Story: Whitebait and whitebaiting

Measuring the catch

Measuring the catch

In this 1931 photograph, published in The New Zealand traveller, a woman doles out her whitebait catch at the Kaituna River in the Bay of Plenty. In the era before plastic buckets, whitebait were often stored in old kerosene tins.

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Carl Walrond, 'Whitebait and whitebaiting - History and conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 April 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Sep 2007, reviewed & revised 23 Jun 2023