Peter Mantle, the man who set up the modern-day Delphi Lodge fishery in Connemara is the latest guest on the Ireland on the Fly podcast.
It’s a fascinating interview with Mantle who tells me how what began as an idea to ‘own a bit of salmon fishing’ ended up taking over his life, selling his flat in London and moving over for a new life.
From UDM to terrorists, protesters to gold mines, the years of his Delphi dream were anything but plain-sailing but despite it all he re-invigorated this most iconic of Irish salmon fisheries.
This is his story.
Ireland on the Fly is the podcast about the people and places of fly fishing in Ireland.
Ireland on the Fly is produced by LastCastMedia.