Glasgow Angling Centre (Fishingmegastore)
Why we recommend them:
At Clyde Outboard Services we have regular contact with a variety of outboard users, many of which are anglers who are regular and loyal customers of Fishingmegastore based in Glasgow. They frequently report that not only is Fishingmegastore the largest in the UK, they also have very experienced and knowledgeable sales staff who offer better customer service than any other angling centre in the UK! So with this recommendation, we did our own enquiries and subsequently found a potential opportunity to work with them.
What we found:
• All staff have fantastic fishing knowledge
• They are the biggest fishing tackle shop in the UK
• Biggest online shop in Europe
• They engage with their customers by holding Open Weekends twice a year
• Well supported by all the leading fishing manufacturers
• Long opening hours
• Customer reward schemes
• Located 5 minutes from Glasgow city centre
• Have some of the best pricing in the UK.
We also found that while they are very happy focusing on fishing tackle and equipment, there was less knowledge or interest in the world of selling and servicing petrol outboard engines. Therefore we saw this as a perfect opportunity to build a mutually beneficial partnership.
How the relationship started
To see if we could work together they invited us along to one of their Open Weekends where we set up a marquee. The Open Weekend is the biggest and best free fishing event in the UK angling calendar and also where anglers of all walks of life come in their droves to see the stars of the fishing world. At the event there are demonstrations, tuition, fly tying and great prices on top brand fishing gear. Its naturally the best place to engage with anglers who either own, or are interested in, petrol outboard engines.
The result was a very good three days working together which allowed us to help their customers with outboard parts, servicing and advice. For example, many anglers are interested in how to winterise an outboard engine, the servicing costs, how to start up as a boat owner in the most cost effective way and how to avoid common scams etc.
Soon we also realised that fishing tackle is a huge area with a variety of different angling styles and techniques. We also get asked frequently about where to fish, appropriate tackle, which rod/reel combinations are suitable and what rigs to use – essentially knowledge we don’t have. However as we are committed to giving our own customers fantastic customer service, and are now fortunate to have a good relationship with Glasgow Angling Centre, we always refer our customers to them for all their fishing requirements. This lets us concentrate on servicing repairing and selling outboards.
Why Buy from Glasgow Angling Centre?
These guys rock. Whether you are into Sea, Coarse, Game or Predator fishing, their knowledege and expertise is second to none. So if you have any fishing tackle requirements, we strongly recommend that you pay them a visit….
Tel: 0871 716 1670
Glasgow Angling Centre (Fishing Megastore Store)
Unit 1, The Point Retail Park
29 Saracen Street
Glasgow G22 5HT