Story: Sports and leisure

Whitebaiting (2nd of 3)


Norman Higgans holds up the solitary whitebait he caught during his day’s fishing at the Pāuatahanui Inlet near Wellington. Whitebait are small fish which come upstream from the sea. They have been a traditional catch for New Zealanders, who are normally rather more successful – especially on the South Island’s West Coast.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: 2587-NZ Recreation-Fishing-1990-01
Photograph by Phil Reid

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Jock Phillips, 'Sports and leisure - Informal sports', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 26 February 2024)

Story by Jock Phillips, updated 1 Sep 2015