Open Weekend 5th & 6th April 2014


The staff here at Angling Active would like to thank everyone who attended our 2014 open weekend on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th of April 2014.

The weekend was a massive success, with customers enjoying fly tying demo’s as well as casting tuition that was provided free by qualified SGAIC instructors.

The return of our discount lottery was very well received with many of our customers snapping up some incredible deals ranging from a humble 1/2 pint of bait to our star winner, photographed below, whose wife treated him to a top of the line Mackenzie Double Handed Fly Rod when she drew the lucky 50% discount voucher.

We hope to see you all again later this year for the Stirling International Angling Festival 2014 which will see anglers from around the world focus upon Stirling for this unique event. One that shouldn’t be missed!

Click here for the Stirling International Angling Festival Website

Open Weekend 2014


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The Angling Active Open Weekend 2014 will take place on Saturday the 5th and Sunday the 6th of April at our 7000 square foot showroom by the river Teith  in Stirling.

This date has been chosen to compliment the opening of the 2014 Scottish fishing season. Our Open Weekend is regarded by many as the perfect opportunity to stock up the essential tackle needed to make the most of the forthcoming season. Having spent the first few months of the year getting to know 2014′s newest products, our team will be on hand to offer their opinion of the latest gear and let you get your hands on the items.

Key attractions this year include the return of our popular “Discount Prize Draw” where each customer will receive a lucky discount voucher, entitling the bearer to a discount off their purchases on that day. The generous discounts will mostly range from 10% to 20% although one lucky customer will receive a lucky ticket worth a massive 50% OFF.

As usual we will have a range of experts from across the sport available over the weekend, willing to give out their time and advice free of charge as well as the opportunity to “Try Before You Buy” some of the latest tackle at our exclusive casting area on the banks of the River Teith.

Throughout the weekend you can witness fly tying demonstrations from some of the best in the game, giving you the chance to discuss the latest techniques and materials with those in the know. Our demonstrations will on at various times throughout the weekend from experts such as Euan Miller (competition Trout), Alex Wilkie (Trout and Pike), Barry Duffy (Salmon), Andrew McAdam (modern Trout), Scott Kane (Clyde Style), Dave Lindsay (Pike).

Last year saw the introduction of our free children’s fishing tuition and once again we will be offering free places to under 16 who wish to learn the basics of our fantastic sport, the short course will cover essentials like waterside safety, through to knots and fly casting. The tuition will begin at 10.30am on both the Saturday and Sunday and last for one hour. Spaces will be limited so please book in advance using the form below.

Additionally we are pleased to offer our customers one to one casting tuition, free of charge, from local SGAIC casting instructors (Scottish game anglers instructors certificate). Good technique is fundamental to presentation, distance and ultimately your enjoyment of the sport so we invite you to take this opportunity and book your free spot with a fully qualified, expert instructor.

These bite-sized lessons will take place at our exclusive casting area on the banks of the River Teith and will be of benefit to both beginners and experienced anglers alike. Slots may be available on the day but to avoid disappointment please book a time slot using the form below.

Predator enthusiasts will enjoy meeting Ant Glascoe Jnr and his best buddy Kev Greenhalgh whom will be on hand all weekend offering advice and demonstrating the latest lure fishing techniques.

World Spey casting champion Andrew Toft will be on hand all day Saturday to answer any fly casting questions and will be performing a Spey casting demonstration on the river Teith adjacent to the store on Sat at 2pm.

We hope you will join us at some point over the weekend and we wish all our visitors the best of luck with the Discount Prize Draw!

Angling Active Facebook Competition Winner 17-02-14


Congratulations to Russ Kerr with his winning comment on our Facebook competition. Where we asked “Tell us why you love fishing”.

The winning comment was “Fresh air, good country side and great sport”

Well done Russ

A selection of other comments are listed below

“Nice to get into fresh air and having great crack with fellow anglers. Having great banter”
“Fishing makes our lives better in ways we never could have imagined”
“I like fishing because its relaxing and stress free and clears yer head ….rain or shine”

Swanswater Fishing Report – 10.02.14-16.02.14


SWANSWATER FISHERY

Fishing Report – 10.02.14-16.02.14

There were some good days and some bad days, weather-wise this week, with the fishing being pretty good all week. Those who ventured out in the worst of the weather were well rewarded with fish as were those who visited on the better days. The fish were to be found in a number of different areas – sometimes the island and overflow area were doing well, other times they were being taken in the far bay and the boat area. Depth varied as well, with fish being taken at anything from 2 feet to 6 feet down. Favorite patterns included Cat’s Whisker, Dancer, Damsel, Buzzer, Diawl Bach, Black Spider and Bloodworm. For most of the week the water was clear, although the heavy rain on Friday night coloured things a bit on Saturday. Sunday saw the water clearer again and conditions were very good for the start of the new week.

