18/05/2012

Harrod Bags First Ever

Leigh Hookes MayWell, fishing has picked up since my last update and we even got some water, 29.4mm to be exact. The river went up nicely to 30cms which although not extreme, compared to what we had is lovely water.

There are 8 more fish to report including a couple of crackers.

Leigh Hookes one of John Tappin’s party got us back on track with a nice fish from the Turn pool on Monday. The fish weighed in at 6lbs and was taken on a Monkey Dog.

We had nothing on Tuesday but we managed to land 4 on Wednesday.

Steve Harrod had one of the better fish of the year so far in landing his first ever salmon, a sea liced 12lbs3oz fish off Finlough on a Silver Stoat variant. Steve walked around for the rest of the day with that smile of a man who had just lost his salmon virginity. He was indeed very happy.

Lee Hookes struck once again with a fish of 10lbs1oz on an Executioner from Finlough. He was aided in this task by his boat partners, John Tappin and Robbie Burton.

Steve Harrod (2) MayChristopher Jarman proved once again why he is one of Delphi’s top anglers in landing 2 fish. The first of approx. 9lbs came off the Turn pool on a Snake tube and the second a sea liced fish of approx. 9lbs from the New Islandpool on a Silver Stoat.

Yesterday we had 3 before lunch. Christopher Jarman had another fish, this time off Finlough of 8lbs13ozs on a Silver Stoat.

Chris Wathen had a fish off Finlough also on a Silver Stoat of 6lbs2.5ozs.

And finally Tony Whitehouse accompanied by Peter Milne had a fish off Doolough of 8lbs3ozs.

There is nothing reported yet today but on the positive side we have light rain at the moment so we’ll take all we can get.

That now brings total for the year to 70.

D.McEvoy

 

Christopher Jarman & Christopher Wathen (2) May