Story: Te hopu tuna – eeling

Korotete (eel cage)

Korotete (eel cage)

Live eels were sometimes caught and kept in an eel cage. They were stored in running water and fed with potatoes and other food until needed.

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Basil Keane, 'Te hopu tuna – eeling - Cooking, preserving and storing eels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13990/korotete-eel-cage (accessed 18 April 2019)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007