Fishery manager David McEvoy reports on recent salmon fishing  on the Delphi Fishery

The last few days in March saw Atlantic depressions return with a vengeance with plenty rain and strong gales with cold North Westerly’s. Keith Pilkington landed the last fish of the month on the 30th, from the Waterfall of 8.5lbs approx. on a Collie Variant. That brought our total for the month to thirteen and twenty five for the first two months of the season.

The first six days in April has seen some good angling here at Delphi with six fish landed. The sunshine has appeared again and the scenery is only stunning. Water levels have also held up nicely with the river now running at 40. There are also good numbers of fish running. Any time I check the river I see fish and they seem to be a little more active despite the beautiful weather.

Heribert had a sea liced fish of 6lbs on the 1st of April from the Deadmans on a Beltra Badger. This was followed up on the 3rd by another guest who landed one of approx. 7lbs from the Meadow Pool on a Delphi Collie.  We then had two fish on the 5th both landed by Gareth Byrne the first of 7lbs6ozs from the Meadow Pool on a Red Francis tube. His second was also from the Meadow pool of approx. 8.5lbs and again on the Red Francis tube. There were two on the 6th with Mick Kelly landing the first of approx. 8lbs on a Collie Dog. Luke Drey landed a nice fish of approx. 7lbs shortly afterwards on a Cascade tube. This believe it or not was the first fish landed in the Rock pool this year which for those of you who know the system is amazing  Top of the pools is the Meadow pool with ten landed followed by the Waterfall with five. This is actually ten more than the two combined last year. I expect water levels to hold nicely till the weekend at least, so I’ll be expecting and hoping for a few more fish in the next few days.

David McEvoy
Delphi Fishery

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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.
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