Category Archives: Whitebaiting

Whitebaiting Places and Methods

Green Frogs and Whitebait – An Unusual West Coast Fishing Method

A little green frog similar to the frogs harnessed by Robbie and Bert.

Green Frogs and Whitebait by Chris Tonkin A little green frog similar to the frogs harnessed by Robbie and Bert. The last rays of a sinking sun had vanished silently into the Tasman Sea well over an hour ago, but Robbie and Bert were still on the river. It had been dark that morning too, as they set off from the hut stumbling and cursing at the state More...

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By Allan Burgess On Thursday, September 7th, 2017
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Whitebaiting in the Arawhata, Waiatoto, Turnbull, and Okuru Rivers

“On a single day in 1944, Des Nolan famously caught 130 kerosene tins of whitebait single handed in the Waiatoto River.” A closer look at these Famous South Westland Whitebait Rivers Registered whitebait More...

An adult Inanga (Galaxias maculatus). Featured image 2.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, August 28th, 2017
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Conservation of the Whitebait Fishery the Five Species of Galaxias

Conservation of the Whitebait Fishery by Peter Ravenscroft An adult Inanga (Galaxias maculatus). This fish makes up about 95% of the whitebait caught on the east coast of the South Island. The Five Species of Galaxias The More...

Allan Burgess at the Hapuka Estuary Wildlife Sanctuary.
By Allan Burgess On Monday, July 24th, 2017
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Hapuka Estuary Walkway Westland – Whitebait and native birds – Video

Hapuka Estuary Wildlife Sanctuary – Tui, Kereru, Korimako, Whitebait Video Title: Hapuka Estuary Wildlife Sanctuary – Tui, Kereru, Korimako, Whitebait. Description: The Hapuka Estuary More...

Whitebait Cleaning Screen featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Sunday, October 23rd, 2016
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Make a Whitebait Cleaning Screen to Separate Bait from Debris Video

Whitebait Cleaning Screen Video Making a Whitebait Cleaning Screen. Sometimes the best whitebaiting takes place when the river and surf are discoloured. There can be a lot of rubbish in the water carried down from More...

Whitebait Chips featured image.
By Allan Burgess On Friday, October 14th, 2016
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Whitebait Chips – the very best way to Cook Whitebait Video

Whitebait Chips – the very best way to Cook Whitebait Video with Allan Burgess The very best way to cook whitebait is to simply coat them in self-raising flour then drop straight into a pan containing butter More...

By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
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Whitebaiting on the West Coast of the South Island with Margaret Fenemor

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. More...

Turnbull River, South Westland, whitebaiter's caravan.
By Allan Burgess On Saturday, July 25th, 2015
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How to Catch Whitebait – An Easy Beginner’s Guide with Allan Burgess – Video

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. Learn about how to catch whitebait. Whitebaiters at the mouth 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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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...