Waiting for Whitebait – Jacobs River, South Westland


Jacobs River and views to Southern Alps

We load up the whitebait gear and travel to site

Almost time to wait for whitebait

whitebait stand waiting to go down on banks of jacobs river

whitebaiter and stand on banks jacobs river south westland

The stands are lowered and secured in place

Almost time to wait for whitebait

enjoying the views and the river while waiting for whitebait

The stand is ready and nets are set

we sit and wait for whitebait

John watching the river for whitebait

We pace the stand, we enjoy the views

we sit and wait for whitebait

sitting on banks of Jacobs River waiting for whitebait

Cuppa tea time so boil the billy

we sit and wait for whitebait

pulling up the whitebait net

A possible sighting, we lift the stands

we look we check for whitebait

sitting and watching and waiting for whitebait on the banks of the river

Lower the stands again, check the water, enjoy the views

we sit we wait for whitebait

boating down jacobs river with mt cook and southern alps in the backgroundchatting with boating friend on jacobs river waiting for the whitebait

A friend visits we chew the fat and tell some stories

we look we wait for whitebait

whitebait stands with mountain backdrops jacobs river

The tide turns, we pack up for the day

tomorrow we’ll sit

sitting and enjoying the views from the beach at the mouth of Jacobs River

tomorrow we’ll wait for whitebait

Jan and Stephen run Breakers Boutique Accommodation on the Great Coast Road north of Greymouth.  They love to get out and explore the region and spend time immersing themselves in the West Coasts Natural Untamed Wilderness.

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About coastingnz

Jan and Stephen live on the Punakaiki coastline, north of Greymouth on the West Coast, NZ and run Breakers Boutique Accommodation. They both enjoy the outdoors and are passionate about things to see and do on the West Coast and would like to share their experiences with you.
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2 Responses to Waiting for Whitebait – Jacobs River, South Westland

  1. Mama says:

    Stunning place to sit and wait (for the whitebait) 😉😉

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