19/02/2012

Still Waiting

Well we have given Paddy Heneghan a fitting send off for one of the great ghillies of our time. I did say a few words at the funeral so in due course I will write a piece on this site that is a fitting tribute to the great man.

So far this year he has not bestowed us with fish as so far it is slow to get going, despite reasonable to good conditions and some serious effort by the usual few early spring fishers.

Among these we had Angus Sutherland and his party of David Felton, Denis Daly and Tony O’Regan who fished extremely hard as usual but to no avail. While some members of this group took some time to get accustomed to bone fishing I could not accuse them of any such transgression regarding salmon fishing.

We also had two of theDelphigreats in Peter Joyce and Sheamus Heneghan but they also failed.

We had some good fishing pressure this weekend in the form of Tom Sterling, Roger Thompson, Niall Kelly, Bill Green and Mary Martha Waltz ably assisted by myself and Peter Joyce.

From my own viewpoint, conditions were excellent and one was expecting to see the draw on the line at any moment. Alas it didn’t happen yet but I would feel that any day now it will. That’s my honest opinion not bull—-.

So for all reading this there is still the opportunity to land the first Delphi salmon of 2012.

D.McEvoy.