New Zealand Eel Fyke Net 3 Funnel
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EEL FYKE NET
Front hoop 400mm diameter.
Wing is 2.1m long with 5 floats and 14 lead weights.
Total length 4.3m.
Hoops are #6 galvanised wire.
Total of 4 chambers. 3 with anti swimback netting.
These nets are very easy to set.
Put bait into a container with holes in it, into the back of the Eel Fyke Net.
Stake both ends of the net into the riverbed or stream.
The wing must face down stream.
Ensure that the front hoop is sitting flat on the bottom and is stable.
For best catches you need to find the right bait for where you are fishing, but generally fresh bait is more successful for catching eels.
You will find different Eeling rivers and streams can require different baits.
Click here for the MPI Fisheries Regulations of NEW ZEALAND SHORTFIN AND LONGFIN EELS
General netting restrictions
No person may set or possess more than one drag net, set net, fyke net, or any other type of net at any one time.
Nets must be hauled by hand.
Any net or nets used either individually or jointly must not extend across more than one-quarter of the width of any river, stream, channel, bay or sound.
No person may set or use a baited net (except fyke nets).
Nets must not be staked (except fyke nets).
No net may be used in a way that causes fish to be stranded by the falling tide (stalling).
Each end of a set net must have a surface float permanently and legibly marked with the fisher’s initials and surname.
A phone number is also useful.
Only one float is required for fyke nets.
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