Angling Active

WheretoFish

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Angling Active (previously known as Angling Centre Stirling) is a family run, father and son business partnership – set up in 1999. Martin, the father of the team, retired from the construction industry and decided their passion for angling should be put to good use. With the support of his son Chris, they stepped into the fast moving and exciting world of retail. The location of the store at the heart of some of Scotland's most popular fishing destinations ensured the small tackle store quickly outgrew its humble beginnings and in 2011 the new location at the Agricultural Centre in Stirling was opened. This cemented Angling Active's position as one of the largest tackle stores in Scotland and allowed further investment in stock and the online and mail order business.



Since moving to our new premises at the Stirling Agricultural Centre, Angling Active has grown considerably and our new 7000 square foot showroom allows anglers to browse through the latest products in a light, bright and spacious environment. With over 500 Fishing Rods on display at any one time in our upper showroom, alongside hundreds of reels, lines and countless other essentials from the biggest brands in fishing tackle you can be sure to find what you are looking for. We aim to provide a relaxed atmosphere to shop, with no pressure sales, just help and advice on hand if or when you need it.

Due to our central location, the store has become a tackle destination for anglers throughout Scotland. A travelling angler increasingly finds an excuse to pass through Stirling and visit Angling Active. Stirling is the gateway to the Trossach’s and Highland waters, and in it’s self is an ideal location for an angling holiday with a vast choice of fishing available. Local permits are available for most waters in store.

Need directions to our store? Click here!

Don't forget to mention you saw them on the Fly Fishing Forums/FlyFishing.co.uk!

www.anglingactive.co.uk
 
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auldreekie

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Re: Angling Centre Stirling

Bought items twice from here and no complaints about delivery, ordered one day it arrived next day on both occasions. Also they were good enough to phone me when a item was out of stock to find out if I wanted a alternative, refund or wait until it becomes in stock.
A lot of places wouldn't bother telling you about out of stock items and leave to wait and wonder what happened to your order while the shop awaits delivery.
 

james1983

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Re: Angling Centre Stirling

Agree great service , i bought a spare spool , backing and an Airflow sixth sense Di7 from them and all arrived next day.

Looking at buying a polyleader and just seen that they have free delivery at the moment for a limited time. So looks like i will be making an order again with them.
 

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Re: Angling Active - New name and new location

Please note that Angling Centre Stirling has now become Angling Active and are moving to new premises, the details of which are above. The new location has 4 times as much floor space so plenty of room to grow.

Best of luck to all at Angling Active!
 

rnb1976

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Love the new store, location is great and range is decent too. I managed to get a selectin of fulling mill salmon flies at a superb price. The guy in the shop was saying that it was because they ordered so much that they could offer the great prices. Their range of clothing is great too, for shooting as well as fishing.
 

danny53

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great shop, excellent service and lots of advice. agree the range is good, something for everybody. as a novice the help I have recieved was fantastic. prices are fair. one of the best at mail order as well.:thumbs:

good location near motorway, also permits for local rivers can be bought.

many thanks from a very happy customer :)
 

hopalong

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I visited the store when i was over at the Lake of Menteith and was very pleased with service we received ,we were given 10% discount on all purchases ,a great range of fly tying materials ,the washed out marabou was very nice
 

al_adams

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Always had good service from here. Good range and competitive prices.
 

Dave Penny

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Same as all above. Use Angling Active regularly. Great service. Had a problem with a new rod and it was sorted out straight away. :thumbs:

Dave
 

pearcey

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I bought a fly rod and a few more bits from them over the Christmas period, I was kept well informed by email about the progress of my order. It arrived 2 days after ordering ( I live in Cornwall so really speedy ) well packaged, I cannot fault the service and would highly recommend them to anyone. It seems to me this firm has old fashioned values in a modern world, who could ask for more. I will be a returning customer.
 

donnieh

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Just wanted to give another thumbs up to Angling Active. Price matched a switch rod for me this week and was with me the next day.

Best service ever experienced.
 

Paul_B

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I'm not happy with them as I didn't win the rod competition, I think they should redo it until I get one.


However, apart from that I've just been in there new shop at Parkgate and like it, I'm hoping they get more fly gear but its early days yet.
I was well impressed with the shop and the staff :thumbs:
 

Paul_B

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Did they take over all the Fishing Republic empire ?
No that was sports direct, they've closed some of our local fishing republic branches and were opening further up the road from angling active in Millets, but they cocked it up and they didn't maybe later this week, when I looked in their shop it was nothing compared to Angling Directs shop
 
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