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Airflo Fly Dri Carryall Video Review, 2015

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Click ‘Play’ to watch our unique video review on the product page.

The Airflo Fly Dri range is quickly becoming very popular amongst anglers all over Europe. We love the combination of design meeting function where the impressively tough and water resistant nylon coated PVC tarpaulin makes this range comparable to other top brands at value for money price points.

The medium carryall in this video review ticks many boxes and impresses all of the guys here in our store.

Keep up the great work Airflo!

Go to the Airflo Fly Dri Carryall product page here: https://www.anglingactive.co.uk/airflo-fly-dri-carryall.html

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Free Prize Draw – Box of Caledonia Fly Company Flies worth £570

Free Prize Draw – Box of Caledonia Fly Company Flies worth £570

Caledonia Fly Company Prize Draw

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Caledonia Fly Company Brochure

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Caledonia Fly Company Prize Draw

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Water Wolf HD Underwater Camera – Video Review

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Click ‘Play’ to read our thoughts and watch our unique video review on the product page.

The Water Wolf HD Underwater Camera is getting a name for one of the best angler cameras available. We love the ‘Point of view’ design for fishing still fresh/salt water or in a current, the camera is designed to point at the bait or spinner and never miss any activity. Features like Low-Lux to compensate for low light levels and the wide angle lens help create great footage in HD 720p.

Go to the Water Wolf HD Underwater Camera product page: https://www.anglingactive.co.uk/water-wolf-hd-underwater-camera.html

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2015 Lake of Menteith Opening.


Saturday the 21st March 2015 started with one of the most glorious spring mornings the year has seen. The Lake of Menteith, rippled only by the birdlife and a few fish occasionally breaking the surface, was in all its full glory ready for the opening of the fishing season.

The gathering of over-wintered anglers preparing to the tune of the pipes created a buzz around the cabin which had lay quiet and ‘almost’ abandoned for 5 months.

Quint Glen – The Fishery Manager, brought everyone in to thank them in attendance and award staff members Douglas for 30 years of service and also Elma for 49 years of service to the Lake. We find out that the fishery will be celebrating a 50 year anniversary next year.

In a break of tradition of a lady connected to the Lake singing-in the opening, Gordon Watson – Chief Executive of the Loch Lomond National Park went on to celebrate the significance of the Lake within the National Park. A pleasant anecdote and genuine appreciation for the significance anglers also have for the National Park was heard by everyone and gratefully appreciated. The lake was declared “Open!”

The caw and spatter of some 30 outboards didn’t take long to drown out even the piper as he played ‘Flower of Scotland’ and the boats headed across the Lake to likely spots in the minds of the knowledgable anglers.

The day finished with a Hog roast on a spit and many happy anglers with stories to tell.

Lake of Menteith Fishery website: http://www.menteith-fisheries.co.uk\

Lake of Mentieth Map

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Steven from Angling Active with an opening day fish 2015

Steven from Angling Active with an opening day fish 2015

 

Greys GTS500 Fly Reel Review

Click 'Play' to watch our unique video review on the product page.

Click ‘Play’ to read our thoughts and watch our unique video review on the product page.

 

The GTS500 provides design, performance and a great price point for the fly angler!

The ever popular Greys GX500 and GX700 have now been replaced by the new Greys GTS500 and GTS700. We were unsure of how Greys would better the already fantastic GX series of reels, but they have designed a brilliant resulting GTS range now with large arbour, clear spools, and a more attractive design. We think the rulon disc drag system is more than adequate for the situations these reels will commonly face. The sizes of the GTS reels differ from the GX series in that they now overlap on #7. The two sizes 5/6/7 and the larger 7/8/9 give the angler a choice of two weights and sizes to balance out the outfit they wish to complete with the GTS 500 reel. The GTS500 differs from the GTS700 in that it is black and 100% die-cast, the GTS700 is bronze and the main body of the reel is machined bar-stock and the spool retainer is die-cast. The sizes and capacities remain the same.

This is a reel to watch, and at such a great value for money price point we are very happy to tell you all about it.

Click the image above to watch this video review.

Go to the GTS500 product page: https://www.anglingactive.co.uk/greys-gts500-fly-reel.html

If you own the Greys GTS500 fly reel, why not share your opinion on this product with anglers for your chance to win a £50 voucher each month! Click here!

Carron Valley 2015 Opening.

On Saturday the 14th March, 2015 we headed up to Carron Valley Reservoir in attendance of the opening. Driving up through Carron Valley the cloud was low and the Easterly breeze sharp. The melting snow on the dark side of the Meikle Bin set the backdrop for a cold but welcoming start to Spring and the start of the trout fishing season.

The jetty and car park were bustling with well prepared anglers tackling up for the day. Everyone excited and preparing their boats piper James Miller split the air and led anglers and Jimmy Coyne the fishery manager down to the boats. The boats were off with the caw of the outboards and the fishing started, providing almost immediately.

Sink 7 lines and black lures was the weaponry for the day and as the week has developed the fish have moved up in the water.

18lb Rainbow, Black Cat caught by Billy Dewar

18lb Rainbow, Black Cat caught by Billy Dewar

A fabulous rainbow of 18lb was caught in Bin Bay on Monday on a Black Cat and today we have seen this image of an overwintered fish caught this morning.

Over-wintered rainbow caught by  James Falconer

Over-wintered rainbow caught by James Falconer

 

To book fishing at Carron Valley Fishery call 01324823698, or email fishing@carronvalley.com

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