How to Make a Catch Pole for Trapping – [Step By Step]

how to make a catch pole for trapping

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Do you want to control any aggressive animal? Then catchpole is a good and versatile tool for you to control and restrain animals. A catchpole is an amazing tool for a trapper. One of the main advantages of catchpole is that if you want to release animals you can release them unharmed.

To purchase a catch pole can be costly for you and sometimes that just not worth it. Sitting at home you can easily make it using some tools and following some simple and easy steps. So if you are a beginner then firstly you need to know how to make a catch pole for trapping. You can learn how to make your own catch pole at home as well as you can save you money.

We have provided you with the necessary information on how to make a pvc catch pole. This is a very simple and easy task. If you read this article you can easily learn to make a catch pole-sitting at your home.

Required Materials

  • 4′ of 3/4″, 40 PVC conduit
  • 8′ of 3/32 coated cable or wire
  • 2-3/4 PVC end caps
  • 1-3/32 aluminum ferrule or stops

Required Tools

  • Hacksaw
  • Hammer
  • Pliers
  • Drill 1/4″ drill bit
  • Cable cutters

Step By Step Process For Homemade Catch Pole for Trapping

Step 1: Drill hole on the PVC end cap

To build a catch pole first drill a hole at the center of 4′ of 3/4″ PVC end cap. Put the drill on the cap, just hold it and slowly draw into the center of the cap. Take your time because if you rush you may end up making big holes in it or possibly you can even crack this. Be very careful doing that.

Step 2: Drill on the PVC pipe

You need a 3 quarter inch PVC pipe of any length you want. The length of the pipe you can take is 38 inches long. Generally, you can take between 36 to 42 inch long PVC pipes. If you take more than 42 inches the problem with that it may become too flexible. Slide end cap onto the end of your PVC pipe and then a quarter inch away mark with a pencil where to drill the hole.

Step 3: Insert your cable into the PVC pipe

Insert your cable carefully through the hole of your PVC pipe. Take one end of your cable and push it off from the pipe so that you get 6 to 7 inches.

Step 4: Strip to have bare cable

Take about an inch of the cable and strip so that you have bare cable. You can do it with cable cutter or LED knife.

Step 5: Put the ferrule on the bare cable and fit it on the PVC pipe

You can put steel or aluminum ferrule to build a good catching pole. The problem with this is it may not fit the cable and may come out easily. So you can use a hammer to strike on the ferrule. Make sure the aluminum ferrule fit the bare cable.

Then bend the ferrule with bare cable and then carefully insert the ferrule at the end of the PVC pipe that you drilled a hole into. This should be a tight fit.

Step 6: Thread the cable through the PVC end cap and make a loop

Carefully thread the cable to the PVC end cap and insert it inside the pipe down to the opposite end. Then attach the PVC end cap to the end of the pipe and with the help of a hammer strike the end cap gently so that it remains tightly attached to the pipe.

Make sure the end cap does not come out from the pipe. Don’t tap too hard so that it does not break. Again repeat this process and attach another end cap to the other end of the PVC pipe with the cable that came out from the first end of the pipe.

A loop will be created when you thread the cable to the pipe and keep the loop 2-3 times larger than the animal head. You can use PVC glue instead of using a hammer to attach the end cap with the PVC pipe.

Safety Measures

Don’t tap or push the end cap roughly or it may crack or break. Carefully use the cable cutter while making a bare cable. Be very careful while making hole on the end cap and PVC pipe. Make sure that you draw holes on the right place. Try not to take more than 42 inches long PVC pipe.

If you want to make a lock system, gently at the end of the cable make a loop and pull the cable through. Use the hammer gently. While using it, make sure the end cap does not break or crack.


To make a pvc catch pole is not a tough work. If you want to control any animal or restrain animals then you can use this tool. It is widely used for trapping purpose.

You can purchase catch pole from a market but sometimes it does not worth it. It also may be expensive for you. So you can easily make a catch pole if you have the materials that you need to make a catch pole. And the required material is not so expensive to buy. So if you are a beginner then after reading this article i hope you can easily learn the steps of making a catch pole.

Hopefully, after reading this guide you can learn how to make a catch pole for trapping. We have provided you with the necessary information in this article and the tools that you need to make a catch pole for trapping.

Good luck and happy trapping.

Roland Carroll

Hi, This is Roland. I love Hunting and it's my hobby. I love to share my hunting experience in this blog. Keep reading all the articles here and let me know what do you think about this site.

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