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Fishing
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Age Range:Teen+
Species:Human
Expansion:Sims3 icon.png Base Game



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Skill Levels

A Sim Fishing
Sims aren't able to use all fishing related abilities immediately - instead, they must gain skill in fishing. Below is a list of the fishing skill levels and what can be done at each level.


Level Abilities
0 Can catch Anchovies, Minnows, Doitsu Koi, and Frogs.
1 Can "Inspect Water" to preview possible fish. Can catch Goldfish, Alley Catfish, Sea Bat Starfish, and Toads.
2 Can use bait. Catch Rainbow Trout, Jellyfish, and Sea Sludge.
3 Can catch Red Herring, Tuna, Snails, and Kawarimono Koi.
4 Can catch Siamese Catfish, Tragic Clownfish, Crocodile, Kissing Gourami, and Luminous Salamander.
5 Can use live bait. Can catch Blowfish, Piranha, Crawfish, Ochiba Koi, Linckia Starfish.
6 Can catch Salmon, Black Goldfish, and Sewer Trilobite.
7 Can catch Swordfish, Shark, and Tancho Koi.
8 Can catch Angelfish, Vampirefish, Mummyfish, and Fairy Damsel.
9 Can catch Lobster, Robot Fish, Dragonfish, and Ninja Starfish.
10 Can catch Deathfish.



Fish Type and Baits

These are all the fish you can find in the Sims 3. Along with them are their preferred habitats and bait.

Icon Fish Level Preferred Habitat Rarity Bait Icon Bait Weight Range Value Range EP
Anchovy Anchovy 0 Saltwater Common Tomato Tomato 0.1 - 0.5 5 - 11 Base Game
Minnow Minnow 0 Freshwater Common Apple Apple 0.1 - 0.5 5 - 11 Base Game
Doitsu Koi Doitsu Koi 0 Freshwater (China) Common Pomelo Pomelo 1 - 25 7 - 14 World Adventures
Frog Frogs 0 Freshwater (Egypt & France) Common Cherimola Blan Grapes Cherimola Blan Grapes 0.1 - 1 6 - 13 World Adventures
Goldfish Goldfish 1 Freshwater Common Lettuce Lettuce 0.1 - 2 6 - 16 Base Game
Alley Catfish Alley Catfish 1 Saltwater & Freshwater Uncommon Cheese Cheese 0.1 - 5 6 - 20 Base Game
SeaBatStarfish Sea Bat Starfish 1 Saltwater Common Tofu Tofu 1 - 25 8 - 42 Showtime
Toad Toad 1 Freshwater Common Red Toadstool Red Toadstool 0.4 - 2 8 - 20 Supernatural
Rainbow Trout Rainbow Trout 2 Freshwater Common Egg Egg 1 - 10 9 - 18 Base Game
Jellyfish Jellyfish 2 Saltwater Common Grapes Grapes 0.1 - 10 8 - 19 Base Game
Sea Sludge Sea Sludge 2 Saltwater & Freshwater Common Links Links 1 - 100 11 - 22 Late Night
Red Herring Red Herring 3 Saltwater & Freshwater Common Links Links 1 - 10 5 - 5 Base Game
Tuna Tuna 3 Saltwater Common Onion Onion 2 - 40 11 - 25 Base Game
Snails Snails 3 Saltwater & Freshwater (France) Uncommon Gralladina Fran Grapes Gralladina Fran Grapes 0.1 - 1 8 - 20 World Adventures
Kawarimono Koi Kawarimono Koi 3 Freshwater (China) Common Plum Plum 1 - 25 14 - 28 World Adventures
Siamese Catfish Siamese Catfish 4 Saltwater & Freshwater Common Bell Pepper Bell Pepper 5 - 40 13 - 32 Base Game
Tragic Clownfish.JPG Tragic Clownfish 4 Saltwater Uncommon Watermelon.png Watermelon 5 - 15 14 - 30 Base Game
Crocodile Crocodile 4 Saltwater & Freshwater (Egypt) Uncommon Siamese Catfish Siamese Catfish 1 - 400 14 - 40 World Adventures
Kissing Gourami Kissing Gourami 4 Saltwater & Freshwater Common Goldfish Goldfish 0.1 - 15 8 - 52 Late Night
Luminous Salamander Luminous Salamander 4 Saltwater & Freshwater Uncommon Mycenas Mycenas 0.1 - 1 20 - 90 Supernatural
Blowfish Blowfish 5 Saltwater Uncommon Potato.png Potato 5 - 40 13 - 47 Base Game
Piranha Piranha 5 Freshwater Uncommon Minnow Minnow 3 - 25 14 - 41 Base Game
Crawfish Crawfish 5 Saltwater & Freshwater (France) Uncommon Frog Frogs 0.1 - 3 15 - 45 World Adventures
Ochiba Koi Ochiba Koi 5 Freshwater (China) Uncommon Pomelo Pomelo 1 - 50 20 - 65 World Adventures
Linckia Starfish Linckia Starfish 5 Saltwater Uncommon Tofu Tofu 1 - 40 16 - 76 Showtime
Salmon Salmon 6 Saltwater & Freshwater Common Lime Lime 10 - 50 14 - 45 Base Game
Black Goldfish Black Goldfish 6 Freshwater Common Goldfish Goldfish 5 - 25 16 - 49 Base Game
Sewer Trilobite Sewer Trilobite 6 Saltwater & Freshwater Common Minnow Minnow 1 - 100 35 - 75 Late Night
Swordfish Swordfish 7 Saltwater Common Anchovy.JPG Anchovy 20 - 60 17 - 60 Base Game
Shark Shark 7 Saltwater & Freshwater Uncommon Red Herring Red Herring 1 - 150 7 - 70 Base Game
Tancho Koi Tancho Koi 7 Freshwater (China) Uncommon Plum Plum 1 - 50 25 - 90 World Adventures
Angelfish Angel Fish 8 Saltwater & Freshwater Uncommon Alley Catfish Alley Catfish 2 - 60 21 - 85 Base Game
Vampire Fish Vampire Fish 8 Freshwater Rare Garlic Garlic 25 - 80 55 - 225 Base Game
Mummyfish Mummyfish 8 Freshwater (Egypt) Rare Pomegranate Pomegranate 25 - 80 50 - 280 World Adventures
Fairy Damsel Fairy Damsel 8 Saltwater Rare Glow Orbs Glow Orbs 4 - 65 50 - 300 Supernatural
Robot Fish Robot Fish 9 Science Facility Rare Piranha Piranha 250 - 1000 50 - 275 Base Game
Lobster Lobster 9 Saltwater & Freshwater Common Tuna Tuna 5 - 50 25 - 120 Base Game
Dragonfish Dragonfish 9 Freshwater (China) Rare Tancho Koi Tancho Koi 40 - 150 60 - 300 World Adventures
Ninja Starfish Ninja Starfish 9 Saltwater Rare Tofu Tofu 1 - 80 50 - 400 Showtime
Deathfish Deathfish 10 Graveyard Very Rare Angelfish.JPG Angelfish 20 - 80 200 - 1000 Base Game

