Eel is a type of fish found in canals, rivers, ponds, and oceans. It looks similar to a snake, but it actually belongs to a fish family. Creating an eel trap takes a bit of work because it is very tricky to catch an eel. They are slimy, slippery and strong enough to escape from any trap.
A little boy from Cambodia found an easy way to trap eels. He found four PVC pipes and put them together to set a simple trap without too much work. He was able to utilize this trap to catch a lot of eels.
Watch him demonstrate how to build an easy eel trap in the video.
-Four PVC pipes
Building an Eel Trap:
1. Choose a place near a lake or canal where there are a lot of eels. Dig a rectangular deep pit beside the muddy lake.
2. On the front side of the pit, place four PVC pipes, side by side, and secure them in position with wet mud. Cover the pipes with mud, and flatten the entrance area evenly.
3. Build little walls, with mud on both sides of the PVC pipe, to keep the eels from escaping.
4. Cover the top of the pit with green sticks to make the trap invisible. Place some green leaves on the stick to completely hide the trap. They also prevent the eels from jumping out of the trap.
5. Sprinkle dry bait all over the trap and place some pieces of bait inside the PVC pipes.
6. Leave the trap all night.
7. Take a bucket, remove all the sticks over the trap, and remove the eels you have trapped. Cover the trap with sticks again to reuse the trap for the next time.
-Eels simply enter into the trap by following the bait. So, sprinkle quite a bit of bait all over the trap.
-While collecting the eels, apply some sand on your hands for a better grip.
-Make sure the entrance to the trap is flat so the eels can easily swim into it.
Eels are a type of fish in which pectoral fins and pelvic areas are absent. But similar to fish, they are an amazing source of healthy omega-3 fatty acids, calcium, magnesium, zinc, potassium, iron and selenium.
You can buy an eel trap online, but why waste money when you can actually make an eel trap yourself. This DIY eel trap doesn’t take much time to build. Purchase PVC pipe and cut it into four pieces. Go to a nearby lake or canal and build this simple trap and see how many eels you can catch.
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