24/05/2012 David McEvoy reports from Delphi:

Well, believe it or not we have had 5 fish since my last update, despite very difficult conditions. All fish bar 1 have been taken on the lakes with the river now only at 12.

Delphi regular Ollie Watkins had a fish on his first day, Saturday last from the Turn pool. The fish weighed in at 6lbs4ozs and was taken on a Clauser Minnow (which for those of you who don’t know is a rainbow fly and not an actual minnow). The fish was fairly fresh and was caught in calm conditions. It will be Ollie’s only visit this year as he will be supporting his wife Anna, who will be rowing for gold in London in the double skulls.

Ollie Watkins
Ollie Watkins

Jerry Barcoe from South Africahad his first ever salmon off  Doolough on Monday. The fish weighed in at 8lbs1oz  was relatively fresh and was taken on a toby.

Simon Albertini who took so long to catch his first salmon here is now becoming a seasoned veteran. He also had a fish on Monday off  Finlough on a Sunray Shadow. The fish weighed in at 9lbs7ozs and was relatively fresh.

Jerry Barcoe has certainly started salmon fishing in style as he had 2 more yesterday afternoon off Finlough on a Sunray Shadow. The fish weighed in at 4lbs3ozs and 11lbs5ozs and were both relatively fresh. He was aided and abetted by John Somerville.

It looks like we’re going to get some proper seasonal weather over the next few days so this hopefully will put a stir on the fish in the lakes. The river is getting low but there is still plenty of water for fish to run.

28/05/2012: While the fishing has quietened down with just 1 fish since my last update, the weather is nothing short of breathtaking.

It may not be fantastic fishing weather, but it gives one a chance to take time out and enjoy Connemara in all its splendour. When we get weather like this, clear blue skies and mid twenties its hard to better what we have on our doorstep.

I just took a few pictures this morning so I think I’ll let them do the talking as it difficult to choose words to accurately portray the beauty surrounding us.

Delphi Dogs Graham, Ben & Fitz
Delphi Dogs Graham, Ben & Fitz

On the fishing front Ollie Watkins was the man who managed to land our last fish. It was a sea liced fish of approx. 8lbs taken from the Turn pool last Thursday. It took a Gold Headed Hares Ear Nymph. Well done Ollie.

Doolough Delphi
Doolough Delphi

There have been a few half hearted offers since but nothing stuck. Having said that fishing conditions have been extremely difficult over the last few days and look like continuing for the next few also.

D McEvoy
Delphi Fishery
Delphi Lodge, Leenane, Co. Galway.
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