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Monday, 25 March 2019

Catching Canal Perch With Light Lures


Fishing light lures for perch has become all the rage in recent years, and it’s easy to see why when you examine this arm of the sport. In an era where work and family commitments dominate life, a style of fishing that requires minimal time and tackle appeal to many of us. That is precisely what light lure fishing provides. A dropshot rod, reel, landing net and a small bag of bits is all that’s needed for a couple of hours’ roving up and down your local stretch of canal.

However, picking the right lure is vital if you want to make the most of your session, and recognising key assets can help you make that decision. Spoons, jigs and crankbaits are all types of lure that you’ll have heard about, but when it comes to catching perch from canals, small rubber lures have a number of attributes that make them highly effective.

Fox Rage Spikey Shads
If you drop your lure close to the bank and work it through the water, you will notice that it moves in a way that replicates the movements of a real fish incredibly well. Small rubber lures also cast very well, which helps give you the required accuracy if you are trying to get it close to a particular feature.  Maintain contact between you and the lure and keep the tip under tension so you can detect bites.

Watch The Rod Tip For Bites
When fishing rubber lures and shads, you need a selection of jig heads to suit the conditions. 3g and 5g are two of the recommended weights that will cover most situations. If you want fine presentation, the 3g is best because enables you to twitch the lure and bounce it off the bottom at a pace that makes it look like a dying fish - which attracts predators. However, if there is a bit of flow, 3g will be too light as the current will hamper how it behaves in the water. Therefore, using a 5g will keep things under control.

Fox Rage Micro Jig Heads
Size of Lures
As for lure size, it comes down to your aspirations for the session. If you are in the hunt for one or two big perch, then start with a fairly large pattern. Alternatively, if you are after lots of bites from smaller fish, start on a micro lure that anything could engulf.

Colour
Ranging from fluorescent orange all the way through to jet black, lures come in a wide range of colours.
The main factor to consider when choosing which one to start with is water clarity. In coloured conditions, you need a lure that will stand out and catch the eye of any perch nearby. Bright orange, yellow and silver are all really good in these conditions and it pays to keep switching between them during the day to make the most of your time on the bank. When the water is clear you need a darker lure. This will create a silhouette against the sky so when the fish look up, they will want to attack it.  Black or dark green lures are best for this purpose.

Fox Rage Micro Tiddler Fast
Swim Choice
Many canals, at first glance, can appear barren and devoid of any cover, but look closely.  The stretch is likely to have several spots that will hold perch.



Lock gates are brilliant holding points for perch, and many quality fish have been caught using lures close to them. Any underwater ledges and slopes are also worth looking at, as are weed beds that have grown in the margins. It is also worth having a few casts down the margins as you will often get bites when you retrieve your lure past the standout features.

Analysing recent match results or observing areas where other match anglers congregate can also provide clues as to where the perch will be holding up. For example, if big hauls of silverfish have been taken from a particular area, you can guarantee that predators will be lurking close by.

This article was brought to you in association with Improve Your Coarse Fishing Magazine.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Tying a Golden Olive Wet Fly by Davie McPhail

Olive Wet Flies in all their variants are some of the most common wet flies in the UK. catching fish in Rivers, Loch and Stillwater venues. This particular Golden Olive Wet Fly is a great weapon when targeting more established trout, as well as stalking the elusive Brown trout. Due to their popularity and diverse use across different venues, it's certainly a fly to have ready in your fly boxes.
All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie the Golden Olive Wet Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Competition Heavyweight size 12 Thread: Uni-8/0 Fire Orange Tag: Fire Orange Thread Tail: Golden Pheasant Tippet Natural or Dyed Golden Olive Rib: Small Oval Gold Tinsel Body: Olive and Yellow Seals Fur Blended which gives you a nice Golden Olive Hackle: Grizzle Hen dyed Sunburst a modern Golden Olive.. Wing: Natural Bronze Mallard or Dyed a light Brown Olive

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

Large Dark Olives - An Early Season Essential


As the new trout season begins, it's important to be aware of what's hatching so you can align your tactics and make sure you have the right flies in your fly box. The March Brown is synonymous with the new season and is one of the most important patterns to have in your fly box, however, Large Dark Olives adorn our early season rivers and offer a good chance of a trophy trout.

