Terry Smithson

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New Picnic area and parking at Stonebridge

May 2019 seen the completion of the area near the Stonebridge prepared by the Friends of the Glens group and with a donation from Omagh Anglers Association. A new parking and picnic area at the junction just over the Stonebridge is provided and anglers can take a well earned break at the large stone picnic …

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Omagh Special Olympics Group.

We made a donation of £500 to the Omagh Special Olympics Group on behalf of the members of the Association. This money was raised through the raffle that we organised on the few days of the Angling Fair in Castlederg back in April alongside the entrance fees that we collected for the club competitions held …

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OUR FOYLE SALMON

Hi please use the link below to get tickets to the conference on Our Foyle Salmon, held jointly with FASTA and the Loughs Agency on Wednesday the 25th September in the Mellon Country Inn at 7pm. If the link doesn’t work copy and paste it to search engine to take you to the Eventbrite website …

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Mc Bride and Courtney Cup 2019

The Clubs two cups were fished for on Sunday 5th May at Birchwood Fishery in Drumquin. Many thanks to Birchwood and also thanks for sponsoring two prizes on the day. 28 anglers availed of the pleasant conditions but at times it was cold and the fish stayed down. It is a great pity that more …

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Secretary’s Report for the 2018 season

Secretary’s Report   By all accounts the 2018 season was a hard season for anglers with long spells of hot, dry and sunny weather and a major pollution incident. I have had reports from anglers that the numbers of salmon in September/October weren’t huge but a few anglers who managed to get out were successful. …

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Cheque Presentations to Air Ambulance and Palliative Care Ward

After a very successful fund raising effort members of Omagh Anglers Association handed over two cheques for £1000 each to Air Ambulance NI and the Palliative Care Ward respectively. It was a fantastic team effort by all involved to raise such a substantial amount of money and again I can only thank everyone for all …

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Disaster again for the Drumragh River and its Tributaries

It is with complete horror and sadness that I am writing this report about the Drumragh River. As I am sure many of you are now aware of the huge (100,000 gallons of slurry) pollution incident on the river outside Dromore Co Tyrone on Wednesday 23rd May. This resulted in a massive fish kill of …

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Omagh Anglers Association 2018 fundraiser for Charity

We had our fund raising draw at Birchwood Fishery Drumquin yesterday the 6th May. The draw was conducted by Stevie Smyth and Ian Sproule and was totally impartial. I want to thank everyone who bought  and sold tickets for the worthy causes that we were supporting namely the Air Ambulance NI and the Palliative Care …

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Loughs Agency Press Release April 7th 2018

Working with FASTA this is the Loughs Agency press release. This is a very positive statement going forward. We (FASTA) are also liaising with Dawnfresh Ltd to provide dumping points for any rainbows caught that have to be disposed of . We do not want to see the river banks polluted with carcasses which can …

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Rainbows, the problems and moving forward.

I attended a meeting with Loughs Agency at Prehen on wednesday 4th April with two other FASTA representatives, David Nelson and Barney Winters. Working with the Loughs Agency we came up with a number of proposals and are at present waiting on a press release from the Loughs Agency. Many thanks to FASTA for continuing …

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