Category: News

Aug 15

Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships held in N. Ireland and at several venues near Omagh. Help needed!

Calling all anglers , the organisers of the Commonwealth Fly Fishing Championships which is going to be at several local venues in September would like to hear from any interested party who would like to be involved in marshalling for the competitions. They need several people who would get training in the role and information …

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Jul 24

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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May 27

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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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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