whippy bough trap

whippy bough trap
a fishing rod is bent and the fixed line attached underwater with the baited hook free. When a fish takes the bait, the attachment is released and the tension in the bent rod hooks the fish and holds it out of the water away from predators to be collected later. Also called automatic fishing line

Dictionary of ichthyology. 2009.

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  • automatic fishing line — whippy bough trap (a fishing rod is bent and the fixed line attached underwater with the baited hook free. When a fish takes the bait, the attachment is released and the tension in the bent rod hooks the fish and holds it out of the water away… …   Dictionary of ichthyology

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