Terry Smithson

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Angling suspension lifted!

With the plentiful rain and the continued drop in temperature in both the air and the water and the rise in water levels albeit small we have lifted the temporary suspension. We just ask for a common sense approach when members are handling fish , please do it carefully. The pumps put in place by …

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Temporary Suspension of Fishing

I really can’t believe that I have to put this on our website but it is a sign of the times we live in. Omagh Anglers Association have now put a temporary suspension on club waters due to the extreme heat and prevailing low water conditions. we will notify of any change as soon as …

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Camowen Hydro Electric Project.

Hi All, yes this has reared its ugly head once more. Can I urgently ask that you contact your local Council Representative and ask them to vote against this. We fought Omagh District Council alongside FASTA and the Ulster Angling Federation (UAF)for 7 long years from 2007 to 2014 regarding this blot on the river …

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Revetment and Re-habilitation Project Stage 1. Tree planting on the Camowen and Cloughfin Rivers.

Omagh Anglers Association in conjunction with the Loughs Agency and Woodland Trust have undertaken with permission of local landowners a tree planting initiative to assist with the re-habilitation of the local river banks and to also assist in preventing flood waters removing more of the river bank. This is stage one of the project. Further …

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Letter from Loughs Agency to All Anglers

3rd April 2020 Re: COVID-19 Dear Angler I hope this correspondence finds you and your families safe and well. These are unprecedented times for us all. Loughs Agency continues to review the most recent announcements from the governments of Ireland and Northern Ireland. We urge the angling community to follow the guidance provided and to …

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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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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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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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