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Gerry's New Store & Open Weekend

PostPosted: 02 Mar 2015, 16:33
by Chris@Gerrys
Hi guys,
As many of you know we are moving into a new store which we have been busy getting ready over the past several months and is nearing completion.

I thought I would outline some key points out to our local and loyal customers to avoid any confusion.

- Our current shop closes on Saturday 28th March at 3pm.
- Closed Sunday 29th March all day.
- Open in our new store on Monday 30th March at 9AM.
- New Store Address -Gerry's fishing, 52-54 Marine Road West, Morecambe, LA4 4QU. (100 yards from our old store)
- The store is located below the Carleton night club on the promenade.
- Parking - There is parking down the side of the property and at the back for approximately 12 cars as well as parking on the prom at either side of regent road traffic lights.
- Our phone number will still be the same 01524 422146 (opt2 for in store and bait)
- We are adding a late night opening on Thursdays until 8pm
- We are going to do our best to keep a good level of stock and bait throughout the coming weeks but please accept my apologies if we run out, it will only be temporary.
- If you have a fishing trip planned and want some bait please can you pre order it to avoid disappointment.

Open Weekend 25th-26th April.
We hope you can join us at our open weekend to officially launch our new store. It is nearly 5 times the size of our current one. At over 14,000 sq. ft, it gives us the largest store in the North West & one of the biggest in the country. We have huge, bespoke displays for Sea, Coarse, Carp, Fly & Predator.
To celebrate the opening of our new store we are holding a huge open weekend with some of fishing’s biggest stars as well as some special weekend store discounts.

We have a Facebook event to keep you up to date with the latest announcements for the open weekend -
https://www.facebook.com/events/832005083513297

So what’s on?

Sea

Akios Reel Clinic with Jay Lee.
Times: Both Days, All Day.
Jay Lee is one of the country’s finest tournament casters and is on near genius levels when it comes to getting the best out of a multiplier. He is here with Akios’ owner Simon Bradbury to give advice, fix, tune up and even pimp up reels with higher quality components. Bring your reels down and have a chat.

Continental Rod Advice with Joe Arch.
Times: Sat All Day. Sunday morning.
Joe Arch is currently match world number 1 in sea fishing and is here to offer advice on all things match fishing. He is joined by the UK distributor for TronixPro, Yuki, Vercelli & Cinnetic to give you ‘fine-tuned’ advice over which continental rod is best for you.

Norway with Dave Lewis.
Times: Both Days, All Day.
Dave is probably the most knowledgeable person about fishing in Norway. Whether you’re fishing from the shore or a boat he will be able to give you advice on tackle and techniques to make sure you come home with a smile on your face.

Boat Fishing with Neil Bryant.
Times: Both Days, All Day.
Neil is one of the most respected boat anglers on the planet and along with his team mates won Gold at the boat world championships last year. He is here to offer advice on techniques and tackle. He also distributes Artico beach rods in the UK which are very impressive rods.

Rig Clinic with Ashley Sampson
Times: Sat All Day. Sunday morning.
Ashley is probably the best Sea fisherman the North West has produced in a long, long time. He has fished all his life and was finally rewarded with a call up to the England team last year and had his first taste of the world championships. Ash is a bit of a tackle tart but from this ensures he always has the best terminal tackle to make the best rigs. He is running a ‘Rig Clinic’ to give you a helping hand with rig building and bait presentation.

Waders & Waterproofs with Chris Hvass
Times: Both Days, All Day.
Chris runs Vass-tex and has been at the forefront of water and waterproof production over the last few years. He is here to offer advice in which wader or waterproof is best suited to your type of fishing. He will also be bringing the new Vass Heavy Duty Breathable waders with him which are amazing.

Line & Match Fishing with Richard Yates.

Times: Sat All Day. Sunday morning.
Richard had a good helping hand in his fishing life being the son of fishing legend - Alan Yates. From an early age Richard excelled at match fishing and propelled himself into the England team. He currently holds a world ranking of 2 which isn’t bad. He runs the impressive line company Asso which produce some of the finest lines available. Richard is here to advise you on what lines are best for you as well as advice on match fishing.

