Meaning of whitebait season in English:

whitebait season


New Zealand
  • The period during which whitebait may legally be caught.

    ‘fishermen are starting to amass on the riverbanks on the West Coast, where the whitebait season opens today’
    • ‘Greymouth could be the place to be when the West Coast whitebait season opens tomorrow—though temptation has already proved too much for some.’
    • ‘Overall, the whitebait season has been fair to middling, with a few sizeable catches in Greymouth.’
    • ‘The disaster this past May did not appear to have affected the whitebait season, although any influences would be more apparent once the fish have started their run.’
    • ‘He lives in Provence and London and visits New Zealand yearly during the whitebait season.’
    • ‘The floods could affect whitebait season.’
    • ‘Every whitebait season for decades, they have hooked their caravan up behind the car and headed north to their special spot at the holiday park.’
    • ‘Already halfway through, the West Coast whitebait season has been sluggish as rain, flooded rivers, and rough seas keep catches small and fishermen indoors.’
    • ‘The whitebait season finishes today, with recent reports indicating good catches on the Waikato River.’
    • ‘The couple spent much of the whitebait season in their pink caravan on the banks of the Waiau River.’
    • ‘Eating a fritter made with hot, freshly landed whitebait, she is enjoying a gloriously sunny opening day of a new whitebait season.’