Free Coarse Fishing Coaching with SFCA & Angling Scotland at the Autumn Open Wekeend

Glasgow Angling Centre, Angling Scotland and the SFCA have teamed up to offer one one-on-one coaching for all ages on the Forth and Clyde Canal, just 2 minutes walk from the GAC, on the 23rd & 24th September as part of the GAC Autumn Open Weekend Event - Scotland's largest FREE angling event!

Would you or your family or friends like to try angling but not sure where to start?

Then book in for a taster session with Angling Scotland and the Scottish Federation for Coarse Angling's qualified coaches to find out more about this amazing sport.

Learn how to catch Roach, Perch and many other species using simple tackle and techniques and learn about waterside safety and fish welfare from the SFCA qualified angling coaches. Each session is suitable for aspiring anglers of all ages and abilities and places are limited so pre-booking is recommended, all fishing equipment will be provided but suitable clothing and footwear should be worn - please wrap up warmly!

Book your slot now or find out more by ringing GAC Customer Services over the Open Weekend on 0141 212 8880 or visit the Angling Scotland stand ain our event Marquee between 10am and 3pm to sign up for your FREE SFCA annual membership and to book your coaching session! Angling Scotland and the SFCA angling coaches will be on hand on Saturday and Sunday to answer all your fishing questions so don't be shy and come down to meet them!

 Meet the Angling Scotland Team @ The GAC Open Weekend

Angling Scotland was formed in 2017 to provide an umbrella structure for the existing Angling Governing Bodies for Game, Coarse and Sea angling in Scotland. The three discipline governing bodies, SANA, SFCA and SFSA have for many years been working in partnership through the Angling Development Board of Scotland (ADBoS).  By forming Angling Scotland and providing a formal structure to combine the forces of the Scottish Governing Bodies for Game, Coarse and Sea Angling and their members, their vision is to provide greater opportunity and better support, protection, and effective administrative governance to all anglers in Scotland. Find out more here -

Key stakeholders include the Scottish Government, Scottish Natural Heritage, Scottish Environmental Protection Agency, Local Councils, Educational Bodies, Fisheries’ Boards and Trusts and the Fishing Tackle trade. 

Gus Brindle - SFCA & Angling Scotland

The SFCA is the Scottish Governing Body for the sport of Coarse Angling. It was established in the early 1970’s and is committed to the protection of coarse fish stocks in Scotland and providing equal opportunity for all to get involved and enjoy the sport of coarse angling in a safe and responsible way. They run programmes and courses to increase the number of anglers fishing for fun, run competitions and provide training to increase the number of UKCC coaches required for help individuals to develop within the sport. The SFCA aims to engage with stakeholders from across the broad spectrum of the angling sector on issues affecting coarse angling.

Every day the SFCA are working for the future of Scottish fishing, but they need your support to continue to do this, and to develop the sport of Coarse Angling in Scotland further. Please give us this support by becoming a member and joining online today. Click here to join now -

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 entry and FREE parking, 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!