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Wednesday, 22 February 2017

March 2017 Open Weekend Is Just Around The Corner

It's that time of year again and Glasgow Angling Centre we will be hosting another fantastic Open Weekend, and this one, like all those before it, will be a treat you won’t want to miss! March 2017's event is more focused on you, the angler, learning more and getting more from your equipment. That's why during this event we will have more free tuition, demonstrations and workshops so you are equipped with all the latest knowledge for your next fishing trip.

During these events our 30,000ft megastore throws open its doors and visitors flood in to check out the latest kit, pick up some great bargains and rub shoulders with the top names in the fishing tackle business like Hywel Morgan, Ian Gordon, Paul Young, Stevie Munn, Steve CullenAndy Toft, Davie MacPhail and many more of the famous faces in fishing. And this year, more than ever, we are encouraging our customers to engage with these experts and ask questions.  So whether you want to improve your fly casting, sea rig tying, lure fishing for Pike or fly tying, there's a free activity running over the 3 days giving you the maximum opportunity to learn - and it's all free!!

Meet the Stars of Fishing
In general, the Glasgow Angling Centre Open Weekend in March is synonymous with the start of the new season and is still the biggest free fishing event in the UK. Every year the attendance figures are increasing because no-one offers more.  There'll be more tackle, more bargains, more demonstrations and more well known anglers for you to meet in person than ever before! If you have never visited one of our events, you really should put Friday 3rd, 4th and 5th of March 2017 in your diary.

As well as having the largest range of fishing tackle in Europe, our prices are always keen at the Glasgow Angling Centre, but on these special weekend events you always get the chance to pick up the best tackle at fantastic prices. And if you are not sure how a specific piece of tackle will benefit your fishing, what better way to alleviate those concerns by asking the actual members of the team who designed the equipment.  In fact some of the biggest names in fishing tackle will have representatives available on the day to advise you, including Hardy, Guideline, Greys, Simms, Sage, Wychwood, MacKenzie, Rio, Costa Del Mar, Savage Gear and many, many more.  So don't miss this fantastic opportunity.

Bustling Atmosphere

Things to see and do


One of the highlights of the Open Weekend is the very popular Fly Tyers Row, with loads of fantastic demonstrations from some of the country’s top tyers including Davie McPhail, Barry Ord Clark, Paul Slaney, Darryl Mooney and Gareth Lewis and some of the top fly tyers from the likes of Partridge, and Veniard. These guys are all on hand to show you how to perform the latest techniques and how to use the latest materials with ease.

Learn all the latest Fly Tying Techniques
There are loads of other things to see and do during March's event.  John Edwards from Fish Recreations will be displaying his unique fish replicas and offering free quotations on turning your best catches into works of art!  Fishing charity GHOF will be offering free fishing tuition for kids and families up in the canal basin, as well as providing fun, fishing related activities that anyone can enjoy.  The RNLI will be offering free life-jacket checks, so don't forget to bring yours along.  

Learn Tips from the Experts
The SGIAC team will be available to offer free fly casting tuition, so if you ever wanted to learn how to double haul or just improve your technique, you can, for free and under the supervision of a fully qualified instructor. There will be loads of other cool demonstrations of LRF and lure fishing techniques in our two huge water tanks so you can see the action of all the latest lures.  Lastly, you can enter our free fly casting competition or enter our mega-prize draw where ever brand will be donating a piece fishing gear where one lucky winner will scoop a prize with hundreds if not thousands of pounds.  So don't miss out!!

Free Fly Casting Tuition

Open Weekend Offers


On top of all the exceptional weekend-only super deals on offer, GAC will give you back £5 in the form of a gift voucher for every £50 spent in-store.  And on top of all that, if you register your attendance  you will receive a very cool Plano Tackle Box worth £5.99 absolutely FREE!!

Great Offers In-store
We will also be giving away our popular Customer Reward Card, saving you the usual £5 subscription and introducing you to the benefits membership brings. Sign up for your card at the Open Weekend and start collecting points right away – it takes less than a minute!

Getting There


Just a couple of minutes drive from Glasgow’s M8 motorway, you will easily find the huge store.  It's an angler’s paradise with its own spacious car park and more than 50 trained, knowledgeable staff, eager to help you tackle your angling problems, whatever your interest may be. The store is the nearest thing you will ever get to a fishing tackle Aladdin’s cave, boasting a mind-boggling 40,000 different products on display. It is one rare opportunity where you can see and touch rods, reels and equipment you might want to buy and fish with, all under one roof.

There are refreshments on site, so you can enjoy a coffee and a bite to eat. Most tackle-shops can't offer their customers the same level of service as the GAC. Not only does it stock the single-largest range of tackle and clothing in Europe, but there is ample space in which customers can try before they buy.

The store is just two minutes drive from Glasgow's M8 motorway and is easily found. It also has its own large car park. Inside you can hold and compare tackle under one high ceiling. There are more than 1,500 rods on display, and you are welcome to get them off the racks and try them out on the 30m casting pool or the neighbouring canal basin. The same goes for the hundreds of reels and fly-lines. If you are an armchair angler you can pick up the latest books, DVDs and catalogues. Plus a massive range of hunting and shooting equipment is available from Glasgow Field Sports – who have their store and gun room inside the Glasgow Angling Centre!

Glasgow Angling Centre Open Weekend
In the last couple of years GAC has hosted some memorable Open Weekends, with the last one in September 2016 being the biggest and best attended yet breaking all records and attracting over 2000 anglers from all over the country. We anticipate another fantastically attended event this year so don't miss out.  Get yourself along to the Open Weekend, indulge yourself and join us for Scotland's Biggest Free Angling Event.


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