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Catching Whitebait

Whitebaiters spend long hours to fish precious whitebait with the nets

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Catching whitebait in New Zealand's lakes and rivers is quite a challenging activity. Firstly, the fish is practically translucent. Secondly, it is rather tiny, ranging from 25 to 50 millimetres in length. The quick schools of whitebait seem to be intangible. The process requires great patience, composure and persistence to stand still with the nets until​ you catch the precious treasure. You will spend much time and trial your endurance, yet eventually you will get the most expensive seafood delicacy and feel proud for such an achievement.

Catching Whitebait in New Zealand - Best Season 2020
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