Brett Hyde

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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Richmond River producing at Ballina

Things are finally starting to settle down after the horrendous weather of June and July and the Richmond River is getting a chance to clean up after yet another flood. Some large tides over the past few weeks have certainly helped speed up the process, which has allowed plenty of fish to make their way back upriver. A sharp drop in …

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Bracing for Summer Species Onslaught

HELLO and welcome to this month’s edition of BNB. While the odd gutter is visible on South Ballina and Angels beaches, the numbers of fish they are producing has been fairly low. Some of the better action has come from Boulders and Seven Mile beaches, with quality dart and bream taking pipis and beach worms during the run-up tide. At this time …

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