Category: Information

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

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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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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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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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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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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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