Our fishing here at Delphi has been steady for the past week, with seventeen fish landed in total. My own opinion is that the numbers caught don’t reflect the numbers running, with salmon being difficult to tempt, even for our most expert anglers.
Water levels were as good as one could ask for at this time of year, with the gauge dropping to 14 by Monday but then heavy rain overnight saw it rise to 60 on Tuesday and staying between 35 and 25 for the remainder of the week.
As stated in last update we had five on the 2nd. Fish proved hard to get on the 3rd with nothing landed. We had tree on the 4th, which was slightly disappointing given the good conditions. Tod Sarkela from the US landed his first ever salmon, a fish of approx. 5lbs from the Turn Pool on a Cascade. Giovanni Mazzoleni had two, one of approx. 3lbs at the Mouth of the Glenummera at Doolough, on a Silver Rat and the second of approx. 5lbs from the Bridge Pool on a Willie Gunn.
We had five on the 5th, with Giovanni Mazzoleni again having two, both from the Meadow Pool of 1lb5ozs and 3lbs14ozs on a Collie Dog and a Gary Dog. Brian Hope had a lovely fish of 5lbs7ozs from the Bridge Pool on a Willie Gunn and David Lennon had one from the Grilse of approx. 4lbs on a Black and Yellow tube. Finally, Amy Bondurant from the US landed her first ever salmon, a fish of approx. 10lbs at the Sunk Rock on Doolough on a Delphi Collie.
We had nothing on the 6th and Howard Rubin saved the day on the 7th with a fish of 3lbs10ozs from the Rock Pool on a Collie Dog. The dynamic duo of Shortt and Corps struck again on the 8th, with Mike landing a fish of 3lbs10ozs from the Road Pool on a Hairy Mary and Mark Corps having one of 5lbs3ozs from the Turn and another from the Road Pool of 3lbs14ozs, both on a Corps Shrimp.
Once again Giovanni Mazzoleni from Italy was top rod with six landed for the week. I should also mention that this year Trevor Tyler was unable to travel due to ill health and I would like to extend our best both to himself and Maureen.
River is now running at 19 and with some rain forecast today it should bring it up again and hopefully the fish will be more cooperative. D.McEvoy