Our Delivery Guarantee

if the goods are not in excellent condition they will be returned to us at no cost to the customer.

Read more

New Zealand's Premier Whitebait Supplier Delivering Throughout New Zealand.


The 2018 Season Promotion was drawn today at 12 noon.

Congratulations to the below customers that were drawn.


Tony Hart - Veuve Clicquot 750ml

Debbie Courtney - $100 Lone Star Voucher

Lucy Hobbs - Veuve Clicquot 750ml

Margaret Ranum - $50 Joe’s Garage Voucher

Tony Gellen - $50 Joe’s Garage Voucher

Colleen Tang - $100 Lone Star Voucher

Lana Julius - Veuve Clicquot 750ml

The 2018 whitebaiting season has finished.

We have sold out of 500gm and 250gm packs this season.

We only have dedicated product remaining for customers that have pre-ordered.

For next season it may be a good idea to pre-order(if you pre order and circumstances change we will understand)

If you are interested in whitebait(even though we have run out)

           ***please email an expression of interest as we never know a supplier might turn up with some. 

           ***send us an email and we will contact you next season 

      Our Email            jason@mainlandtrader.co.nz           

Have a great festive season and a very Merry Christmas.

Cheers Julie & Jason James

The Mainland Trader is New Zealand's premier whitebait supplier to the hospitality industry and the general public delivering directly to customers nationwide home or workplace delivery.

We have the facility to store and carry product all year round to enable continuous supply for some of our ongoing hospitality customers.

The Mainland Trader operates under the strict guidelines and requirements of a food control plan to ensure the quality of our product and the safety of our clients and customers.

A copy of this notice of registration is displayed in the bottom footer.

Our catch is a product of some of the mighty glacial fed rivers of South Westland New Zealand. We are  based in the "South Island"(The Mainland) of New Zealand.

All orders will be confirmed with the customer by us before any payments will be taken.

All prices include GST.

A sales  invoice including GST number and relevant information will be emailed upon request.

New customers payment is required before dispatch of goods.

Methods of payment are;

Credit Card -Visa/Mastercard (Money is not taken from card until we finalize and compete transaction)

Internet banking If making an internet payment send us a payment receipt and there will be no wait  we will dispatch goods immediately.

Our Delivery Guarantee -  if the goods are not in excellent condition they will be returned to us at no cost to the customer.

Our delivery systems are excellent with zero hiccups and we deliver all over NZ(overnight).

Our minimum order is 2kg

If you require less than 2kg a $5 surcharge applies.

South Westland whitebait is regarded as the best in the world. We can ensure the quality of our product plus competitive pricing.

The whitebait season is open between 15 August and 30 November (inclusive) in all areas of New Zealand except the West Coast of the South Island and the Chatham Islands.

The Westcoast season commences 1st September and finishes 14th November.

We Welcome

* Internet website orders

* Email orders  

* Text orders anytime day or night 24/7.

* Pre -Season and Early  orders are also welcome. We will also store your order until you are ready to have it delivered.

* Nationwide despatches are done Monday to Thursday arriving at your place Tuesday to Friday.

* International customers can arrange an order with suitable packaging for departure.

* Call Us To Order 6am to 10pm 7 Days -  021 288 0891

New Arrivals

Powered By OpenCart
The Mainland Trader © 2019

Contact Us

Contact us for your whitebait requirements, either to buy or sell.

Our Location

The Mainland Trader
Clarkville , Canterbury
New Zealand 7691