Les Cooper, Dunblane, 3 for 12lb 13oz including 7lb 5oz Tiger, the biggest Tiger landed this winter and just 3oz short of the record.
Andy Tervit, Paisley, 2 for 8lb 4oz including 5lb 8oz Tiger
Andy Steininger, Peebles, 5 for 16lb 8oz including 2 Blues, bigger one at 4lb 4oz
Barry Little, Peebles, 5 for 16lb 2oz including 4lb 8oz Rainbow and 2 Blues
G McPhillips, Dunipace, 5 for 13lb 10z from the Meadow Pond including 3 Blues, biggest at 5lb
Alan Knox, Peebles, 5 for 13lb 12oz including 3 Blues, plus 3 caught and released
Andy McManus, Hamilton, 4 for 13lb 12oz including a Blue
Andrew Paterson, Glasgow, 4 for 12lb 8oz including 2 Blues, bigger one at 4lb 12oz
Tam Rogerson, Kennet, 4 for 11lb 4oz, plus 3 caught and released
Graham Arthur, Stirling, 3 for 10lb including 4lb 8oz Tiger, plus 2 caught and released
John Mooney, Queenzieburn 3 for 10lb
Alec Floyd, visiting from Brazil, 3 for 9lb 12oz including 4lb 8oz Tiger
Malcolm Miller, Clackmannan, 3 for 9lb 4oz
Joe Hunter, Tullibody, 3 for 8lb
John Carberry, Glasgow, had 8 on catch and release

Shimano Ex Demo Rods and Reels 08-02-14


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We have unbeatable prices on ex showroom, Shimano rods and reels. The only way to secure these amazing prices is to phone up or come in store and pay.

They will be sold on a strict first come first served basis.

