Delphi Fishery Manager, David McEvoy  reports on events over the last few days:
23/02/2015 – In my last update on Saturday I did mention that we had a group of battle hardened spring salmon anglers who I was expecting great things from and I’m glad to say they didn’t disappoint. There is no point in saying that it was easy, because salmon fishing this time of year isn’t supposed to be and while it would be lovely to have a fish a day in February it is indeed rare in the extreme.
David Felton had managed to hook a fish on Saturday but it was a dreaded head shaker, to which there is generally only one outcome, i.e. getting off. Angus, Niall and Enrico tried hard but had no luck. Water levels rose again on Saturday night so fishing yesterday was difficult, with levels up to 75-80 and the usual sedge grass thrown in for good measure, which makes fishing difficult.
Last night we had very strong winds and it became bitterly cold with hail showers. Water levels were down to 63 which is better. The extreme weather however did not deter David Felton and Angus who braved the elements again this morning. David was duly rewarded for his persistence and skill of course, when he landed a lovely sea liced 7lbs4ozs fish in the Waterfall on a Collie Dog.

David Felton
David Felton

I’m afraid the only fishing we have left this week is on the lakes where there has to be a number of fish at this stage. The only downside would of course be temperatures, but if there is any one brave enough to venture out just give us a call.
If this happened to be on Friday you would of course have the added bonus of being able to stay in the Lodge as we are reopening then for the season.
24/02/2015 – I did say yesterday that expecting a fish a day this time of year is indeed a tall order, but we managed to achieve that feat today. The weather was a little kinder than yesterday and water levels were about the same at 63 and falling slowly.
Robert Arthurs who travelled from the North with Philip McGarrity and George Yendell managed to land his first ever salmon. He was only fishing about 20 mins when he hooked a fish in the Kings pool on a Delphi Collie. The fish was duly brought to net and landed by Philip. I believe George had to lie down for a few minutes after to compose himself and needless to say he was in that kind of a place that you often see with people who have just landed their first ever salmon. Well done Robert. The fish weighed in at 9lbs9ozs and was only in the system a few hours.
Robert Arthurs
Robert Arthurs

I must also mention George Yendell who had the misfortune of losing a good double figure fish in the Holly pool in the afternoon. Hopefully he can put this right tomorrow and keep this fish a day going! You’d never know.
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.
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