January 28, 2011
Bruce at Dave’s Bait Shop says there’s some warm, blue water pushing in close to shore and mackerel have come from Lennox Pinnacle in the past few days, although there’s not a great deal of bait there at the moment.
The walls and beaches have been more productive with jewfish of varying sizes on prawns and worms, with some ambitious big whiting taking a bunch of worms on a 3/0 hook meant for schoolies.
Tailor also have reappeared with reasonable numbers of fish to around 3kg up along Seven Mile Beach at Lennox Head and a few along South Ballina Beach.
Cleaner water is pushing up the Richmond on the high tide to about the RSL club, with bream, whiting and flathead on the bite up to about Burns Point on the top of the tide.
January 28, 2011
Police have arrested a man who escaped from a correctional facility in Grafton, while the search continues for another missing inmate.
About 1:30pm yesterday two men escaped from Grafton Correctional Facility on Hoof Street where they were seen running into bushland between the Clarence River and the Pacific Highway.
Police were notified about the escape and conducted land searches of the Grafton area with the assistance of Correctives Services officers.
About 3pm police were searching an area near Alipou Creek at South Grafton when they located one of the men hiding in bushes.
January 27, 2011
Police are appealing for information after the death of a woman on the state’s north coast.
About 6.40am today, police from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command were called to Ten Mile Beach, Esk, where they located a 33-year-old female deceased on the beach in the Shark Bay area.
A crime scene was established and specialist police attended the scene.
Two males who were located with the woman have provided statements to investigators.
Police are appealing for anyone who was on the beach from 6pm to 9pm yesterday to contact Grafton Police Station on (02) 6642 0222.
Anyone else who may be able to assist with the investigation should contact Grafton Police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
January 26, 2011
Police from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command have arrested two people wanted for an alleged attempted murder in Queensland last week.
Queensland Police had issued arrest warrants for a 28-year-old man and a 35-year-old woman following the alleged attempted murder of a 46-year-old man at Kedron on Tuesday 18 January.
The images of the wanted couple were circulated throughout Queensland and NSW and yesterday police from Byron Bay recognised the man while he was in a sandwich store in Jonson Street about 1.30pm.
The man was arrested and taken to Byron Bay Police Station and interviewed by detectives. He was charged with the outstanding warrant and is bail refused to Lismore Bail Court later today.
January 24, 2011
The Far North Coast Branch Newcastle Permanent Under-13/14 Junior Development Camp is being held at Camp Koinonia at Evans Head.
There are 70 participants attending from Fingal Rovers SLSC to Yamba SLSC, with supervision by 10 experienced group leaders.
The participants will develop their personal and lifesaving skills whilst participating in fun activities such as the giant swing, surfing, laser skirmish and canoeing focusing on teamwork, communication and leadership.
The twelve, thirteen and fourteen year olds will develop valuable life skills such as leadership, goal setting and team building along with learning about their future within Surf Lifesaving as they enter the ‘senior world’.
January 23, 2011
A man will appear in Lismore Bail Court this morning after being charged over the death of a woman in Queensland.
About 7.45am yesterday (Saturday 22 January 2011), a 46-year-old man was arrested at Brunswick Heads by officers attached to Tweed/Byron Local Area Command.
He was taken to Byron Bay Police Station and questioned in relation to the death of a 35-year-old woman at a home in the Queensland town of Esk on Friday (21 January 2011).
The man has been charged with murder and refused bail to appear in Lismore Bail Court this morning.
Queensland Police have arrived in Byron Bay and are expected to apply for the man’s extradition.
January 21, 2011
Bruce at Dave’s Bait Shop in Ballina says there’s a fair push of cleaner water coming in on the high tides and there have been plenty of bream biting on lures and bait up to about Fishery Creek.
Flathead along the Porpoise Wall from about opposite Trevans up to Burns Point.
The pro crabbers are working up almost to Pimlico and there have also been muddies of various sizes in the lower parts of North Creek and Emigrant Creek.
As the tide turns and dirty water comes down, it’s heading south when it reaches the bar, so the beaches north of town are fishing best, with bream and dart on most and some good whiting up towards Lennox.
January 19, 2011
Police from Ballina have charged a man with the alleged possession of a large amount of child abuse material.
Ballina detectives last year initiated an investigation into the alleged possession of child abuse material and today charged a 70-year-old Broadwater man.
On Friday, 29 October, 2010, police conducted a search warrant at premises in Broadwater where they seized computer equipment, CDs and DVDs.
The items were sent for forensic examination where they were allegedly found to contain 720 images of child abuse material including images of children involved in sexual acts.
January 18, 2011
A man has been charged following a domestic-related assault and firearms offences in the state’s north on the weekend.
About 6pm on Saturday (15 January) a man and a woman became involved in an argument at a home in Walker Street, Tabulam.
As a result the man allegedly produced a rifle and a knife and threatened the woman, before she fled the home.
The 38-year-old woman was not injured during the incident.
About 2pm yesterday (Monday 17 January), the woman reported the alleged incident at Casino Police Station.
January 17, 2011
The Stramit NSW Country Championships wrapped up today after strong swells forced the relocation of the carnival to Trial Bay. Byron Bay has won the overall carnival pointscore, followed by Warilla-Barrack Point, with the defending title holder Lennox Head-Alstonville ending up in third spot.
The event has been hugely successful over the last two years for the small South West Rocks club and community, generating an estimated $5million within the local economy.
1st Byron Bay 807 pts
2nd Warilla-Barrack Point 575
3rd Lennox-Head Alstonville 459
4th Cudgen Headland 410
5th Coffs Harbour 394
6th Tacking Point 327
7th Port Macquarie 297.5
8th Sawtell 295
9th Shellharbour 268.5
10th Wauchope-BH 200
11th South West Rocks 168
12th Woolgoolga 103
FAR NORTH COAST RESULTS