NEW WHITEBAIT FISHERIES REGULATIONS & OUR RESPONSE
View the Minister of Conservation’s media statement about the new whitebaiting regulations, our president’s media statement in response, and a summary of information about the changes. The changes take effect this (2021) whitebaiting season. Find out more >>
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.
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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, along with 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.