Spring Open Weekend Event 2013!

Glasgow Angling Centre is hosting yet another fantastic Open Weekend on the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of March 2013, and this one promises to be bigger, better and with more to see than ever before – an angling treat you won’t want to miss!

Three Day Event!
During the 3 day event, our massive 30,000sq ft megastore throws open its doors and anglers from all over the country (and indeed the world) flood in to check out the latest fishing gear, pick up some great bargains and rub shoulders with the top names in the angling business.  This year we've invited the likes of Matt Hayes, Paul Young, John Wilson, Hywel Morgan and many, many more.
All the biggest brands in fishing will also be there to offer help and advise you over the three days, including: Hardy, Greys, Guideline, Simms, Sage, Wychwood, Mackenzie, Rio, Costa Del Mar and many more, each sending their best guys to show off their latest wares.
The Biggest Names in Fishing
UK's Best Free Fishing Event
Bargains galore – and FREE stuff!
With a new fishing season beginning, why not treat yourself to a day out where you can wander round the huge store and upgrade your tackle in time for your next trip. As well as boasting the largest range of fishing tackle in Europe, prices are always keen at Glasgow Angling Centre, especially on these special weekend events. On top of all the weekend-only super deals on offer, GAC will give you back £5 in the form of a gift voucher for every £50 spent. If that wasn’t enough to entice you, there are also a great selection of FREE gifts worth up to £7.99, for every customer.

FREE Customer Reward Cards!
Glasgow Angling Centre will also be giving away their very popular Customer Reward Card, saving you the usual £5 subscription fee and introducing you to the extra benefits that membership brings.
Get a Free Reward Card
Sign up for your card at the Open Weekend and start collecting points right away – it takes less than a minute! For more details visit our website.

Lots to see and do!
There will be lots to see and do over the 3 days. Angling charity ‘Get Hooked on Fishing’ will be running free coarse fishing taster sessions on the nearby canal basin for kids. John Edwards from Fish Recreations will be displaying his amazing fish replicas and offering free quotations on turning your best catch into a work of art!
Fish Recreations
The RNLI will be doing free lifejacket safety checks, and Clyde Outboard Services will be displaying boats, engines and of course taking bookings for servicing at great rates.
The girls from Ladies Fishing will be instore promoting angling for the fairer sex. You can easily spend a whole day in the store, with easy parking, toilets, snack bar and onsite refreshments to keep you going!

Easy to get to!
Glasgow Angling Centre is just a couple of minutes drive from Glasgow’s M8 motorway, and easily signposted, so you'll easily find our huge store, which is an angler’s paradise, with its own spacious car park. With more than 50 trained and knowledgeable staff, who are passionate about fishing and helping our customers, we can help you tackle your angling problems, whatever your interest may be: Game, Sea, Coarse, FlyTying or Predator Fishing.
The store is the nearest thing you will ever get to a fishing tackle 'Aladdin’s cave,' boasting a mind-boggling 40,000 different angling products on display. It's one rare opportunity where you can see and touch things you might want to buy, and fish with, all under one roof.

Europe’s biggest selection!
There are more than 1,500 rods from right across the angling spectrum, all set up and on display, and you are most welcome to get them off the racks and try them out in our 30 metre casting pool or the neighbouring canal basin.  Our very helpful staff can also advise you in making the right selection for your budget and needs.

Huge Selection
The same goes for reels, line and accessories, with across the range samples from all the major manufacturers for you to try and buy. Plus the UK’s largest selection of flies, from top manufacturers, lets you stock up those fly boxes for the months ahead - all in one stop! It is often said that Glasgow Angling Centre has the single largest retail range of tackle and clothing in Europe.  When you come to the store, you'll soon see why!!
So Many Rods
If you are a focused angler, there is a massive collection of equipment, including the very latest in accessories and clothing, a huge fly-tying department and much more. Even if you are more of an armchair angler, you can also pick up the latest books, DVDs and catalogues which all give great insight into what’s happening in angling today.

