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Friday, 22 February 2019

Fishingmegastore March 2019 Open Weekend


It's that time of year again where 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 2019'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.

Expert Advice From Ian Gordon
This year's event is also focused on showcasing all the latest products for 2019, so there will be representatives from each major brand in the tackle trade available throughout the weekend to let you see all the latest rods, reels, clothing and much more.

Hywel Morgan Casting Demonstration
Vass Clothing Demonstration
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, Scott Mackenzie, Craig Barr, Steve Souter and many more of the famous faces in fishing. This year 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, LRF, 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!!

Trying Some New Lures in the Lure Tank

Meeting TV Personality Paul Young
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 will 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 1st-3rd March 2019 in your diary.

Bustling Atmosphere
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 tiers including Ian McKenzie, Barry Ord Clark, Paul Clydesdale, and Darryl Mooney. These guys are all on hand to show you how to perform the latest techniques and how to use the latest materials with ease.  They will be able to show you step by step how to execute a specific technique or how to tie in specific materials, so you can significantly improve your fly tying skills.

Fly Tyers Row
Free Instruction from the SGAIC Team
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, sponsored by Wychwood.

Wychwood Casting Competition
Get Hooked on Fishing will be offering fun fishing actives for all the family, so if you've never picked up a rod before, you are in good hands.  The RNLI Community Safety Team will be there to offer free life jacket checks and will be giving advice on all activities carried out on or near the water.  Representatives from the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park will also be in attendance to offer advice regarding the fantastic outdoor activities available, and to encourage you to get outdoors.

RNLI Safety Team
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.

Friendly and Helpful Staff
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.
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!

Having Fun with Some Lures
In the last couple of years GAC has hosted some memorable Open Weekends, with the last one in September 2018 being one of 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 March so don't miss out. Get yourself along to the Open Weekend, indulge yourself and join us for Scotland's Biggest Free Angling Event.  For Opening times and more information click here.

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