NIGHT HOOKS. To set night hooks for eels ; take a strong even cord of length sufficient to reach the bottom in the deepest places, on this, and at equal distances, tie five or six lines about eighteen inches long, each with a slip-knot, to each of which fasten on a hook, baited with a minnow, loach, bullhead, or other suitable eel-bait; to one extremity of the principal line, append a heavy weight, which throw out into a silent and deep place, or at the tail of a deep stream, making fast the other end to a bough or stump on the water side, and let it remain till morning.
Harewood, Harry. A Dictionary of Sports. London: T. Tegg and son, 1835
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