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Catching īnanga (whitebait)

Catching īnanga (whitebait)

This diagram shows how īnanga (whitebait) were caught. A weir was set up with a net which fed into a hīnaki (pot). The openings of the net and hīnaki faced downstream, to catch īnanga as they move upstream.

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Source: Elsdon Best, Fishing methods and devices of the Maori. Wellington: Dominion Museum, 1929, p. 204

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Story by Manuka Henare, published 24 Nov 2008