Beach Rods with Julian Shambrook
Times: Sat All Day. Sunday morning.
Julian is one of the best known names in sea fishing and what he doesn’t know about rods isn’t really worth knowing. Julian owns Anyfish Anywhere and he’s here to offer advice on which beach rod is best for you. He also knows a bit about fishing just about everywhere in the country.

General Sea Fishing Advice with Mike Thrussell.

Times: Both Days, All Day.
As sea fishing goes, name it and Mike’s probably done it or caught it. His knowledge as an all-round sea fisherman is pretty much unrivalled. He is here to offer advice on general boat fishing but you can pick his brains about just about anything.

Century Rods with James Chilcott.
Times: Saturday all Day.
James now runs Century Composites and what he doesn’t know about the construction of rods you don’t need to know. He is joining us on the Saturday to give is advice about Century rods and which one is best for you.

Sunday 26th April Gerry’s Fishing Open Invitational Match Sponsored by Yuki
We have a special invitational sea fishing match on the Sunday which is held on the beach directly opposite the store at low water. We have invited some of the country’s best match anglers to battle it out to be this year’s winner.
You are welcome to walk out, watch and talk to the anglers. All we ask is that you don’t get in their way whist casting and baiting up. After all this is a serious competition and some competitors have driven a long way to fish it.
Please note the venue is at low water and is approximately a 15 minute walk from the promenade. Although the beach is safe to walk on it can get slightly muddy and a good set of wellies or boots would be advisable. You are also more open to the elements at low water so please wear suitable, warm and waterproof clothing.

It is a public beach and you are at your own risk venturing down to watch the match.


Lure Fishing

We have a bespoke lure tank in our new store and have several experts giving demonstrations and advice all weekend.

Tanguy. Sakura.
Times: Both Days, All Day.
Tanguy is one of if not the best lure angler in France and perhaps Europe. He is coming to the UK just for our open weekend which we are really excited about. He is here to offer his advice on lure fishing for Bass, Perch and Pike. He will also be giving some demonstrations throughout the weekend with Sakura lures. He knows the impressive Sakura range inside out so you’re welcome to pick his brains about anything.

Ant Glascoe.
Times: Both Days, All Day.
Ant is one of the main reasons why Savage Gear produce such amazing lure tackle. His speciality is Pike but is a seasoned angler for Bass, Perch and Zander. He will be giving some demonstrations of Savage Gear lures and will be around all weekend to offer advice.

Neil Smith.
Times: Both Days, All Day.
Neil is a Fox consultant and is a very respected angler. He knows the Fox Rage lure range back to front and his knowledge on Drop Shotting is up there with anyone’s. Neil is coming to do some demonstrations of Drop Shotting and lure fishing for Perch & Pike. He is also available all weekend to offer his advice.

Carp Fishing

Rig Clinic with Neil Spooner.
Times: Both Days, All Day.
Neil is one of the country’s most respected carp anglers and is running a ‘Rig Clinic’. He is here to answer all your questions regarding rig building and bait presentation. Neil is sponsored and employed by Korda and will have all the latest terminal tackle for 2015 to show you.

Carp Fishing Advice with Martin Ford.

Times: Both Days, All Day.
When you to meet some anglers you know they know what they are talking about. That is exactly what you get with Martin. He has fished most waters around the UK and is a complete Carp Angler. Please feel free to ask him anything about Carp fishing. Martin is sponsored by Sonik and will be launching the much anticipated range of luggage and Bivvies’ from Sonik.

Dave Mills

Times: Saturday, All Day
Dave is an avid carp angler and Brand Manager at Trakker so he knows his stuff. He is here on the Saturday to offer an unrivalled knowledge on our range of Trakker products. We will also be bringing some Trakker freebies for the early birds.

Mark Pitchers.
Times: Saturday, All Day
Mark has fished all his life but Carp fishing is what he fell in love with. Now a Fox consultant, Mark has caught some of the biggest fish from some of the country’s hardest waters. He is here to offer is advice on carp fishing in the UK and France as well as offering his in-depth knowledge of the fox range.

