Story: Te hī ika – Māori fishing

Fish hooks

Fish hooks

Displayed here are a number of matau (fish hooks) from various tribes. The materials include bone, wood, and pāua shell.

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How to cite this page:

Paul Meredith, 'Te hī ika – Māori fishing - Tools, grounds and methods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/6802/fish-hooks (accessed 26 June 2019)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 12 Jun 2006