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Thursday, 31 July 2014

Shimano Forcemaster AX Uptide Rod is a Serious Performer

When you are looking for a stiffer rod with a 'tippy' action for uptide fishing, one that will comfortably handle up to 8oz or 10oz lead and a decent sized bait without any problems, the Shimano Forcemaster AX Uptide Rod is a serious contender.
Deal ends 08/08/2014
It can effectively lob your rig/lead beyond the scare area and is the perfect rod for beginning uptiders.
The whole point of uptiding is to anchor your bait uptide of where you are fishing and the Forcemaster AX, with it's sensitive tip section allows the rod to 'move' with the boat and doesn't break the grip lead out from the sea bed.
The Forcemaster is available in 2 models (4-8oz and 6-10z) and features a stiff butt section to cope with a wide range of situations.  Normally the Shimano Forcemaster Uptide retails for up to £89.99 but you can now get your hands on this excellent rod for only £50.00!  However we have a limited number in stock so don't miss out and grab yours today !   

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Insect Shield Buffs Now On Sale @ GAC!

As most anglers and shooters will know, the pleasure of being out and about on a summers evening can often be spoilt by a near invisible menace - MIDGES! But now we have a new solution from Buff that could change all that...
Nobody likes being pestered, or worse still, stung or bitten by insects which is why the boffins at Original Buff SA have invented High UV with Insect Shield BUFF®. Based on High UV Protection Buff® (so it offers at least 93% protection from harmful UV rays) NEW Insect Shield Buff® has been impregnated with a special long lasting, effective, odourless and convenient form of insect repellent.
The treatment is effective for at least 50 washes against mosquitoes, ticks, ants, flies, fleas, chiggers and even Scottish midges. Insect Shield technology is a man-made version of the active ingredient found in some chrysanthemums but only the bugs will know its there - not you.

The High UV Insect Shield BUFF is a seamless, multifunctional tubular accessory ideal for many warm and hot weather activities. Made with Coolmax Extreme, High UV Insect Shield BUFF will wick moisture (sweat) away from your skin faster than any other fabric whilst offering protection from pesky insects and bugs. Designed to fit adult heads 53 - 62 cm.
USES
High UV Insect Shield BUFF can be worn as a neckerchief, headband, wristband, mask, hairband, balaclava, scarf, scrunchie, saharaine, pirate cap, beanie or bandana.

TECHNICAL FEATURES
Made with 100% Coolmax Extreme - this special four channel fibre forms a transport system that pulls moisture away from the skin to the outer layer of the fabric. It then dries that moisture faster than any other fabric and thermoregulates the body.

High UV Insect Shield BUFF weighs 38g or 1.3 oz and measures 51cm x 24.5cm or 20.1 inches x 9.6 inches - designed to fit most adults, with heads measuring 53 - 62cm.
There are no irritating seams or hems and High UV Insect Shield BUFF is machine washable and non iron.
BUFF headwear will not lose its elasticity, is colour fast and will not fade and as it is treated with Polygiene your BUFF headwear will remain fresh as the silver ions prevent the buildup of bacteria in the fabric
Treated with Insect Shield technology to give you long lasting protection from flying bugs and insects
Certified to meet Oeko-Tex Standard 100

The High UV Insect Shield BUFF is available to purchase from Glasgow Angling Centre now in a range of colours and styles - click HERE to buy now!

Thursday, 24 July 2014

July 2014 Fish of the Month Entry - Stick Float Brownie!

Dale Allan caught this nice Brown Trout on a float fished Maggot bait!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2014 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! 

July 2014 Fish of the Month Entry - Milford Porgie!

Simon Hughes caught this big Porbeagle Shark off Milford Haven while fishing aboard White Water on a double Mackerel bait!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2014 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! 

July 2014 Fish of the Month Entry - Bude Bay Tope!

Nathan Underwood caught this nice Tope while fishing off Bude Bay with fresh caught Mackerel baits!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2014 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! 