Large Dark Olive

Of all the upwing species found on rivers, large dark olives (Baetis Rhodani) are perhaps the commonest and most predictable when it comes to pinning down a hatch. Often referred to as a ‘foul weather fly,’ they’re happiest emerging in miserable conditions too.

Although March, April and early May see large dark olives (LDOs) at their most prolific, a second brood can be expected in Autumn with September and October considered prime months.

Large Dark Olive Nymphs 
Life starts when female LDOs deposit their eggs, which develop into tiny nymphs weeks later. As they grow, these nymphs undergo several moult stages (instars). Maturing nymphs spend their time amid stones, or aquatic weed and frantically dash about when disturbed. It’s with good reason that they are known as 'agile darters.'



Come the following year, nymphs ascend to the surface in open water. Inevitably they’re extremely susceptible to predation from trout and grayling now. Once at the surface, nymphs lever themselves free of their shuck before pumping fluid around their bodies to unfold crumpled wings. Waiting for their wings to harden (not dry) so they can become airborne, the duns (sub imago) perilously ride the surface for several minutes. Again, trout are quick to take advantage.

As duns (sub imagos) are incapable of mating, they undergo a final transformation into a sexually mature adult, known as the 'spinner' (imago). A curious dark mahogany colour now, male and female spinners don’t waste time in mating. This literally takes place in days as these adults typically live for 24-36 hours and are unable to feed or take on liquids.

Adult LDO Spinner (Imago)
Following mating, female spinners deposit their eggs along the margins. Unlike mayflies or blue-winged olives that egg-lay en masse in open water, it’s thought large darks return in dribs and drabs, so nothing much in the way of a full-blown spinner fall occurs.

Tactics As mentioned above, fish will target ascending nymphs, making subsurface tactics worthwhile. However, as hatches of LDOs tend to be dense, then the prolonged activity is frequently experienced at the surface. Given this, dry fly methods are not only productive but are an extremely enjoyable way to fool trout.

Fulling Mill Olive Paradun
With its low-riding profile and conspicuous wing post, you won’t go far wrong with a size 14 Olive Paradun pattern. What’s more, as it sits in the surface film, a Paradun passes off as a struggling emerger or drowned adult. For presentation purposes, a single fly is best knotted to a 14-foot tapered leader. Such a leader has sufficient length to help avoid drag, yet is not overly long to make it a nuisance in a breeze. Also fish with a floating fly line such as an Airflo 2019 Sixth Sense, Greys Platinum Extreme, or a Rio Mainstream.

Aim the Fly Upstream of Rising Fish
Aim to create a loop that will sufficiently and gently land the fly slightly upstream of rising fish. Also, position yourself opposite and just downstream of a feeding fish (see diagram above). This way both accurate and economical casts are achieved. It’s no use letting your fly drift several yards away from the target area, as a fair amount of line retrieval and false casts are required to get it back to where the fish are seen rising.

So don't ignore the large dark olive at the start of the season.  Become familiar with its lifecycle, try to identify them on the bankside, make sure you stock up with plenty in your fly box, and enjoy the satisfaction of catching a trout by matching the hatch and fishing imitatively.

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

Thursday, 14 March 2019

Tying the March Brown Wet Fly with Davie McPhail.

The natural March Brown (Rhithrogena haarupi) hatches are extremely localised and may occur on very few rivers, however, The March Brown pattern is a fly that is fished throughout the UK. Many areas of the UK have their own variants. The natural March Brown is found on wild, rocky rivers and not chalk streams. In Ireland, the March Brown is a good early season lough pattern, probably taken for the water louse (Asellus).

All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie the March Brown Wet Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Kamazan B170 size 12 Thread: Uni 8/0 Orange Rib: Flat Gold Tinsel Body: Hare's Ear or Fox Squirrel Dubbing Hackle: Brown Partridge Wing: Hen Pheasant

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

Thursday, 7 March 2019

Tying a March Brown Dry Fly with Davie McPhail

The natural March Brown (Rhithrogena haarupi) hatches are extremely localised and may occur on very few rivers, however, The March Brown pattern is a fly that is fished throughout the UK. Many areas of the UK have their own variants. The natural March Brown is found on wild, rocky rivers and not chalk streams. In Ireland, the March Brown is a good early season lough pattern, probably taken for the water louse (Asellus).
All of the materials needed to tie this fly are available from Glasgow Angling Centre as listed below, but as always, if you need any help finding materials or substitutes then we'll be happy to help. Time to tie the March Brown Dry Fly, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Size 12 Barbless Thread: Light Cahill or Orange Uni-8/0 Tail: Coq de Leon Fibres or Ginger Hackle Fibres Body: Wapsi Natural Fur Red Squirrel Wing: Hen Pheasant Quill Hackles: Brown Partridge and Ginger Cock Saddle or Neck

Additional materials: Additionally, Davie made use of Varnish, which he applied to the thread after completing the fly.

