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).

Fishery Newsletter 2022

09/12/2022

We are pleased to announce the 2022 edition of our annual fishery newsletter. We are now looking forward to the 2023 fishing season and bookings are open. Bookings can be made through our website or give us a call […]

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2023 Wait List

26/10/2022

Each autumn, we place our Delphi Salmon Club membership bookings for the following year. Join the wait list this November for priority reservations following member bookings. No credit card required. We’ll simply reach out to you to confirm […]

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FFI Virtual Expo

10/10/2022

Join Us for the fly fishing event of the year … Some great activities are planned for the FFI Virtual Expo. FFI has some of the best instructors in the world. They are coming to you online to […]

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