Story: Te hī ika – Māori fishing

Identifying a fishing ground

Identifying a fishing ground

This diagram shows how two distant mountain tops were used by fishermen to locate a fishing ground. The desired spot (E) lies at the intersection of two lines: one runs from peak A through a rock (C) on one side, and the other runs from peak B through an islet (D) on the other side.

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Reference: Elsdon Best, Fishing methods and devices of the Maori. Wellington: Dominion Museum, 1929, p. 112

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Paul Meredith, 'Te hī ika – Māori fishing - Tools, grounds and methods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 27 May 2024)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 12 Jun 2006