Davie's preferred type of whip finish tool can be found HERE!

Tuesday, 5 March 2019

It's Not Always About Distance Casting


We've all been there before. You pull coils of line off your fly reel, grit your teeth, and tell yourself you are going to cast out as far as you can. There's maybe even a hint of competitiveness in there and the desire to out-cast your contemporaries at either side of you. But have you ever asked yourself what am I going to achieve with this cast? What am I aiming for?

It is a misconception to believe that casting further means more fish in the landing net. Granted, when the fish are rising beyond the realms of your casting range, it does help if you can smoothly and efficiently land your fly across the path of fish feeding. But here's the rub. By 'trying' to cast out further, you are discounting and spooking the fish that are within range.

Focus on Good Technique
However, if you focus on improving your technique and presentation, you will create minimal disturbance and will increase your chance of bringing more fish to the net. Essentially, you will be fishing effectively at a moderate distance.

Regarding fly lines and distance casting, unless you are competing in casting competitions, the line you want is a weight forward of some description - the clue is in the name. All the weight - the thickest part - is in the front section; not dispersed over a long length.

Royal Wulff Triangle Taper
Some of the best fly lines for distance include Airflo's 40 plus series, Lee Wulff Triangle Tapers, and Greys Platinum Shoot. These lines are designed with heavy front sections and are backed up with an extended rear taper which aids turnover.  The thicker line pulls out the slimmer rear taper and running line during the cast.
Distance casting is all about turnover and maximum transfer of energy from the fly rod into the line. To improve your distance, concentrate on getting the turnover correct then gradually try and extend your cast. Another factor in developing your distance is to use tapered leaders.  A tapered leader will improve the transfer of energy from the fly rod, through the fly line down to your fly and will roll over and straighten out with greater efficiency and presentation.
So if you want to improve your distance casting, focus on developing your technique and learn about the proper mechanics of casting. Seek out a qualified casting instructor who can analyse your technique and diagnose problems.  More importantly, put the advice into practice. Then, when it comes to fishing, you will be much more confident and efficient which will subsequently improve your presentation. Ultimately, it's fish you want to catch, not a prize for the longest cast.

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

Friday, 1 March 2019

Meet Shimano at the March 2019 Open Weekend


Meet Graham Monteith at the March 2019 Open Weekend.  Graham is the Area Sales Manager for Shimano and will be available at the event to promote the new Shimano STC Travel Rods, the Shimano Yasei Predator Rod Range, Baitcasting and spinning reels, and the new Isolate /TX Boillie and Pellet range.  

Graham will be showcasing all the latest Shimano products in a huge trailer which will be parked outside the front of the store and will be offering advice on any of the products.  

Shimano Trailer at the GAC Open Weekend
Graham is a surf fishing fanatic and his favourite species is Smooth-hound. He fishes the beaches of Co Wexford and Wicklow in Eastern Ireland.  He as also caught Carp to 30bs and Spurdog to 19lbs.

Founded in the early 1920's by Shozaburo Shimano, Shimano started off as a company known for precision engineering. Today the company is regarded as one of the forerunners in product innovation and a leader in the industry. In short, a Shimano purchase - be it rods, reels or accessories - is like being granted your own personal security system. It's up to you to tempt the fish to your bait, safe in the knowledge that your precision engineered kit will perform to the required standards over and over again.

There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter and instore for more info on what's going on at the event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT! Click HERE for details!

Meet Century At the March 2019 Open Weekend


Meet Paul Johnstone from Century Rods at the March 2019 Open Weekend.  Paul is a tackle Consultant with Century and will be available over the weekend to help and advise customers about all aspects of shore fishing, casting and will be promoting the Century rod range.

Paul is mainly into shore fishing and his favourite species is skate and flounder.  He is a three time UKSF Champion, Scottish Surfcasting Champion, and Scottish Distance record holder.  He fishes all around the Scottish coast from the deep waters of the West Highlands to the rough ground of the North East of Scotland and fast flowing waters of the North West of England.

