罟寮 Gǔ liáo

About two hundred years ago, our ancients discovered a way to catch fishes. They cast fishing net and set it in positions by swimming, and then dozens of people join forces to haul the fishing net and share the fishery harvesting. In Taiwanese, it is called ‘牽罟 (Qiān gǔ)’ It also means the spirit of townspeople help each other and co-operated. The fishing net has more than 150 meters and two rough twine lines 200 meters on both sides which is called ‘罟網 (Gǔ wǎng)’ They built a simple wooden hut for placing all these fishing tools, 罟寮 (Gǔ liáo). There is a Taiwanese proverb: 火燒罟寮-全無網 (Huǒshāo gǔ liáo-quán wú wǎng) which means once the fire disaster happened, all the fishing tools were burned down, also the only way to make money is destroyed.