Story: Whitebait and whitebaiting

First day of the season (2nd of 3)

First day of the season

Denness Gilbert waits patiently on the stream edge on the first day of the whitebaiting season in August 1996. His gear consists of a fine mesh net with steel frame, a spotter board (the white strip on the stream bed) and a plastic bucket.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1996/2340/20a
Photograph by John Nicholson

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How to cite this page:

Carl Walrond, 'Whitebait and whitebaiting - Nets, screens and canneries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 14 July 2024)

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