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Trips on Lough Erne or off Donegal for Sea Trout:
& Murrins District Angling Association
Still in it's infancy, the Loughmacrory Angling Association is the first port of call for anyone interested in fishing on the lough. The club is open to all to join, young and old alike, and has some exciting plans for the future to transform the lough into one of the top fishing destinations in the country.
The 53 acre lough is home to wild brown trout, brown eels, perch and stocked rainbow trout - only the rainbow trout are permitted to be taken by anglers. There are some fishing jetties on the lough for anglers, and anglers are encouraged to use barbless hooks. All fish less than 9 inches in length are to be released, all brown trout are to be released, and anglers are permitted to take no more than 2 rainbow trout over 9 inches on any day.
All anglers must be advised that it is now illegal to fish the lough without a permit, and a rod licence. The Loughs Agency now police the site, to ensure that the brown trout are protected, and that no illegal fishing is taking place. Rod licences, day tickets and season tickets to fish the lough can be purchased in Conway's Day Today shop in Loughmacrory or in C.A. Andersons in Omagh. The season runs from 1st of March to 20th of October each year.
The club has a very strong Committee, with experts from a wide range of fishing-related fields. The club also has a junior committee, and is delighted with the level of interest in fishing from the younger members of the community. In the future you can expect to see angling academies, competition events, and the work that has to be done to make the lough more accessible for fishing. Loughmacrory lake is an ideal destination for anglers with physical impairments, as the jetties can be utilised by wheelchair users.
Adults only can hire boats. Children strictly accompanied by adult. All boat users must wear life jackets, no exceptions. Angler must provide own lifejackets. The key to the boathouse can be hired from Clippers Barbers, Old Market Place, Omagh - to book a boat for the day contact Joe Owens (see below).
Angler must provide ID, eg. driving licence, gun permit, passport, etc. Strictly no more than three anglers per boat. LAMDAA have the right to refuse hire of boats. Anglers hire boats at there own risk. LAMDAA will not be held responsible for any accidents or damage to anglers own personal equipment etc. Anglers are requested to use boats in a responsible and safe manner and give care and attention to other boat and shore anglers. The use of electric engines and batteries is strictly forbidden due to the risk of invasive species. Boats must be returned to boathouse after use and boathouse left secure. Anglers are responsible for any loss or damage to hired equipment. Key must be returned to Clippers Barbers, Omagh on day of hire for return of deposit.
Anyone interested in finding out more information about fishing in Loughmacrory can contact:
Joe Owens - 07765 235 776 or follow the link to the facebook site on the left of this page.
RULES FOR ANGLERS
• No litter shall be left behind
• Respect and due care must be shown to all other visitors
• No fishing without a rod licence
• No fishing without a LAMDAA permit
• No ground bait or maggot fishing
• Eels must be returned safely and unharmed
• No float fishing permitted
• Only authorised boats are permitted onto the lough -
Boat hulls to be steam-cleaned to prevent introducing the zebra mussel to the water
Electric outboard engines only, no petrol/diesel engines permitted
• Fly fishing only from boats
• Lifejackets must be worn in boats
• Bag limit of two trout no less than 9” / 25cm in length
The majority of the above rules are set by law not by the association.