whitebaiter.jpgWelcome to the Westcoast Whitebaiters Association


We assist our member,s by providing information and news on the whitebait fishing, legislation issues and charges plus general advise about whitebaiting.

On this site you will find out more about the Westcoast whitebaiters Association, see yummy whitebait recipes and find links to the whitebait fishing regulations and tide tables.

For more information please click on any of the links above.

For any comments or queries or if you would like to advertise on our site please feel welcome to make contact with us.

Have a look on ABOUT US to see what is for SALE on our for sale page

Take a look on the President,s page to see his report:

On the about us page is: The West Coast Regional Land and water plan:

Go to contact page to see new information.

GO TO THE REGULATION PAGE TO SEE ALL THE CONTACT NUMBER FOR D.O.C. ON THE WEST COAST

Take a look at the President,s report for year ending 2014.

 

 

Community Compliance

Inland Revenue
Blanchfield House
Guinness Street
P O Box 7410
Greymouth 7410

Dear Whitebait Stand Consent Holder,


The West Coast Whitebait season is approaching, anticipation of the big catch heightens the net are cleaned and repaired, the stands rebuilt and the fishing stories start to circulate. Some myth and some tall tales.

At Inland revenue we hear from Coasters about what we are doing during the whitebait season-most of it falls into the tall tales and myth category! So does some of the tax information that gets passed  around stand owners, fishers, buyers and West Coasters in general.

The purpose of this letter is to give you the facts:

It’s a myth that Inland Revenue officers are patrolling the rivers” catching sellers of Whitebait!

It’ true whitebait caught on the Coast one day can be served in a restaurant in New Plymouth the next.

It’s a myth that all sales of Whitebait are “tax-free” income:

  1. If you catch whitebait and sell the occasional kilo or two to friends and family then this is considered to be a pastime/hobby and you do not have to pay tax on the money you get for the whitebait.
  2. If you work a stand on a regular basis and sell the whitebait you will need to pay tax on your sales.
  3. If you sell your whitebait stand you may have to pay tax on this.
  4. If you lease your stand then you will need to pay tax on the proceeds.

It’s true that it is easy to get tax your obligations right:

  1. If you sell whitebait to a wholesale buyer, a restaurant or similar you need to supply a Tax code declaration ( IR330) to that buyer and they will deduct tax from your payment.

  2. Keep records of all your whitebait sales, lease payments received or proceeds from the sale of your stand.

  3. Include your sales and lease payments in your income tax return (IR3)

It’s true most people pay the right amount of tax.

Got questions? Need help? Want to hear some “true tales? The team at Inland Revenue West Coast are here to help. Email advisory. Grey mouth@ird.govt.nz. Telephone  03-906 0320, call into our office in Guinness Street Greymouth or try  www.ird.govt.nz

INLAND REVENUE-WEST COAST

 

 

WESTCOAST WHITEBAIT ASSOCIATION INC;

 

 

This association's aim is to keep this fishery for the next generation and, if possible, make it better for them.

 

The association was set up when DOC shortened the season by two weeks without any consultation with any fisher people. This was eventually taken to a select committee and overturned.

Today we continue to work with both our members and DOC to sustain the whitebait season.

We fight for this to better the rules and regulations, not only with DOC, but also the members themselves. At present we are lobbying for a review of the regulations.

 

To do this we need the full support of all the site holders as well as those that pot-net and scoop. We are not asking a lot for your support.

 

The association is updating their records. If you no longer own your site can you please give us the name and address of the new owner.

 

If you still have this site then do you wish to come a member of the association?……..yes………no

 

Do you now have an email address that we can use to keep in touch with you?

 

Email address - print please

 

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AGM    AUGUST 27th 2016 AT ST JOHN ROOMS STAFFORS STREET HOKITIKA @ 1.PM

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