Ålasump English

The eel trap boat was used exclusively for eel catching up to the 1980’s. It was designed for the storage of up to 2000 kg of live eels. A record catch was registered in 1964, when the eel trap boat was allowed to fill up over a period of 4 days.

The eel trap boat was anchored approximately 500m off land, from where the buyers would collect the trapped eels in vessels known as eel smacks.