Mandy at Dave’s Bait Shop in Ballina says the bream have picked up in the lower river and there are a few blackfish also turning up, along with the flathead and a few school jew.

Jewfish and tailor from the walls and headlands.

Some mackerel outside, with snapper on the wider reefs.

Mackerel a bit slow off Evans Head with live slimies hard to find and the water in close a bit green and murky.

Some snapper in it but the bar is a bit dodgy with the occasional nasty set cracking on it.
Flathead, tailor and the odd school jew up the beach and a few blackfish turning up around the walls.