[ July 2010 ]
July was a pretty good month for fishing at Delphi. A total of 107 salmon were caught, bringing the total for the season to 175.
Conditions for much of the month were favourable, with good water levels. But the last week was disappointing as the atmosphere turned sultry and the wind dropped. Anglers reported that the undoubtedly good run of fish was slackening off, as was the willingness of the fish to take a fly. On the last day, however, four fish were taken, three by Paul Wymes.
20% of the salmon that were caught were wild, all but two of which were released alive. The rest were tagged fish that started life in the Delphi hatchery.
The river produced 51 salmon, Finlough 50 and Doolough 6. The best fish was Joe Hosey's sea-liced 11lb 2oz salmon from the Turn Pool, the smallest Danny Murray's 1lb 7oz sprat from Finlough. As previously reported, many of the salmon were small.
During the month several people caught their first ever salmon, including English youngsters Tom Catchpole, Angus Hay and Julian Scott-Bolton.
Sea trout fishing in July was reasonable but perhaps not as good as previously anticipated. Some 200 trout were landed, a few of which weighed over 3lbs, but the unsettled weather seemed not to suit them as well as the salmon. August, always the best month for sea trout fishing on the lakes, will show just how good the run is.
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