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Saturday, 28 February 2015

Kids Try Fishing For FREE at the GAC Spring Open Weekend Event 2015!

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, GHOF and SFCA have teamed up to offer one on one coaching for kids on the Forth and Clyde Canal, just 2 minutes walk from the GAC at Applecross Basin, on the 7th and 8th of March 2015 as part of the GAC Open Weekend Event - Scotland's largest FREE angling event!
Free taster sessions for kids with GHOF Angling Coaches!
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 for under 18's and places are very limited so pre booking is recommended, all fishing equipment will be provided but suitable clothing should be worn - please wrap up warmly! Book now or find out more by ringing Heather Lauriston on 07551 906999 or visit the GHOF stand at the GAC Open Weekend between 10am and 3pm to sign up for your FREE SFCA annual membership and book your coaching session! Qualified angling coaches will be on hand all weekend to answer all of your coarse fishing questions so don't be shy and come down to meet them!
Kids can learn to fish safely and for FREE!
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 promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of 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!

Friday, 27 February 2015

Seeland and Harkila confirm for the GAC Spring Open Weekend 2015!

Ever since our Glasgow Field Sports store was relocated into the GAC superstore we have experienced a real mix of hunting and shooting customers browsing the store alongside anglers - and indeed a great many of our customers participate in both activities throughout the year!
It makes sense then for us to welcome one of the premier suppliers and manufacturers of shooting and hunting clothing and accessories to our Spring Open Weekend Event and Seeland, incorporating Harkila, will have some amazing show offers with great savings over the 6th, 7th and 8th of March 2015 plus get your hands on the latest brochures from one of the UK's favourite outdoor clothing brands!
Plus, to help you choose the right gear for your chosen field sport the Seeland and Harkila staff will be on hand with expert knowledge of the many different products and the top of the range technical materials they are made from top materials such as Gore-Tex, Primaloft, Polartec and Vibram to name but a few! Seeland and Harkila produce clothing, footwear and accessories that are ideal for a whole host of outdoor activities from Highland deer stalking to Pigeon decoying, Pheasant shooting to just walking the dog, so don't be shy, and ask these guys what selection would be best for you!
Can't make it to the store? Don't worry, you can browse the entire Seeland and Harkila ranges on the Glasgow Angling Centre website in the comfort of your own home, and our award winning mail order service will deliver everything you need right to your door!

There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of 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!

GAC to Launch Einarsson Fly Reels at Spring Open Weekend Event!

We are please to announce that Einarsson Fly Reels of Iceland are coming to Glasgow Angling Centre and will be launching their exciting range of products at the GAC Spring Open Weekend Event on the 6th, 7th and 8th of March 2015!
The Einarsson Plus series fly reels are made in different sizes to fit all sorts of fishing situations, from small trout fishing in a lake or a creek, up to big reels for big fish both in salt and fresh water. The brake system is completely sealed and the stainless steel parts are saltwater proof. Combination of materials used in the drag system ensure a silky smooth drag that retains constant force at all settings.
The Plus Series from Einarsson are available in five sizes: 3plus, 5plus, 7plus, 8plus and the 9plus. Each model has an identical sealed braking system built on the same design principles although there is a difference in braking strength between sizes. Reels are available in three standard colors: Black, Bronze and Clear. All plus reels carry a limited lifetime warranty!

Imagine that you are on the river bank, casting to a fish, in readiness for the take. Suddenly you can feel your line tighten, the rod bends and the energy from the fish surges through your tackle. You are into the fight, and as the synapses fire off in your brain the pleasure which every fly fishermen knows so well consumes you, holding you transfixed in the moment. Until you are snapped back to reality as the line breaks or the hook pulls out! This is where unique drag system of the Invictus fly reel comes into play. The SAB drag system that Einarsson have designed reduces the required start up inertia by overcoming the breakaway friction as the reel spool begins to spin, alleviating both the shock and the brief delay in allowing line to be dispensed from the reel. This smoother delivery translates into more control at the take and during sudden strong runs.

