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.
|Repairing time||3 days|
Fish can be caught using lures and nets while lobsters and ducks are caught using traps. Fish immediately give fish fillets. Lobsters eventually yield lobster tails after going into the Lobster Pool, and ducks give feathers through Duck Salon. Both machines are located in the fishing area.
Lures are made in the Lure Workbench while nets and traps are made in the Net Maker. Everything is stored in the Tackle Box.
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.
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 noscrapbook 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
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.
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.
Ducks are caught with traps made in the Net Maker. Players drop a trap into a fishing spot and will automatically catch a duck two hours later no matter which spot the trap is in. There is no cooldown time but ducks must stay in the Duck Salon for three more hours before they yield feathers. There is no scrapbook rewards for ducks.
- 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 over the lake, 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 (see Mystery Box for details).
- 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. Present boxes and firework barrels can occasionally be spotted over the lake. Tapping on them will give players random items (see Mystery Box for details).