Kyle O’Donovan has been out trying some of Cork Harbour’s winter shore marks recently. At the weekend he had a fine 9.5 lb Bass, caught on Razor fish, from Monkstown. The fish was safely released after a quick photograph.

Kyle's 9.5lb bass
Kyle’s 9.5lb bass

At the time there was no news of winter cod being caught down in Monkstown, but Kyle had been fishing Ballycotton the last few weeks and says its producing some nice LSDs and few small Conger being caught there.

Just yesterday Kyle was talking to another angler today outside the tackle shop in Cork, “He told me he had 5 cod and a Bass from Monkstown on Sunday night. The bass being 5 pound. The cod are in! Seems the fishing is picking up in the area”.