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).

23/09/2016

September Storms

As is often the case here in September we tend to get the tail end of the hurricanes that sweep through the east coast of Northern and Central America. This year has been no different and we experienced […]

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18/09/2016

Food and Wine Evening – 5th of October

Delphi is delighted to host a food and wine evening on Wednesday the 5th of October. It is an evening to celebrate our excellent Irish beef supplied by Gilligan Meats from Co Roscommon. Padraig Gilligan and his family are […]

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04/09/2016

August Report – Very Good Sea Trout

Salmon fishing here at Delphi was difficult in August with a total of thirteen salmon landed for the month. Fishing conditions throughout the month were good with a total of 166.4mms (6.55”) which kept water levels up. Sea […]

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