Today’s photo of whitebaiters in the surf near Okarito River mouth, reminds us that the annual whitebait season is about to get started.

The season runs from 15 August until 30 November, except the West Coast of the South Island when it runs from 1 September until 14 November.

Whitebait are the juveniles of five native fish species from the galaxid family and, while we want you to enjoy your fishing and your fritters, make sure you fish according to the regulations so that future generations can enjoy them too.

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