It is with some joy that I am able to report that our waters opened on the 18th May 2020 for angling by members. We will be selling visitors permits from the 8th July 2020.Anglers are individually responsible for compliance with their government’s advice and guidance. Anglers should keep up to date with the latest advice from the Public Health Agency (PHA) in Northern Ireland and the Health Service Executive (HSE) in Ireland. Make sure that you have your Omagh Anglers permit and your Loughs Agency permit purchased before attempting to fish. Fishing with out either will lead to suspension of membership. Details on how to purchase Omagh Anglers permits are in another post with contact details. Loughs Agency offices remain closed and the normal licence distributor network is also still under lockdown conditions. Therefore, anyone wishing to purchase a licence should do so through the elicence website. For anglers requesting carcass tags when they purchase a licence on-line, these will be posted to your address. Anglers should take this into account when purchasing. Loughs Agency encourage the public to continue to report illegal fishing or pollution concerns through our Waterwatch reporting tool on our website or through our 24hr response line on +44 (0) 2871 342100. If you require any further assistance please contact Loughs Agency on +44 (0) 2871 342100 (Mon – Fri 9am – 5pm) or email email@example.com.
This next section comes with the support of the Ulster Angling Federation. Angling to be undertaken in accordance with Government social distancing guidelines – these may change, you must be compliant at all times. . Anglers must follow current Government guidance on travel for the benefit of recreational activity. All freshwater anglers must be in possession of the relevant Fishing licence. . No sharing of fishing positions (swims) except by members of the same household. No sharing of fishing tackle or any other items. No angler to fish within 2 metres of any other angler. . Anyone displaying symptoms of COVID- 19, or who shares a household with any individual displaying symptoms, should not go fishing and should continue to follow Government advice on isolation. STAY SAFE and STAY COMPLIANT TO ALL RULES .