Bruce at Dave’s Bait Shop in Ballina says there are plenty of mackerel but they’re very wide and will need current to move over the close reefs.

Mahi mahi and a few little black marlin also out wide.
Whiting along the town reach early evenings on a rising tide. Flathead in North Creek and the main river. Most action is from Pimlico Island to Wardell for flathead and small school jew.

Mud crabs are roughly in a similar area with good numbers being taken but watch your traps – one per person in the boat and five hoop nets; no traps allowed below the ferry. Emigrant Creek is also good for muddies.

Beaches have a few tailor, especially afternoon/evenings, also whiting and plenty of dart.
I’ve been away most of the week so know little about Evans. The northerlies on Wednesday and Thursday cooled off the inshore water a little and brought in more cornflake weed.