Fishing on the River Bann

Northern Ireland's outstandingly beautiful Causeway Coast can offer the angler some excellent fishing for a variety of fish species at very different venues. Highly prized Atlantic salmon can be caught from the prime beats of the lower River Bann as well as from some smaller rivers like the Roe, the Agivey and the River Bush where the famous Irish whiskey is made.

There is also extremely good wild brown trout fishing on these rivers especially the Bann and the Agivey. There are four major tributaries, all of which are ideal game fish habitat: the Clady River, Agivey River, Macosquin River, and Ballymoney River, all but the latter joining from the west, having risen in the Sperrin mountains.


River Bann, Ireland

The weir at Carnroe



River Bann, Ireland

A magnificent pike




River Bann, Ireland

A nice 12lb salmon at Carnroe about to be returned



About this website

Most of the beats available for fishing on the Bann are here. You can read about each one, see its fishing availability, and book fishing online or by telephone.

There is also information on the trout waters, coarse fisheries and sea fishing opportunities that are available in Northern Ireland which you can access by using the buttons on the left hand menu.




Full Catch & Release for Lower Bann

The Honourable The Irish Society have announced that it will continue to enforce full Catch and Release for salmon on all parts of the Lower River Bann during the 2013 Season.

Full details can be got from their Catch and Release Note or by contacting: The Honourable The Irish Society, Cutts House, 54 Castleroe Road, Coleraine, Co. Londonderry BT51 3RL. Telephone 028 70344796 or email: theirishsociety@btconnect.com