west coast whitebaiters

25 million whitebait are coming up West Coast rivers soon … are you ready?

West Coast Whitebait & Whitebaiting

We assist our members by providing information and news on whitebait fishing, legislation issues and charges on the West Coast of New Zealand, as well as general advice about whitebaiting.

On this site you will learn more about the West Coast Whitebaiters Association, discover delicious whitebait recipes, and find links to the whitebait fishing regulations and tide tables.

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

This video about whitebaiting was shot on the Waitangi River, Whataroa, and features Peter, a long-time whitebait fisher. It’s a passion of Peter’s to fish the whitebait season each year, doing so in all kinds of weather, while observing the whitebaiting regulations. Peter, like many families in this area, have fished since they were very young. They grew up with it. Whitebaiting is a past-time and a way of life which should be enjoyed by all.

west coast whitebaiters

Tide Charts

Refer to our tide charts that are updated each year, to keep safe, and find the best times to fish.

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Become a Member

Subscribe to membership of the West Coast Whitebaiters Association to get updates on local issues, and to meet others and share tips and tricks.

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west coast whitebaiters

Compliance

Compliance with regulations will ensure whitebaiters all get fair and equal opportunity to enjoy the whitebaiting season, and will protect the fisheries.

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west coast whitebaiters

Sustainable Fisheries on the West Coast | Spawning Sites

Currently there are several initiatives that the Department of Conservation are invested in to protect our local fisheries for future generations.

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west coast whitebaiters

History

See where we’ve come from, how and why the West Coast Whitebaiters Association was begun, and what our objectives are.

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west coast whitebaiters

Recipes

We keep introducing wonderful ways to enjoy your catch. Check out our recipes from contributors.

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west coast whitebaiters

west coast whitebaiters

west coast whitebaiters