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Price 35,000 coins
Level 27
Repairing time 3 days


Fishing is a game feature which allow players to catch fish and lobsters. It is unlocked at Level 27, when the fishing boat becomes repairable for 35,000 coins. The fishing boat takes 3 days (or 97 diamonds) to be repaired.

Fish can be caught using lures and nets while lobsters are caught using traps. Fish immediately give fish fillets, while lobsters eventually yield lobster tails.

Lures are made in the Lure Workbench while nets and traps are made in the Net Maker. Everything is stored in the Tackle Box.

Story

Once the player has repaired his or her uncle's fishing boat, he or she gets access to the fishing area where Angus introduces himself. Angus shows the player how to make lures in the Lure Workbench, gives some to the player for free, and shows the player how to catch fish with them. After the tutorial, Angus gives the player three free normal lures. When the player repairs the Net Maker, Angus shows him or her how to make nets and offers one Mystery Net[citation needed]. When the player repairs the Lobster Pool, another tutorial shows him or her how to make traps to catch lobsters. Angus does not leave the fishing area and allows the player to watch the tutorials again by tapping on him.

Fishing spots

Main article: Fishing Spot

The fishing area contains ten fishing spots (i.e. ten circles delimited by vegetation or rocks). When players unlock the fishing feature only two spots are unlocked. In unlocked spots, fish are seen swimming in the water and jumping. Locked spots are surrounded by nets and fog can be masking them. When players unlock a spot the surrounding net is lifted and the fog recedes.

Unlocking spots requires expansion supplies: see Fishing Spot for details.

Fishing lures and fishing with nets

When fishing with lures, players have to play a mini game where they throw the lure into the water, wait for a fish to get hooked then keep the fish within a small circle for a very short while. They can only catch one fish per spot and there is a cooldown time after each successful catch (see Fishing Spot to know how long it lasts depending on the spot the player fished in). Fishing with different types of lures allows players to eventually catch all 40 types of fish and get scrapbook rewards.

When fishing with nets, players drop the net into the water and automatically catch three fish --Copper Redhorses and/or Sockey Salmons-- after 20 hours. There is no cooldown time and no scrapbook rewards when fishing this way. The Net Maker is unlocked at Level 30 and requires 28,000 coins and 2 days to be repaired.

Fishing with mystery nets

Diamond Fishing Net Cath

When fishing with mystery nets, players may catch rarer items instead or in addition to fish:

Mystery nets require 5 diamonds to be made and stay in the water for 21 hours.

Catching lobsters

Lobsters are caught with traps made in the Net Maker. Players drop a trap into a fishing spot and will automatically catch a lobster six hours later no matter which spot the trap is in. There is no cooldown time but lobsters must stay in the Lobster Pool for another six hours before they yield tails. There is no scrapbook rewards for lobsters.

Fishing book

When fishing with lures every fish players catch is photographed and weighed. If the fish they caught is new or belongs to a new weight category it is added to their uncle's fishing book (also called 'scrapbook') and they get a reward: one diamond for small fish (or fish in the bronze category), two for medium ones (silver category) and three for really big catches (gold category).

Players can see their scrapbook or other players' ones by tapping on the fisherman's hut.

During fishing events six rare fish become available: see Fish for details about how to catch all the different types of fish.

Appearance

Fall

During fall trees in the fishing area get fall colors, mushrooms pop up and fallen leaves are seen lying on the ground.

Halloween

Halloween ghost appears next to Angus

The Halloween ghost

During Halloween mist is seen in the fishing area, jack-o'-lanterns are hung in fir trees and bats fly around instead of birds. A ghost can occasionally be spotted in the lake. Tapping on it will give players random items including a special decoration, the Secret Coffin, which is not listed in the Shop and therefore cannot be bought.

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