Story: Te hopu tuna – eeling

Hoop nets

Hoop nets

Fishermen from the Ngāti Porou tribe hold large hoop nets. A smaller type of hoop net, called a kōrapa, was used by the tribe to catch eels.

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Te Ara - The Encyclopedia of New Zealand
Reference: Elsdon Best, Fishing methods and devices of the Maori. Wellington: Dominion Museum, 1929, p. 248.
Photograph by J. McDonald

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Basil Keane, 'Te hopu tuna – eeling - Torches, nets and spears', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/13980/hoop-nets (accessed 6 April 2020)

Story by Basil Keane, published 24 Sep 2007