Hatchery

Delphi Hatchery

DL_Hatchery_2497In recent years Delphi’s wild salmon stock has been greatly supplemented by a major hatchery programme which produces an extra 50,000 juvenile smolts for release and migration to sea each year. These hatchery salmon are indistinguishable from their wild brethren apart from a clipped adipose fin to indicate the presence of a coded wire nose-tag.

These extra fish, reared in Delphi’s own hatchery, are tagged prior to release and make the same journey to the north Atlantic as their wild cousins. Those that return are just as sporting and powerful as the wild fish; in fact they would be indistinguishable from them were it not for their clipped adipose fin.

The hatchery programme provides very valuable scientific data. For research purposes and to protect the genetic integrity of the wild fish, all hatchery-origin salmon must be killed. Any wild fish, in contrast, must be released alive (unless it is the very first salmon of a fisherman’s life).

09/12/2019

Bread Making Demonstration by our Head Chef Allan Maynard

Delphi Lodge traditional “Bread Making Demonstration” by our Head Chef Allan Maynard. Q & A Session to follow with light lunch served in our dining room while your bread is baking. Take your bake home all for €45.00 […]

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18/11/2019

Christmas at Delphi Lodge – Exclusively Yours…

This year were delighted to offer Delphi Lodge for a private and exclusive self-catering booking over the Christmas holiday. Imagine, The faces you’d love to see on Christmas morning, all under one roof. No rush hither and tither to […]

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17/11/2019

Fishery Developments in the Past Year

Two major projects have come to fruition since our last Newsletter. The first was the New bridge at the Whin Pool which was partly funded under the National Strategy for Angling Development. This replaced the old structure which […]

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