David McEvoy reports from the Delphi Fishery where they had a strong finish to the month of March…
30 March: Well, we have thirteen more Springers landed here at Delphi since my last update. Paddy’s day brought a Grand Slam and the Mini Beast from the East. Our fishing as I had said previously really started to improve.
Despite bitterly cold conditions one of our Swedish party, Goran Kaslsson managed to land a nice fish of 9lbs1oz from the Kings Pool on a Tosh Tube on Paddy’s day. On the 18ththere were three landed. Asa Andersson had one of 6lbs11ozs from the Kings Pool on a Thea. Tomas Tholin had one from the Grilse Pool on a Banana Fly of 6lbs2ozs and Tomas Tholin had a second of approx 7lbs from the Deadman’s, again on a Banana Fly.
Conditions became a little more difficult then as the water dropped off and fish were hard to tempt for a few days, but we had heavy rain again on Thursday the 22nd. Water levels were well up on Friday with the river running at 60. Ryan McGoldrick from Sligo had a lovely fish of 8lbs13ozs from Morrisons on a Cascade Tube. Despite lovely water on Saturday and a team of very experienced anglers, no fish were taken. Sunday saw the return of an experienced group from Bavaria and they duly delivered.
Can Sozcu on his first visit to Delphi had a nice fish of 9lbs15ozs off Finlough on a non descript. Bob Colson from the US had a fish of approx. 7lbs from the Grilse Pool on a Gasbay Shadow. On Monday Werner had a fish of approx. 9lbs from the Schoolhouse on a Delphi Collie. He followed this up on Tuesday with one of approx. 9lbs from Duck Run on a Night Star. He was again successful the following morning with a lovely fish from the Rock Pool of 10lbs12ozs on a Black and Yellow Tube. This was followed up two hours later when Yvonne landed a fish of 9lbs8ozs, again in the Rock Pool on a Night Star. Yesterday the 29th, Holger Peres had a lovely fish of 9lbs10ozs from the Rock Pool on a Delphi Collie, having lost a fish just beforehand. Finally, Werner had another fish of approx. 8lbs from Morrisons on a Delphi Collie.
With the temperatures down slightly today, we had nothing by lunchtime. With a day and a half left, our total for the month is 24. With big tides over the next few days and the river running at 40, I would be hopeful that we would add another one or two before close of play tomorrow.
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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