John Silliboy, eel fisher
John Silliboy, eel fisher

It’s time for today’s eel video– Winter Eeling. You can watch it here.

This video shows how eel are traditionally speared during the winter.

Eel fishers Kerry Prosper and John Sylliboy explain everything about winter fishing from digging through the ice to how to spear.

UINR researcher Shelley Denny looks at some of the traditions and methods used in Mi’kmaq winter fishing.

Every day for ten days UINR has released a new video on the American Eel in Cape Breton. This is the final video in the series. EELS ARE COOL!