Let’s wind back and look at the physics. When the fish pulls out line the fly rod bends and what actually happens is that the line, leader and rod are storing this energy. Modern fly reels then convert this stored energy from the fish into heat at the brake system, always with a measurable spike in brake away friction. The technical revelation Einarsson Fly Fishing is presenting to the fly fishing world has the ability to store part of the fish-generated energy in the reel system - for the first time ever brake away friction is actually zero. Shock tippet is now actually built in to the reel. The new brake system ensures that the transition in the brake system is softer compared to leading brands in the reel market - this has been measured and documented by the Icelandic Innovation Centre. The system will level out shockwaves during a take or fight, such as those from jumping and head shaking of the fish. This invention allows you to experience more pleasure, through the use of lighter tackle, less snapped leaders and surely more landed fish. All Einarsson Invictus reels are engineered and assembled at our factory in Iceland. By monitoring the entire process they can uphold their standards to the highest quality reels available.
The founder of Einarsson fly fishing, Steingrimur Einarsson, started the company in 2007. The company was born out of a passion for outstanding engineering and a dedication to fly fishing. The core idea behind the company is to design and manufacture top quality fly reels. Steingrimur caught his first fish on a fly at the tender age of 7. This was near to his home in Iceland while fishing the legendary river Sog, From this moment on his passion for fly fishing had began.
Me and my friends usually started to fish for Arctic Char and Brown Trout beginning of May, or as soon as water temperature was up to 4°C. We fished throughout the summer almost every day. I consider myself as being very lucky, able to grow up in the fantastic surrounding of Sog and the big lake Thingvallavatn.
Einarsson Fly Reels are born out of the fanatical pursuit of fly fishing and a passion for exemplary engineering. The pedigree of this company is firmly rooted in 25 years of manual and automated machining/engineering combined with a lifetime of fly fishing and guiding. Based in Isafjordur, Iceland, Einarsson Fly Fishing captures the very essence of artisan principles while embracing cutting edge technologies in design and manufacturing. Steingrimur Einarsson founder said -

From the very start we have worked continuously on improving the performance, quality and functionality of our design. Our aim is that our reels give the fisherman something extra and of course to last a lifetime…or two! My technical background comes from CNC engineering and design. For a long time it has been my passion to make high quality fly reels, in 2004 the first seven reels were produced for personal use only. Soon I experienced interest from Icelandic fly fishermen and friends who have learned about the reels so a potential market in Iceland was emerging and thoughts turned to developing a marketing strategy.

One thing lead to another and Einarsson Fly Fishing was started. Einarsson Fly Fishing moved into a new production facility in the beginning of 2009, followed by a investment in CNC production machinery. All machining work for the Invictus reels is now undertaken in-house.

Two different types of reels are manufactured at Einarsson, the Plus series and the Invictus. Plus series is a redesigned version of the first reel made in 2004 and are now manufactured in 4 different sizes. The Einarsson Plus reels are machined and assembled in high standard factory in Korea. Einarsson quality team monitors the entire process in order to strive and uphold our standards of the highest quality.
From the very start the design team of Einarsson has had one goal in mind, to design and build a brake system that would be smoother than any other ever made. The result is the patented Shock Absorbing Brake technology - SAB, the smoothest brake system ever made. The Invictus reel with the SAB system have now been in use since 2012 and are sold worldwide.
Einarsson fly reels goal is to produce an innovative, high quality reels with minimum environmental impact. As a fly fishing company, conservation of the environment is a 'no brainer' - no environment …. no fish….. no tackle company! It’s that simple.

By buying high quality equipment and minimizing use of consumable supplies we can cut down on energy and material waste. Einarsson Fly Fishing as a company has been built with strong environmental credentials in order to build a better future for fly fishing. As part of this work, Einarsson Fly Fishing supports the North Atlantic Salmon Fund through the One Percent For The Planet program. By actively sharing information and communicating the values of sustainable fishing and sustainable living Einarsson Fly Fishing invites you to join the family, enjoy the products and together make a difference in the ever challenging environmental battle.

Over fishing of rivers and lakes is a reality and many good fishing spots have seen a decline in fish stocks with an ever increasing number of anglers. Fishery conservation through implementation of catch and release fishing has proven very successful in many waters and when done properly can increase fish population in heavily fished waters. Protecting the world’s fishing grounds is of utmost importance to fly fishermen. Therefore we practice C/R and encourage all our customers to do the same, if at all possible.

The full range of Einarsson Fly reels is available to buy from Glasgow Angling Centre both online and instore and the Einarsson team will be instore for our Spring Open Weekend Event on the 6th, 7th and 8th of March 2015 to show off their new reels and answer any questions!

There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of 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!

Thursday, 26 February 2015

Fisheagle CL50 Casting Multiplier with Power in Reserve

The Fisheagle CL50 Casting Multiplier is very versatile.  It holds it's own for beachcasting but it's also suitable for Spinning for Salmon or lure fishing for Pike.

