18/11/2011

Rain, rain

When I lifted the rainfall thsi morning at 9.00 we had 106.6mm for the 24 hour period. I think this is a record, but I will check it out to make sure. I will say that I have seen higher floods at least on three occasions but luckily the water was very low before the flood. 

So far on our broodstock netting we have 200 fish caught the biggest so far a 2sw Male of 14 or 15 lbs, a beautiful specimen. I will put some pictures up in my next blog. There were also a few sea trout spawning this morning in the streams along Doolough. Hopefully we won’t get too much rain over the next few days or we’ll be washed away. I am human after all. Apparently I am so far responsible for two errors so far in the newsletter and I will remind people that I did apologise in advance. Therefore to correct my errors; Firstly Bertrand Fenart caught 5 salmon and Secondly Mike Shortt caught 7 salmon.

If there is anybody else out there that feels aggrieved please come forward.

On a more serious and sad note Delphi lost one of its great friends a few weeks ago. Ben Blower who had been fishing here for an eternity passed away. He was always with his wife, Anne some of his children and grandchildren. One of the great memories I have of my time here was one day a couple of years ago when I was looking after Ben on the river he turned to me and said; “I’m a very lucky man, my wife fishes, my children fish and my grandchildren fish and that way we can all be together.”  Sincere sympathies to his wife and family.

D. McEvoy