Terry Smithson

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Mar 24

Omagh Anglers Association and the River Camowen

On behalf of Omagh Anglers Association I have been asked as Secretary to confirm that Omagh Anglers still continues to hold the lease for the fishing rights on a substantial section of the River Camowen and its tributaries. This water has been with the club from the early days in the late 1940s and when the Belmore …

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Jul 21

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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Apr 20

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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Mar 09

Drumragh River

Unfortunately over the close season a few members of Omagh Anglers decided to take some stretches of the Drumragh for themselves.

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Mar 03

Club Person of the Year

This year it was decided to honour three members of the club due to the amount of work that has been put in by them in the interests of the club. The three are Eddie Fisher, Hugo Mc Sorley and Walter Owens.

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Feb 07

Omagh Anglers Association 71st AGM Feb 27th 2014

Members keep free the last thursday in February 2014 ,the 27th this year, for the clubs AGM. It will be held as usual in Omagh Lbrary Headquarters at 19:30pm sharp! This is for fully paid up members only! Please support this , it is your Club and maybe you can have an important input into …

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Nov 18

Omagh Hydro update!

I have just received an update from NIEA re the Council owned hydro in Omagh. The Stop notice issued by the NIEA has been lifted and the Council can begin testing again.

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Nov 18

The end to another season

Another season has come to an end and many anglers have had varying degrees of success on the local rivers with both trout and salmon. Don’t forget to make your returns to the Loughs Agency and include all the salmon that were released as well as those that were kept.

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Sep 25

ANGLING REPORTS AND CLOSURE OF FISHING ON THE 10TH OCTOBER

Apologies for no reports but due to my own workload and continuation of the fight against the hydro I have had little or no time to update the website. Firstly I know that trout fishing in the area is still very good. I have had a few good days on the river with some success …

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Sep 25

Meeting with Minister Attwood re Omagh Council Hydro

Shane Colgan , myself and Frank Curran from FASTA met the Minister of Environment in August to discuss the many problems associated with the Omagh Hydro. I gave the Minister a brief timeline of events since the inception of the idea back in 2006 when the College had first muted the idea. We talked about …

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