Equip your rod and reel and press CAST button. The green bar is the strength of the fish. The bigger the fish, the harder the fight. Some fish are more aggressive and will fight more than others; the bar will turn red when a fish is fighting hard. The blue bar is the line tension. Watch the line tension meter, if it goes too far your line will snap and the fish will escape. When the fish is fighting or the line tension gets too high, let go of the reel and let the line spool out a bit. To land the fish, you will need to switch between reeling and relaxing the line.
Each fish species behaves differently, some fish are easier to catch (Bream) and some are more challenging (Pike). When a fish is fighting hard the line tension meter will turn red to indicate the fish is on a run.
The green bar is the tension indicator: it shows the load on your tackle. If the bar gets into the red zone, the tension on your tackle is too high and you risk breaking it. The distance (ft) shows the distance remaining to land the fish.
Your rod must have broken. If one of the icons is red, your tackle is damaged and needs to be fixed. Tap Bag > Tackle > fix to repair a broken item. Or go to the Tackle section of the shop to buy a new rod.
Don’t let the line spool out past the reels line capacity. Use the right tackle combination for the fish you are targeting. There is always a chance that a big fish bites and your tackle won’t be enough to strike. Upgrade your tackle to be able to catch bigger fish.
RODS: The more advanced rods make landing the big fish easier. The rod weight is the recommended weight – you can pull out a 20lb fish with a 10lb rod, but it will be more difficult and time consuming.
REELS: Big fish tend to fight hard and make more runs so you need good line strength and spool capacity. You can catch big fish on light tackle but it will be more difficult and time
A fishfinder helps you locate certain fish in the water. After you equip it, it will appear in your main window. Every few seconds it shows a fish swimming under the water, or it may spot a treasure or a quest item. Casting your rod at the moment it shows an object increases your chances of catching it.
Chum is a mixture of different baits that when added to your swim attracts certain species towards your hook. Example, adding bread chum will attract trout to your swim, adding fish chum will attract sharks!
Record fish is your personal largest catch. Trophy fish is a fish larger than 75% of the maximum size of its species. Monster fish is a fish larger than 95% of the maximum size of its species. You can find your records in the records tab in your inventory.
You start the game with a small pond on a plot of land. To attract other anglers you will need to turn your site into a fishing paradise! Do this by adding different buildings to your site, each building has unique features, some generate coins, bait and increase your sites attractiveness to other fishermen.
You will need to build some recreational buildings before other fisherman will visit your site. Add toilets, tackle shops and places to eat and stay to make your site more attractive. Increasing your reputation will also attract professional and richer customers.
By successfully breeding each species in a particular category you can complete collections. Completing fish collections greatly increase your sites attractiveness to other fisherman and randomly produce fish stock.
There are 3 ways to add fish to your pond. You can buy fish in the shop, catch a female fish with hard roe, or select a pond and press the add button. Breeding fish takes time, the bigger and rarer the fish, the longer it takes to breed.