Kōrero: Fishing industry

Crayfish pot

Crayfish pot

Many fishermen like Mick Reardon had a sideline making crayfish pots. He constructed these beehive pots out of supplejack vine bound with fencing wire. Crayfish were lured through the hole at the top using bait such as whole pāua. Box-shaped, the pots were covered by netting, and a hinged end made removal of the crayfish easy. Making these pots took considerable skill and patience. Later, they were made with wooden or steel frames, covered with material such as netting or chicken wire and dipped in tar.

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Carl Walrond, 'Fishing industry - Fishing methods and boats', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/6285/crayfish-pot (accessed 7 December 2021)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006