APOLLO I Trap | 1-funnel completely assembled eel and crayfish pot
Because of its size only one completely assembled APOLLO I Trap can be delivered per parcel. We therefore suggest to order the less bulky and cheaper assembing kits.
The construction of the 1-funnel APOLLO I pot was predefined by the natural behaviour of eel and crayfish
At daytime the eels try to hide from predators like cormorants and others by searching for dark caves. The fully covered bodies of this trap are providing such a shelter. Furthermore the closed end piece of the pot offers protection from the current. The bait in the bait box clipped to the cap can increase the catch ability of the pot especially even in slightest current. Eels follow the scent of bait up stream and pass the funnel up to the end of the trap. The thousandfold in our small eel pots well proven aft end of the second funnel makes sure that no eel can escape. The eel pot anchored at it’s tail can follow changing tidal currents. The heavy round steel bars attached to the lower part of the pot keeps the covered top in position.
Catching Crayfish and Mitten Crabs
This pot is perfectly designed for catching crayfish or mitten crab in rivers or lakes with at least a minimum of current. Bait can increase the catch ability of this pot considerably. Crayfish or mitten crap follow the scent of bait up stream and pass the funnel up to the bait box at the end of the trap. For catching these species the aft part of the funnel has to be cut to an opening that allows the crayfish or crab to pass. As spare funnels are available the pot can be refitted easily for catching eel.
Please keep in mind that it might take several days until new pots have absorbed the smell of the environment. That’s why older pots often show better catches than brand new ones.
Due to the construction of this pot cormorants, otters or other predators can’t reach the fishes being caught.