What is the best time to go Whitebaiting?

What is the best time to go Whitebaiting?

Spring tides are favoured for the best catches of ‘bait. While the season can be slow in August and September, October and November are my favourite months for whitebaiting. The combination of increasing water temperatures and spring tide, perhaps after a little rain, create the ideal conditions for ‘baiting.

How much is a kg of whitebait?

Wholesale prices for West Coast whitebait range between $60 and $70 a kilo but retail prices vary.

Do eels eat whitebait?

In the estuaries, gulls, shags, and terns feed on them, and in the rivers they are taken by kingfishers and herons. Eels, salmon, and big trout eat the adult whitebait too. The whitebait catch fluctuates wildly from year to year.

Are whitebait good for you?

They are packed with magnificent health benefits due to their rich source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and muscle building protein. With reference to Wikipedia, Whitebait is a collective term for the immature fry of fish.

Do you eat the heads of whitebait?

Whitebait are eaten whole with the head, tail guts and the lot still intact – most often fried, the tiny, delicate nature of the fish make them a highly sought-after dish. Whitebait has been a hugely popular in the UK.

What does a whitebait grow into?

Through spring and summer, the little whitebait grow into adult fish known as inanga. Inanga are slender fish, with a small head and transparent fins. They are a pale creamy colour, mottled or spotted greenish-olive on their back and sides.

What is the best net to catch whitebait?

We stock some of the best net options to catch whitebait from Sock Nets, Scoop Nets, Set Nets, Gobys, Whitebait Mesh, Screens & Collapsible Nets. All with different strengths so you’ll be harvesting whitebait in no time!

What are the different sizes of bait bait net?

Bait Buster Glass Minnow Cast Nets (3/16″ Sq. Mesh ) 31.5″x 31.5″ Foldable Umbrella Mesh Trap Crab Minnow 4FTx8FT Fish Cast Net Saltwater Bait Casting Net Eas Umbrella Trap Cast Dip Cage Bait Cast Lures Net for Bait Buster Cast Nets: Bait (3/8″ Sq Mesh) (CBTBB, 1 LYUMO Portable Bait Traps Fishing Nets Foldable, Nyl

What is the best fishing net to buy?

4 Holes Foldable Fishing Shrimp Fish Crab Yabbie Bai iMountek Fishing Trap Net 6 Holes Fishing Gear Folde 8/10/12/14FT Saltwater Fishing Net Strong Nylon Mesh 12FT x 24FT Toughed Hand Cast Fishing Net Saltwater 10/14/16FT Hand Easy Throw Manual Fishing Net Spin B Toughed Hand Cast Fishing Net 12FT x 24FT Saltwater

What size cast net for bait trap fish throw?

Drasry Saltwater Fishing Cast Net for Bait Trap Fish Throw Net. Size 4ft/5ft/6ft/7ft/8ft Radius Freshwater Nets . . . . . . . Drasry Fishing Cast Net with Heavily sinkers for Saltwater Freshwater Bait Trap Fish Throw Net.