Fishing here at Delphi has been steady since my last update with good numbers of fish entering the system and nineteen fish landed. Water conditions have been excellent throughout with the river now running at 65.
Last Sunday was a beautiful day, not ideal for salmon fishing. As a result we only landed one fish. Jono Phealan from Laois had a lovely fish of approx. 7lbs in the Whin Pool on a Shrimp fly.
There were three on Monday, with Pat O’Connor having two, one of approx. 4lbs from the Whin pool on a Foxford shrimp and one from the Horseshoe of approx. 7lbs also on a Foxford shrimp. Werner Fasching also has a fish from the Whin pool of 5lbs12ozs on a Cascade. There was heavy rain on Tuesday but we still managed to land three. John Faith had a fish of 5lbs9ozs from the Whin pool on an Apache Shrimp. David Dunne had one off Finlough of 4lbs9ozs on a Yellow Shrimp and Heribert had a fish of approx. 4lbs in the Kings pool on a Collie Dog.
There were five landed on the 8th. Werner Fasching had his second, a fine fish of 8lbs14ozs from the Stream on Finlough on a Flamethrower. Conor Hannon had the smallest fish of the
year so far from the Grilse pool on a Cascade, weighing in at 1lbs12ozs (not the smallest on record, I think I hold that honour). John Faith had a cracking grilse of 7lbs7ozs also from the
Grilse pool on an Apache shrimp. His fishing partner Ron Fry managed to land his first ever salmon, a good fish of 6lbs3ozs from Heneghans on a Foxford shrimp. Heribert had the fifth of the day, a fish of 2lbs14ozs from the Rock pool on a Willie Gunn.
We only had two yesterday, both landed by Australian Tim Robertson, including his first ever, a nice fish of 4lbs14ozs on a Willie Gunn needle tube from the Rock pool. His second was also on the Willie Gunn from the Meadow pool weighing in at 4lbs. There were also nine fish lost on the river that morning, some by very experienced anglers it must be said!!
There were five landed today. Heribert had our once in a decade fish from Duffers run, weighing in at 6lbs1oz on a Willie Gunn. Mark Walton from Sligo landed three, one from the New Island pool of 4lbs7ozs on a Cascade and two off Finlough on a Green Peter, one of 3lbs and the other of approx. 7lbs. Finally Alois Pfeiffer had a nice grilse from the Turn pool of 4lbs4ozs on a Cascade.
With broken weather forecast over the next few days it bodes well for our new arrivals tomorrow, so we’ll just have to wait and see how it transpires.