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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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Dr K Whelan’s report on the escaped rainbow trout on the Strule and Mourne

Click on the Link to access the report  released by the Loughs Agency and FASTA     5.11.17 R Mourne Escape O mykiss NRRA_  

Fishing on the Rivers Camowen and Cloghfin 2nd June 2017

On behalf of Omagh Anglers Association, the Officers and Committee wish it to be known that the fishing rights (formerly known as the Belmore estate, now owned by the Rountree Family and leased to Omagh Anglers Association) have been recognised by a Declaration of Rights in the Fermanagh and Tyrone County Court on 2nd June …

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Omagh Anglers members great handy work

As Secretary of Omagh Anglers Association I would like to pay thanks to some members for the sterling work carried out at the Brummery on the Strule. They have made a fantastic job of the steps and handrails that take Anglers from the road side down to the river. Many thanks to the Thompson Brothers …

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Farson Wells Camera feed

http://www.farsondigitalwatercams.com/locations/omagh We have now a camera in place at the meetings in Omagh, supplied by Farson Wells and thanks to Albert and Stephen Martin for allowing us to piggyback their internet to bring the live feed. We are also hoping to get in place a measuring guage but have been advised to wait until we …

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Omagh Anglers coaching day

Omagh Anglers Association recently organised an angling development day for young people in the Omagh area. The day was co-ordinated by Shane Colgan and we were fortunate to have the services of Packie Trotter of APGAI-Ireland to put everyone through their paces. We are grateful for the help provided by Seamus Cullinan of the Loughs …

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Fishing in 1945, a diary kept by Alo Mc Donald

This is a fishing diary kept by Mr Alo Mc Donald from the year 1945. he had 42 days fishing catching 118 trout which weighed 59lbs weight. Most of the fishing was carried out around the Stonebridge area of the Strule and all were caught on the fly.The notes at the bottom of the page …

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Fish Kill on the Owenreagh River June 2010

Pollution Case near Fintona At a sitting of Omagh Court on the 12th August 2011, Mr Desmond Moore from 12 Corryglass Road, Fintona was fined for causing deleterious matter to enter the Barr River near Fintona, Co Tyrone. Loughs Agency Fishery Officers were made aware of the pollution incident after an anonymous call on the …

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