Category: Angling Reports and updates

Apr 09

Loughs Agency Press Release April 7th 2018

Working with FASTA this is the Loughs Agency press release. This is a very positive statement going forward. We (FASTA) are also liaising with Dawnfresh Ltd to provide dumping points for any rainbows caught that have to be disposed of . We do not want to see the river banks polluted with carcasses which can …

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Apr 07

2018 North West Angling Fair Strabane

We had great support today at the Northwest Angling fair in Strabane. Our fundraising efforts are going well and we had several other prizes added today by some of the fly tyers and Stall holders. Donations were greatly received from Jackie in NM Tackle ,River Mourne Guns and Tackle, The Bridge Guns and Tackle Shop, …

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Apr 06

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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Apr 06

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_  

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 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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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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May 02

2017 Mc Bride and Courtney Cup Competitions at Birchwood Fishery Drumquin

We had another successful event at the Birchwood Fishery this year .We had 38 anglers at the event with 11 juniors .The weather was much improved from this time last year which had provided us with gales and hail and sleet showers. The morning session was overcast but unfortunately for the anglers we had a cloudless …

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