Story: Te hopu tuna – eeling

Pā auroa eel weir (2nd of 2)

Pā auroa eel weir

The pā auroa eel weir was used in the Whanganui River. As eels swam along, the fence (left) guided them into a net attached to the last fence post and a post opposite, then into the hīnaki (eel pot).

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Reference: T. W. Downes, ‘Notes on eels and eel-weirs (tuna and pa-tuna).’ Transactions and proceedings of the Royal Institute of New Zealand 50 (1918). Wellington: Govt. Printing Office, pp. 296-316.

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Basil Keane, 'Te hopu tuna – eeling - Pā tuna – eel weirs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 19 July 2024)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007