It features a one way clutch anti-reverse bearing, all brass gears, smooth main gear applied star drag system and a dual centrifugal and mechanical brake system.  Don't let the price tag full you.  This is a reel that's got plenty of power in reserve and can easily handle last minute runs and casting weights.

Grab yours today and get this excellent reel for only £30, but hurry as there is limited stock available!



Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Revive the Clyde Confirm for GAC Spring Open Weekend 2015

Revive the Clyde will once again be attending Glasgow Angling Centre's Open Weekend.  They will be raising awareness about the serious decline of the Firth of Clyde as a major recreational sea angling destination and you can also sign up to their Cyde Charter on the day.
Revive the Clyde
To put things into perspective, from 1900 - 1960 the Firth of Clyde seabed was full of life with a rich and delicate underwater habitat.  The local fishing industry thrived where huge populations of fin-fish and big catches that supported coastal communities were the norm.  There were plenty of fish in the sea.

Then from 1984 onwards things started to change.  Recreational anglers flocked to the clyde, fishing pressure increased and the marine ecosystem was threatened.  More and more trawling and dredging led to less and less fish making it to catchable size; the Clyde became over-fished and under-stocked.  The diverse habitats were ultimately altered with the loss of vital sea-grasses and corals which shelter and feed young fin-fish populations.

The Shocking State of the Clyde Seabed
With overfishing, seabed destruction and the removal of fishing restrictions, the Clyde is no longer a major recreational sea angling destination.  Only a shellfish fishery is left and the loss of diversity leave the Clyde as a fishery vulnerable to collapse.
However Revive the Clyde are working tirelessly to raise awareness and gain support in the belief that it's never too late to save the Firth of Clyde from total collapse.  It can recover and sustain a healthy fishing economy with the right management in place.  

If you want to find out more about the vital work of Revive the Clyde, you can meet them at Glasgow Angling Centre's Open Weekend where they will be able to give you more information about this important issue and answer any questions. They urgently need support so please sign up to their Cyde Charter.

There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of 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!

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

February 2015 Fish of the Month Entry - PB Pike!

Robin Smith was only fishing for 20 minutes when he had a run from this Pike on a Joey Mackerel! The fish is his new PB and was safely returned to the Scottish loch it came from!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our February 2015 FOTM gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button! Don't forget to share all your favourite entries to help them win too!

If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 to spend at GAC, 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! 

February 2015 Fish of the Month Entry - Beach Stingray!

Andrew Upton caught this awesome Stingray on his last day in Fuerteventura on a whole Mackerel bait fished on an 8/0 Pulley Pennel Rig! After a long battle the fish was safely released!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our February 2015 FOTM gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button! Don't forget to share all your favourite entries to help them win too!

If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 to spend at GAC, 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, 22 February 2015

GAC Spring Open weekend 2015 - Fly Tyers Row

Fly Tyers Row at GAC - sponsored by Veniard
The fly tying demonstrations are always one of the most popular part of our Open Weekends and the next one coming up on the 6th, 7th and 8th of March 2015 will be no different! Our new instore format will be bringing more of the countries top fly tyers, sponsored by Veniard and supported by Partridge, Guideline and Fulling Mill, 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!

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/

Barry Ord Clarke
Barry Ord Clarke
Born in England, Barry Ord Clarke is an internationally acclaimed and much published photographer and writer. His work as a fly fishing photographer has taken him to over 40 different countries and 4 continents. He is a regular contributor to numerous fishing magazines world wide.  He has written, Co written and contributed to more than 35 books about fly tying. He has won medals in some of the worlds most prestigious fly tying competitions, and his own flies can be seen in the 'Fly fishers club' collection in London and soon in the ‘Catskill master fly collection’ in the United States. For the past twenty years he has lived in Norway where he works as a professional photographer and a fly tying consultant for The Mustad Hook Company. Barry’s fly tying blog www.thefeatherbender.com has nearly 6000 followers and over 2000 visitors per day!

