David McEvoy from the Delphi Fishery has the latest news from the the river where after an excellent May June is already off to a good start…

08 June: June got off to a flyer this year with twenty fish landed in the first 7 days. It was helped by a massive flood on the 1st which put the river to 90.

The Moore party had five fish on the morning of the 2nd

As a result we landed seven fish on the 2nd. Fermin Echegoyen from Spain was first off the mark with a fish of 6lbs5ozs from the Fallen Tree on Fin. The fish was taken on a Cascade. The Moore party had five fish in the morning off the river all with sea lice. Sam Moore had two and Raymond Haughey, Ian Campbell and John Leitch all had one each. The fish weighed in at 9lbs7ozs, 9lbs, 9lbs4ozs, 9lbs and 6lbs8ozs respectively. The came off the Whin, Waterfall, Rock and Meadow and were all taken on a Bann Special bar one which was on an Ally shrimp. Vinnie McCabe also had a fish in the afternoon from the Horseshoe of 9lbs6ozs on a Cascade.

There were four landed on the 3rd. Bill Middleton had a cracking fish of 11lbs2ozs from the Meadow pool on a Collie Dog. The Moore party accounted for the other three with Sam having one of 7lbs2ozs from the Whin on a Bann Special, Colin Lowson one of 7lbs13ozs from the Quarry also on a Bann Special and Ian Campbell from the Meadow of 6lbs8ozs on an Ally shrimp.

There were three on the 4th, with Fred Eberle first off the mark with a cracker from the Whin pool of 11lbs12ozs on a Willie Gunn. Lukas Steinmann then had one from Fin of 3lbs9ozs also on a Willie Gunn and finally Sam Moore had his fourth for his stay from Weedy Point on Fin of 10lbs4ozs on a Black Pot Belly Pig.

Two were landed on the 5th with Ray Barlow having one from the Rock pool of 8lbs8ozs on a Collie Dog. Manfred Wolf had his first of the week with his last cast, again from the Deadmans on a Delphi Collie of 8lbs14ozs. Manfred was so relieved that after I took the hook out of the fish he managed to hook himself in the finger, which I duly extracted.

There were two on the 6th with Ciaran Boland landing a nice fish of 9lbs4.5ozs from the Grilse Pool on a Delphi Collie. Ray Barlow managed to land the second of his stay of approx. 9lbs from Morrisons on a Collie Dog.

Yesterday belonged to the Mills family with both Alexander and John having one each. Alexander had his from the Whin pool on a Willie Gunn, weighing in at 7lbs8ozs. The old maestro himself John was efficiency personified. He fished for about two minutes before hooking and landing a sparkling sea liced fish of 6lbs2ozs in the Holly on a Willie Gunn. (Not bad for an 86 year old.) John is surely one of the most efficient salmon anglers I have ever seen here at Delphi.

The river is now at 35 and we are at last seeing some glimpses of summer appearing and hopefully the good fishing will continue for another while yet.

David McEvoy
Delphi Fishery

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