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Whitebaiting Places and Methods

Whitebaiting on the West Coast of the South Island with Margaret Fenemor

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Whitebaiting on the West Coast of the South Island with Margaret Fenemor One good shoal. Things are looking up. The weather is idyllic, confounding all the popular beliefs about the whitebaiting on the West Coast. We bask in the hot sunshine on the river bank, with blue sky overhead, larks carolling in the bushes, and crystal clear water below. Whitebait More...

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Whitebait box net in use at the mouth of canterbury's Waimakariri River.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, July 25th, 2015
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How to Catch Whitebait – An Easy Beginner’s Guide with Allan Burgess

How to Catch Whitebait for Fun and a Feed In this article, we explain a bit about whitebaiting and offer a few tips to help the beginner get started. Whitebaiters at the mouth of the Hokitika River, West Coast, More...

Okarito River whitebaiting featured image July 2016.
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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Okarito River Whitebaiting, Westland, New Zealand

Okarito River Whitebaiting 2006 Photographs of whitebaiters chasing this New Zealand delicacy [Show slideshow]  More...

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By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015
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Best Whitebait Fritters Recipe

Best Whitebait Fritters Recipe with Allan Burgess Translucent freshly caught whitebait. To make the best whitebait fritters: For each cup of fresh whitebait mix together one beaten egg, and one heaped teaspoon of More...

Whitebaiting in the surf.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, May 27th, 2015
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Whitebaiting in the Surf – Rakaia River 2009 – 2015

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Every now and again a much bigger wave comes sweeping in. It is essential to keep a sharp lookout should a quick retreat back up the beach become necessary. Several sets of eyes on the lookout are an advantage.
By Allan Burgess On Thursday, May 21st, 2015
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Whitebait Scoop Netting at the Rakaia River Mouth, Canterbury – November 2011

Whitebait Scoop Netting Rakaia River Mouth Photographs Allan Burgess Whitebaiters fish the surf on the north side of the Rakaia River mouth during late November 2011. Often the best runs of whitebait are towards More...