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Many thanks to The Honourable The Irish Society (Book Fishing) for facilitating this camera's location and capitally funding its installation. The Lower Bann flows from Lough Neagh at Toome to the Atlantic Ocean at Portstewart. The river is 38 miles long and is a canalised waterway with five navigation locks at Toome, Portna, Movanagher, Carnroe and Castleroe. The river is very popular with water sports enthusiasts, anglers and cruisers and has minimal commercial traffic. It acts as most of the border between County Antrim and County Londonderry. At the Cutts the Lower Bann tumbles into the brackish water of the estuary over a rock sill, on which are situated the famous Bann fish traps. The water level on the Lower Bann is controlled by Rivers Agency using gates situated at Portna (near Kilrea) and The Cutts at Coleraine. One gate can just be seen in the left of our image. Highly prized Atlantic salmon can be caught from the prime beats of the lower River Bann as well as from some smaller rivers like the Roe, the Agivey and the River Bush.