Okay after the last Sims 3 Gardening Tutorial, now i have tips and tricks for Fishing in Sims 3 🙂
Fishing Skill is good for 3 things :
1. Keeping food on the table
2. Earning money
3. Relaxing 😛
The Fishing skill can started by reading a book, taking a class, or just out to a body of water and using the Fish interaction. Once the Fishing skill is underway, the skill increases either by continued reading or continued fishing. Just having a hook under the surface is enough to develop the skill, but this is a slow way to learn. The skill actually gets a bump when you catch a fish, and the bigger the fish, the bigger the skill bump.
Certain traits in addition to Angler affect the Fishing skill. Loves the Outdoor Sims get great moodlets from just being outside and fishing. Hates Outdoors, Easily Bored, or Clumsy dampen the ability to catch fish. If a Sim has any of these traits, perhaps they should pick up the guitar instead of the rod. When a fish is hoisted out of the water, the Sims hold it up and the weight of the fish is automatically logged in the Skill Journal. If it’s a new type of fish, that is also noted.
Once the Sims reaches level 3, they can choose the Bait interaction at the water’s edge to use a specific type of bait while fishing. Bait is essential if a Sim hopes to catch more than just basic fish in the water, such as the Goldfish. Gain levels also unlocks the ability to catch certain fish. However, just unlocking a type of fish doesn’t guarantee actually catching it.
Each fish has one favourite type of bait, and you should use that bait to catch that fish. Learn what that bait is by experimenting with different types of bait or by reading bait books purchased from the bookstore.
Bait is not enough though, certain fish exist only in certain locations, so you have to find where a fish lurks befoure you can catch it. Use the Inspect Water interaction to get an idea of the types of fish that your Sim is high enough level to catch.
|Fish||Skill Level Required||Commonality||Locations Found||Preferred Bait||Minimum weight||Maximum weight||Value at min weight||Value at max weight||Skill Points for Catching|
|Red Herring||3||Common||Lakes,Ocean||Hot Dogs||1||10||5||5||160|
|Tragic Clownfish||4||Uncommon||Lakes,Ocean||Bell Pepper||5||40||13||32||185|
|Robot Fish||9||Rare||Science Facility||Piranha||250||1.000||50||275||1.000|
There are 5 things you can do with fish :
Eating the fish is the most natural. Just place the fish in the refrigerator to keep it fresh.
Fishing Sims can make quite a bit of cash selling “sea kittens” to the EverFresh market.
3. Use it as bait
Fish can be used as bait to catch other fish too 😛
4. Use it as fertilizer for your garden
5. Keep it as a pet
Fish also make good pets, especially if keeping fish is related to a Lifetime Wish. Buy the Shrinkomatic Bowl from Buy Mode, and place them around the house to store caught fish by left-clicking on the bowl and chooseing Stock. Pay attention to them.. fish in bowls must be fed regularly. A dead fish left unattended starts to stink, which results in the Disgusted moodlet.
Fish have environmental bonuses, too. The rarer and larger the fish, the more it contributes to the room’s decor. Keep nice, rare fish in bowls to get the Nicely Decorated moodlet.
– Amateur Ichtyologist :
Amateur Ichthyologists have caught at least one of every fish type. Their deep understanding of marine life helps them catch the bigger fish.
– Commercial Fisherman :
Commercial Fisherman have caught at least 350 fish. They catch more fish in less time than normal Sims.
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