How To Build The Best Bait Trap

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Perch are great live bait for fishing, and there are a few ways lớn build your own trap to catch them. The traditional perch trap is also known as the round trap or cylinder trap. It is similar to the trap used to lớn catch minnows, but modified for a larger catch. Lớn build one, all it takes is a little chicken wire.

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Items you will need

Mesh chicken wire, 60-by-72-inch sheet, 1-inch mesh

Square chicken wire, 17-by-17-inch

Two squares chicken wire

2 stainless steel wire, 23-by-23-inch

Tin snips


Roll the large sheet of wire mesh lengthwise into a cylinder. Overlap the edge of the mesh by one inch and use wire to lớn securely bind the edges together. Kiểm tra for gaps và bind them shut. Cut the 17-by-17-inch square of chicken wire into a circle to fit the over of the cylinder. Fasten this to one end of the cylinder using wire. You should now have a cylinder 72 inches long, open at one end.


Round one edge of each 23-by-23-inch square of chicken wire into a semicircle, and roll them into cones. Trim the excess and snip the ends off the cones, so that the narrow ends terminate in holes of about 6 inches. You should now have two cones 17 inches in diameter, with narrow holes at the ends. Cut a small square flap in the underside of one cone khổng lồ use as a trap door. Fasten this trap door shut with a small coil of wire.

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Place the cone with the trap door in the middle of the cylinder, with the narrow over facing inward. Bind it in place using the stainless steel wire. Bind the other cone to lớn the mở cửa end of the cylinder, also facing inward. Your cylinder should now contain two throats through which fish can pass only one way.


Cut another small square in the side of the cylinder to use as a trap door, fastening it again with wire. The outer trap door can be opened to place bait in the trap. The inner door is khổng lồ allow fish that have been caught in the trap"s first chamber lớn pass through.


Bread soaked in anise oil works well as bait. This can be placed inside a length of pantyhose which then sits inside a tin can inside a trap. Remember to kiểm tra your trap every day. Failure to bởi vì so may be illegal in your area.
Bread soaked in anise oil works well as bait. This can be placed inside a length of pantyhose which then sits inside a tin can inside a trap. Remember to check your trap every day. Failure to bởi vì so may be illegal in your area.

Nick Grimes was first published in 1998. Since then his work has appeared in the New Zealand Listener, Evening Post, đô thị Voice, Turbine, Flicks.co.nz, và Gamesradar. He has a master's degree in creative writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters in Wellington, New Zealand.