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How to Fish

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The game provides you with a fishing Tutorial through the persona of Angus. He's a jolly fellow who you meet once you've repaired the Fishing boat and sail it downriver. Angus teaches you The Basics and gives you three free Lures with which to try your hand at Fishing yourself.

TIP: You can see Angus's Tutorial again by tapping him if you need a recap.

To reiterate his tips, you can start fishing in any open fishing area by tapping on a lure and holding down to drag it to the position you want to cast. This is the spot that you will be fishing in, so pick carefully (and yes, location does affect the sort of fish that you can catch).

Pick the area you would like to fish in once Angus gives you free reign

Once the Lure is in the water, drag it every so slightly to move it around. You want to fool the nearby fish into thinking that the Lure is really another fish. Before too long, hopefully you will get a bite. This is shown by a circle that appears around the edge of the pool and begins to get smaller and smaller, focusing on the Lure and the fish you are trying to snare. The fish will try to escape the circle - if it does that then you will lose it. You need to drag the line in the direction you need the fish to go to stay inside the circle - the opposite way to that which the fish is swimming in.

Once the circle closes completely, if you still have the fish inside, you will complete the job and catch it.

Note: Even if the fish escapes from the circle, you can have another go for free as you only lose the Lure for fish that you catch.

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8 comments, latest first.
Jun 29th 2015 Guest
What about when your helping neighbours fishing, but u haven't got your boat yet?
ID #577487
Feb 9th 2015 Guest
Seems I never catch a new species of fish despite what's jumping, new areas and which lure I select.
Any tips?
ID #513978
Oct 25th 2014 Guest
How do you earn more lures? You may have covered that in your explanation but I just did a quick skim.
Any help would be appreciated Smile Thanks
ID #462967
Oct 22nd 2014 Guest
Angus will automatically appear in the fishing camp once you've repaired your boat and clicked it to go to the fishing area. You do not "move" the fishing boat. You just click on an open fishing area, select a lure, and drag it into the water to start fishing. During Fishing Rodeos you will be able to catch special fish to add to your book.
ID #461587
Oct 15th 2014 Guest
ID #458920
Feb 26th 2014 Guest
What do I do to make angus appear?
ID #359049
Jan 29th 2014 Guest
How do I move the fishing boat to the fishing area?
ID #349426
Dec 13th 2013 Guest
How can I catch the fish at the back of the book, is there a special time x x
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