The Mainland Trader

Quality West Coast Whitebait available throughout New Zealand and, of course, here in Canterbury

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West Coast whitebait

Welcome to The Mainland Trader's website

The Mainland Trader purchases fresh whitebait from whitebaiters fishing the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand. We then sell this wonderful product directly to customers nationwide home or workplace delivery.

Our Delivery Guarantee - Payment is upon receival of goods(for existing customers)and if the goods are not in excellent condition they will be returned to us at no cost to the customer. New customers payment is required before despatch of goods.

Our delivery systems are excellent with zero hickups and we deliver all over NZ.

Westcoast whitebait (photo, right) is regarded as the best in the world. Dealing directly with the whitebaiters means we can ensure the quality of our product plus competitive pricing.

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

We are also happy to talk to whitebait fishermen about buying their catch. get in touch if you would like to supply us.




Phone Orders are welcome on Monday - Friday 8.00am - 6.00pm.

Internet/Email/Txt and Fax orders welcome anytime day or night 24/7.

Pre Season and early orders are also welcome anytime.

  • Nationwide dispatches are done daily.                                                                                                           
  • International customers a delivery can be arranged in Christchurch with suitable packaging before flying out.
  • To order                                                                                                                                                          
    • Phone (03)327 5409                                                 
    • Cell Phone Or Text : (021)2880891,                        
    • Email:,                              
    • or use our Online order form.                                      
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    • The 2014 season is underway we are waiting for bait to
    • arrive so we can fill your orders - its just a waiting game
    • until the fishermen/women start catching good quantities.
    • We are hoping to have availability by mid October.
      • Minimum order is 4kg #8 500gm units.
      • $350.40 including gst
      • + freight $26         Total $376.40 all up


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