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What is a fish basket called?

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According to Oxford Dictionaries, a creel is a wicker basket used for carrying fish that have just been caught. The word "creel" originated from Middle English between the 13th and 14th centuries.

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Primarily made from wood, such as willow, creels allowed fishermen to maintain dexterity during river wading while offering protection to the caught fish. With the advent of "catch and release" and access to readily available food sources, creels gradually fell out of use. As of 2014, creels are found in museums or personal collections as many of the baskets were handmade and possess quality artistic attributes associated with creative works.

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