WHITEBAIT SEASON MARLBOROUGH

Recreation Marlborough’s parks, reserves, waterways and open spaces provide opportunity for a wide range of recreational activities. Department of Conservation ranger Ray Bennett sets out markers on the Opawa River, in Blenheim, to show where whitebait cannot be caught. He hoped the season would be closed early so whitebait could replenish for next year. DOC ranger Ray Bennett, who was one of the rangers trained on whitebaiting regulations, placed markers on the riverbanks last week. While the whitebaiting season has been good for some, others have struggled with their catch. For more information visit doc. Both whitebait nets and dragnets must be no more than 3.

The whitebait season runs from August 15 to November 30, except on the West Coast where it is from September 1 to November There is a bunch of us that get together and go down each year – it’s not so much about the whitebait but catching up [with friends], it’s about the only time I get to see some of them,” Robinson said. Southland Conservation Board chairman John Whitehead said he thought it would be beneficial to cut short the season at the tail end to help protect the species of whitebait that are threatened. The whitebaiting season in Marlborough runs from 15 August to 30 November. Drag cannot be taller than 1m in height and be flat when laid on a flat surface. Recreation Marlborough’s parks, reserves, waterways and open spaces provide opportunity for a wide range of recreational activities. For more information visit doc.

While the whitebaiting season has been good for some, others have struggled with their catch. Fishing gear may not exceed more than one-third of the water channel width, be used in conjunction with another person’s gear to exceed more than one-third of the channel width or exceed 6m in total length. The whitebait season runs from August 15 to November 30, except on the West Coast where it is from September 1 to November Civil Defence Emergency Management.

Southland Conservation Board chairman John Whitehead said he thought it would be beneficial to cut short the season at the tail end to help protect the species of whitebait that are threatened. Services Find information on Council services in this section.

Wither Hills upper tracks remain closed. However, he had not seen whitebaiters set their nets and then leave the area completely, Robinson maglborough. Earlier in the year the Canterbury Aoraki Conservation Board warned the Government New Zealand’s whitebait population could be wiped out within the next 16 years if action is not taken soon.

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However, the days of catching six pounds of the delicacy before work, as his father used to, were long gone. Drag cannot be taller than 1m in height and be flat when laid on a flat surface. Marlborough’s whitebaiters will have no excuse for fishing in the wrong areas this year after the Department of Conservation marked out no-go areas on rivers ahead of the season. There was a lack of data about how much ,arlborough was caught every season, because it does not need to be reported so it was unclear how much was actually being taken from rivers, she said.

He had been catching whitebait since he was about 6-years-old and had about 60 years of experience.

Last year, the season saw more whitebait being caught than inhe said. Walking tracks closed due to high ssason danger Victoria Domain has reopened: A DOC spokeswoman said the markers were placed to avoid any confusion over the rule that stopped fishing within 20 metres of a river confluence or culvert. It’s on the minister’s radar that we need to look at it. The whitebaiting season in Marlborough runs from ehitebait August to 30 November. For more information visit doc.

Nets must have a mouth no larger than 4. Boundaries set for Marlborough whitebait season. He hoped the season would be closed early so whitebait could replenish for next year. Both whitebait nets and dragnets must be no more than 3.

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Share this page From. Shortening the season was one option the working group would consider, she said. They also go and have a chat with their friend next door, and you are supposed to be 20m apart.

The group is expected to report back to the minister by the end of February. Other rules on the rangers’ watch list included whitebaiters not moving more than 10m from their nets when set, nets not being wider than 4.

James Fletcher said the whitebaiting season was very poor so far with many empty nets along the Waihopai River. Recreation Marlborough’s parks, reserves, waterways ssason open spaces provide opportunity for a wide range of recreational activities. The whitebait season may be closed earlier to help declining numbers, with reports of a very patchy season in the south so far.

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DOC ranger Ray Bennett, who was one of the rangers trained on whitebaiting regulations, placed markers on the riverbanks last week.

Whitebaiting Season

There is a bunch of us that get together and go down each year – it’s not so much about the whitebait but catching up [with friends], it’s whihebait the only time I get to see some of them,” Robinson said. Inanga are the most common and smallest of the five whitebait whiebait, and are threatened.

Bennett and other rangers would be tasked with monitoring whitebait fishing, the spokeswoman said. At all times, if you do not have a whitebaiting camping permit, the maximum stay is two nights.

Lifelong whitebaiter Kalvin Robinson said he did not see many people fishing in the exclusion zones last year, but often saw fisherman not staying within 10m of their net. Department of Conservation ranger Ray Bennett sets out markers on the Opawa River, in Blenheim, to show where whitebait cannot swason caught. Your Council As a unitary authority Marlborough District Council has the functions, duties and powers of both a territorial authority and a regional council.

The river esason dirty from all the rain and there is hardly anything about. Whitebait season could be closed earlier to help with declining numbers. Self-contained vehicles can apply for a permit from Marlborough District Council to stay for a longer period than two nights while whitebaiting.

Our Community Community support is provided by Council in a number of ways. Fishing is only allowed between whitebat and 8pm or 6am and 9pm during daylight savings. These can be downloaded or picked up from Council’s Customer Service Centres. Permits for the whitebaiting season will be available from May