The biggest salmon for decades has been landed from the Delphi Fishery on Ireland’s River Bundorragha – on a fly made from a domestic pet!
Visiting sWISS angler Urs Leibundgut landed the magnificent 19lbs 7oz fish on a tungsten beaded nymph tied on a size 10 single with hair from his neighbour’s cat in Zurich!
The fly has rather aptly been called ‘The Neighbours Cat’, and Urs claims that he is considering taking out a patent on both the fly and the cat!
This fish now replaces Nigel Saxby-Soffe’s fish of 19lbs 1oz on 26th August 1986 as the biggest Delphi salmon of the modern era. The all-time biggest from the fishery stands at 21lbs.