Salmon comes within ounces of smashing 25 year old venue record

Ireland’s popular Delphi Fishery may not produce the numbers of salmon it did a decade ago but it is certainly home to some huge specimens as Mark Corps proved when he banked this 18lb 10oz fish.

The big salmon – which is the second biggest ever taken from the venue – was landed by Mark from the Turn Pool after it fell for a well presented Elaine Shrimp Fly during his latest visit.

The current venue record stands at 19lb 10oz and was landed by Nigel Saxby Soffe in 1986 from virtually the same spot and officials are confident this can be bettered in the coming months.