Saturday, March 17, 2012

Serkap Ikan

Serkap Ikan. Conical Fish Trap.

Conical Fish trap or serkap ikan is a traditional gear to catch fish during dry season, especially when the farmers plowing their fields before paddy seedlings. During that time, fish can be seen in the water and a fast action should be done to catch the fish.

The trap is made from bamboo and rattan, which was shaped and cut into required size before its fix together to become a hard, beautiful and long lasting product. Its not everybody got the skills to make this product. Only talented people can produce good fish trap, usually inherited from their older generation.

Concentration is among the factor to produce a good fish trap.

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