Another week has passed here at Delphi with the climatic conditions making angling extremely difficult. For the most part the week was fine and dry with little or no wind. We only had 7.3mms of rain for the week, so the river is basically on it’s knees or even below that. The river is now running at about -3, despite all the rain that fell in Munster and especially Leinster in the past 24 hours.
Having said all that there were still fresh fish coming in and people were reporting fresh fish in the river and Finlough but they were playing harder than hard to get. Water temperatures are still above 15 degrees C. Bearing all this in mind we only managed to land seven salmon for the week.
The first was taken last Sunday by John Coulter who managed to land his first ever salmon, a sea liced fish of 5lbs3ozs from the Whin pool on a Red Frances.
William Beattie managed two the following day. The first was a sea liced fish from the Meadow pool of 3lbs14ozs taken on a Willie Gunn. The second was a cracking fish of 6lbs14ozs from the Quarry Run on a Gary Dog.
Ross Sweeney had a fish of 7lbs7ozs from Finlough on a Collie Dog on the 31st. Gareth Beattie managed to land his second of the week on the 1st from the Turn pool of 6lbs1oz on a Curry’s Red. Finally Alexander Mills had a lovely fish of approx. 6lbs from the Whin pool on a Silver Wilkinson.
Sea tout fishing was however quite good despite limited pressure with approx. 40 landed for the week to 2lbs. The majority were .75lbs to 1lb and all are in good condition. There is no doubt that it’s hard to beat a good session of sea trout fishing on Doolough or Glencullin. Any readers who have the urge to give the sea trout a go just call me here at Delphi.
Hopefully we’ll get some rain this week which should liven things up a bit. D.McEvoy