The Polynesians have an ingenious form of sport something in the nature of a battue. A number of rafts are joined together to form a water compound on some shallow beach frequented by fish. A couple of men, working from a small canoe in the centre, thrash the water and drive the fish towards the boundaries. Numbers of fish in their terror leap, strike against the outer fence of the raft, and so quickly find their way to the baskets. On the reefs, spearing by throwing with one or both hands is practised. The hooks are made of shell and bone, and answer the double purpose of hook and bait, some of the small ones being circular and twisted into rough resemblance of a worm. The rod used in sea fishing from the canoes is of bamboo cane twelve or fifteen feet long, and this enables the fisherman to attract the surface feeders by dangling on the water an ingenious tuft of bristles or hairs attached as a tail to the shell bait.