Kōrero: Eels

A 16-kilo longfin

A 16-kilo longfin

Rangi Goodman (left) and Don Edwards hold a monster eel. It was caught by their friend Warren Kennedy, from the Wainuiomata River in June 1965. Weighing 16 kilograms, and 1.68 metres long, it had a girth of 81 centimetres. While eeling, Mr Kennedy had noticed what he thought was a log, and moved aside. But when the ‘log’ followed he realised what it was, and speared it. The largest recorded longfin eel weighed in at 24 kilograms.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP-Zoology-Eels-01

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Paddy Ryan, 'Eels - New Zealand eels', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/10109/a-16-kilo-longfin (accessed 12 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Paddy Ryan, i tāngia i te 24 Sep 2007