Terry Smithson

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May 07

2018 Mc Bride Cup and Courtney Cup at Birchwood Fishery Drumquin, Sunday 6th May

We had a very successful competition this year at Birchwood Fishery Drumquin. Many thanks to Stevie and Ian on the day for helping it run smoothly.  This is Omagh Anglers Association 75th Anniversary year and to help celebrate on the day of the competition we had hot food in the form of Burgers, sausages and …

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May 07

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

 

Apr 14

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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Apr 01

Willy Wans and Coneywarren area of the River Strule April 2018

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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Feb 24

Catch and Release from 1st October 2018 Season ,as agreed at the AGM by the Members.

On February 22nd 2018 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. Some had called for catch and release to be introduced from 10th October but after some …

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Feb 23

Fund raising 2018 season

As a new season is getting closer , we wanted to tell you about our new fundraiser which began at the AGM on the 22nd Feb and will continue up until June . We have a lovely hand crafted wooden flybox made by D. Spratt from Newtownstewart and it contains 55 salmon flies including a …

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Jan 31

2018 75th Annual General Meeting Omagh Library 7:30pm

We had a good turnout of 75 members on the evening of the AGM and the members enjoyed the light refreshments served by Mairead and her girls. The evening went well and after the Secretarys and Treasurers report we discussed other business. We launched the funding plane for two local charities this year which can …

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Sep 20

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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Jun 08

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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Jun 06

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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