Kilrea is a busy market town, situated on the inland Bann Scenic route, 17 miles from Coleraine, boasting two challenging nine-hole golf courses. The River Bann is perhaps at it’s most beautiful here in Kilrea and anglers have a range of fishing stands to choose from.

Situated beside the Bann, as the river enters the Borough and on one of its most idyllic stretches, Kilrea is not just a major Irish centre for river and lake angling. It is also the base for the Portna Eel Fishery whose hatchery is one of the largest and most technologically advanced in Europe, keeping Lough Neagh stocked with a delicacy much in demand across Europe.