The pā auroa eel weir was used in the Whanganui River. As eels swam along, the fence (left) guided them into a net attached to the last fence post and a post opposite, then into the hīnaki (eel pot).
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Reference: T. W. Downes, ‘Notes on eels and eel-weirs (tuna and pa-tuna).’ Transactions and proceedings of the Royal Institute of New Zealand 50 (1918). Wellington: Govt. Printing Office, pp. 296-316.
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