18/05/12: David McEvoy reports from Delphi –

Well, fishing has picked up since my last update and we even got some water, 29.4mm to be exact. The river went up nicely to 30cms which although not extreme, compared to what we had is lovely water.

There are 8 more fish to report including a couple of crackers.

Leigh Hookes one of John Tappin’s party got us back on track with a nice fish from the Turn pool on Monday. The fish weighed in at 6lbs and was taken on a Monkey Dog.

Leigh Hookes at Delphi
Leigh Hookes at Delphi

We had nothing on Tuesday but we managed to land 4 on Wednesday.

Steve Harrod had one of the better fish of the year so far in landing his first ever salmon, a sea liced 12lbs3oz fish off Finlough on a Silver Stoat variant. Steve walked around for the rest of the day with that smile of a man who had just lost his salmon virginity. He was indeed very happy.

Steve Harrod at Delphi with his first ever salmon, a sea liced 12lbs3oz fish
Steve Harrod at Delphi with his first ever salmon, a sea liced 12lbs3oz fish

Lee Hookes struck once again with a fish of 10lbs1oz on an Executioner from Finlough. He was aided in this task by his boat partners, John Tappin and Robbie Burton.

Christopher Jarman proved once again why he is one of Delphi’s top anglers in landing 2 fish. The first of approx. 9lbs came off the Turn pool on a Snake tube and the second a sea liced fish of approx. 9lbs from the New Islandpool on a Silver Stoat.

Yesterday we had 3 before lunch. Christopher Jarman had another fish, this time off Finlough of 8lbs13ozs on a Silver Stoat.

Chris Wathen had a fish off Finlough also on a Silver Stoat of 6lbs2.5ozs.

Christopher Jarman and Christopher Wathen at Delphi
Christopher Jarman and Christopher Wathen at Delphi

And finally Tony Whitehouse accompanied by Peter Milne had a fish off Doolough of 8lbs3ozs.

There is nothing reported yet today but on the positive side we have light rain at the moment so we’ll take all we can get.

That now brings total for the year to 70.

19/05/12  Ciaran Boland definitely ended up top rod this week in landing two double figure salmon.

It is on it’s own a great achievement but it’s even greater when your boat partner for the first fish is Chris Jarman and the second, the salmon magnet, Paul Wymes. It goes without saying that Ciaran was a happy man when leaving today.

Ciaran had his first of the week yesterday afternoon on Finlough. The fish was taken on a Gowla Temple Dog, measured 85.5cms i.e. approx. 14lbs12ozs and was sea liced. Unfortunately there was no camera in the boat so we’ve no photo.

Ciaran Boland on Saturday at Delphi
Ciaran Boland on Saturday at Delphi

His second was this morning on Finlough, weighing in at 11lbs and half an ounce and was again taken on a Gowla Temple Dog.

Hopefully this is a sign of things to come this week.

D McEvoy
Delphi Fishery
Delphi Lodge, Leenane, Co. Galway.
Tel: +353 (0)95-42222 Fax +353-95-42296
Web: www.delphi-salmon.com