Rhonda at Dave’s Bait Shop in Ballina says there are bream through the lower reaches.

Try the beaches for salmon and tailor, with jewfish at night in the lower river and from the walls.

Snapper to 10kg are out there, with squire in reasonable numbers close inshore.

There should be a few reds and kings further out.

I’ve just got back to Evans Head after two weeks away so ignorance is bliss at the moment.

Seas pretty flat after a rough spell so there should be a few reds in close and the bar is OK.

Tony Zann t.zann@fishingmonthly.com.au