Dictionary of Ichthyology  

snare = a running noose on the end of a pole that can be used to catch a fish. It may be passive with the fish's movements causing the snare to close or more usually it is actively used when fish in shallow water, such as on spawning grounds, have a snare slipped over their head and pulled tight. The snare may be baited or run through a hollow stick (stick-snare).

From Umali, A. F. 1950. Guide to the classification of fishing gear in the Philippines. Research Report 17, Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of the Interior, Washington.

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