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River Bann

The River Bann rises at the base of Croghan Mountain and flows in a south-westerly direction west of Gorey town and passing through Camolin before entering the Slaney approximately 3 miles north of Enniscorthy. This is a fast flowing river and is very overgrown in places. It has good pools, and is primarily a sea trout fishery with the best of the fishing downstream of Camolin. The best fishing time is from mid July to the end of August.

Location: Co. Wexford. The main towns in the area are Gorey, Camolin and Ferns.

Season: Fishing takes place from March 10th to August 31st.

Fish Species: The Bann contains stocks of small wild brown trout, sea-trout and occasional salmon. It is primarily regarded as a sea-trout river.


Methods: Fishing must be consistent with bye laws for the time being in force as well as the current rules and regulations set out by the Associations and riparian owners. All legitimate methods are allowed for the full season on all waters above the railway upstream of its confluence with the Slaney. However from May 1st FLY FISHING only is permitted from the Railway bridge to the confluence with the Slaney.

Bye-law 897 of 2012 prohibits the use of any fish hooks, other than single barbless hooks, and the use of worms as bait in angling for all species of fish in the waters specified and revokes both Angling Bye-law No. 888, 2011 and Eastern Fisheries Region (Angling) Bye-law No. 824, 2007. The list of waters this bye law applies to is available at the following link: ANGLING BYE-LAW NO. 897, 2012 [.pdf, 19 KB]

Best Flies: black pennell, teal, blue and silver, peter ross

Angling Club: This water is controlled by an angling association and riparian owners

Fishing Tip: Night time fishing and standard sea-trout patterns produce the best results for sea trout.

Permits: To be notified.

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