Other Catchables

Sims can catch other things than just fish when fishing, found in a "box" that yields a variety of items. These items include:

Icon Name Probability *
Omni.png Omni Plant Seed 0
TearofHorusInv.png Tear of Horus (Egypt) 2
Laptop.jpg Computer (Laptop) 3
DeathFlower.png Death Flower 3
Flamefruit.png Flame Fruit 3
Mastertheifscoin.png Master Thief's Coin (WA Worlds) 4
Money.png Money Tree Seed 5
MysteriousMrGnome.jpg Mysterious Mr. Gnome 6
Guitar.jpg Guitar 10
MagicGnomeEgypt.png Sultan Sam Magic Gnome (Egypt) 12
MagicGnomeChina.png Master Manchu Magic Gnome (China) 12
MagicGnomeFrance.png Little Leon Magic Gnome (France) 12
StereoCheap.png Cheap Stereo 13
SkeletonKeyInv.png Skeleton Key (WA Worlds) 14
BirthdayCake.jpg Birthday Cake 16
BubbleBath.jpg Bubble Bath 16
Candle.jpg Candle 16
Mummysnacks.png Mummy Snacks (Egypt) 18
Sandsofunderstanding.png Sands of Understanding (Egypt) 18
Potionliquidcourage.png Liquid Courage (WA Worlds) 18
GardenGnome.png Garden Gnome 20
RubberDucky.jpg Rubber Ducky 20
EscapeDust.png Escape Dust 20
  • Probability above is relative probability - that is, relative to the other items that may be found in a box when fishing. That is not the probability of getting an item in a box at all - that probability varies based on fishing spot.

Challenges

Fishing has two challenges that sims can do.

Name Description
Amateur Ichthyologist Amateur Ichthyologists have caught at least 20 types of fish. Their deep understanding of marine life helps them catch bigger fish than normal sims.
Commercial Fisherman Commercial Fishermen have caught at least 350 fish. They often catch more fish in less time than normal sims.

Opportunities

There are several opportunities available to complete related to the fishing skill.

Related Traits

Sims with the Angler Trait can catch fish faster than non-angler sims, have fun while fishing, and can fish even when they have the stressed moodlet.


Helpful Hints

  • Deathfish: The Deathfish only comes out between Midnight - 5 a.m. In Sunset Valley you can find the Deathfish in the pond in the middle of the graveyard. In Riverview you can find it in the river a little ways above the graveyard. When the Deathfish arrives a small little cloud of fog appears above the area it is in. If you catch 10 Deathfish, you can stock a pond closer to home with them, and have Deathfish at any time of day.
  • Best Places to Fish: The best places to find fish are where the fish are jumping out of the water. Each spot generally only has specific types of fish too. Use "Inspect Water" to see what types of fish are there. You may not be able to see all of them at your sim's current skill level. The Collection Helper Lifetime Reward can help you find hot spots.
  • Stocking Ponds: To stock a pond you need 10 of the same type of fish. You can stock a pond with any quality of fish as long as you have 10 of it. Saltwater fish survive just fine in freshwater ponds.
  • Perfect Fish: You are more likely to catch Perfect quality fish when catching fish that are at least 6 levels below your current fishing level.
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