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Monday, 6 March 2017

Another Successful Weekend at Scotland's Biggest Free Angling Show

It's been another hugely successful Open Weekend for Glasgow Angling Centre.  With an impressive line-up of fishing stars, bargains galore and a fantastic timetable of free tuition and demos, anglers travelled from all over the UK to gear up for the new season - and they were not disappointed!

Captivated by Davie McPhail
March 2017's Open Weekend was one of the best attended to date, as the excitement builds for the forthcoming fishing season. This year's focus was all about learning and equipping anglers with all the latest tips, tricks and techniques.  Free fly casting tuition, sea rig tying demos, lure fishing demos, audio visual presentations and fly tying demos were available throughout the weekend and clearly there is still a huge appetite for growth and improvement.

Advice from the Hardy Team
Stevie Reid 
From Game Fishing, right through to Predator fishing, there was an impressive line-up of top names available to answer questions and to offer fishing tackle advice.  Ian Gordon from Hardy was busy chatting to anglers about Spey Casting and Salmon Fishing and Stevie Reid, who is a highly respected casting instructor, was passing on his knowledge and helping anglers.

Sea Angling Tips from Tronix
Chatting to Hywel Morgan
Massive Range of Clothing
At the Open Weekend you can expect a huge range of clothing from the biggest brands in the business including, Patagonia, Hardy, Greys, Simms and Daiwa.
Patagonia
This year's casting competition was facilitated by Wychwood and as always, hopefuls were frantically trying to execute their best cast for a chance to win £100 worth of Wychwood products.
Casting Competition
A Winning Cast?
Overall, there is still a buzz about the weekend. The car parks were full and loads of happy anglers were snapping up the bargains. However, what's special about this event is the sense of community and camaradery among anglers. Like minded individuals with a love for the freedom and adventure of fishing came together to indulge their passion.

Buying a new Rod
One of the big advantages of the Open Weekend is that anglers get to see all the latest 2017 products including rods and reels from the biggest names in fishing tackle.

Scott MacKenzie
World Spey Casting Champion and man behind the MacKenzie DTX range was in full flow discussing Salmon fishing and singing the praises of his new FX1 Graphene Fly Rod.
Bustling Atmosphere
Casting Tricks from Stevie Munn
Vass Clothing Demo
If you attended the event, Glasgow Angling Centre - Fishingmegastore would again like to extend our appreciation for coming along and supporting us and making the event the best yet. We look forward to serving you in the coming weeks and months ahead and wish you a very successful 2017 season. And if you missed our March 2017 Open Weekend, don't worry because we do it all again in September 2017. Tight Lines!

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