17/03/12 Finlough

Our last fish on Tuesday was when the river was at 20. Since then the water dropped until we had heavy rain on Thursday and Thursday night, 35.2mm to be exact. This gave the system a good flush of water and we had fresh fish in. Conditions on Friday were good and Gareth Byrne from Offaly had a cracking fish off Finlough of 15lbs on a Cascade. Surprisingly that was all we had yesterday.
Today we have a new Swedish group in for the week headed by Hasse Dehlin.  Conditions today are excellent and the tops of the hills are even white so it’s typical Spring fishing. Joakim Jonsson started the week in fine style landing a fish that weighed in about 9lbs on a Sunrae Shadow from the Holly Pool. He then proceeded to lose one in the Rock.The water is now running at 50 so there should be nice water for a few days.

20/03/12  – Fin 1 Whin 1

All the rain on Saturday made for great water conditions on Sunday but I’m afraid the fish did not co-operate. Some of our anglers even went to the Owenduff with nice conditions and they also blanked.
Yesterday, however we did manage to land 2 fish.
Thomas Dehlin had a fresh fish off Finlough of 7lbs on a Norwegian tube fly.
Local angler Peter Joyce landed a sea liced fish of 6lbs10.5 ozs in the Whin Pool on a Willie Gunn.
Conditions today are good with the river running at 30, but so far we have nothing landed.
D McEvoy
Delphi Fishery
Delphi Lodge, Leenane, Co. Galway.
Tel: +353 (0)95-42222 Fax +353-95-42296
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