This is perhaps the most effective method of trussing this fish, but it is considerably more trouble than either of the other ways given, a trussing-needle and fine string being necessary.

Having washed and prepared the fish, thread the needle with string. Stick it right through from one side of the head to the other. Next stick the needle through the body about half-way between the head and the tail, draw the string through, and lastly thread through the flesh at the root of the tail. Draw the string tight enough to form the fish into the shape of an S, and tie both ends of the string securely.