Terry Smithson

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Dec 06

Co-operation against Mining in Omagh!

Several of the committee and many members attended the meeting this evening hosted by the Ulster Angling Federation in the Mellon Country Inn about the mining operations that are happening in our local area.  The meeting was extremely informative and the presentation by Mr Dunn was excellent but also extremely worrying. I will be up …

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Sep 23

Catch Returns for 2018 Must be with the club by 15th November 2018

(Click below for extra pages on OAA Catch Return Form) OAA Catch Return Form   Catch returns on all species in Omagh Anglers waters are mandatory from the 2018 Season onwards! As an Association we have no figures to combat pollution incidents or how many salmon /trout are being caught in our waters and from this …

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Sep 23

Catch and Release from 1st October 2018 Season ,as agreed at the AGM by the Members.

On February 22nd 2018 at the AGM it was proposed from the floor and with a majority vote that the Association would make all waters of the Association Catch and Release  for Salmon fishing from 1st  October again this year. Some had called for catch and release to be introduced from 10th October and others in …

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Aug 15

Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships held in N. Ireland and at several venues near Omagh. Help needed!

Calling all anglers , the organisers of the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships which is going to be at several local venues in September would like to hear from any interested party who would like to be involved in marshalling for the competitions. They need several people who would get training in the role and information …

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May 07

2018 Mc Bride Cup and Courtney Cup at Birchwood Fishery Drumquin, Sunday 6th May

We had a very successful competition this year at Birchwood Fishery Drumquin. Many thanks to Stevie and Ian on the day for helping it run smoothly.  This is Omagh Anglers Association 75th Anniversary year and to help celebrate on the day of the competition we had hot food in the form of Burgers, sausages and …

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May 07

Some photos from the Competitions at Birchwood Fishery May 2018, Photographer K. Harvey

 

Apr 14

Rainbows and LA Regulations

Another post about rainbows! After our meeting with FASTA and further discussions with the Loughs Agency(LA) we are asking that anyone who is fishing for this invasive species(Rainbow Trout), please DO NOT USE SWEETCORN! It is against LA rules anyway but with the smolt returning now to the sea it is imperative that it is …

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Apr 01

Willy Wans and Coneywarren area of the River Strule April 2018

As Secretary of Omagh Anglers Association I have been asked to make it known that the fishing rights in the  area known as the Willy Wans and Coneywarren area , left bank downstream , are OWNED not leased by Omagh Anglers Association. These rights were purchased by the Association along with other rights in that area in …

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Feb 23

Fund raising 2018 season

As a new season is getting closer , we wanted to tell you about our new fundraiser which began at the AGM on the 22nd Feb and will continue up until June . We have a lovely hand crafted wooden flybox made by D. Spratt from Newtownstewart and it contains 55 salmon flies including a …

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Jan 31

2018 75th Annual General Meeting Omagh Library 7:30pm

We had a good turnout of 75 members on the evening of the AGM and the members enjoyed the light refreshments served by Mairead and her girls. The evening went well and after the Secretarys and Treasurers report we discussed other business. We launched the funding plane for two local charities this year which can …

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