|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.
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. 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.
- Main article: Fishing Spot
The fishing area contains twelve 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.
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.
Catching lobsters and ducks
Lobsters and ducks are caught with traps made in the Net Maker. Each trap can caught one animal and each animal is automatically caught after a certain amount of time. There are no scrapbook rewards for catching lobsters or ducks.
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 fall trees in the fishing area get fall colors, mushrooms pop up and fallen leaves are seen lying on the ground.
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 over 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.
During Winter fir trees appear to have snow on them, other trees and some plants appear frosted, snow is falling and there are patches of ice on the ground. Gift packages can occasionally be spotted over the lake. Tapping on them will give players random items.