In Hawke's Bay you can fish for whitebait between 15 August and 31 November.
Whitebait is an important tradition and an important recreational and commercial resource. On this page you can find out how to apply for a whitebait stand.
In Hawke's Bay you can fish for whitebait between 15 August and 31 November
The Regional Council issues resource consents for whitebait stands. Each stand owner must comply with all conditions of their resource consent
Whitebaiting stands can be erected 7 days prior to the start of the season and must be removed within 14 days of the season ending.
The whitebaiting season begins on 15 August and ends on 31 November. You can access your whitebait stand from 8 August, 7 days before the season begins.
Check out this whitebaiting guide from DOC for information about regulations, species, and populations.
Please respect our awa. No rubbish dumping, tree felling, or anti-social behaviour is allowed and may result in licenses being revoked.
You can apply for your whitebait stand using the form below.
You can pay at the Regional Council’s main office, 159 Dalton St Napier or by internet banking 02-0700-0302819-00 Please quote reference 'Whitebait'.
Keys can be collected at our Regional Council Offices at 280 Guppy Road, Taradale.
|River||Contact Name||Contact number|
|Tukituki River, Clive||Glen Lindsay||006468750006 / 0275400352|
|Tukutuki River, Haumoana||Maurice Hall||0276696174|
|Clive River||Jonathan Swinbanks||0272492090|
|Ngaruroro River||Dean Dawson||006468799788 (Leave message)|
|Tutaekuri River||Allan Niethe (Nitzy)||006468447979 / 0273598234|
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