Location: Rivière-Ouelle (Québec)
Date: November 17, 2015
Photo: Yvan Lizotte
Eel fishers have several tricks up their sleeve to make it easier for them to rebuild their weirs at the beginning of the next fishing season.
When they dismantle a weir, they stuff hay into the holes where the posts, stakes and poles once stood. This prevents the holes from becoming full of mud, stones and other debris by the following spring. It also makes the holes easier to find.