Paul Procter
Paul Procter
Best known for his prolific writing and perfectly tied flies in Trout & Salmon and Trout Fisherman, Paul is a qualified AAPGAI instructor at Masters level and is regarded by many to be one of the top fly tyers and casters in the UK. Based in Cumbria, with over 30 years fly fishing experience, Paul provides first class guiding, fly casting and fly fishing tuition to all levels and abilities and as well as offering knowledge of his home waters, he is equally experienced on rivers, stillwaters and saltwater throughout the UK and abroad. Paul also specialises in hosted trips to destinations all over the world, targeting species such as wild Brown Trout, Grayling, Bonefish, Tarpon and Permit in locations as diverse as Poland, Slovenia, Iceland, Bosnia, Mexico, New Zealand and even Scotland. http://paulprocter.blogspot.com/

Håkan Norling
Håkan Norling
Håkan Norling is a Swedish fly tying guru and the man behind the very famous "Templedog" style of tube flies for Salmon. He has been one of the biggest innovators for tube fly tying in Scandinavia and loves to fly fish Salmon and Seatrout. His favorite rivers are Alta in Norway and Em in Sweden and
reggae and punk music make him smile while his driving up and down the roads in Norway and Sweden where he works for top Scandinavian fly fishing brand Guideline! http://www.guideline.no

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 but he still ties a mean Blae and Black and enjoys tying saltwater patterns too. 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.'


Ian Mckenzie
Ian McKenzie
Ian Mckenzie retired from the position of Technical Manager at Fulling Mill after 17 years at the end of 2010.  His position involved developing new patterns, turning people’s ideas into commercial propositions, sourcing all necessary materials & hooks, tying samples, and maintaining quality standards. Since his retirement he has continued tying flies for personal customers and has even found time to tie some for himself. 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 has been tying his own flies for the last 40 years. Recently he has also taken to fishing for Carp on the fly – great fun! Ian looks forward to meeting many tyers at the show and will be happy to spend time with anybody who has specific problems and needs a hand.

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 as well as being on hand to offer advice on the range of Partridge Hooks on all three days.  http://www.partridge-of-redditch.co.uk/

Craig McDonald
Craig McDonald
Craig is a well known face on the Scottish river fly fishing scene and is a dab hand at tempting wild Brownies from stillwaters too! Demand for his flies, including the deadly 'Duracell' pattern, has been growing in the last few years, so much so that he is now a consultant with top fly supplier Fulling Mill - putting his flies in the hands of even more anglers and accounting for many Trout and Grayling up and down the country and even in the rivers of Europe! This will be Craigs first time tying at one of our events and we are sure you will all give him a warm welcome!

Dave Downie
Dave Downie
Dave Downie is a well known Scottish competition angler and has fished for his country many times in both the rivers and the loch teams at home and abroad. After many successful years in the scene with many competition wins under his belt he now ties flies, produces fly tying materials and guides clients all over Europe. http://www.davedowniefishing.com/


Check out our fly tying schedule, so you can plan your visit and catch the tyers you want to see over the three days - plan ahead and don't miss your favourites!

There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of 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!

Friday, 20 February 2015

Angling Legend Jan Porter confirmed for GAC Spring Open Weekend 2015!



We are very pleased to confirm that angling legend, Jan Porter will be joining us for our Open Weekend Event on the 6th, 7th and 8th of March 2015!
Meet Jan Porter, failed rock star and former Man in Red, at GAC!
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. You can meet the former 'Man in Red', now the man in camo, in person at the GAC on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the show where he will be representing Shimano and Rapala, and will be happy to answer all your fishing questions and queries so don't be shy!
There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of 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!

Thursday, 19 February 2015

February 2015 Fish of the Month Entry - Awe Pike!

Brian Smith with a nice Pike, caught on a Lamprey deadbait from a Scottish Loch!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our February 2015 FOTM gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button! Don't forget to share all your favourite entries to help them win too!

If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 to spend at GAC, 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! 

February 2015 Fish of the Month Entry - Loch Tay Salmon!

Young John McGowan with a cracking Salmon caught on a Salmo lure while trolling Loch Tay and returned safely after a quick photo!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our February 2015 FOTM gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button! Don't forget to share all your favourite entries to help them win too!

If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 to spend at GAC, 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! 

February 2015 Fish of the Month Entry - Canal Pike!

Neil Whitelaw with a cracking Pike, caught from his local canal!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our February 2015 FOTM gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button! Don't forget to share all your favourite entries to help them win too!

If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 to spend at GAC, 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! 

Trout Fly Lines for Stillwater Fishing

When fly fishing on Stillwaters, you improve your chances when you can adapt to the conditions.  In terms of wind, there may be a flat calm, a slight ripple or even a big wave.  Additionally you may even observe the fish's behaviour: are they head and tailing, splashing about or is there no visible sign of feeding?  Being able to 'read' the conditions being equipped to meet those challenges can make the difference between success and failure.

