Story: Te hopu tuna – eeling

Pā tuna (eel weir)

Pā tuna (eel weir)

This is a small pā tuna (eel weir) of the pā tauremu type, at Ngutuwera on the Moumāhaki River. Eel weirs were used in autumn, to catch eels on their way downstream to spawn.

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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

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Basil Keane, 'Te hopu tuna – eeling - Pā tuna – eel weirs', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13968/pa-tuna-eel-weir (accessed 31 March 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007