Update 23/04: It’s not as Pat O’Shea needed to prove that his catch below was not a fluke, but he was out again yesterday evening and while the fishing was “not as good” (which is not surprising) he still had enough bass of a size that would make most anglers season, let alone day…
“Not as many bass tonight as last night but did get another donkey measuring 74cm and with a girth of 40cm! Thanks Jim Clohessy for a lend of your rod!

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Pat had 5 more bass on 22 April
Once again he fished into darkness and finished with bass to 74cm long and 40cm girth
Once again he fished into darkness and finished with bass to 74cm long and 40cm girth

Pat O’Shea from the  Commodore Hotel in Cobh is no stranger to big bass and plans his angling trips to make the most of weather, tides and other influences. So it is no surprise to see him reporting a stellar session yesterday. Pat fished from the late afternoon into darkness catching one fish after the other from a favourite shore mark.

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A 70cm bass from the shore

With the sun yet to set he had a good fish of 70cm. He followed this up with quite a few more, including some more good sized bass…

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As the afternoon changed to evening he kept on catching…
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All the fish came on the same lure…

But he he saved the best until last, or at least until the sun had gone down and it was properly dark. The fish got a bit bigger…

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The fish got a bit bigger in the darkness, but it wasn’t over yet…

Until at last he hooked into the bass that he had come out for – a biggun of over 10lb. The fish was measured and weighed. With a length of 78cm and huge 40cm girth this fish made specimen weight at 10lb 6oz.

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10 lb 6 oz specimen bass for specialist angler, Pat O’Shea

Go Fishing…

Pat O’Shea is Manager of the Commodore Hotel in Cobh and is always available to angling guests for advice and guidance on bassing in Cork Harbour and the surrounding area.