Hatchery

Delphi Hatchery

DL_Hatchery_2497In recent years Delphi’s wild salmon stock has been greatly supplemented by a major hatchery programme which produces an extra 50,000 juvenile smolts for release and migration to sea each year. These hatchery salmon are indistinguishable from their wild brethren apart from a clipped adipose fin to indicate the presence of a coded wire nose-tag.

These extra fish, reared in Delphi’s own hatchery, are tagged prior to release and make the same journey to the north Atlantic as their wild cousins. Those that return are just as sporting and powerful as the wild fish; in fact they would be indistinguishable from them were it not for their clipped adipose fin.

The hatchery programme provides very valuable scientific data. For research purposes and to protect the genetic integrity of the wild fish, all hatchery-origin salmon must be killed. Any wild fish, in contrast, must be released alive (unless it is the very first salmon of a fisherman’s life).

01/02/2016

Season Starts in Fine Style

Well it’s hard to believe that we have already reached that time of year again when we are up and running with the 2016 fishing season. As was the case last year, we were again joined by an […]

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30/01/2016

Delphi Events Calendar February

Here in the West, we’ve eased nicely into 2016. There’s never any hurry. A varied selection of things going on in the coming month – a pleasant mix of markets, arts festivals, comedy and sport (for those feeling […]

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18/01/2016

Learn the Art of Spring Salmon Fishing

Delphi Lodge and Fishery is offering a unique opportunity in mid-March to learn the art of Spring Salmon fishing while staying with us full board. Packages on offer include a four night stay with three days fishing, a five […]

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