Terry Smithson

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2019 Mc Bride Cup and Courtney Cup at Birchwood Fishery Drumquin, Sunday 5th May

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Willy Wans and Coneywarren area of the River Strule April 2019

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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Catch and Release from 1st October 2019 Season ,as agreed at the AGM by the Members.

On February 28th 2019 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.   It was decided that from this date that all salmon caught should be returned carefully to the …

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76th Annual General Meeting MELLON COUNTRY INN Beltany Road Omagh 7:30pm 28th February 2019

This years AGM will be held on the last Thursday of February, the 28th February at a new venue .  The AGM will be held in the Clare Suite at the Mellon Country Inn Beltany Road Omagh. We have had to switch from the library as the Thursday is no longer a late night for Omagh Library. …

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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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Catch Returns for 2019 Must be with the club by 15th November 2019

(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 2019 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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Some photos from the Competitions at Birchwood Fishery May 2018, Photographer K. Harvey

 

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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FASTA and the rainbow Trout infestation below Newtownstewart

There have been several meetings over the last few weeks with the affiliates of FASTA to organise the response and move the issue forward with regards the huge quantities of rainbow trout that are now in the Strule and Mourne RiversRepresentatives from Omagh Anglers Association have been present at the meetings and are giving voice …

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Presentation to local Charities

Hi all, just to let you know that the monies raised from our raffle at the Fishing Festival in Strabane  over the last few years went to two worthy causes. Two £500 cheques had been presented to Omagh Care for Cancer and also to the Omagh and District Multiple Sclerosis Group. I would like to …

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