It was a great opening day of the 2021 season on the Delphi Fishery yesterday. Despite the lack of guests, due to the Covid-19 restrictions, fishery manager David McEvoy and estate manager Michael Wade both managed to hit the river for a few casts once all the hatchery work had been completed.

David had only been fishing 10 minutes when he hooked and landed a fish in the “Waterfall Pool” on a Willie Gunn tube fly. The fish was 65cm, 6lbs 3oz and had fresh sea lice on its back. As the fish was a ranched salmon it was allowed to be killed. All wild fish are released at Delphi, while ranched salmon are removed.

Fishery manager David McEvoy with the first Delphi salmon of 2021
Fishery manager David McEvoy with the first Delphi salmon of 2021

As if one opening day fish was not good enough, estate manager Michael Wade also hit the river for a while in the afternoon, and he caught and released a wild fish of approx. 6lbs in the Rock Pool.

Two opening day salmon is a great result, for two rods and very light fishing pressure! Well done to both David and Michael, and let’s hope this bodes well for a good spring run!

The first wild fish of 2021 is released


Go fishing…

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 Fishery
Delphi Lodge, Leenane, Co. Galway.
Tel: +353 (0)95-42222 Fax +353-95-42296