Dictionary of Ichthyology  

    

cover pot = a wide-mouth basket with a smaller hole in the opposite end, plunged into the water over a fish spotted by a wading fisher, the fish being caught and extracted by hand through the smaller hole. Often used in turbid water or areas of rich plant growth. Also called plunge basket. See also lantern net.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Photograph by Brian W. Coad.

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