Mandy at Dave’s Bait Shop in Ballina says there have been some nice tailor from the beaches, and bream throughout the river and off the beaches.

The odd flathead still in the lower river, which is clearing up on the rising tide.

A few jewfish at night around the RSL Club and still the odd mud crab in North Creek.

No reports from outside.

Calm and overcast at Evans on Friday morning with not much swell hitting the beach but that’s expected to change over the weekend.

Talk of some decent tailor from the headlands with the odd school jew.

Plenty of boats out today and apparently they’re getting some snapper and trag.

Tony Zann t.zann@fishingmonthly.com.au