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).

02/08/2018

Rain at Last

Finally, we have had a decent flood, with the river hitting 80 on the gauge yesterday and running at 50 this morning. We have had significant rain over the last few days, 60mms since the 29th, 26.4mms of […]

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31/07/2018

Delphi Events Calendar August

What’s on in August Summer’s here and as always at this time of year, there’s a lot to do in the Galway, Connemara and Southwest Mayo region. Let’s take a look. Follow this link to take a look at our […]

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25/07/2018

The New Delphi Salmon Club and Syndicate Connemara

New for 2018/2019 We are delighted to announce an opportunity to purchase prime Irish Salmon Fishing with accommodation in a country cottage. Each new member will have the option of a one week stay, a four day stay […]

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