fish trap
a spring-loaded trap made of netting on a frame that closes over a fish. The two rectangular halves of the trap are spread apart from the central spring mechanism. The fish is attracted by bait or a dummy fish that the fish sought tries to fight, e.g. a wooden male salmon painted in spawning colours. See also shutter trap

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • fish trap — noun : a device for catching fish that consists of a net or other structure which diverts the fish into an enclosure so arranged that egress is more difficult than ingress * * * fish trap, a trap for catching fish, having a funnel shaped entrance …   Useful english dictionary

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  • fish-trap — a spring loaded trap made of netting on a frame that closes over a fish. The two rectangular halves of the trap are spread apart from the central spring mechanism. The fish is attracted by bait or a dummy fish that the fish sought tries to fight …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish trap —    ♦ See trap …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • fish-trap — noun A contraption made of wires, rods, fishing net or other suitable materials with the purpose of catching fish alive …   Wiktionary

  • fish trap boat — herring weir seine boat (an open boat about 28 feet long with an inboard motor. Has three man crew and is used to tend herring seines, traps and weirs) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • fish-trap boat — herring weir seine boat (an open boat about 28 feet long with an inboard motor. Has three man crew and is used to tend herring seines, traps and weirs) …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • electric fish trap — a large wire mesh cage with an open top having electrodes at the mouth. Fish are attracted by electrotaxis to the electrodes and stunned, falling into the trap …   Dictionary of ichthyology

  • trap — (noun)) 1) fish trap (a spring loaded trap made of netting on a frame that closes over a fish. The two rectangular halves of the trap are spread apart from the central spring mechanism. The fish is attracted by bait or a dummy fish that the fish… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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