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Monday, 30 December 2019

Recycling Centre

Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme Renew Products

The ANLRS have been working to take out MILLIONS of meters of fishing line from the environment. Working alongside innovative recycling manufacturers ReWorked they are developing a range of products as well as providing raw materials. Making use of vast knowledge and experience than spans decades in all aspects of waste collection treatment and its end use.


 RECYCLED LINE PRODUCTS

These Rod Racks made out of Recycled Lines and Spools are available through our website HERE with the proceeds going to fund the Anglers National Line Recycling Scheme they're perfect for your fishing layer.

More than a talking point, these are well made industrial quality racks that would look superb in your garage or fishing hut.



600 YEARS 
The amount of time it takes for heavy mono filament to degrade in landfill. Fluoro, Braid, plastic spools and flylines can all be around for centuries.

THREAT
Discarded line poses a threat to wildlife and the image of the angling sector. Fishermen care about the places they fish, we are the river keepers, club members and caretakers on the bank so it's our responsibility to dispose of our line safely.

LANDFILL
Currently the only options for the disposal of used line. The Line Recycling Scheme are working to establish recycling and reusing materials a viable alternative and particularly into Angling Related Products.

GET INVOLVED
About 400 million meters of line discarded annually. Here at Fishingmegastore we've been collecting line in our recycling bins, this season they've started taking Flylines and Plastic Spools too, if you're respooling your reels this winter, gather up the line and come along to customer services.




Would your club be interested in a litter bin made from recycled fishing lines and spools? The award winning ANLRS are working to create more products to help keep even more discarded fishing line out of landfill and off our river banks in years to come.













Fish of the Year 2019



As you know we look after the Daily Record's Daiwa Fish of the Week competition, we get to see catches from across the country and beyond. From people's first fish to their fish of a lifetime it's fantastic to see unusual catches, and happy anglers every single week..


Each week all the entrants get put through to a panel with the Winner picking up £150 worth of Daiwa Fishing Tackle
We thought this year we'd like to throw it across to a public vote and crown our inaugural Fish of the Year winner who'll pick up the plaudits and a £100 Fishingmegastore Voucher.


Check out the winners folder HERE show some love to your favourite fish of the year and an Monday the 6th January the angler with the most likes will pick up the prize!





Click HERE to read the Daily Record's Angling Column


Remember for your chance to win email entries in to fotw@fishingmegastore.com or fill our our form online HERE





















Friday, 27 December 2019

Tying a Sunburst Olive Kate Muddler with Davie McPhail

The Kate McLaren is a Scottish wet fly invented by William Robertson in the 1930's. It is a very effective wet fly when fished on the bob as part of a team of flies for traditional loch style fishing. It is also extremely effective for Rainbow Trout as well as Brownies. The difference between a traditional Kate McLaren and the variant that Davie McPhail is tying is that he adds a small, Muddler style head to the fly, using deer hair. This small change allows you to fish it nearer the surface and it also allows you to add floatant to the fly and pull it across waves.

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 a Sunburst Olive Kate Muddler, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Fulling Mill Competition Heavyweight size 10 Thread: Uni-8/0 Chartreuse Tail: Light Sunburst Marabou Rib: Gold Oval Tinsel Body: Olive Seals Fur or SLF Body Hackle: Olive Cock or Hen Throat: Ginger Cock Hackle dyed Yellow Head: Dyed Olive Roe Deer

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, 12 December 2019

Tying a Flexi Floss Blood Worm with Davie McPhail

Simple yet, effective. The Blood Worm is an imitation of a Midge (Chironomidae) in its larvae state. These Blood worms are naturally found at the bottom of lakes and rivers and happen to be a big part of a Trout's diet. The Blood Worm gets its blood-red colouration from the oxygen and haemoglobin held within their bodies. The great advantage of Blood Worms is that they can be tied in various different ways, some with beaded bodies, weighted heads, others with dangling legs and some like the one Davie McPhail ties, with a tail and a Flexi Floss body. These flies can be fished year-round, but find great success in the winter when hatches slow down.

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 a Flexi Floss Blood Worm, with the guidance of Davie McPhail.




Materials Used:
Hook: Kamasan B110 size 10 Thread: UTC 70 Fire Orange Tail: Red Marabou Under-Body: Red Marabou Body: Red Uni-FLex/ Stretch Floss

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!
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