Century lives to push the boundaries of performance. Their rods are manufactured in a state of the art factory based in the UK that is equipped with the most up to date technology and machinery. 

They are in their fourth decade of investment in research and design and purely focused on making the finest tackle.

Century rods are used by the world’s longest beach casters to seek out far horizons, and by specialists who patrol rocks and shorelines with finesse and sensitivity.

There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter and instore for more info on what's going on at the event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT! Click HERE for details!

Meet Cortland At The GAC March 2019 Open Weekend


Meet Gary Pearson at the March 2019 Open Weekend.  Gary is the Brand Sales Manager for Cortland and will be available over the weekend to promote new cortland fly lines, as well as promoting the full range of Cortland products.  Gary will also be on hand to answer your fly fishing questions, and will be showcasing his casting skills during our Casting Demonstrations, which are scheduled over the 3 days.

Gary Helping A Customer With A Rod
For over 100 years Cortland Line has been designing and manufacturing the world’s most innovative fly lines and braided fishing line.  With passion and experience, Cortland remains focused on one thing: fishing. Fishing has been and always will be what drives them to develop the most advanced fly lines offered today. Located in Cortland, NY – all of their lines are made in the USA. Cortland also shares the latest in line technology – many technologies that Cortland itself pioneered for the industry.

There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter and instore for more info on what's going on at the event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT! Click HERE for details!

Thursday, 28 February 2019

Meet Abu Garcia & Penn At The March 2019 Open Weekend


Meet Steve Souter from Abu Garcia and Penn at the Glasgow Angling Centre March 2019 Open Weekend.  Steve is a Sea Fishing Consultant and Pro Team member for Abu and Penn and will be available at the Open Weekend to promote the fantastic range of Boat Rods, Multipliers, Fixed Spool Reels and more from each brand.  He will also be helping and advising customers about all aspects of sea fishing, rig making, bait strategy and sea fishing tactics.

Steve is primarily a boat and shore saltwater match angler and will fish for anything in competitions, but he particularly enjoys bream fishing from the boat, and cod and flounders from the shore. His favourite area to fish is the West side of the Isle of Lewis in the north of the country and Weymouth on the South Coast.

Steve with a nice Smooth-hound
Abu Garcia
For generations, anglers the world over have put their trust in Abu Garcia for tackle that stands their toughest tests. It's a trust that's been earned by building products right the first time, and making them even better time after time. 

Penn
Since Otto Henze founded the PENN Fishing Tackle Company in 1932, we've been at the forefront of modern reel design and production. We pride ourselves on the fact that millions of experienced anglers around the world put their faith in PENN products every day. That's what inspires us to continue our founder's dream of manufacturing the world's highest quality fishing tackle.

There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter and instore for more info on what's going on at the event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT! Click HERE for details!

Meet Sakura at the March 2019 Open Weekend


Come and meet Darren Cox from Sakura at the March 2019 Open Weekend.  Darren is the UK General Manager for Sert which includes Garbalino and Sakura.  Darren will be helping and advising customers about all aspects of fishing, including match, feeder, lure fishing, and predator fishing.  Darren will also be promoting the Sakura range of rods, reels and lures instore.

Nice Perch
Darren specialises in competition match and feeder fishing and has represented England for 13 years at European and World level.  He is regarded as one of the UK's best all-round match anglers, and whether it's rivers, lakes or canals, he can turn his hand to it all.  He also likes to fish for Bonefish and freshwater Bream and is a long standing member of the Pike Fly Fishing Association. 

Sakura is French brand specialising in lure fishing tackle. Their product range includes fishing rods, reels, lines, lures, accessories, tackle boxes, clothing, terminal tackle, jig heads and much more.

Darren Playing A Nice Fish
They design, select and sell to retailers and distributors of fishing equipment all over the world. Their slogan, "passion for fishing with lures," says it all.

Sakura's portfolio of brands include Sert, Katusha, Anatec, Yamamoto, Garbonlino, Prowess, Sunset, Biwaa and Fuji. Sakura also have a team of pro guides and product developers who keep pushing the boundaries and moving the brand forward.

They have won best new product awards at EFFTEX for their line of lures and lure rods.

There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter and instore for more info on what's going on at the event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT! Click HERE for details!

