West Coast Whitebait & Whitebaiting
The Association is looking for a President. Des will be standing down at the AGM in August, 2018. We are looking for someone with time on their hands. You won’t be alone, as Des will be happy to continue to help in the background with the new President. We must keep this Association going to keep a hand on the pulse of any future.
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.
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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.