Category Archives: Whitebaiting

whitebait fishing methods and places

How to Catch Whitebait – An Easy Beginner’s Guide with Allan Burgess

Whitebait fresh from the river.

Whitebaiting for Fun and a Feed In this article we’ll attempt to 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, of New Zealand’s South Island. Biology First of all whitebait consists primarily of the young of three species: inanga, koaro More...

by Allan Burgess | Published 10 months ago
A glorious spring day near the mouth of the Okarito River, Westland. This whitebaiter is dressed in a wet suit to keep warm and, just as importantly, to expose the minimum of skin for sand flies to bite!
By Allan Burgess On Tuesday, May 26th, 2015

Okarito River Whitebaiting, Westland, New Zealand

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

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

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...

Charles Smith with a good bag of whitebait. Rakaia, whitebaiting. Photograph courtesy of Charles Smith.
By Allan Burgess On Wednesday, May 27th, 2015

Whitebaiting in the Surf – Rakaia River 2009 – 2015

Whitebait in the Surf [nggallery id=10] Here is a short video showing set netting at the mouth of Canterbury’s Waimakariri River. Best whitebait fritters recipe Okarito River Whitebaiting, Westland Please More...

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

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...