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2 Springers in 20 minutes for George at Delphi

February 19th, 2018 | by

David McEvoy reports from the Delphi Fishery where after a disappointing couple of weeks since opening day one angler enjoyed piscatorial bliss landing 2 spring salmon in 20 minutes…

18 February: Well after what I would have considered a disappointing few weeks since our first fish, our season got back on track yesterday, when George Yendall (Geordy to his friends) landed two springers in the space of twenty minutes in the Rock Pool.

For the past 10 to 12 days our angling has been difficult with high water and very low water temperatures. Since the 10th water temperatures have struggled to get over 5C, more often than not, it was between 4.4 and 5C. Yesterday there was a notable change in temperatures, and there was some lovely spring sunshine which actually brought some nature and kindness to the day. Water was still running at 60 from rain on Friday but was dropping nicely. So, it was with great anticipation and some hope that Philip McGarrity and his party set forth. Philip had a fish on for about 15 minutes in the Waterfall but alas it dropped off just before the net.

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George Yendall with his springer – a wild fish which he released. #CPRsavesfish

Two of the party retired for the day at about 4pm, but Philip and Geordy fished on. As I was on my usual run at 4.30 pm to see how things were going Geordy had just landed a beautiful fish of approx. 9.5lbs in the Rock Pool on a Willie Gunn, tied on a copper tube. I duly returned the fish to proceed on it’s life’s journey and said to Geordy that the older anglers always said that if you get one you should fish again straight away, as normally a fish is rarely alone. After photos were taken and Geordy and Philip calmed down, they started again, and I went to have a look in the Meadow Pool. As I was about to come up Philip rang me to say Geordy had just landed another one. Right enough when I got up Geordy had a lovely fish of 7lbs3ozs on the bank. Needless to say it was the Willie Gunn and the same spot in the Rock. He was in 7th Heaven and shaking like a leaf. Well done Geordy, it will be 20 minutes to remember.


George’s next salmon was ranched was kept – 7lb 3oz

We have heavy rain this morning and the river is rising again, but by 11am Geordy had already lost a fish. If he gets any more his fishing partners will start to get grumpy!! That’s fishing and hopefully with some milder weather on the way we will see some more action in the next few days.

David McEvoy
Delphi Fishery

Go fishing…

At Delphi Lodge, with many years of experience with the timing of the best runs of fish, we have in place a price system that offers both great value fishing and lets our anglers know when they have the best chance to catch a fresh run spring salmon or a summer grilse or Delphi sea trout.

Delphi Fishery
Delphi Lodge, Leenane, Co. Galway.
Tel: +353 (0)95-42222 Fax +353-95-42296
Web: www.delphilodge.ie

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