With the end of the summer angling season fast approaching, It will soon be time for Glasgow Angling Centres huge 3 day Autumn Open Weekend Event on the 25th, 26th and 27th of September – set to be the biggest and best fishing show the country has ever seen! Over the three day event, the GAC puts on its fishing extravaganza at their massive 30,000sqft store and dedicated anglers travel from all over the UK and abroad to pick up some of the 1000’s of extra special bargains on offer, get free advice from the people in the know or simply to rub shoulders with their angling heroes like Paul Young, Hywel Morgan, Scott MacKenzie, Ian Gordon and many more! Every major brand in the tackle industry will be there too, showing off their latest products and their representatives will be on hand to answer all of your questions on how to get the best out of your gear! You can easily spend a whole day in the store, with easy FREE parking for 100’s of cars, toilets, seating, onsite catering and refreshments to keep you going - and so much to see and do!
|GAC Events are always extremely popular!|
Glasgow Angling Centre has been trading since 1988 and now boasts the largest range of fishing tackle and clothing in Europe, with almost 45,000 items on display and over 50 knowledgeable staff to assist you in their huge showroom! Hundreds of rods line the racks, already fully set up for you to have wiggle or even try out on the 30 metre outdoor casting pool or the nearby canal basin, and an equally large number of reels to suit all types of angling are on display too with just a few choice models behind glass – the vast majority on show where you can touch and feel. Row upon row of angling and outdoor clothing lines the walls from floor to ceiling, with an unrivalled choice to keep you warm, dry and comfortable during any fishing trip whatever the weather conditions. A massive range of waders and boots from all the major brands means there is always something to fit everyone and the UK’s largest selection of fishing flies from top manufacturers like Fulling Mill, Atlantic Flies, Craig Barr, Dragon and Caledonian Flies, gives you the perfect opportunity to restock those depleted fly boxes after a hectic season. A wide selection of books, DVDs and unbeatable deals on magazine subscriptions are great for those winter days when the weather keeps you indoors for a bit of armchair angling.
|Free fishing tuition for kids with GHOF and SFCA!|
But it’s not all about buying nice new fishing gear - there is always lots to see and do over the 3 days of a GAC Open Weekend! Bringing newcomers into the sport of angling is very important to the team at GAC and giving everyone – and especially kids, the right start in angling is a huge part of the event. Angling charity ‘Get Hooked on Fishing’ will be running FREE coarse fishing taster sessions on the nearby canal basin for kids, always very popular so make sure you book your places in advance - check out the GAC Blog for more details! The RNLI Scotland Sea Safety Unit will be in attendance to carry out FREE lifejacket checks for anyone who brings theirs along as well as giving advice on how to keep safe while on or near water whether you are fishing or not. The girls from Ladies Fishing will also be instore, promoting women’s angling – a fast growing movement within the sport. Rangers from Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park will be onsite too, informing and educating on the fishing and other outdoor activities that are available in the 720 square miles of the park which is less than an hour’s drive away for more than half of Scotland’s population! The world’s finest fly-casters and instructors, including Hywel Morgan, Scott MacKenzie, Ian Gordon, Jim Curry, Andrew Toft and Stevie Munn will be on hand to help you improve your technique and get the most from your tackle! What better way to choose a new rod than under the watchful eye of a qualified instructor or fly rod designer? You can also visit the SGAIC instructor team, who will be providing free fly casting lessons to anglers of all ages and abilities for the entire weekend plus a chance to learn how to tie your own flies!GAC Customer Reward Card, saving you the usual £5 subscription fee and introducing you to the extra benefits that membership brings. Sign up for your card at the Open Weekend and join the tens of thousands of loyal customers who are already collecting points right away – it takes less than a minute! For more details visit www.fishingmegastore.com
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 full of new and used airguns, shotguns and rifles for all your hunting and shooting needs. Clyde Outboard Services will be attending with a range of outboard motors and boats plus offers on repairs and servicing for boat owners. For the art lovers we will have John Edwards from Fish Recreations, will be displaying his amazing fish replicas and explaining how he turns your catch into a work of art after you have released it and Maria Gonzalez from Mayfly Art will be displaying her popular range of fish prints and fine gifts featuring her amazing artwork! 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! There is even things to do for your non-angling family members, just a stones through away from the GAC you will find the Jurassic Jungle soft play centre for the little ones, and the newly opened Glasgow Wake Park and Pinkston Watersports centres to keep the bigger ones amused too!
The fly-tying benches at these events are always one of the main attractions with enthusiasts travelling from all over the country to watch demonstrations from the world’s best fly-tyers including Paul Little, Paul Procter, Ian McKenzie, David Edwards, Darryl Mooney and experts from Veniard and Partridge. The format is improved upon year on year with the help of materials supplier Veniard. An inspiring line-up of top tyers will show you how to perform the latest techniques and use the latest materials. When not tying, they roam the fly tying aisles, giving free advice and helping you to choose the best materials from the Glasgow Angling Centres vast selection.
Game anglers will have a ball over the three day event, with representatives in attendance from all the biggest brands like Hardy, Greys, Simms, Sage, Patagonia, Rio, Guideline, Costa, Wychwood, Mackenzie, Scott, Daiwa, GoPro, Loop, Lamson and many more! The world’s finest fly-casters and instructors, including Hywel Morgan, Scott MacKenzie, Andrew Toft and Stevie Munn will be on hand to help you improve your technique and get the most from your tackle! What better way to choose a new rod than under the watchful eye of a qualified instructor or fly rod designer? Another big attraction will be the popular distance-casting event, as always sponsored by Hardy and Greys, and featuring great prizes every day for both juniors and adults – just register instore on the day!
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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 Tronixpro, Daiwa, Lynx, Abu, Penn, Shimano, Cox and Rawle and top anglers like George Cunningham, Mike Thrussel, Stevie Souter, Billy Buckley, Paul Fenech and Jake Schogler will be on hand to give advice and share tips on sea angling latest trends, including workshops on baits, rig-building and of course LRF fishing - the hottest sector in sea fishing which has become massively popular in the UK in the last few years! See the latest sea fishing lure in action in one of two huge lure tanks and be the first to see some unique products being shown and sold for the first time!
|GAC host demonstrations from Europes top predator anglers!|
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 Danny Parkins and Anthony Glascoe from Savage Gear, Neil Smith from Fox, Sam Edmonds from Abu and Rapala, 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 TWO huge lure tanks all weekend and don’t miss our workshops on how to use the amazing Water Wolf HD Camera! 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 and some exciting new products being lauched for the first time, you won’t want to miss this!
Glasgow Angling Centre is just two minutes’ drive from junction 16 of Glasgow’s M8 motorway, at Unit 1, 29 Saracen Street, Glasgow G22 5HT. It has a huge car park and is also easily accessed via public transport – just contact them and the guys will tell you how best to get there. But don’t worry if you can’t make this event, the Centre is open seven days a week, so you can drop in at any time. Alternatively, order by phone using their new hotline number 0141 212 8880 or visit the easy-to-use website at www.fishingmegastore.com – Glasgow Angling Centre also operates a bustling, multi award winning mail-order department, 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. This busy service is backed up by 2 huge warehouses, which are both stuffed to the rafters with stock to keep both shop and mail-order customers constantly supplied. Alternatively you can sign up for a FREE bumper 244 page catalogue including a bonus SALE booklet on the website or by telephone, which will be delivered direct to your door or you can even connect with them on Facebook and Twitter, where you’ll be kept up to date with the latest news, gear and deals in fishing. Don’t miss this amazing 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 Facebook, Twitter 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! Watch this space for details!