The 2014 whitebait season opens Wednesday 1 October
The 2014 whitebait season opens Wednesday 1 October and will remain open until Tuesday 11 November.
The rivers open for whitebait fishing are subject to a schedule of annual rotations of open and closed waters. Whitebait fishers will need to ensure that the river they are proposing to fish is open for this season.
This year the rivers are:
Duck River (except 50 m above or below the weir),
Great Forester River,
Henty (Big) River,
River Tamar including the Trevallyn Tailrace and
Rubicon River (except 50 m above or below the water gauging weir).
Fishing in the vicinity of the River Forth Weir is now permitted following modifications to the weir which has facilitated the passage of whitebait