Story: Te hopu tuna – eeling

Eel fillets drying

Eel fillets drying

These tuna fillets are drying on a tīrewa (rack) at Wairewa (Lake Forsyth), just south of Banks Peninsula. Once dried, eels could last for months.

Using this item

Wairewa Runanga Group
Photograph by Iaean Cranwell

This item has been provided for private study purposes (such as school projects, family and local history research) and any published reproduction (print or electronic) may infringe copyright law. It is the responsibility of the user of any material to obtain clearance from the copyright holder.

All images & media in this story

How to cite this page:

Basil Keane, 'Te hopu tuna – eeling - Cooking, preserving and storing eels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 7 July 2022)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007