Well, we’re still trying to contemplate the enormity of landing four fish on the 1st of February. If it was the 1st of April you would have to assume it was an April fool joke, but it wasn’t. It was a truly memorable day and one that will be very difficult to repeat on opening day.

We had to come back down to earth today and get on with the normal routine, which at the moment is tagging smolts and picking eggs. Having said that we had four anglers today and there is a great buzz and sense of excitement about the place after such a tremendous start.

The excellent fishing continued today as we had one fish landed. Sean Moogan from Westport who by his own admission is more a lake man than a river man and in all the years he has been fishing Delphi had never landed a fish on the river. Sean was over the moon when he hooked and landed a fish of approx. 6.5lbs in Cooleens. The fish was taken on Willie Gunn Waddington.

River height is now 35 which is actually ideal when the water temperatures are as low as they are, 5 degrees C. With some rain tonight it may rise a bit so conditions should remain good for a few days to come yet.

Again I should remind you all that we have availability for the next few weeks, so get on that phone and give us a call.

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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