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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: Hardy, Greys, Guideline, Simms, Sage, GoPro, Wychwood, Patagonia, Shimano, Veniard, Mackenzie, Rio, Costa 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|
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.
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|Lots to see and do for all the family!|
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!
|FREE coaching for kids on the nearby canal!|
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!
|Learn from the experts!|
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.
|So Many Rods|
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.
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!
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|
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|
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 Harkila, Seeland, Jack Pyke, Swarovski and many more plus a well stocked gunroom for all your hunting and shooting needs.
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, Abu, Penn, Shimano, Cox 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!|
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 Rapala, Lynx 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|
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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|
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!