Eel Trap

About this object

History of use

For trapping eels in the ocean.

Physical description

Trap with latticework walls composed of strips of wood lashed together with twined plant fibre. The entrance to the trap is a cylindrical hole that connects to a plant fibre net leading to the interior of the trap. The roof comes to a point at the centre and slants downwards from the trap opening end to the opposite end. Two wooden bars are attached vertically to both sides of the trap. Two small doors on the bottom of the trap at the end with the opening, and one door held on with two tapered sticks at the opposite end.