GAC Spring Open Weekend Event 2015 - 6th, 7th and 8th of March!

With the end of a cold wet winter fast approaching, it’s not long now until Glasgow Angling Centre's massive Spring Open Weekend Event on the 6th, 7th and 8th of March 2015 – set to be our biggest and best show yet! During these big three day events, the GAC staff put on a fishing extravaganza at their massive 30,000sqft store and anglers of all types travel from far and wide to pick up some of the 1000’s of bargains on offer or just to rub shoulders with their angling heroes like Paul Young, Hywel Morgan, Mikael Frodin, Paul Procter, Ant Glascoe and many more! Every major brand in the tackle industry turns out too, showing off their latest and greatest products and their representatives will be on hand to give help and advice on how to get the best out of your gear as well - with FREE entry and FREE parking you just can't afford to miss out on Scotlands largest FREE angling event!
GAC Events are always extremely popular!
Glasgow Angling Centre stocks the largest range of fishing tackle in Europe, with over 44,000 items on display and 50+ knowledgeable staff to assist you! Hundreds of the latest rods line the racks, all set up for you to waft and waggle or even try out on the 30m outdoor casting pool or the nearby canal basin. An equal number of reels to suit all types of angling are on display too. Row upon row of clothing line the walls from floor to ceiling from the technical to the traditional, with an unrivalled choice to keep you warm, dry and comfortable during any fishing trip whatever the weather and whatever your budget. A massive range of waders means we have almost always something to fit everyone and the UK’s largest selection of fishing flies from top manufacturers like Atlantic Flies, Fulling Mill, Craig Barr and Caledonian Flies, gives you the perfect opportunity to restock those depleted fly boxes after a busy season. A wide selection of books, DVDs and unbeatable deals on magazine subscriptions are great for those winter days when the weather keeps you off the bank.
GAC stock the biggest range of fishing tackle in Europe!
The GAC are already known for our year round super deals on the best brands in fishing, but during Open Weekend Events they always go that little bit further for customers who attend, with hundreds of prices slashed in every department instore. On top of all the weekend-only super deals on offer, you will also get a £5 credit back for every £50 you spend at the tills! You can even pick up a FREEBIE just by pre-registering your attendance online prior to the event using the link on our website! We will also be giving away our very popular GAC Customer Reward Card, saving you the usual £5 subscription fee and introducing you to the extra benefits that membership brings. Enroll for your card at the Open Weekend and join the tens of thousands of loyal customers who are already collecting points right away – it takes less than a minute to sign up! For more details visit
Free fishing tuition for kids with GHOF and SFCA! 
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, always very popular so make sure you book your places in advance! The RNLI Scotland Sea Safety Unit will be in attendance to carry out FREE lifejacket checks for anyone who brings theirs along as well as giving advice on how to keep safe while on or near water. Clyde Outboard Services will be attending with a range of outboard motors and boats plus offers on repairs and servicing for boat owners. Artist John Edwards from Fish Recreations, will be displaying his amazing fish replicas and explaining how he turns your catch into a work of art after you have released it and Maria Gonzalez from Mayfly Art will be displaying her popular range of fish prints and fine gifts featuring her amazing artwork! The girls from Ladies Fishing will also be instore, promoting women’s angling. Rangers from Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park will be onsite too, informing and educating on the fishing that’s available in the park and a display of birds of prey from World of Wings is always a show favourite. You can easily spend a whole day in the store, with easy parking, toilets, snack bar and onsite refreshments to keep you going, and so much to see and do! There is even things to do for your non-angling family members, just a stones through away from the GAC you will find the Jurassic Jungle soft play centre for the little ones, and the newly opened Glasgow Wake Park and Pinkston Watersports centres to keep the bigger ones amused too!
World of Wings put on a great display!
The fly-tying benches at these events are always one of the main attractions with enthusiasts travelling from all over the country to watch demonstrations from the world’s best fly-tyers including the likes of Mikael Frodin, Paul Little, Hakan Norling, Paul Procter, Barry Ord Clark, Allan Liddle and experts from Fulling Mill and Partridge. The format is improved year upon on year with the help of materials supplier Veniard an inspiring line-up of top tyers will show you how to perform the latest techniques and use the latest materials. When not tying, they roam the fly tying aisles, giving free advice and helping you to choose the best materials from the Glasgow Angling Centres vast selection.
An extensive range of fly tyers put on by Veniard and Partridge
Game anglers will have a ball over the three day event, with representatives in attendance from all the biggest brands like HardyGreysSimmsSagePatagoniaRioGuidelineCostaWychwood, Mackenzie, Airflo, Scott, Daiwa, GoPro, G.Loomis, Lamson and many more! The world’s finest fly-casters and instructors, including Hywel Morgan, Scott MacKenzie, Jim Curry, Andrew Toft and Stevie Munn will be on hand to help you improve your technique and get the most from your tackle! What better way to choose a new rod than under the watchful eye of a qualified instructor or fly rod designer? You can also visit the SGAIC instructor team, who will be providing free casting lessons to anglers of all ages and abilities for the entire weekend. Another big attraction will be the popular distance-casting event, as always sponsored by Hardy and Greys, and featuring great prizes every day for both juniors and adults – just register instore on the day!
How do you measure up to the competition?
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 HarkilaSeeland, Le Robust, Jack Pyke, Swarovski and many more plus a well-stocked gunroom for all your hunting and shooting needs.
The top names in angling all in one place!
The team from Bauer Media, the name behind some great magazine titles like Trout and Salmon, Trout Fisherman, Sea Angler and Angling Times 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 editorial staff of your favourite fishing title!
Advice and tips from the top sea anglers in the county!
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 Tronix, Daiwa, Lynx, Abu, Penn, Shimano, Cox and Rawle and top anglers like George Cunningham, Mike Thrussel, Stevie Souter, Billy Buckley, Paul Fenech and Jake Schogler will be on hand to give advice and share tips on sea angling latest trends, including workshops on baits, rig-building and LRF fishing - the hottest thing in sea fishing right now which has become massively popular in the UK in the last few years! Tim Harrison, a renowned skipper and Bass guide on his boat 3 Fishes, will be instore demoing rigs and lures all weekend too so don't miss it!
GAC host demonstrations from Europes top predator anglers! 
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 Anthony Glascoe and Danny Parkins from Savage Gear, Neil Smith from Fox, Sam Edmonds from Sebile and Abu, 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 TWO huge lure tanks all weekend, one indoor and one outdoor so watch out for the demo schedule which will be published nearer the time! 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 and some exciting new product launches, you won’t want to miss this!

Glasgow Angling Centre is just two minutes’ drive from junction 16 of Glasgow’s M8 motorway, at Unit 1, 29 Saracen Street, Glasgow G22 5HT. It has a huge car park and is also easily accessed via public transport. But don’t worry if you can’t make this event, the Centre is open seven days a week, so you can drop in at any time.

Alternatively, order by phone using our new hotline number 0141 212 8880 or visit the easy-to-use website at – Glasgow Angling Centre also operates a bustling, multi award winning mail-order department, sending out several hundred parcels every day to customers all over the world, and giving valuable advice to anglers who aren’t within striking distance of the store. This busy service is backed up by 2 huge warehouses, which are both stuffed to the rafters with stock to keep both shop and mail-order customers constantly supplied. You can even connect with them on Facebook and Twitter, where you’ll be kept up to date with the latest news, gear and deals in fishing!

There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland and this one will be the biggest ever! There will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on 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! Watch this space for more details!


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