David McEvoy reports from Delphi where it is hoped August will see catches improve:
Salmon catches this July will certainly not break any records here in Delphi. Despite fairly good water throughout the month with 152.4mms (6 inches) of rainfall spread fairly evenly throughout; our returns were below average, with only twenty nine fish landed for the month.
Fishing for the last 2 weeks of July was as follows…
In Week 29 there were four landed, including three by Mike Shortt, two in the Bridge Pool and one in the Meadow, two of which were on a Cascade and one on a beaded nymph. Christopher Jarman also had one from the Quarry Pool on a Red Frances of 4lbs2ozs.
There were six landed in week 30. Christopher Jarman had two, one from Morrisons on a Stoats Tail and one from the Whin of 5lbs2ozs on a Willie Gunn. Bruno Janssens from Belgium landed two including his first ever, a fish of 4lbs5ozs from the Turn Pool on a Mini Tube and another of 2lbs15ozs from the Quarry on a Cascade. Gareth Norris and George Westropp also had one each from Boat Point on Fin and the Quarry Pool respectively.
Gareth Beattie managed to land a cracking fish of 13lbs2ozs on the last day of the month from the Turn Pool on a Willie Gunn.
Sea trout started brightly with some nice fish being caught and all in excellent condition. Once they settle a bit in the lakes and the Daddy’s start to appear I would expect to see more activity. In total we had seventy five sea trout up to 2.5lbs.
The salmon fishing has been disappointing, but I would still be hopeful that we will see some improvement in the salmon fishing in the next couple of weeks. D.McEvoy
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 Lodge, Leenane, Co. Galway.
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