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Thursday, 28 July 2016

Abu Garcia 7500i Elite CS Multiplier Fishing Reel

The New 7500i CS Elite Multiplier Fishing Reel from Abu Garcia is designed specifically for UK saltwater fishing, and boasts a range of features to help handle the task with ease.

The 7500i CS Elite features a fully redesigned and strengthened spool spindle to maximise gear alignment under heavy casting and direct pressure, brass side plates for improved strength and corrosion resistance, and strategically placed stainless steel bearings to ensure a smooth retrieve against even the hardest fighting specimens.

It's a serious reel for the serious angler and now you can get your hands on the 7500i Elite CS reel for only £90.00 while stocks last!


Friday, 22 July 2016

Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month Entry July 2016 - Teme Barbel!

Gavin Kelly caught this nice Barbel on a meat bait fished over hemp while fishing the River Teme near Ludlow.
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2016 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 Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month 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. 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, 21 July 2016

The Shakespeare Sigma Boat Drogue Will Catch Your Drift

It's an all too familiar occurrence: there is a significant wind blowing which pushes your boat along so fast that it either overruns your fly or you don't have enough time to cover the area you are fishing - for example drifting into margins.  This is where a drogue will slow your drift and give you more time to fish the target zone.


The Shakespeare Sigma Boat Drogue is an inexpensive yet highly effective boat drogue that will catch your drift.  It's 150 x 110cm, has a lightweight but strong material fixed by two 4m ropes to give you plenty of drag.  It also comes supplied in a compact carry bag.

So if you want to make your boat fishing sessions more productive when the wind gets up, the Sigma Boat Drogue is the ideal solution to keep your boat at the right speed therefore give you more time to fish in the target zone.



Saturday, 16 July 2016

Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month Entry July 2016 - Kayak Porgie!

Graham Smith with a Porbeagle Shark he caught while fishing from his kayak near Malin Head, Co Donegal. The fish was safely released when it was brought alongside the kayak.
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2016 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 Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month 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. 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! 

Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month Entry July 2016 - Dee Salmon!

John Masson with a stunning Salmon caught from the Little Blackhall beat of the River Dee on a Red Francis tube fly!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2016 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 Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month 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. 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! 

Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month Entry July 2016 - Barnes Brownie!

John Boyle caught this cracking Brown Trout on a tiny Caenis pattern while fishing Barnes Loch near Hawick!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2016 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 Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month 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. 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! 

Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month Entry July 2016 - Cracking Crucian!

Colin Smith was fishing Eliburn Reservoir in Livingston when he caught this nice Crucian Carp - only the second one he has ever caught from the venue!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2016 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 Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month 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. 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! 

Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month Entry July 2016 - Clyde Salmon!

Barry McGuigan caught this cracking Salmon from the River Clyde at Blantyre!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2016 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 Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month 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. 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, 14 July 2016

Luckylaker WiFi Fish Finder for Less

The Luckylaker is a unique iOS and Android compatible fish finder that works through an app on your mobile phone.  The Luckylaker device sends water temperature, depth and fish positions to up to 5 devices at the same time.  It's very light, robust and can be cast into position from a rod.




Features of the Luckylaker Fish Finder include a range of 50m and covering a depth range of 0.6m to 45m, rechargeable battery which runs for approximately 5 hours and a weight of 80g.  Its the ideal bit of kit to identify potential swims, to help decide which depth to fish and can save you from spending loads of time on a particular spot, where in fact, there are no fish!

Grab this amazing piece of kit while stocks last and become a much more product angler.

Tuesday, 12 July 2016

What Flies Work Well On Droppers


Almost any fly can be put on a dropper, however, you must understand that the fly will affect your casting and leader turnover. For example a large, bulky, wind-resistant fly on the dropper will mean that distance is lost and the leader tippet is difficult to turn over.

As a general rule, smaller patterns should be fished on droppers, with the largest heaviest fly on the point. It’s then just a case of working out combinations of patterns that complement each other and match the method of retrieve you're employing. For example, you don’t really want to be fishing a Yellow May CdC dry on the dropper and a Goldhead Damsel on the point and stripping it back.

Top Lures When Fishing Droppers
Popular dropper patterns when fishing slowly are usually general-purpose flies, such as Crunchers, Hare’s Ears and Cormorants. These are natural looking patterns that can replicate a multitude of food sources. Takes are usually positive and unmissable.

Dropper Flies for Slow Retrieve
When fishing lures, it is common to fish a Tequila Blob on the top dropper. This bright, bulky fly causes a disturbance in the water and acts as an attractor, literally pulling fish to the cast. Behind it, use more natural coloured lures such as Cormorants, Black Tadpoles, Cat’s Whiskers, Goldhead Damsels or Black Boobies.

Fishing Boobies on the droppers is possible (when fishing the washing-line method). However, you must accept that by doing so it will cause your leader to spin and tangle. In this situation, you will need to completely change your leader every couple of hours as a result.

FAB Sunburst Fire Tail
Small FABS on the droppers are an excellent alternative. They still create disturbance and provide an instant attraction, but tend not to spin up the leader.

So once you are aware of how certain types of fly affect turnover, and your leader, it will be easier to make effective fly choices for your droppers.

This article was brought you in association with Trout Fisherman Magazine.

How Safely Unhook A Pike


If you are new to pike fishing, you may have already observed several different ways of unhooking predators. So what is the safest way to remove treble hooks from a Pike?

Pike may look ferocious with their sharp teeth and muscular frame, but they are in fact one of the most delicate coarse fish in the UK.

Fox Rage Long Nose Pliers
With this in mind, an extra-careful approach is required when unhooking them to make sure they are returned fighting fit to the water.

Greys Prodigy Unhooking Mat
There is a simple four-step process that will help you get the hooks out quickly while caring for your quarry and preventing any damage to your own fingers!

