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Fishing at Portglenone
The Lower River Bann

From the shores of Lough Neagh (the largest lake in the UK and the largest body of fresh water in the island of Ireland) the River Bann flows towards the Atlantic Ocean providing a full sixty kilometres of stunning unspoilt scenery.

The river meanders through Lough Beg, a small freshwater lake and a National Nature Reserve site to enter the Causeway Coast and Glens region where it flows through or close to the bustling market towns of Portglenone and Kilrea and the university town of Coleraine where the Bann finally reaches the sea.

This is the longest waterway in Northern Ireland and along its route you’ll find some of our best coarse fishing as well as fabulous opportunities for water sports and river sightseeing.   Take a pleasure excursion or tackle the region’s celebrated Canoe Trail. There’s space to breathe here and to rediscover the pleasure of getting close to nature in beautiful and delightfully uncongested surroundings.