Update on The Delphi Club, the Bahamas
By Henry Mountain
There have been some changes taking place behind the scenes which will take the Club onto a new level of excellence, without affecting day-to-day operations. A new group of fishing enthusiasts from the US and UK, many of them already regular guests at the Club, have taken a leading ownership role, allowing the older members to retire gracefully.
Peter Mantle will retain an ownership interest in the restructured venture and all the key guides and staff will continue in place, including Max Woolnough, the lodg manager, and the head chef, Jason Prangnell.
There have already been some significant improvements to the Club’s facilities. The entire lodge inside and outside has been repainted and renovated and the bedrooms have new linen and towels. Delphi have invested in an armoury of new Thomas & Thomas rods and Hatch reels which are available to rent for just $25 a day. In addition to some of the major improvements, there are also a lot of smaller touches such as Delphi branded refillable water bottles (a gift to take home) and Yeti coolers in the skiffs.
The Delphi Cub remains one of our most favoured bonefishing lodges in the Bahamas. They can cater to those wanting to fish for a part week and, with a comfortable lodge with restaurant quality food, it is particularly suited to non-fishing guests.
Delphi is also very good value when compared to options in the Indian Ocean. In fact, almost half price! A seven night and three day fishing trip in low season costs in the region of $4,035 per person based on a double room.
For anyone interested in joining a hosted week, Bill Drury, who hosts many Roxtons weeks in Russia, will be leading a group to Delphi Club in November 2019.
Do ask for full details of this hosted trip or other dates.
St Francois Atoll was on top form over the past week. An event occurred that only happens once every few years. Massive schools of rabbitfish formed bait balls and moved into the lagoon which in turn made the GT’s go absolutely wild. The GT fishing was fantastic over the last week coupled with amazing bonefishing and even a few permit and triggerfish being caught in between. Not only was the flats fishing amazing but also the bluewater angling, with anglers landing some catches of a life time.
After the Christmas festive season break and some great weather we were all pretty excited to see what the Astove fishery had in store for us. It couldn’t have started any better with Daryl E catching a gorgeous moustache trigger on his first cast of the trip and later followed up with a great yellow-margin.