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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

Omagh Anglers Association 2018 fundraiser for Charity

We had our fund raising draw at Birchwood Fishery Drumquin yesterday the 6th May. The draw was conducted by Stevie Smyth and Ian Sproule and was totally impartial. I want to thank everyone who bought  and sold tickets for the worthy causes that we were supporting namely the Air Ambulance NI and the Palliative Care …

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May 07

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

 

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 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 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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