Coarse & Match Fishing

Garbolino with Darren Cox
Times: Both Days, All Day.
Darren is a seasoned Coarse international and has fished some of the biggest festivals and matches all over the world. Darren also runs Garbolino in the UK and is here to offer his advice about anything coarse related as well as giving a helping hand with any Garbolino products.
Garbolino have also sponsored our new Pole alley where you can view and hold pretty much the entire range of Garbolino poles.

Rig Clinic with Steve Parry
Times: Both Days, All Day.
Pazza, as he is known, is a taxi driver from Liverpool whose record of successive match wins is eye-watering. He's claimed upwards of 100 wins at Mescar, was crowned Weaver Angling Times Individual champion and has six Whiteacres Rover match wins under his belt as well as countless open wins. He lists his best match win as his Individual Angling Times North West Winter League success. Pazza's best match weight came at Whiteacres and totalled an impressive 196lb.
Steve is a Guru consultant and is here to offer you rig advice and bait presentation. Feel free to pick his brains about anything.

Frenzee with Andy Oldham

Times: Both Days, All Day.
Andy has fished for England and won the UK Championships. He is one of the country’s most respected match anglers and is here to offer advice on pole fishing. Sponsored and newly recruited by Frenzee Tackle Andy will talk you through some truly fantastic, innovative coarse fishing products Frenzee produce.

Preston Innovations with Lee Kerry
Times: Both Days, All Day.
Lee is an avid member of the England team and has won a host of top competitions including the 25k Parkdean Masters. He is here to offer his advice on coarse and match fishing and especially pole fishing and seat box set up’s.

We have many more to be confirmed offering bait and tackle tutorials. This is not a weekend to be missed.

Re: Gerry's New Store & Open Weekend

PostPosted: 02 Mar 2015, 17:19
by sharpey
Wow ..!! Quite a production..!!!


Sharpey

Re: Gerry's New Store & Open Weekend

PostPosted: 02 Mar 2015, 18:31
by liphook
Excellent line up indeed. I heard a rumour that Big Danny was also making an appearance?

Re: Gerry's New Store & Open Weekend

PostPosted: 02 Mar 2015, 18:49
by PJ_coarsefishing
It sounds good :thumb:

The open day and the larger store

Well done and good luck for the future

I'll be able to get in and round in my power chair I am thinking :cheer:

No steps? Please confirm

Thanks

Re: Gerry's New Store & Open Weekend

PostPosted: 02 Mar 2015, 18:54
by thegentlegiant
No steps and large aisle so plenty of room :)

Re: Gerry's New Store & Open Weekend

PostPosted: 02 Mar 2015, 19:07
by sharpey
Large aisle so you can carry a basket in both hands..??? Very shrewd... :-):-) !!


Sharpey

Re: Gerry's New Store & Open Weekend

PostPosted: 02 Mar 2015, 19:58
by PJ_coarsefishing
thegentlegiant wrote:No steps and large aisle so plenty of room :)


Thank you for your prompt reply, that is good news..... No step :thumb:

I am not your biggest customer (Lost weight :lol: just put that in for a laugh, I hope it is not wasted) and can only fish in better weather, flat ground and not slippery but the better six month of the year is coming, something to look forward to. :cheer:

I'm a bit worried about the large aisle though, I would be coming to buy tackle and bait not get married :love: to :fishing: though.

Thanks again

PJ

Re: Gerry's New Store & Open Weekend

PostPosted: 02 Mar 2015, 20:13
by Jammygit
Wow what a list Chris :clap: so many there that are well worth going to see :thumb:

Re: Gerry's New Store & Open Weekend

PostPosted: 02 Mar 2015, 20:21
by grandadruss
Jammygit wrote:Wow what a list Chris :clap: so many there that are well worth going to see :thumb:


What no LMA :shock:

Re: Gerry's New Store & Open Weekend

PostPosted: 03 Mar 2015, 14:39
by Chris@Gerrys
Thanks guys. We can't wait to get in.

Unfortunately Danny can no longer make it due to other commitments which was a shame. On the other hand Jay Lee will be there which has had 1 or 2 big casts.........:)