07/03/2018

Two Today and A Couple Lost

Our fishing is back up and running as the Beast from the East has hopefully run out of steam and this week’s anglers finally managed to arrive a couple of days late. The initial thaw did not amount to much, so the river rose from 10 to 15 on Monday. Yesterday it was much the same, but we got 17mms of rain last night which meant that the river was at 45 this morning, which as you all know is near perfect.

It was indeed a great opportunity for our experienced German anglers to shine and they did not disappoint. Werner had a nice fish of approx. 7lbs from the Waterfall Pool this morning on a Nightstar. He had risen a fish just before this, possibly the same one. Rudi Groener who normally has his one and only visit early in the season then managed to hook and land a lovely fish of 8lbs8ozs in the Waterfall Pool again, just before lunch. The fish was taken on one of Rudi’s favourite patterns, the Willie Gunn.

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There were two more fish risen and two lost, which hopefully bodes well for the next few days. Present indications are that we are going to get some rain over the next week, which would sustain water levels at a good height and temperatures are due to rise to more normal values. As it stands we have 1 rod available Tuesday, 4 Wednesday and Thursday and 3 Friday, so if anyone is interested please contact the office on +353 (0)95 42222 or email to info@delphilodge.ie.

On a much sadder note Delphi has lost two of it’ s longstanding syndicate members recent ly. Eamon O’ Dwyer , from Galway, who was in his 90’s passed away in December. He has been fishing here for over 30 years and both he and his wife made the trip with their son Pat last year. He will be sadly missed by all.

Michael Darling from Dublin died suddenly whilst on holiday in South Africa. Michael was only in his 60′ s and was often accompanied by members of his family and Francis Ashe. Both Michael and Francis enjoyed life, and they always came, even in terrible conditions and had a great time regardless. There are certainly some great stories from their time in Delphi. Hopefully Francis might make it this year. I would like to extend our sympathies to both families on their loss. May they both Rest in Peace. D. McEvoy