Approved guides

Bann System Approved Guides all hold the following qualifications:

  • Game Angling Instructors Certificate
  • National Angling Guides Certificate
  • Child Protection Certificate
  • Level 2 Power Boat Handling
  • First Aid Certificate

  • In addition all Bann System Approved Guides are fully vetted and fully insured.

    Bann System Approved Guides
    Mark Patterson

    Mark has fished throughout Ireland for trout and salmon for over 30 years. He has also fished extensively in England, Scotland and Wales as well as further a field including Florida, Montana, France and Poland. Recently he has started fly fishing for species such as pike, bass and mullet, all of which can be found in good numbers in the Lower Bann system not to mention the abundant trout and salmon. As a qualified instructor and guide Mark can cater for all clients from the complete novice right through to the experienced angler. He is available to guide clients throughout the Lower Bann System as well as further afield.

    07771 892506

    028 9145 8866

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    Leslie Holmes
    NAGC, GAIC, Stone Falls Specimen Trout Fishery & School of Flyfishing

    Leslie is the proprietor of Stone Falls Specimen Trout Fishery in Castlerock, he is a qualified angling instructor, possessing Level 2 GAIC and level 3 APGAI, he also holds Level 3 certificate in Guiding. He has over 30 years game & sea fishing experience behind him. Leslie has fished Ireland North & South, Scotland & England to far away destinations such as Australia & the Caribbean for bonefish. He offers guiding on the rivers Bann, Bush and Roe for salmon, sea trout & wild brown trout. Also he can cater for springers on the River Lennon, Co. Donegal from 1st January. Leslie also guides on and in saltwater estuaries on the North Coast for bass, sea trout, pollack and the marvellous underrated mullet, all on the fly. Arrangements can also be made for fly-fishing in and around the Sherries Islands located of Port Rush, with wrasse, mackeral and big pollack to add to the list. Accommodation and transport can also be arranged at additional cost.

    07921 463396

    028 7084 8380

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    William Holmes
    NAGC, GAIC, APGAI, Hardy Greys Academy Fly Casting Instructor

    William Holmes manages Moorbrook Trout Fishery and Tackle Emporium in Castlerock Co L'Derry. He is a qualified NAG, GAIC, APGAI and member of the Hardy Academy. With over 30 years experience in all aspects of fishing William offers a friendly service specialising in salmon and trout all over Northern Ireland & Donegal. Licenses, permits and accommodation can all be arranged for individuals or groups of any age or experience. At Moorbrook he can offer casting clinics for anyone wishing to learn fly fishing or for the experienced angler in need of rectifying problem areas in their fishing. Bespoke corporate days can also be arranged.

    028 7084 9408

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    Ciaran Bradley
    NAGC, GAIC, APGAI, Hardy Greys Academy Fly Casting Instructor

    Ciaran offers angling on 26 miles of the River Moyola for wild brown trout, dollaghan trout and salmon. August, September and October are the best months for dollaghan and salmon. Fishing on this river has improved ten fold thanks to the work done by the Moyola hatchery, men like Michael McGlade, Greg and Sean to name but a few, are making it one of the best backend salmon rivers in Northern Ireland.

    07749 202621

    028 9448 7917

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    Terry Jackson

    Terry is available for most aspects of guiding, tuition, angling workshops and angling surveys throughout the year. Specialising in coarse angling, specimen hunting, fly-fishing for pike, shore and boat saltwater angling and sea trout fishing in Strangford Lough. Catering for individuals or groups of any age or level of experience. Accommodation can be arranged. Represented Ireland: Freshwater world championships Italy 1985, Birmingham international 1985, Freshwater world championships Belgium 1988, Wales international 1988, Irish saltwater boat champion 1997, World saltwater boat championships Slovenia 1998, Shad festival winner 1998, Shad festival winner 2004. Captured two Irish records & currently Ireland's top specimen hunter.

    07725 338859

    028 4273 8120

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