The Honourable
The Irish Society

Committed to serving the community

Fishing at the River Bann

The Honourable The Irish Society owns extensive fishing rights in Northern Ireland and seeks to manage these in a sustainable way that allows for local and visiting anglers to enjoy reasonably priced fishing, in return for the income being reinvested in fishery protection and development as well as The Society’s charitable grant programme.


About the Rivers

The 38 mile long Lower Bann flows in a northerly direction from Lough Neagh (the largest freshwater lake in Europe) to the Atlantic Ocean


Fishing Locations

Explore the rivers, the tributatries and the private beats we have along our River Bann


Types of Fish

Besides salmon fishing, we have excellent sea trout, brown trout, coarse and pike fishing in our rivers

We employ staff to manage most of the Lower Bann fisheries directly, as well as delegating the management of some rivers and fisheries to local clubs and community organisations. But while still retaining daily visitor permits for tourists.

Salmon fishing has always been the mainstay of the fisheries, but we have excellent trout waters and coarse fishing of international standard too.

This website contains details of everything that anglers need to know before booking their fishing by contacting our Coleraine office.

Fish Legal

Fight for the Future of YOUR  Fishing.   

The Honourable The Irish Society is a member of Fish Legal, a unique non-profit making organisation set up to use the law to fight pollution and other damage to the water environment – both freshwater and marine – and to protect the rights of anglers and angling.  Fish Legal acts for fishing clubs, owners, syndicates and commercial fisheries across the whole of the UK. For more information, to contact or join please call: 01568 620447 or e-mail