I have been asked by one of my readers to provide a little more information about a fish trap which I use at the cabin. This particular trap is called a “Mjäder” and I first used it when I visited the cabin before I even owned it
The fish can swim in but they cannot find their way out again. Some people say that you must cover it with Spruce branches so that the fish swim in to it for protection, but I have never found this necessary.
The frame is made from steel wire, and then the frame is covered with chicken wire. It can be very effective at catching fish.
There is a small door so that you can reach in and remove the fish.
You can see here that there are many different designs.