at the GAC!
 Megastore
The store is the nearest thing you will ever get to a fishing tackle 'Aladdin’s cave,' boasting a mind-boggling 40,000+ different angling products on display. It's one rare opportunity where you can see, touch and try all the things you might want to buy and fish with, all under one roof.
Learn from the experts!
Europe’s biggest selection!
There are more than 1,500 rods, from right across the angling spectrum, all set up and on display instore, and you are most welcome to get them off the racks and try them out in our 30 metre casting pool or the neighbouring canal basin. Our very helpful staff can also advise you in making the right selection for your budget and needs.
Huge Selection
The same goes for reels, line and accessories, with across the range samples from all the major manufacturers for you to try and buy. Plus the UK’s largest selection of flies, from top manufacturers like Atlantic Flies, Fulling Mill, Craig Barr and Caledonian Flies, lets you stock up those fly boxes for the months ahead - all in one stop! It is often said that Glasgow Angling Centre has the single largest retail range of tackle and clothing in Europe and when you come to the store, you'll soon see why!!
So Many Rods
If you are a focused angler, there is a massive collection of equipment, including the very latest in accessories and clothing, a huge fly-tying department and much more. Even if you are more of an armchair angler, you can also pick up the latest magazines books, DVDs and catalogues which all give great insight into what’s happening in angling today.

Look now, buy later!
Glasgow Angling Centre also operates a multi-award winning mail-order department behind the scenes, sending out hundreds of parcels every day to customers all over the world, and giving valuable advice to anglers who aren't within striking distance of the store. With free shipping to mainland UK on all orders over £50 and the option of a next day delivery it is a great service for those who can't always make it to the store in person. This busy service is backed up by our two huge warehouses in Glasgow, both stuffed to the rafters with stock to keep both shop and mail-order customers constantly supplied.

Getting excited?
In the last few years GAC has hosted some memorable Open Weekends, with the last one in September 2013 being the biggest and best attended ever, breaking all records and further cementing its place in the calendar as the biggest free angling event in the UK. We will once again have many major stars from the world of fishing, as well as company representatives, all keen to offer hints and expert advice to help anglers get the most from their sport. Because we have the event almost all indoors, we are unaffected by the weather, so no trudging through the mud or wasted journeys and the parking is FREE, we have proper toilets and our onsite catering is very reasonably priced meaning you can easily spend the whole day with us!

Fly Tying
The fly-tying benches at these weekends are often very busy, with constant demonstrations from some of the country’s top fly-tyers including Davie McPhail, Paul Little, Steve Cullen, Allan Liddle, David Edwards and some of the top names from the likes of Fulling Mill and Partridge showing of the latest materials and techniques.
Davie McPhail Masterclass
With the help of top materials suppliers Veniard and Partridge, we have put together an amazing line up of fly-tyers who are all on hand to show you how to perform the latest techniques and use the latest materials with ease. When these guys are not tying, they will be on the floor helping customers pick and choose the best materials from our vast selection of Fly Tying Materials!

Fly Casting
Also available at the weekend are some of the world’s top fly casters and instructors. You can pick up advice from the likes of Hywel Morgan, Scott Mackenzie, Ian Gordon, Andy Toft, Stevie Munn and many more who will go out of their way to give you help in all areas of fly casting.
Casting tips from Hywel Morgan
If its a new rod you are interested in, then what better way to test it than under the watchful eye of a qualified instructor or rod designer! Also why not visit the SGAIC instructor team who are on hand all weekend giving free casting lessons to anglers of all ages and abilities and giving advice to anyone thinking about becoming a qualified casting instructor themselves.

Another big attraction for the weekend is the ever popular distance casting event, sponsored by Hardy and Greys, which has great prizes up for grabs every day for juniors and adults – just register instore with a Hardy representative on the day you would like to enter!

Glasgow Field Sports
If you shoot as well as fish then don't forget that the Glasgow Field Sports store is now located inside GAC, with hunting equipment and country clothing from top brands like HarkilaSeeland, Jack Pyke, Swarovski and many more plus a well stocked gunroom for all your hunting and shooting needs.
Field Sports
The event has been covered in the past by Bearleft TV and the Fieldsports Channel, check them out on Youtube to see for yourself what goes on at our events!




Sea Angling
GAC has long been one of the country’s top sea tackle retailers and this event will host a great line up of brands from the shore and boat angling scene like Daiwa, Lynx, AbuPennShimanoCox and Rawle and Okuma and top anglers like Mike Thrussel, Stevie Souter, Mel Russ and Anthony Glascoe will be on hand to give advice and share tips on sea angling latest trends, including workshops on LRF the latest trend in sea fishing which is becoming massively popular in the UK!
Steve Souter shares some knowledge!
Pike Fishing
Predator fishing in the UK has seen a huge increase in popularity in recent years especially within the lure fishing scene. We will have representatives from all the key brands in predator angling like Anthony Glascoe from Savage Gear, Dietmar Isaiasch from Fox, the guys from Sebile and RapalaLynx and many more, giving help and advice to predator anglers of all levels.  They will also be demonstrating the action of the latest lures on our huge lure tank all weekend!
Savage Gear Demo
Plus the Pike Anglers Alliance of Scotland will be on hand to demonstrate baits rigs and safe fish handling technique as well as enlisting new members on the day. With one of the biggest ranges of lures and predator fishing gear on display in the UK, you won’t want to miss this!

Subscribe to your favourite fishing mag!
Fishing Magazines
The team from Bauer Media, the name behind some great magazine titles like Trout and Salmon, Trout Fisherman, Sea Angler and Anglers Mail will be instore with an amazing offer for anyone who takes a subscription out to their favourite magazines on the day, plus you can meet and chat with the editorial staff of your favourite fishing title!

Register online and claim a Free gift!
Simply fill out the registration form on our website and we will email you a voucher to redeem instore at the Open Weekend and claim a FREE gift! It won't cost you anything and it is our way of saying thank you for supporting these events! Check out our website for full details!
Check out the latest gear for 2014
Stick it in your diary!
So if you are looking for a great day out, and want to learn about fly-tying, fly presentation and the right flies, the latest trends in sea and predator fish and get free casting tuition, and anything else you care to think of, maybe you shouldn't miss the Glasgow Angling Centre Open Weekend. But don’t be disappointed if you can’t make this event – Glasgow Angling Centre is open seven days a week so you can always drop in and get yourself fully tackled up! Alternatively, you can phone in with an order to our hotline 0871 716 1670 or visit our easy to use website at www.fishingmegastore.com – you can even connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to be kept up date with all the latest news, gear and deals in fishing!

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