Story: Te hī ika – Māori fishing

Fishing nets and traps

Fishing nets and traps

Māori used a number of nets and pots to catch fish and eels. On the tree is a tāruke kōura – a pot for catching crayfish. On the ground in front of it are a hīnaki (eel trap) and a tītoko ika (hand net). In the background is a kupenga (fishing net).

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Alexander Turnbull Library
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Photograph by James Macdonald

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Paul Meredith, 'Te hī ika – Māori fishing - Tools, grounds and methods', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 June 2024)

Story by Paul Meredith, published 12 Jun 2006