Fishery manager David McEvoy was in touch from Delphi with some good news this week, with the first fish of the season and what a fish it was…

On the fishing front, basically conditions have been more or less perfect since opening, with water levels varying from highs of 65 to lows of 35 and temperature pretty normal for this time of year 5.5 to 7.5. fishing pressure has been consistent throughout with 4 rods on the river every day, all return visitors which is normally the case this time of year, all of whom we were delighted to welcome back.

In my own opinion, given the conditions and the experience of the anglers, it has been relatively slow to date, with only a few fish seen. I always try to emphasise to people that here in Delphi you rarely see fish this time of year, unless you know exactly where to look and have good eyes and the one place you want to see them is on the end of the line!

This was the case for Tomas Ryan from Cong who was only here for a morning’s fishing and managed to hook and land a beautiful fish of approx. 15lbs on a Willie Gunn tube in the Duck Run at 12 noon on the 11th when the sun was shining and there was a little kindness and nature in the day. A great fish for Delphi to get off the mark with!

Tomás Ryan with the fiest Delphi fish of 2024, a cracking springer of 85cm and ~15lbs

Conditions have been perfect since, with some excellent anglers here but they’ve had plenty joy but no fish! It my own opinion it’s hard not to enjoy fishing this time of year. Hopefully we’ll see some fish appear in the next few days.

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