The Strule forms at the confluence of the Drumragh and Camowen rivers in the centre of Omagh. It is a big river (20 metres plus width) and runs northwards for twelve miles, bounded by rich pasture and occasional cereal crops. Along its length it is joined by the Fairy Water and the Owenkillew before meeting the Derg below Newtownstewart to form the River Mourne.
In it’s upper reaches the Strule is relatively easy to wade but the lower stretches are much more difficult as the river bed is very rocky with some deep holes. Chest waders and a wading stick are the minimum requirement for wading this river.
Please note that whilst every attempt has been made to ensure the accuracy of angling club and associations boundaries it is essential you consult the club or association to confirm their upper and lower limits.
|Species||Best Times||Methods||Best Salmon Flies||Best Trout Flies|
-Sea Trout (downstream of the confluence with the Owenkillew)
|April – October (Brown Trout)
June – September (Salmon)
|Shrimp patterns such as:
|-Pheasant Tail Nymph
-Hares Ear Dry Fly
-Gold Ribbed Hare’s Ear
-Dry Olive Imitations