Today I visited the GAC open day….

Goddammit!

I missed it by a day!

Heat!

We have now entered the longest spell of hot weather since 2006 and by heck the rivers (and fishing) show it. This weather is only good for one thing.

Hot weather – only good for one thing!

The level of the Kelvin has dropped significantly and even in the last week the Allander dropped [...]

A weekend of fishing and children related activities!

Sadly due to the fact my four year old knew there was a soft play around the corner I did not get much of a chance to really enjoy the experience of the Glasgow Angling Centre Open Weekend.

My idea of fun and his are two totally different things. Paul Young [...]

Kelvin AGM Madness, Glasgow Angling Centre U Turn on Wader Warranties and other Random Acts of Violence..

I am man enough to admit I was a wee bit nervous about the Kelvin Angling Association AGM – I mean, up on that stage in front of a couple of hundred intellectuals ready to start an intense debate on the finer points of the books and river management. I was thinking maybe that the [...]

First week of the season eh?

Loads of people are going on about this being the first week of the season – it does not look like it to me to be honest – I mean it is bloody freezing out there, well not freezing like -15 however a pretty chilly 8-10 degrees – and it has only been like that [...]

Nicolas Valentin – the Glasgow Angling Centre Dude!

Nicolas Valentin is an employee of the Glasgow Angling Centre – I have got to admit he is one of the guys that actually changed my mind about the place – I used to stare at the rows of rods through surly eyes and complain at the lack of soul the whole store had!

For [...]

GAC Open Weekend Charity Raffle Winners..

The raffle was drawn by the tyers at 5pm on Sunday and the winners are as follows…….. Duncan Egan’s print was won by Mr A. Ferguson of Ayrshire

Davy McPhail’s print was won by Mr J Fisher from Glasgow

Mikael Frodin’s print was won by Mr W R Woods from Derby

A [...]

What NOT to do if you ever go to the Glasgow Angling Centre open weekend

Okay so it is my first weekend free after being back at work – I wanted to continue my anglingtastic extravaganza after the Friday nights shenanigans so I visited the Glasgow Angling Centre today as it was the open day – tragically it all went horribly wrong – as usual I have worked out how [...]

Glasgow Angling Centre – Open Weekend 27th, 28th Feb & 1st March 2009

Another season is fast approaching and of course this means another open weekend at the Glasgow Angling Centre.

The visit will be worth it alone just to meet John Wilson – sheer comedy value!

Anyways, along with the usual fun and frolics (click on the picture [...]

BROMANoDELL’s Esox Lucius 9ft #9/10 Fly Rod (3-piece) Review

OK, its winter and you know what that means for Pike fly fishing – yup, casting enormous flies towards particularly belligerent pike which are sulking near the bottom of their frigid home – you will be using intermediate or sinking lines and will need a 10 weight to manage the harsh conditions that [...]