I’m afraid our top rods failed miserably to catch fish at Delphi this week. In fairness to them conditions were pretty hopeless, with only1.3mm of rain since my last update and the continuing pattern of NE winds, so we will forgive them somewhat for this rare blank on their catch sheets.
Bearing in mind the skill and expertise of the anglers who had fished this week and the river being at 0 it was two anglers from Dublinwho stole the limelight this week. Yesterday morning David Dunne and Alan Mulloy much to everybody’s surprise including my own came up from having spent an hour and a half on the river after landing three fish.
Incredibly two of these fish were sea liced and the other very fresh. David Dunne had two, one of 5lbs1oz in the Turn Pool and the second of approx.7lbs in the Whin. Both fish were taken on a Cascade. Alan Molloy also had his in the Turn Pool. It weighed in at 7lbs13ozs and was also taken on a Cascade.
One would almost think that the fish would have to be dropped in from the sky at this level. But as one of our great regulars always says “You’ll never know the minute” and it also helps when the flies are in the water.
These fish certainly brought renewed enthusiasm to the place but I’m afraid as yet the feat has not been repeated.
It looks like there is definitely some rain coming this week so it will be interesting to see what happens.