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Saturday 6th - Sunday 7th April 2013

Riverside access tuition and demonstrations were available to all

The dates have been confirmed for this years Angling Active Open Weekend 2013 and it promises to be our biggest event yet!

Following on from the success of last years event at our new premises on the banks of the river Forth & Teith we are excited to announce our initial line up for events and competitions to kick off the 2013 fishing season.

Feedback from our visitors last year proved the 2012 open weekend was a great success with many highlighting the riverside location as the main attraction. Our competitions were also well received particularly by the lucky winner of the Hardy Ultralite Fly Reel.

We aim to build on this by taking full advantage of our location and offer even more opportunities for our visitors to meet the stars of angling, with one on one riverside casting tuition from qualified instructors and group demonstrations from the biggest names in fishing. We will also be offering free tuition for beginner anglers, young or old along with free fly tying demonstrations.

Although our main focus is on riverside events and attractions our store will be open to bring you some unbeatable special offers and multi buy discounts.


Meet the stars from the angling world

Al Rawlings Andy Murray Ant Glascoe Ian Gordon Jim Fearne Jon Neafcy Scott Mackenzie

In attendance will be representatives from the biggest brands in the angling world, with the likes of Hardy, Greys, Loop, G Loomis, Rio, Scott MacKenzie, Savage Gear, Baitbox and Patagonia all having experts on hand to offer their advice and wisdom.
For up to date listings of confirmed special guests click here to read our magazine



The following is a list of confirmed attractions, please check back regularly for updates.
We will release a timetable of events as soon as all attendees have been finalised.

  • Exclusive 2013 Open Weekend special offers
  • Big value prizes for competition winners
  • Free 1 on 1 Riverside Casting Tuition by qualified instructors
  • Free tuition for beginner anglers
  • Fly tying demonstrations of common patterns by expert tyers
  • Free fly tying advice - ask the pros
  • Demonstration Single & Double Handed Fly Rods from all the major manufacturers - try before you buy
  • Predator Lure Pool - See the latest lures in action and learn how to get the best from them with advice from the pro's
  • Predator Deadbait Rigging advice from Baitbox Expert Jon Neafcy
  • Indoor casting arena - rain or shine the show still goes on!
  • On-Site Delicatessen serving quality local produce and refreshing drinks

Don't miss out this year, add the dates to your diary and join us in celebrating the start of the 2013 fishing season in Scotland!

Timetable of events
Saturday 6th April 2013
On the River Casting Grass Casting Area Predator
9:00am Doors Open Doors Open Doors Open
10:00am Simon Robinson - River Tactics Free Kids Events John Neafcy - Deadbait Tactics
10:30am Simon Robinson - River Tactics Free Kids Events John Neafcy - Deadbait Tactics
11:00am Mick McDaid - Spey Casting Free Kids Events Al Rawlings - Pike Tactics
11:30am Mick McDaid - Q & A Andy Smith - Pike Fly Demo Al Rawlings - Pike Tactics
12:00pm Ida Stromstad - Fly Casting G-Loomis Distance Comp Al Rawlings - Pike Tactics
12:30pm Ida Stromstad - Q & A G-Loomis Distance Comp Jon Neafcy - Deadbait Tactics
1:00pm Scott MacKenzie - Spey Casting Jim Fearn - Demo Jon Neafcy - Deadbait Tactics
1:30pm Scott MacKenzie - Q&A Fly Rod Trial / Free Casting Lesson Al Rawlings - Lure
2:00pm Ian Gordon - Spey Casting Fly Rod Trial / Free Casting Lesson Al Rawlings - Lure
2:30pm Ian Gordon - Q & A Fly Rod Trial / Free Casting Lesson Jon Neafcy - Deadbait Tactics
3:00pm Raffle Drawn Raffle Drawn Jon Neafcy - Deadbait Tactics
5:00pm Close Close Close


Sunday 7th April 2013
On the River Casting Grass Casting Area Predator
10:00am Doors Open Free Kids Events Doors Open
10:30am Ida Stromstad - Fly Casting Free Kids Events John Neafcy - Deadbait Tactics
11:00am Ida Stromstad - Q & A Free Kids Events Al Rawlings - Moon Phases
11:30am Andy Murray - Spey Casting Andy Smith - Pike Fly Demo Al Rawlings - Moon Phases
12:00pm Andy Murray Q & A Hardy Distance Competition
12:30pm Ian Gordon - Spey Casting Hardy Distance Competition Jon Neafcy - Deadbait Tactics
1:00pm Ian Gordon - Q & A Fly Rod Trial / Free Casting Lesson Jon Neafcy - Deadbait Tactics
1:30pm Scott MacKenzie - Spey Casting Fly Rod Trial / Free Casting Lesson Al Rawlings - Lure
2:00pm Scott MacKenzie - Q & A Fly Rod Trial / Free Casting Lesson Al Rawlings - Lure
2:30pm Fly Rod Trial / Free Casting Lesson Fly Rod Trial / Free Casting Lesson Jon Neafcy - Deadbait Tactics
3:00pm Raffle Drawn Raffle Drawn Jon Neafcy - Deadbait Tactics
4:00pm Close Close Close

Our specialist fly tiers will be on hand all day giving demonstrations and offering advice and tips. They include Barry Duffy, Andrew McAdam, Ian McKenzie, Alex Wilkie, Scott Graham, Ken Oliver and Phil Varney.

FREE Casting tuition available all day by appointment
Demonstration tackle will be available all weekend from the top brands
Please bring appropriate footwear for riverside casting demos and tuition (wellies or boots)

Click on the link below to pre-register your child's interest in attending our open weekend Children's Events

Click on the link below to register your interest in taking part in our distance casting competition for your chance to win one of two £250 tackle vouchers from our sponsors Hardy and G Loomis.

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