Hardy Fishing Priest Dispatches in Style

If you choose to kill your catch, you don't need to conduct a service for the fish!  It just needs to be dispatched quickly and humanely! A quick, strong, strike at the top of the head should do the trick and using a hardy priest will take care of business.
Deal Ends 31/07/2014
There's no religious ritual involved, just a weighted, turned, brass head that dispatches your catch quickly and painlessly without the need to bludgeon to death.  Get your Hardy Priest today at our special offer price of only £10.00 but hurry as we've got very limited stock!!

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

July 2014 Fish of the Month Entry - Savage Pollack!

Stephen Gill with a cracking Pollack, caught off the west coast of Ireland on a Savage Gear Sandeel that put up a fantastic fight!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2014 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! 

July 2014 Fish of the Month Entry - Awe Pike!

Gary Fulton caught this nice Pike on a Herring deadbait, its the biggest fish he has ever caught!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2014 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! 

How To Fish For Mullet


Lots of sea anglers catch Pollack, Mackerel, Cod, Bass and a plethora of common species on a regular basis, and if you are an LRF angler, you may have an impressive list of species ticked off. However, some may never have caught a Mullet. The reason for this is because the species does not fall easily to the heavy tackle techniques used by shore anglers. For Mullet, you need to scale down to finer tackle, and when you do connect with a fish, you’ll end up having a fight you won’t forget.

Mullet is one of the world's most common fish species and are found in all the oceans of the world. In the UK there are three common types: Thick-Lipped Grey Mullet, Golden Grey Mullet, and Thin-Lipped Mullet. Thick-Lipped Grey Mullet is the primary species found in UK waters and is the largest of the Mullet family. They can be found in harbours and marinas and can grow up to double figures. Golden Grey and Thin-Lipped Mullet are separate species, although great confusion exists over their identity because of the golden cheek patch on the Golden Grey is also apparent, although less bold, on the Thin-Lipped. The Thin-Lipped is not so widespread around the UK as their main stronghold is the English Channel and in South Wales.

Thick-Lipped Mullet
Both the Thin-Lipped and Golden Grey have a slimline body compared to the larger Thick-Lipped Grey Mullet, and both have the same habits and behaviour. However, they are far less shy regarding tackle. They can be aggressive when it comes to eating small Ragworms making them a fun species to fish for with light tackle.

Golden Grey Mullet
Most marinas and harbours have a summer population of Thick-Lips, while piers, estuaries and rock marks can attract regular high-tide shoals. Being a sensitive and instinctive species of the surface layers, Mullet is shy, so dawn and dusk are always the time to find them at their boldest. On piers, the tide and high wall lessen the Mullet's shyness, while the more remote rock locations will see the species more active throughout the day.

Pellet Waggler Floats
Catching Mullet
Catching Mullet requires a more deliberate, refined approach akin to coarse fishing. The species has highly tuned senses and can see fishing line and fishing hooks just as well as their freshwater cousins. They shy away from heavy tackle, noise disturbance and movement. The best approach is to use light gear including line, small hooks and a slightly beefed up coarse float such as a pellet waggler.

Catch Mullet Off Rocks
A sliding float rig will allow you to cast and fish deeper, which a fixed float rig will not. The float runs on the line via a hole, and a stop knot fixed on the line keeps it in position. The stop knot can be a simple three-turn grinner knot in mono, and this will slide on the mainline into the position you require. The slider allows you to change the depth instantly, especially with altering tides.

A Simple Float Rig for Mullet
In shallower and sheltered conditions a fixed waggler float will work well, but in the main, a slimline sliding float with a stop knot on the line to cock it is more practical for the open sea and deep water

Rigs For Mullet
From piers and walls, many anglers prefer a quiver tip, with the baits fished just under or close to a bread bag. A heavy coarse feeder rod is usually the first choice in this situation and a softer fibreglass tip will show bites. The Best choice of rig is a one-up, one-down mono paternoster. In a majority of cases, you won’t get a sniff if you fish with more than 10lb line, so 6lb line is the hooklength required, preferably a fluorocarbon leader. Hooks around size 6 and 8 are ideal, with the slimline chemically etched continental patterns best.

Stillwater Feeder Rod
Bread is by far the best bait to use to catch Thick-Lipped Mullet, simply because the species is used to finding it and will take it off the surface in the form of crust. They will accept a flake of bread fished in mid-water or on the seabed. Just tear a flake off a slice of bread and fold it around the hook without squashing it too much. This allows it to soften in the water quickly and improves your chances of hooking the fish.

