Brett Hyde

Deep water working best for offshore fishos


Hello and welcome – this year seems to be flying by incredibly quickly. The kids have gone back to school, and we have settled back into a little bit of normality, however I’m sure if we blink, it will be Easter before we know it. It probably doesn’t help my cause that Easter eggs and hot cross buns are being …

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Best places to throw a line in around Ballina

Best places Ballina

Hello, I hope you all had a safe and fun filled festive season with those nearest and dearest to you. Best places Ballina This time can be incredibly hectic with work and family commitments, so I do hope you are getting the opportunity to wet a line at some point. Best places Ballina Even harder than trying to find the …

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Offshore current kicks in – flathead fire in river

Offshore current

Well yet another year appears to have virtually flown by and it won’t be not long before the big bloke in the red suit is here. I get the feeling that we’re going to have a very turbulent summer, with some destructive storms and plenty of rain coming our way. So, I would suggest taking every opportunity you can to …

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It’s Goldilocks time on Northern Rivers

Goldilocks Northern Rivers

Hello all, spring has certainly sprung on the Northern Rivers with several of our summer species starting to make their presence known over the past month. The weather is starting to warm up and the best part is that while some summer species are starting to make an appearance, the winter species haven’t totally left us yet. I do love …

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Brown water at Ballina

HELLO all and welcome to this month’s edition. I’m not sure who broke a mirror or walked under a ladder, but it would appear someone has. We’ve had more bad luck this year as far as the weather goes. Another sizable amount of rain fell in the Northern Rivers region again and, at the time of writing this article, the …

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Flat out fishing for flathead

WELL, first of all I would like to say happy new year to all of you. I’m looking forward to a great year ahead. I hope you have all had a safe and happy holiday period, and I’m sure your loved ones spoilt you at Christmas. After such a turbulent 2020 for all of us, let’s keep our fingers crossed …

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Northern Rivers good between storms

HELLO all and welcome to this month’s edition. It has been another interesting month around the Northern Rivers as far as fishing goes. The weather has continued to heat up and we have seen our first storms and rain for the summer. One big concern for the coming season is the amount of rain we are going to see. The …

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River action is heating up

THE weather is starting to heat up and spring has certainly sprung in and around Northern Rivers NSW. The beauty of fishing during this time is there are so many awesome options to choose from. In freshwater, bass are firing up and it won’t be long before they’re happily attacking surface lures. The same goes for flathead and whiting in …

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Ballina fishing update from Brett Hyde

ballina fishing

HELLO all and welcome to this month’s edition of BNB and the Ballina fishing update. Over 600mm of rain was deposited in the Northern Rivers area and plenty found its way into the Richmond River. The discoloured water pushed out to sea for a couple of kilometres during the flood, but it has since cleaned up significantly, which will improve …

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Requesting rain on Northern Rivers

Northern Rivers

HELLO and welcome to this month’s edition of BNB. I can’t believe I am about to say this given I live on the NSW Northern Rivers – but oh my goodness we need some rain! Now I know plenty of others places around the state and entire country need rain, however, given this has to be one of the wettest …

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