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Many thanks to A Anderson & Co - Fishing and Angling Equipment for facilitating this camera's location and to the Omagh Anglers Association for capitally funding its installation. The season extends from 1 April to 20 October with salmon coming into the system from mid May onwards. If the river runs high then there are good runs of salmon throughout June, July and August. The larger salmon run the Owenkillew from September onwards. Some of the most popular salmon flies for the system are the Wye Bug, Curry’s Red Shrimp, Gold Shrimp and sometimes the Apache Bug.  Sea trout can usually be caught around Newtownstewart from June onwards with good patterns being the Black Pennell, Teal Blue and Silver, and the Peter Ross. The sea trout are generally of good average size, 1-2 pounds (½-1kg), but there is always the possibility of fish up to 5lb (2+kg).  Brown trout fishing on the system is top quality with abundant stocks of wild trout in the range of ¾-1½ pounds (0.3-0.7kg). In the past the club stocked catchable-size trout to supplement the wild stock but have been advised by the Loughs Agency that this is not necessary as survey results have indicated a prolific wild stock. The upper waters of the system around the town of Omagh on the Strule, Drumragh and Camowen constitute a superb trout fishery.