Look now, buy later!
Glasgow Angling Centre operates a bustling behind the scenes 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.
So Many Bargains
This busy service is backed up by two huge warehouses, both stuffed to the rafters with stock to keep both shop and mail-order customers constantly supplied.

Getting excited?
In the last couple of years GAC has hosted some memorable Open Weekends, with the last one in September 2012 being the biggest and best attended ever, securing a place in the calendar as the biggest free angling event in the UK. We will once again have many major stars from the world of fishing, as well as company representatives, all keen to offer hints and expert advice to help anglers get the most from their sport. Because we have the event almost all indoors, we are unaffected by the weather,  so no trudging through the mud or wasted journeys!

Fly Tying
The fly-tying benches at these weekends are often very busy, with constant demonstrations from some of the country’s top fly-tyers including Davie McPhail, Paul Procter, Paul Little, Stevie Munn and some of the top names from the likes of Fulling Mill and Partridge.
Davie McPhail Masterclass

This year the format has been improved and with the help of top materials supplier Veniard, we have put together an amazing line up of fly-tyers who are all on hand to show you how to perform the latest techniques and use the latest materials with ease.  When these guys are not tying, they will be on the floor helping customers pick and choose the best materials from our vast selection of Fly Tying Materials!

Fly Casting
Also available at the weekend are some of the world’s top fly casters and instructors. You can pick up advice from the likes of Hywel Morgan, Scott Mackenzie, Ian Gordon, Trond Syrstad, Stevie Munn and many more who will go out of their way to give you help in all areas of fly casting.
Better Casting with Hywel Morgan

If its a new rod you are interested in, then what better way to test it than under the watchful eye of a qualified instructor or rod designer! Also why not visit the SGAIC instructor team who are on hand all weekend giving free casting lessons to anglers of all ages and abilities and giving advice to anyone thinking about becoming a qualified casting instructor themselves.
Another big attraction for the weekend is the ever popular distance casting event, sponsored by Hardy & Greys, which has great prizes every day for juniors and adults – just register instore on the day you would like to enter!

Glasgow Field Sports
If you shoot as well as fish then don’t forget that the Glasgow Field Sports store is now located inside GAC, with hunting equipment and country clothing from top brands like Harkila, Seeland, Rivers West, Le Chameau, Brady and many more plus a well stocked gunroom for all your needs.
Field Sports
The event will also be covered by the Fieldsports Channel, check them out on Youtube - http://www.youtube.com/user/fieldsportschannel!

Sea Angling
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 Daiwa, Lynx, Abu, Penn, Shimano, Cox & Rawle and Okuma and top anglers like Mike Thrussel, Stevie Souter and Anthony Glascoe will be on hand to give advice and share tips on sea angling latest trends, including a workshop on LRF from Tronix, the latest trend in sea fishing.
Steve Souter
Pike Fishing
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 Mads Grossell and Anthony Glascoe from Savage Gear, the guys from Sebile and Rapala, Lynx 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 huge lure tank all weekend!
Savage Gear Demo
Mick Brown
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, you won’t want to miss this!

Subscribe to your favourite fishing mag!
Fishing Magazines
The team from Bauer Media, the name behind some great magazine titles like Trout & 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 editors of your favourite Fishing Title!

Register online and claim a Free gift!
Simply fill out the registration form on our website and we will email you a voucher to redeem instore at the Open Weekend and claim a FREE gift! It won’t cost you anything and it is our way of saying thank you for supporting these events! Check out our website for full details!

Stick it in your diary!
So if you are looking for a great day out, and want to learn about fly-tying, fly presentation and the right flies, get free casting tuition, and anything else you care to think of, maybe you shouldn’t miss the Glasgow Angling Centre Open Weekend. But don’t be disappointed if you can’t make this event – Glasgow Angling Centre is open seven days a week so you can always drop in and get yourself fully tackled up! Alternatively, you can phone in with an order to our hotline 0871 716 1670 or visit our easy to use website at www.fishingmegastore.com – you can even connect with us on Facebook and Twitter to be kept up date with all the latest news, gear and deals in fishing!