The Fishery

Delphi Fishery – Salmon Fishing in Ireland

Fly fishermen have been coming to Delphi for centuries. Formerly it was the sporting playground of the Marquis of Sligo. It is now particularly noted for its excellent runs of Atlantic salmon. There is also the added attraction of staying at the magnificent Delphi Lodge, a beautiful Georgian country house with a glorious lakeside setting, fine cuisine and great atmosphere.

The number of rods is limited to 12 per day (and only 8 in February and March). Fishing rotates between the river and lakes on a half day basis to provide maximum variety of scenery and opportunity. Fishing is by fly only except for some early season trolling on Doolough.

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Larger spring salmon, weighing between 7lbs and 20lbs, generally run into the Delphi system between January and June, followed by the smaller and more plentiful grilse of 2lbs to 6lbs, from mid June to late August. By September there is a full population of fish in the system. Fresh run fish may be taken in Delphi at any time from February 1st. The wild salmon stock is now supplemented by a hatchery programme which produces 50,000 smolts per annum. These fish have their adipose fins clipped to distinguish them from their wild cousins. To protect the genetic integrity of wild fish all those of hatchery origin must be killed. By contrast any wild fish, unless it’s the angler’s first ever, must be released. All sea trout are fished on a catch and release basis.

The Delphi system includes the Bundorragha River, Finlough, Doolough and Glencullin.
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02/10/2019

37 for September

Well once again another fishing season comes to an end here in the West and as usual fishing picked up in September with 37 fish landed. There were plenty fish in the system but as is often the […]

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30/08/2019

Nineteen for August

Well as usual August is a difficult month for salmon angling and despite relatively good conditions throughout. Water was a little low early in the month but since then it was good enough for fishing. August seemed to […]

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06/08/2019

Delphi Events Calendar August

What’s on in August Time for our round-up of all the goings-on in the Galway, Connemara and Southwest Mayo region. Follow this link to take a look at our new Events Calendar August 2019. Bookings can be made through our […]

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