Terry Smithson

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REMEMBER CATCH RETURNS MUST BE IN BEFORE 15TH NOVEMBER

(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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Bobby Rodgers RIP

It is with great sadness that I report the passing of Bobby Rodgers former Chairman  and long standing stalwart of our Club, Omagh Anglers Association. Bobby had been recruited to the Association in 1963 as a committee member by his uncle Joe Mathers who was the Treasurer of the Association since it was set up …

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Membership Fees during lock-down due to Covid 19

We are now in very strange times , and I would guess that none of us have seen the likes of it in our lifetimes, However as an Association we have to keep up with the administrative end of running the club and we must discharge our obligations to Riparian owners  and pay rents as …

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77th Annual General Meeting, MELLON COUNTRY INN Beltany Road Omagh 7:30pm 27th February 2020

This years AGM will be held on the 27th February at the Mellon Country Inn.  The AGM will be held in the Clare Suite at the Mellon Country Inn, Beltany Road, Omagh.  Please come along to support your Club and hear about the updates that have happened over the last year. Seamus Cullinan will be present …

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Catch and Release from 1st October 2020 Season, as agreed at the AGM by the Members.

On February 27th 2020 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 …

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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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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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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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