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).

14/12/2017

Delphi Fishery Newsletter 2017

We are pleased to announce the 2017 edition of our annual fishery newsletter. We have a limited number in hard copy form. If you would particularly like to have a hard copy, please do let Caroline or Trisha […]

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18/10/2017

October Bank Holiday at Delphi Lodge

Brisk walks and cosy fires. Autumn’s here and Winter’s near. Join us at Delphi Lodge for a well deserved break for the October bank Holiday Weekend & avail of any of our packages below: DBB one night @ […]

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08/10/2017

September Finishes with Great Day for Up and Coming Anglers

Well as always, the end of the season wasn’t long about coming around. In some ways you wonder where it went. Spring was difficult as we experienced two extremely dry months in April and May. Our grilse ran […]

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