Meet The Lake of Menteith Team At The March 2019 Open Weekend


Come and meet Quint Glen and the team from the Lake of Menteith at the Glasgow Angling Centre March 2019 Open Weekend.  Quint will be available over the weekend to promote the fishery, chat to customers, offering advice and will be handing out the new Lake of Monteith brochure.  Quint will also be running a quiz and all the correct entries will go into a draw for free fishing on the Lake.

The 700 acre Lake of Menteith is the main venue for the National Fly fishing Championships in Scotland. The Lake is stocked weekly with an even distribution by boat, with top quality rainbow and brown trout that are reared in the location by Lake Staff. The 34 strong fleet of well maintained boats is equipped with reliable outboards, oars, landing nets and drogues. More boats can be made available for major events.


The large fishery cabin has a permit office and tackle shop with a good range of flies and tippets. There is also a snack bar (open before sessions and sells snacks and hot rolls and tea/coffee) and large covered weigh in area and howff with a log burner and wash room facilities.

The low lying situation and indented nature of the Loch and islands mean that shelter is available from most wind directions. The loch is predominantly shallow and surface fishing tactics predominate. The


Lake is a natural and mesotrophic body of water and is also a site of special Scientific Interest due to the exceptional flora and fauna. Historically the Lake has much to offer, with the impressive and peaceful ruins of the 13th century Inchmahome Priory on the largest of the Lake’s three Islands.

There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter and instore for more info on what's going on at the event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT! Click HERE for details!

Fishingmegastore Reward Card Members Only Pre-Sale @GAC Thursday 28th of March 2019!



As a special thank-you to all our loyal shop customers who joined our rewards Reward Card Scheme, we will be offering all of our Spring 2019 Open Weekend deals a day early to all of our Fishingmegastore Reward Card holders!
Join the 1000's of customers already reaping the Reward Card benefits!

From 5.30pm until 9pm on Thursday the 28th of March 2019, Fishingmegastore Reward Card holders who come to the store will beat the crowds and still qualify for all of our amazing deals and offers that we were keeping for the weekend! Even if you haven't received your card in the post yet, simply show a staff member a recent receipt with your unique barcode on it, and they can quickly verify your membership so you can qualify for all the deals!







Over 75,000 of our customers are already benefiting from the scheme by earning points every time they shop with us that soon add up to money off future tackle purchases!


Don't have a Reward Card yet? You still have time to sign up, just ask any member of staff instore any time or apply online HERE! Beat the crowds and still benefit from the Autumn Open Weekend deals, plus you never know what angling celebrities just might be hanging around, setting up for this weekend's big event!

See below for just a few of the hundreds of deals on offer.  We will be giving Reward Card holders exclusive early access from 5.30pm until 9pm on Thursday the 28th of March 2019, and of course, these offers will be available to all of our customers instore on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of the Open Weekend Event.  This is an addition to demonstrations, tuition and previews of this year's up and coming products from all the big suppliers in what has become the UK's largest FREE angling event!


There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of 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! Click HERE for details! 

Meet Rio & Sage At The March 2019 Open Weekend


Come and meet Jim Fearn from Rio Fly Fishing at the March 2019 Open Weekend.  Jim works as a product developer for Guide Fly fishing which encompasses brands such as Rio, Vision, and Sage.

Jim is experienced in both single and double hand casting techniques and is an AAPGAI qualified instructor.  He is also a Rio Pro-Guide and can offer tuition at all levels of salmon fishing and casting using Spey lines shooting heads, right through to skagit lines.  So if you are looking for a new salmon rod, or fly line, Jim will be able to offer you tips and advice on all the fantastic products in the Rio and Sage range.  You can even try the gear out under the watchful eye of Jim himself.

For more than 20 years, RIO has demonstrated passion, innovation and a pure love for the sport through its development of the industry's highest performance fly lines. And the great news is, they continue to research, design and refine their products to ensure they are your preferred line of choice for years to come.  

Jim Passing On Some Tips
At Sage, every piece of angling equipment they make is designed, tested and hand built with one goal in mind: Maximum Fishability. It's a term they came up with a few years back to describe the kind of performance that helps you cast better, fish more effectively and have more fun. In short, every Sage rod, reel and line is specifically designed to help you make the most of your precious time on the water.

There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter and instore for more info on what's going on at the event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT! Click HERE for details!

