Solid fresh coming down the Richmond with minor flood warnings now over for Coraki and Woodburn.

Bruce at Dave’s Bait Shop in Ballina says there have been mud crabs in the creeks and the lower river (traps banned below the ferry, only dillies/witches hats) with a few bream on smelly baits like mullet gut and chicken gut.

Blackfish and a few whiting on yabbies.

The odd jewfish around the wall on the high tide.

No outside reports, naturally.

Evans River is chocolate after they let the Tucombil Canal go to ease Woodburn flood threat.

Beaches pretty featureless after four days of onshores but low-tide gutters could hold a big jew or a shark.

Bar has been messy, shallow and dangerous.