Aug 26 2007

Fish Trap

Published by at 6:51 pm under Plant Materials

I’ve finally finished my fishing trap. This is the style Patrick McGlinchey uses and Jon have also made one of them. This trap is all willow and was quite frankly a pain to make. The willow bark works fairly well as a binding, but it takes time processing as much as you need. Compared to wickerwork it also seems to slip easier.

The result is fairly pretty and I look forward to testing it, but the next time I will make a trap in the same way as the burden basket a little while ago. This method simply takes way too much time to be worthwhile.

Regards
Torjus

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4 responses so far

4 Responses to “Fish Trap”

  1. Pedroon 27 Aug 2007 at 3:27 am

    Looks good and effective. Looking forward to finding out if you catch any fish with it!

  2. Anonymouson 31 Aug 2007 at 7:42 am

    Looks great, looking forward to hearing how it works in the water. ~Survival Acres~

  3. Anonymouson 01 Sep 2007 at 5:11 am

    That’s a good looking fish trap, hope it works good; I like seeing people recreate primitive technology. It was that technology which has gotten us off this planet and into space. Prof. Long, United States

  4. chris camillerion 25 Mar 2009 at 9:51 am

    hi. i come from an island – malta. You could use those traps in the sea as well. Should you ever have the chance place a dead crab and passa string through the back ofanother crab to keep him alive. Should catch you some octopus. . they go nuts for that stuff!!! You could also place a dead fish. . do not clean it. . it will catch you morae eels. . . .its a long tried and tested tool that trap over here in malta!!!

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