Why is shrimp fishing so unique that it triggered me to write this article? Well, I believe most people think about shrimp fishing is taking a net to catch shrimp in rivers or oceans. But when we talk about shrimp fishing in Taiwan as a leisure activity, we mean we catch shrimp with a fishing rod and line in a manmade indoor pool.
As I know, shrimp fishing has been in Taiwan for more than 15 years. I have no clued about how it started or anything about this activity. But, definitely whoever started this idea was very cleaver for lots of people pay money to participate in this activity.
|we met our friend' friends who had many years|
experiences in shrimp fishing. He was going to
teach us how to catch shrimp.
|We were there just after sunset. There were some other|
groups of people already there to enjoy the Saturday
night with friends. There were a total of three manmade
pools inside the building and one was empty which
was set up for deep sea fishing.
|There were also some manmade outdoor pools with an |
aerator (putting oxygen into the water) which were very
common in the countryside on the west coast for raising
different kinds of fish.
|My husband caught his first shrimp|
after several minutes practice.
|The store also offered food to its customers for |
|This was a traditional Taiwanese style BBQ with |
a small charco grill.
|The fun of the BBQ was parents and kids could work |
together as a team to promote their relationship and it
also served as a learning process for children.
|There were some cleaning areas for people to wash|
their shrimp or fish. The store also offered sea salt for
people to add on their shrimp before BBQ. The store
also helped its customers to process their food with
a small fee.
|We had plenty of fresh shrimp. It tasted|
delicious when sharing with good friends
and having a good time.
This was our first experience in shrimp fishing. It was a fun activity. But I didn't enjoy the indoor BBQ part because of lacking fresh air circulaion. The air was filled with smoke and the windows were closed. It was really bad jut like committing slow suicide to me. However, there are some shrimp farms offering only shrimp fishing that you don't have to endure the smoking environment when you feel lucky.
When I was searching about shrimp fishing activity in Taiwan, I found this article below written by an American who came to Taiwan for a trade show about his shrimping experience in Taiwan. It was an interesting story.