Meet Savage Gear At The March 2019 Open Weekend


Come and meet Robbie Northman from Savage Gear at the March 2019 Open Weekend.  Robbie is a consultant with Savage Gear and will be available throughout the weekend helping and advising customers about the Savage Gear product range.  He will also be offering tips and demonstrating his lure fishing skills in our lure tank.

Robbie is predominantly a lure fishing expert but he does enjoy other styles of fishing, and he regularly chases after chub and perch all over the UK.  His preferred style of fishing is using hard lures and soft lures, so if you need advice about any of the fantastic lures in the savage gear range, and how to fish them successfully, Robbie is the best man to ask.  And if you  are looking for a bargain on Savage Gear Lures, don't forget that this weekend only you can buy two get one free.



The backbone of Savage Gear is the result of the significant work done by product manager Mads Grosell. Local experts from central Europe, as well as Scandinavia, have developed and tested Savage Gear products and their product design and development scheme is acclaimed to be the most innovative set-up in the fishing tackle trade. The end product is a line of innovative quality soft lures, uniquely developed without lead and an environmentally friendly plastic softener.

Robbie and Mads Grosell
There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter and instore for more info on what's going on at the event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT! Click HERE for details!

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Meet Vass At The GAC March 2019 Open Weekend


Meet Chris Hvass from Vass at the Glasgow Angling Centre March 2019 Open Weekend. Chris is the Technical Sales Director for Vass, a family owned, British company manufacturing and supplying the very highest quality advanced waterproof clothing and waders. 

From a research and development perspective, Vass have utilised the very latest technology to create a new generation of materials that can stand up to the rigours of modern day angling. One such material is Poratex Excel, a membrane which allows the body to breath but is extremely wind and rain proof. Poratex offers water resistance to 5000mm and breathability to 5000mvp and is found in Vass jackets and trousers.

Chris Hvass 
Vass are based in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, and have quickly established themselves as a market leader in the fishing industry and fishing tackle trade. Their popularity as a brand has grown significantly as they now supply waterproof clothing to Sea Fishing Teams, Carp anglers and anglers of all walks life. This popularity is down to a very simple formula: very durable yet extremely waterproof and windproof materials that offer great value for money.

At the Open Weekend, Chris will be showcasing the new Vass-Tex 350 Light Chest Waders, the Vass Children's wear range, and the Vass-Tex 305 Breathable Chest Waders with neoprene stockingfoot.  He will also be highlighting the durability and waterproofing of the fabrics in the Vass range by demonstrating a variety of stress tests, as well as providing loads of helpful information about the materials and techniques used in the manufacturing process.  Make no mistake. Vass clothing is seriously waterproof and it is no surprise that the brand is becoming so popular.

Vass 305 5L Breathable Chest Waders
There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do on the Open Weekend dates as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter and instore for more info on what's going on at the event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT! Click HERE for details!

Meet Greys At The GAC March 2019 Open Weekend


Come and meet Stevie Reid from Greys at the March 2019 Open Weekend.  Stevie is a consultant and Pro Team Member for Greys Fly Fishing and will be available at the event to help and advise customers about all aspects of fly fishing, casting, and the whole Greys product range.  Over the 3 day event, Stevie will also be showcasing his casting skills and will be demonstrating a variety of single and double hand techniques.  He will also be promoting the new Greys GR60 range of single and double handers as well as the Greys GTS Fly Reels.

Stevie Helping Customers
Stevie is a passionate angler with a wealth of experience under his belt.  He is also very helpful and enthusiastic, and is always happy to help with your questions and casting problems. He has owned his own fishery and is currently a UK Ambassador for Getaway Fly Fishing who specialise in destination fishing. You will find him chasing salmon on the big Scottish rivers, trout in rivers and lochs, and Giant Trevally, Trigger Fish and Tarpon all over the world.  He is also an AAPGAI advanced single and double hand casting instructor and also a qualified SGAIC casting instructor.

If you are looking for a bargain on Greys gear, then our Open Weekend Deals will have something for everyone. Here are some examples of the Greys deals available instore:




There really is something for everyone at these events, that's why they are the biggest in Scotland - and this one promises to be the biggest ever! With FREE parking and FREE entry, there will be loads of things to see and do, as well as some amazing bargains on all types of fishing tackle. Keep an eye out on Facebook, Twitter and instore for more info on what's going on at the event! Plus don't forget to register for your FREE GIFT! Click HERE for details!
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