February 1st is Opening Day on a number of salmon rivers around the country, and anglers have been wetting a line on several fisheries in glorious sunshine, despite the cold. Already we have a report from the Delphi Fishery of a cracking spring salmon caught just before midday. The fish took a Collie Dog and was caught by visiting angler Mattias Eder in the Meadow Pool. The beautiful springer weighed 14lbs 3oz, and was retained as it was a fin-clipped hatchery fish (all wild salmon are released). I’m sure it will make for a fine feast at the long table in Delphi Lodge this evening!
Well done to Mattias and his guide Robert Gillespie. Hopefully this fine fish is a sign of a good spring run to come, and Delphi will be a fishery worth keeping an eye on over the next few weeks.