Story: Te hopu tuna – eeling

Pā tauremu (2nd of 2)

Pā tauremu

This pā tuna or eel weir is of the pā tauremu type. Pā tauremu had two fences on either side, leading into a net attached to a hīnaki (eel pot). They were used during eel migrations when the eels headed downstream in large numbers.

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Basil Keane, 'Te hopu tuna – eeling - Pā tuna – eel weirs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 June 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007