Story: Whitebait and whitebaiting

Picnickers with net

Picnickers with net

A group enjoys a hot drink on the banks of the Taieri River in Otago, in 1926. The man is balancing a scoop net across his shoulders. They appear to be occasional whitebaiters rather than the hardened types who spend days on end waiting for whitebait to run.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Albert Percy Godber Collection (PA-Group-00048)
Reference: APG-1579-1/2-G
Photograph by Albert Percy Godber

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Carl Walrond, 'Whitebait and whitebaiting - History and conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 April 2024)

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