In late 2019 I took my boat of the day, 10ft flat bottom with a jacked up/out 10hp Merc (quite quick) to Lismore and played around my old stomping grounds. Launched at the Ballina st bridge early one morning with the intent of running to Ballina, didn't happen, my back up crew, car support to pick me up in Ballina ended up in hospital with a unrelated issue.
SO, just ran from the ramp in Lismore upstream to BoatHarbour, end of tidal influence and back, that Wilsons creek, as I knew it once, is narrow, thought same last time in the Pride Premier, back to Lismore and up the other branch to where the old bridge lays in the river(creek) and back.
Many memories of skiing the same area, mid 60s , don't know how we turned around, no wonder we clipped willow trees.
The skiing starting point was below the dog track , but, the boat ramp there has been removed and the area completely overgrown. We skied from there to Coraki, skied all day, and skied back, large family, not enough room in boat so had to drag a couple behind, many stories flicked through my mind.
Great bit of river, totally underused today, pity.