David McEvoy reports from the Delphi Fishery…
First Ever Salmon For Ciaran
Another one who braved the elements of early season salmon fishing was Ciaran Conroy and he was duly rewarded with his first ever salmon. Ciaran was here for the weekend and started fishing on Friday, in what can only be described as horrendous conditions, with very high water and strong gale force winds.
On Saturday he had a refresher course in spring salmon fishing with our resident instructor Robert Gillespie, which proved to be invaluable as lost a fish on Saturday after having it on for about a minute. Then yesterday morning he managed to hook and land a lovely sea-liced 7lbs 2oz fish in the Holly Pool, without any assistance whatsoever. The fish took a Willie Gunn tied on a copper tube, fished on a sinking tip. Conditions at the time were good with the water running at 60, with nice sunny spells intermingled with the odd wintry shower. This fish was a ranched fish, which are kept at Delphi to prevent them spawning with the wild stock. Wild salmon are all released at Delphi.
It goes without saying that Ciaran was delighted; not only landing his first ever salmon but doing it all on his own. Well done Ciaran and congratulations from all here at Delphi.
There is still some availability here for the rest of the month and at the moment it seems like there is a nice run of fish, so pick up the phone and give us a call. 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.
Tel: +353 (0)95-42222 Fax +353-95-42296