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!