Story: Te hopu tuna – eeling

Bait pots

Bait pots

Pū toke (bait pots) were put inside hīnaki (eel pots). They were a similar shape to hīnaki, and made of the same materials. This pot is 25 centimetres long.

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Basil Keane, 'Te hopu tuna – eeling - Hīnaki – eel pots', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13977/bait-pots (accessed 1 April 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007