24/02/2015

Arthurs Bags His First Ever

delphi240215I did say yesterday that expecting a fish a day this time of year is indeed a tall order, but we managed to achieve that feat today. The weather was a little kinder than yesterday and water levels were about the same at 63 and falling slowly.

Robert Arthurs who travelled from the North with Philip McGarrity and George Yendell managed to land his first ever salmon. He was only fishing about 20 mins when he hooked a fish in the Kings pool on a Delphi Collie. The fish was duly brought to net and landed by Philip. I believe George had to lie down for a few minutes after to compose himself and needless to say he was in that kind of a place that you often see with people who have just landed their first ever salmon. Well done Robert. The fish weighed in at 9lbs9ozs and was only in the system a few hours.

I must also mention George Yendell who had the misfortune of losing a good double figure fish in the Holly pool in the afternoon. Hopefully he can put this right tomorrow and keep this fish a day going! You’d never know. DMcEvoy