Story: Whitebait and whitebaiting

No catch

No catch

Whitebaiter Len Newland of Porirua leaves the Pāuatahanui Stream, near Wellington, empty-handed. In the spring of 1999 he had caught only six whitebait, which he released. Whitebait runs have declined in most parts of New Zealand.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1999/3426/27
Photograph by Craig Simcox

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Whitebait and whitebaiting - History and conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 15 April 2024)

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