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).

30/11/2016

New DVD ‚Connemara’ available now

We are proud to present our new DVD „Connemara – The Land・The Sea・The People・The Fishing” Showcasing this Beautiful, Inspiring and Historic region on the edge of the Atlantic. A land created and shaped over millennia by a powerful, […]

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15/11/2016

Delphi Events Calendar November

With glorious crisp days, full of autumnal colours and cosy fires upon return, guests are enjoying a quiet retreat here at Delphi Lodge. And for those wishing to venture out a bit further there are still events taking […]

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27/10/2016

Winter in Delphi – 18th of October to 4th of March

From the 18th of October this year to the 4th of March next spring, inclusive, Delphi is welcoming  guests on a B&B basis. This is a great opportunity to enjoy the wilds of the west, walk on remote deserted beaches and mountain […]

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