BOW NET, or Bow WHEEL. An engine for catching fish, chiefly lobsters and craw-fish, made of two round wicker baskets, pointed at the end, one of which is thrust into the other; at the mouth is a little rim, four or five inches broad, somewhat bent inwards. It is also used for catching sparrows.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835.
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