Huge cod, followed by a big bass!

Here’s concrete proof that the big cod have returned to the south coast of Ireland.

Arnaud Briere, a visitor from The Liberty Peche Club in France, is holding aloft a 24lb 6oz beauty caught on a soft lure while fishing from one of the Bellavista, self-drive boats at Cobh, County Cork.

Just to top things off, Arnaud later added a stunning double-figure bass weighing 10lb 8oz bass on the same trip!

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