Code Description Catagory QTY Comments RRP OFFER
TEK600 TEKOTA 600 Multiplier 1 BOXED 229.99 99.97
TEC3000SFC TECHNIUM 3000S FC Front Drag 1 BOXED 149.99 79.97
BIO3000SFB BIOMASTER 3000 SFB Front Drag 2 NO BOX 229.99 149.97
BIO4000FB BIOMASTER 4000 FB Front Drag 1 NO BOX 239.99 159.97
BIO5000CFB BIOMASTER C5000 FB Front Drag 1 NO BOX 249.99 164.97
BIO6000FB BIOMASTER 6000 FB Front Drag 2 NO BOX 259.99 179.97
TEC5000CFC TECHNIUM C5000 FC Front Drag 2 NO BOX 159.99 84.97
TIT4500XSA TITANOS 4500 XSA Surf Casting 1 NO BOX 114.99 64.97
STR6000FD STRADIC 6000 FD Front Drag 1 NO BOX 279.99 144.97
BIO2500FB BIOMASTER 2500 FB Front Drag 1 NO BOX 219.99 139.97
STCI42500F STRADIC CI4 2500 F Front Drag 1 NO BOX 179.99 104.97
STCI43000F STRADIC CI4 3000 F Front Drag 1 NO BOX 189.99 114.97
STR2500FD STRADIC 2500 FD Front Drag 1 NO BOX 249.99 109.97
SBIO91MH BIOMASTER SPIN 9ft1 MH Spinning 1 HAS BAG 159.99 94.97
SBMCX27XH BEASTMASTER CX SPINNING 270 XH 2 PCS Spinning 1 HAS BAG 99.99 59.97
SNEXCX27MH NEXAVE CX SPINNING 270 MH 2 PCS Spinning 1 HAS BAG 64.99 39.97
SVAX24SHMH VENGEANCE AX SPG SHAD 2.4M MH Spinning 1 HAS BAG 34.99 19.97
SVAX27SHMH VENGEANCE AX SPG SHAD 2.7M MH Spinning 1 HAS BAG 39.99 24.97
SYATNTM YASEI TWITCH n TOPWATER M Yasei 1 HAS BAG 169.99 99.97
BSTBXEVS56MH BASSTERRA BX EV S56MH Spinning 1 HAS BAG 54.99 34.97
VBXSFTE4217 VENGEANCE BX TE SURF 4.2M 170G Surf 1 HAS BAG 79.99 54.97
SYACB66MH2 YASEI SPIN CRANKBAIT 6ft6 MH Yasei 1 HAS BAG 134.99 79.97
SBMCX24MH BEASTMASTER CX SPINNING 240 MH 2 PCS Spinning 1 HAS BAG 84.99 49.97
SYARTW24M Yasei Worming rod Yasei 1 HAS BAG 69.99 39.97
BSTBXEVS60MH BASSTERRA BX EV S60MH Spinning 1 HAS BAG 59.99 39.97
SSTR91MH STRADIC SPIN 9ft1 (277CM) MH Spinning 1 HAS BAG 119.99 69.97
SBMCX24MH BEASTMASTER CX SPINNING 240 MH 2 PCS Spinning 1 HAS BAG 79.99 49.97
SYARP19 YASEI RED SPINNING PERCH 190 Yasei 1 HAS BAG 49.99 29.97
SYARDS27 YASEI RED SPINNING DROPSHOT 270 Yasei 1 HAS BAG 54.97 34.97
SVAX24MH VENGEANCE AX SPINNING 240MH Spinning 1 HAS BAG 34.97 19.97
CBMCX27H BEASTMASTER CX CASTING 270 HEAVY Spinning 1 NO ROD BAG 94.99 59.97
CBMCX30H BEASTMASTER CX CASTING 300 HEAVY Spinning 1 NO ROD BAG 104.99 64.97
SANTCX21M ANTARES CX SPINNING 210 M Spinning 1 NO ROD BAG 199.99 107.97
SANTCX24M ANTARES CX SPINNING 240 M Spinning 1 NO ROD BAG 219.99 119.97
SAPDX27MH ASPIRE DX SPINNING 270 MH Spinning 1 NO ROD BAG 379.99 199.97
SBMCX27H BEASTMASTER CX SPINNING 270 H 2 PCS Spinning 1 NO ROD BAG 99.99 59.97
SBMCX27MH BEASTMASTER CX SPINNING 270 MH 2 PCS Spinning 1 NO ROD BAG 84.99 54.97
SBMCX30MH BEASTMASTER CX SPINNING 300 MH 2 PCS Spinning 1 NO ROD BAG 104.99 64.97
SFMAX24M FORCEMASTER AX SPINNING 240 M 2 PCS Spinning 1 NO ROD BAG 49.99 29.97
SFMAX27MH FORCEMASTER AX SPINNING 270 MH 2 PCS Spinning 1 NO ROD BAG 54.99 34.97
SNEXCX21M NEXAVE CX SPINNING 210 M 2 PCS Spinning 1 NO ROD BAG 49.99 29.97
SNEXCX24M NEXAVE CX SPINNING 240 M 2 PCS Spinning 1 NO ROD BAG 59.99 39.97
SNEXCX30MH NEXAVE CX SPINNING 300 MH 2 PCS Spinning 1 NO ROD BAG 69.99 44.97
SVAXTE210M VENGEANCE AX SPIN TELE 210 M (DAMAGED) Spinning 1 NO ROD BAG 24.99 14.97
SVAXTE240M VENGEANCE AX SPIN TELE 240 M Spinning 1 NO ROD BAG 31.99 17.97
SVAXTE270M VENGEANCE AX SPIN TELE 270 M Spinning 1 NO ROD BAG 32.99 19.97
TBMSCX3033H6 BEASTMASTER CX STC 300/330 H Spinning 1 NO ROD BAG 159.99 94.97
ALAXSF130MF ALIVIO AX SURF 13ft MULTIPLIER/FIXED SPOOL Surf 1 NO ROD BAG 79.99 49.97
SANTCX24M ANTARES CX SPINNING 240 M Spinning 1 NO ROD BAG 219.99 119.97

River Teith Opening Day Parade 2014


The river Teith opening parade on Saturday 1st February was attended by over 300 visitors.  Anglers gathered at the Rob Roy centre, Ancaster Square, Callander at 9am, ready for the traditional march down Callander high street to the river.

Provost Mike Robbins welcomed the angling community to the opening day celebration and invited Sir Ian Botham to formally open the river in the traditional manner, toasting the river and the new season with a dram of Whisky provided by the local Deanston Distillery.

Many fish were caught throughout the day with reports of two Springers from the Black Hole pool.

    Sir Ian Botham and Stirling Provost Mike Robbins - Rob Roy Centre Callander

Sir Ian Botham and Stirling Provost Mike Robbins – Rob Roy Centre Callander

Angling crowd gathers at Rob Roy Centre

Angling crowd gathers at Rob Roy Centre

Tulliallan pipe band

Tulliallan pipe band

Sir Ian Botham, David Jones and Provost Mike Robbins

Sir Ian Botham, David Jones and Provost Mike Robbins

Angling crowd Callander car park

Angling crowd Callander car park

Cameras rolling

Cameras rolling

Piper and Provost Mike Robbins

Piper and Provost Mike Robbins