9 Mar 2013

Warning not to kill eels in public parks

6:47 am on 9 March 2013

An illegal trap has been discovered at an Auckland park which is home to shortfin and longfin native species.

Auckland Council says it does not know who set the trap Western Springs Lakeside Park and warns eeling is not allowed in public parks.

Parks manager Jane Aickin said the park is treasured for its nature and the eels are an important part of that.