However being able to read the conditions is one thing; presenting your flies at the right depth and speed is another, and having the right fly lines at hand can make a big difference!   Floating Fly Lines are hugely popular and some would happily stick with a floater all season.  But having an intermediate fly line and sinking fly line in ADDITION to a floater will give you an advantage!  The intermediate is perfect when you want to present small buzzers and lures just under the surface, the sinking line is great for windy conditions and cutting through the wave to get your flies in the target zone.  The sinking  fly line can also fish your flies deeper giving a more level retrieve.
Having 3 Fly lines, as discussed, gives you more scope to deal with the conditions and an ability to fish your flies in the right 'feeding zone'.  And kitting yourself out with 3 of the most popular lines - floater, intermediate and sinker - is more affordable than ever!  You can now buy the Stillwater Floating, Intermediate and Sinking Fly Lines for only £20.00 but you need to hurry because we have limited stock available and at this fantastic price, these lines are going to fly out the door fast.


February 2015 Fish of the Month Entry - Salty Sea Trout!

Terence Kelly with the best of three Sea Trout caught on a very windy day!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our February 2015 FOTM gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button! Don't forget to share all your favourite entries to help them win too!

If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 to spend at GAC, 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, 17 February 2015

February 2015 Fish of the Month Entry - First Ray!

Mike Dalton with his first Ray caught from Brean Down, hopefully the first of many!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our February 2015 FOTM gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button! Don't forget to share all your favourite entries to help them win too!

If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 to spend at GAC, 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! 

February 2015 Fish of the Month Entry - Ardaire Brown!

Robert Dowling caught this cracking Brown Trout on a Silver Humungus while fishing at Ardaire Springs in Co. Kilkenny!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our February 2015 FOTM gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button! Don't forget to share all your favourite entries to help them win too!

If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 to spend at GAC, 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! 

Friday, 13 February 2015

February 2015 Fish of the Month Entry - Teviot Grayling!

John Boyle with a cracking Teviot Grayling caught on a Czech Nymph!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our February 2015 FOTM gallery HERE and hitting the 'Like' button! Don't forget to share all your favourite entries to help them win too!

If you would like to enter our FOTM competition and have the chance to win £100 to spend at GAC, 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! 

Ladies Fishing Spring Into Action 2015 at GAC Open Weekend - 7th March 2015

Ladies Fishing at the GAC Open Weekend
We are pleased to announce that ladies fishing will be attending Glasgow Angling Centre Open Weekend on the 6th, 7th and 8th of March 2015 and will be facilitating a one day FREE ladies event on the 7th of March where women, who are interested in getting into angling, can receive free tuition from highly experienced instructors.
The Ladies Spring into Action Event is organised by Anne Woodcock from FishPal and is suitable for the complete beginner to those ladies who wish to improve. The morning session starts at 9.30am and finishes at 12pm and it is advised that you are at GAC reception for 9.15am!  During the morning session, there is an introduction to Salmon angling where Anne is joined by Gary Scott, who is highly regarded as one of the finest casters in the world.  In the afternoon, Anne is later joined by England Ladies internationalist Philippa Hake and Paul Little.  Paul is a world class fly tier and AAPGAI Master casting instructor, and he teams up with Philippa to cover everything from rod choice to fly casting techniques and safety.  The afternoon session covers Trout angling and starts at 1.30pm and finishes at 4pm.

This is a fantastic opportunity for women to receive first class advice and instruction from the best in the sport.  If you are interested in participating in this fantastic free event on the 7th and would like more information, please contact anne.woodcock@fishpal.com.

Thursday, 12 February 2015

The Wychwood Salt Fly Reel is More Than 'All White.'

The Wychwood Truefly Salt Fly Reel is not just an 'all white' fly reel; internally and externally it's an exceptional fly reel!

The Truelfy Salt is superbly engineered from barstock lightweight aluminium making it one of the lightest saltwater-proof cassette fly reels on the market today and features Wychwood's most powerful drag system to date - ask the driver of the car who put the reel through its paces in testing!


The Salt has a host of features including a unique saltwater-proof finish that repels sunlight, 100% sealed saltwater-proof drag system, rapid retrieve and line memory reduction, Ergonomic dual material fighting handle and comes in an EVA case supplied with two spare spools.

If you plan on doing a bit of saltwater fly fishing and are in the market for a new saltwater fly reel, you can be assured that the Truefly is going to handle even the biggest fish runs and won't let you down.
And now you can get your hands on this exceptional reel for even less.  Grab yours today while stocks last!