Fishery manager David McEvoy reports that after a fairly dry spell in March, rain arrived on Sunday night. The river rose from 27 to 45 on the gauge, making for lovely fishing conditions and drawing in some fresh springers from the Killary.

By Tuesday these fish were taking flies in the river, with 3 caught that day. Tom Walsh had a salmon of 8lbs 13oz on a Tosh from Finlough. Paul O’Malley had a fine wild spring fish of  approx. 14lbs in the Whin Pool that took a Willie Gunn. The fish was sportingly released after a quick photo. Peter Joyce then landed a fish of 8lbs 4oz in the Meadow Pool on the same fly.

Smiles all round! Paul O’Malley (left) and Peter Joyce, with Paul’s wild spring salmon of ~14lbs. The fish was released quickly after the photo

Wednesday was a red letter day for David Flynn, with 3 fish off the river before lunch! Fish of approx. 7lbs and 5lbs were landed from the New Island and Meadow Pools on a Sunray Shadow, and a 9lbs 9zoz fish from the Holly Pool on a Monkey Dog. Granville Nesbitt then had a fish of 10lbs 6oz from the Whin Pool on a Willie Gunn.

David Flynn with his ranched salmon of 9lbs 9oz, one of three he caught.


So far today 2 fish have been landed. Niklas Rothkotter had a wild fish of approx. 8lbs in the Whin Pool on a Willie Gunn (released) and Ben Morizot landed his first ever salmon in the Turn Pool on a red Frances.

*All wild salmon are released at Delphi, only ranched fish are allowed to be kept.

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