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).

19/04/2018

Temperatures Rise and Catches Steady

Finally, the temperatures have started to creep up and with a little bit of Spring in the air nature is at last starting to burst into life. New born lambs have once again started to become a hazard […]

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10/04/2018

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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09/04/2018

Fishing Steady and Beginners Luck

Well, I did say in my last update that I hoped we would add another one or two before the end of March and we did in fact land two, which brought the total for the month to […]

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