Use Bread Bait for Mullet
Other bait variations to try include using Mackerel flesh (without the skin), adding Mackerel flesh to bread, edible crab flesh, kipper, sardines and sandeel flesh. Even cheese, macaroni and others have been used successfully in some regions.

Fold Bread Around The Hook Without Squashing It
Thin-Lipped mullet will take harbour ragworms, also called reds, maddies or creepers. Fish these on a long rig in the surf with the hook baited with small bunches of the worms so that the tails hang and wriggle. An occasional lift and movement can induce a take. Thin-Llips can also be caught on a baited spoon. The best are the Mepps-type blade spinners baited with several mud ragworms and retrieved slowly.

Ragworms Also Work Well For Mullet
If you want to outwit Mullet even further, use a groundbait comprising of boiled fish, such as Mackerel, Garfish or Scad, and mix this with chicken bran and bread. They also learn fast so catching one will alert the shoal, so a great tactic is to bait two different spots and switch between them after catching a fish. It's also worth netting your fish away from the feeding area.

Try Fishing For Mullet Today
So what are you waiting for? There are plenty of areas in the UK where you can catch Mullet, and the tackle is not as complicated as you think. Using a delicate approach and tackle more akin to coarse fishing is the way to go. The rigs are simple and the bait even more so.

This article was brought to you in association with Sea Angler Magazine.

Tuesday, 22 July 2014

July 2014 Fish of the Month Entry - Don Brown Trout!

Michael Niblo caught this cracking Brownie from the River Don on a Goldhead Nymph!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2014 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! 

July 2014 Fish of the Month Entry - Bream on Fly!

Drew McIntosh caught this cracking Bream while fly fishing on Grafham Water! It took a Booby Nymph fished on a fast sinking line during a Trout fishing competition!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2014 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! 

July 2014 Fish of the Month Entry - Calder Brown!

Graham Hake with a nice Brown Trout from the River Calder caught on a Pheasant Tail Nymph tied by his daughter on his first time river fishing!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2014 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! 

Sunday, 20 July 2014

July 2014 Fish of the Month Entry - Waiting Game!

Blair Davidson with a nice Pike that took a popped up deadbait after a 16 hour solid downpour, worth it in the end and safely returned after a quick photo!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2014 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! 

Thursday, 17 July 2014

Lightweight Fishing Shelter is also Light on your Wallet

Sheltering from the wind, rain or sun can make the difference between an enjoyable day's fishing or an uncomfortable one.  Fortunately you don't need to scour the area for debris and pretend you're Bear Grylls, just buy the Imax Comfort Shelter and save yourself a whole load of grief. It's simple, lightweight, robust and when positioned correctly it easily cuts the wind and prevents you getting refrigerated.
Deal ends 24/07/2014
The Comfort Shelter is designed around 3 take-apart poles and is very simple to assemble.  Just find a suitable place to erect, fit the poles and adjust the stability (6 pins included for grassier terrain).  When you need to pitch on rougher terrain - stones and shingle for example - you can easily place some rocks inside the shelter.  It's comfortable, lightweight, easy to carry and ideal for keeping you and your gear dry.  There's very limited stock available so don't miss out on this fantastic offer.  Grab yours today for only £20.00!! 

July 2014 Fish of the Month Entry - Deep Ferox!

Alex Lawson was fishing a new venue when this awesome Ferox Trout took his deadbait in over 200ft of water! The fish was released after a quick photo!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2014 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! 

July 2014 Fish of the Month Entry - Ardgowan Trout!

Young Kayleigh Campbell with her first fish, a nice rainbow Trout from Ardgowan Trout Fishery caught on a Toby lure!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2014 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! 

July 2014 Fish of the Month Entry - Dry Brown!

Craig McDonald caught this cracking Brown trout from the River Clyde on a dry fly!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2014 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! 

July 2014 Fish of the Month Entry - Canal Perch!

Young Cole Simmonds landed this wee Perch on his first ever fishing trip to the Forth and Clyde Canal! Dad helped him unhook and return it unharmed.
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2014 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! 

July 2014 Fish of the Month Entry - Marske Roach!