Wychwood Signature 42in Landing Net
To safely land and unhook a Pike successfully, you will need a landing net of around 36 to 42 inches, an unhooking mat, and a pair of long nose forceps and pliers.






Some anglers like to wear a unhooking glove for this process.  This will give you the added security of not cutting your hand when unhooking the fish.

Unhooking Glove
Once you have successfully unhooked the fish, measured it, weighed it, and grabbed a quick photo, return the fish to the water immediately.  Hold the fish by the tail with one hand, hold the underside of the fish with the other and submerge the fish in a horizontal position.  Allow the fish to recuperate before it swims off.  Do not arch the fish's back or squeeze too tightly as this will damage the fish internally.  Do not toss the fish back in the water, and do not hold the fish by the eye sockets!

By following these simple rules and being mindful of the fish's welfare at all times, you should be able to return the fish safely to fight another day.

This article was brought to you in association with Angling Times.

Saturday, 9 July 2016

Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month Entry July 2016 - Savage Pike!

Young Gary Hillen with a nice Pike caught on a recent trip to his local venue! The fish took a Savage Gear 3D Trout and was safely released after a quick photo!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2016 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 Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month 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. 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! 

Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month Entry July 2016 - Forth Sea Trout!

Colin Flint with a cracking Sea Trout caught from the Forth Estuary on an early morning session using his trusty HTO Rockfish rod and a floating lure!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2016 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 Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month 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. 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! 

Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month Entry July 2016 - Thornie Upgrade!

Paul Hughes caught his first ever Thornback Ray after a trip to GAC to get advice on how to progress from being a summer holiday Mackerel angler to a proper sea angler! Always great to see an angler ask for help and get instant results - well done!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2016 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 Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month 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. 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! 

Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month Entry July 2016 - Pristine Brownie!

Joe McCleery caught this nice Brown trout from Mill Lough on a wet Daddy pattern!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2016 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 Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month 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. 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! 

Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month Entry July 2016 - Solent Smoothie!

Sam Quilliam caught this cracking Smooth Hound while fishing the Solent!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2016 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 Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month 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. 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, 8 July 2016

Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month Entry July 2016 - First Fish!

Young Cian Wallace with his first fish caught all by himself from his local river on a worm!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2016 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 Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month 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. 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! 

Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month Entry July 2016 - Isome Pollack!

Tony Leitch caught this awesome Pollack on an XL Isome Worm fished on a 15g Jighead while fishing Loch Fyne - his new PB!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2016 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 Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month 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. 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! 

Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month Entry July 2016 - SPRO Pike!

Michael McAleer caught this nice Pike on a SPRO Swimbait while fishing a Scottish loch, one of seven double in the one day!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2016 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 Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month 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. 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! 

Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month Entry July 2016 - Muckle Cod!

Nikki Thompson caught this cracking Cod while fishing off Muckle Flugga aboard Oberon. The fish took a Gummi Mac fished over a Chrome Pirk on a Daiwa outfit!
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2016 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 Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month 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. 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! 

Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month Entry July 2016 - Clyde Barbel!

Kicking us off this month, Kenny Malcolmson caught this nice Barbel from the river Clyde on a bunch of worms! The fish was quickly photographed, rested and released.
You can vote for this picture to win on Facebook by selecting it in our July 2016 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 Fishingmegastore Fish of the Month 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. 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, 7 July 2016

Leeda 9ft Spin Rods for Fresh or Saltwater Fishing

The Leeda Spin range offer excellent quality and a host of great features.  They are designed for use in fresh or saltwater and are suited to either Pike fishing with spinners and lures, or casting for Bass from the Rocks.

These are the perfect rods for the roving angler who likes to fish on the move.  Features of the Leeda 9ft Spinning Rod include a matt finish blank, screw lock reel seat, lined rings, EVA handle, 2 piece blank and a casting weight of 10-30g.  Grab yours today at this fantastic price while stocks last.




Fishingmegastore's June 2016 Fish of the Month Winners!

The winner of the GAC Fish of the Month Competition for June 2016 is Claire Wolloshin with this picture of a nice Scottish Pike! As usual the judging of our competition was left to our 36,000+ Facebook fans, who voted on their favourite pictures by hitting the Like button, and Claire was the clear winner with 102 votes in our June 2016 Fishingmegastore FOTM Facebook Gallery!
1st Place - Claire Wolloshin - 102 Likes!
Claire wins £100 to spend at Glasgow Angling Centre on fishing gear of her choice plus a nifty GAC cap! We would like to thank everybody that took part, especially all of the youngsters who entered. It's always great to see all the amazing different species from up and down the UK and around the world we get sent in as well! You can check out all the entries here.
2nd Place - Owen Smith - 58 Likes
Every month our famous FOTM competition goes from strength to strength, with amazing pictures of different fish species being sent in by our customers. We give an awesome new GAC Cap to the entrants that came in 2nd and 3rd place as well, so here are the runners up, youngsters Owen Smith and Charlie Coyle, both with cracking fish as you can see from the pictures - well done folks!
3rd Place - Charlie Coyle - 52 Likes
If you would like to enter our July 2016 FOTM competition simply send us a photograph of you and your catch, when and where you caught your fish, and what tackle and method you used HERE. You can also enter instore - just ask a member of staff for assistance. The winners will be voted for by our customers, simply by hitting Like on the image on Facebook in the entries album and will be chosen on the last day of each month. The best entries will be featured on both our Blog and Facebook page. Good luck and we look forward to seeing the entries. Submit your entry here ...

If you are having difficulty using the the online entry form, simply email your picture and details to any of the usual fishingmegastore addresses, with FOTM in the subject line!  Don't forget to read our Terms and Conditions - please click HERE to see them!

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