Cobh SAC angler, Pat O' Shea, has been persevering on a different tack, though, and has stuck to lure fishing to tempt the fish. Despite blanking four times on the trot, he struck silver on his fifth attempt and landed a 65cm fish on a shallow diver. Pat reports that this is the earliest that he's ever had bass on a lure. In fact this is the first bass Pat has had on a lure in January and February is now the only month that Pat has not had a lure caught fish. That's the next goal. Well done Pat!!!