Young Lukas Guess caught this nice Roach from New Marske Reservoir using his 3m Whip and Maggot bait on his second time fishing with his Grandad!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2014 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! 

Sunday, 13 July 2014

July 2014 Fish of the Month Entry - Squid Smoothie!

Mick Smith with a nice Smooth Hound, caught while boat fishing using Squid as bait!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2014 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! 

July 2014 Fish of the Month Entry - Highland Pike!

Joe Fraser caught this cracking Pike on a popped up Trout deadbait, one of 5 big doubles caught and released in the same session!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2014 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! 

July 2014 Fish of the Month Entry - Itchen Grilse!

Paul Unsworth with a nice Grilse caught on a size 10 Cascade, his first of the year at Itchen House!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2014 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! 

Thursday, 10 July 2014

GoPro Sportsman Rod and Gun Mount Arrives @ GAC (Finally!)

After a year on backorder the first angling and shooting specific GoPro mount has finally arrived in stock at Glasgow Angling Centre! Significantly different from the early photos we were originally given the new Sportsmans Mount features new recoil proof back doors to keep your videos smooth and professional looking. You can mount your GoPro to guns, fishing rods, landing net handles and bows!
This versatile GoPro Sportsman Mount is compatible with most airguns, shotguns, rifles, airsoft, paintball and fits bow components and fishing rod grips with a diameter of 0.4” to 0.9” (10mm to 23mm). You can mount one or two cameras front-facing and/or rear-facing to capture immersive footage from a variety of angles and perspectives. A non-reflective, matte black finish ensures low visibility and is a perfect match for the GoPro Blackout Housing

Features:

  • Fits 0.4" to 0.9" (10mm to 23mm) diameter gun barrels, fishing rod grips and bow components
  • Compatible with most shotguns, rifles, revolvers, airsoft, paintball and pellet guns
  • Mount one or two cameras to capture footage looking forward, backwards or both directions simultaneously
  • When used with a gun or fishing rod, camera(s) can be mounted below or to the side of the barrel or rod
  • Non-reflective, matte black finish ensures low visibility

Overseas buyers, please check your local regulations and laws to ensure that attaching a camera to your hunting equipment is permitted, and comply with any regulations that restrict the use of electronic accessories in a certain area!
You can purchase every single official GoPro camera and accessory, plus many 3rd party mounts and extras from brands like GoPole, SP and UKPro, both online and instore from Glasgow Angling Centre - check out the full range HERE!

July 2014 Fish of the Month Entry - Stenhouse Brown!

Gary Johnson caught this stonking Brown Trout from Stenhouse Fishery near Burntisland on a Claret Snatcher! The fish was released after a quick photo and is his new PB!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2014 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! 

The Perfect Budget Sea Spinning Rod for Piers, Jetties and Rocks


At this time of year loads of sea anglers flock to piers, jetties and rocks to fish for Mackerel, Pollack, Wrasse and Coalfish. In fact, it's such a fun and enjoyable experience that many Game, Coarse and Predator anglers also participate.  Why? Simple tackle, loads of great marks, the opportunity for multiple hook-ups, fresh sea fish - to eat, a great way to spend a few hours and if the weather is kind, even better!  So if you've never tried it, get out and do it and if you're confused by the mass of sea spinning rods out there, don't worry.  You can get the Alpha - X Sea Spinning Rod, with an RRP of £19.99 FOR ONLY £10!!
The Alpha-X Spinning Rod features lined guides, EVA handle and robust, 2-piece fibre-glass construction, striking graphics, and did we mention it was only a tenner?  Limited stock available so grab yours today and don't miss out on this excellent sea spinning rod offer.


July 2014 Fish of the Month Entry - Clyde Grayling!

Peter Scholes caught this cracking Grayling from the River Clyde on a tiny Pheasant Tail Nymph!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2014 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! 

July 2014 Fish of the Month Entry - Pond Trout!

Daniel Barclay caught this awesome Trout from a local small pond while float fishing!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2014 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! 

July 2014 Fish of the Month Entry - Clyde Dace!

John McGill caught this big Dace from the River Clyde while feeder fishing on a maggot bait!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2014 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! 
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