Weekly Report 27/1/12

Brett Hyde
Ballina Bait & Tackle,
Ballina West Shopping Centre
Ph: 02 6686 2527
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Tony Zann
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Weekly Report 27/1/12

Post by Tony Zann » Fri Jan 27, 2012 3:36 pm

Most of the estuary fish will have already been flushed out of the Richmond, which Brett at Ballina Bait and Tackle says is chocolate brown and high. All the breakwall jewfish specialists will have their heavy tackle in top order and ready to go at a moment’s notice. It’s important to be very safety conscious at the moment. Although the swell is subsiding to around 2m, those rocks will be slippery and especially the headlands from Lennox back to Boulder Beach could have plenty of loose rocks. Brett suggests that the headlands and beaches to the north of the river entrance would be more likely prospects, with the southbound current likely to take the dirty water down the coast. Shelly and Angels beaches, and the platforms at Flat Rock and Black Head can be worthwhile for jewies in these conditions and there were a few decent tailor coming in from up that way before the weather turned pear-shaped. Mud crabs will be active in the lower river but remember that no traps are permitted downstream of the Burns Point ferry, including Fishery Creek and North Creek. There’s been a bit of erosion on the beaches and the 4WD crew should be careful as there’s still a bit of surge about. The Evans River is also pretty dirty but it will clean up quicker than the Richmond. Try around the mouth for jewies with live bait or lures. Use yabbies for blackfish, bream, whiting and flathead.
Brett Hyde, Ballina Bait and Tackle, Ballina West Shopping Centre, 02 6686 2527

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