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The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Fishing


20140216-164225.jpgThis post will tell you all you need to know about the fishing hobby.
Who can go fishing?

Adults and seniors

Only one sim can fish at a time
How can you be a fishersim?

You need to have built the park to go fishing

There are also places to fish at the campgrounds and the beach once you have built them.
Where can you go fishing?

By clicking on the fishing rod, on the pier in the park
What are the fishing options?

go fishing- 10 minutes
unwind- 1 hour
settle in- 9 hours
24 hour fishathon- 1 day
What are the fishing levels?

  1. Fish Bait
  2. Amateur
  3. Intermediate
  4. Master Baiter
  5. Fishing Pro
  6. Fish Whisperer
  7. Mutant Wrangler
  8. The fish- master

How do I collect fish?

Click on the fishing rod and select an option once the exlamation mark appears your sim will either catch a fish, or a random item or will be caught by a giant fish- you will need to click on the exclamation mark when the fish jumps 3 times to be spat out
What fish are there to collect?



Level 1 fish are:

  • Brown trout
  • Pink Cichlid
  • Carp

Level 2 fish is:

  • Brown Mukluk

Level 3 fish are:

  • Spotted Koi
  • Salmon

Level 4 fish are:

  • Blue Cichlid
  • Elmer Wand

Level 5 fish are:

  • Golden Koi
  • Rainbow Trout

Level 6 fish are:

  • Jewel Cichlid
  • Crab de Can

Level 7 fish are:

  • Polo Perch
  • Aaron Pinkskin
  • Blue Saulmon

Level 8 fish are:

  • Gustavo Finn
  • Hank Scharker
  • Hi-Sim-Berg

What do I win?

The first time you complete the collection you unlock the fishersim outfit which can be found in the wardrobe once you have built the costume and swim store

The second time you unlock fish wallpaper and posters

Further times gives you 3 Lps
I cant find one of the fish, any tips?
The only advice I can give you is to keep going, that is the only way you can find them- there is no trick to it, its completely random
It it worth using lucky spin?
I would say no, it doesn’t give you one that you need it just gives you one at random so really it is probably just a waste of LPs
How do I start the collection again?

Once you have finished the collection you can click fish again at the bottom of the fish collection list to start over

Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

Hope this helps!

Thanks for reading!


Author: weightlessmagic

I'm a 21 year old from England who is passionate about being creative, I would like to say I'm good with words but I'm really not! Hopefully you will find my blogs helpful and entertaining! Enjoy! x

29 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Fishing

  1. I think they changed it to 5 LP now as I am trying to unlock the third collection of fish and it shows that I will get 5 LP for doing so. I don’t know if that is just for the third one and then it will go to 3 LP for the next collections or if it is now just 5 LP for the remainder of the collections collected.

  2. How do I put the outfit on? When I go to a drawer or chest, it doesn’t give me the options for the full outfits. Do I have to make a new sim??

  3. Can more than one sim do this task at the same time?

    • No only one sim can fish at the park, but once the beach is unlocked you can also fish there

      • Hi weightlessmagic! I just noticed you can also fish at the campgrounds. I’m going to have three sims fish with the 10 minute option to complete the collection faster (one at the park, one at the campgrounds, and one at the beach). I remember the first time I completed the collection with just one sim at the park a couple of years ago – it took weeks!!! I’m restarting my collection now, because I didn’t know until I read your post that there are more prizes after the fishing outfits. Thanks!

      • Yes, fishing at the campgrounds is already mentioned in the post🙂
        The fishing collection definitely takes forever when you are just using the park as there are 18 fish to collect!

  4. Thanks for all the info; that’s a lot of work. Do longer actions yield betterave catch or would you recommend doing the fastest one like for cooking?

    • You’re welcome🙂
      The only reason to do a long action is to increase your level quicker so you can find all the fish, once you have unlocked all the levels you can do the 10 minute option over and over to find them

  5. Hi! Thanks for this blog:) It makes playing the game so much easier.. I was just wondering.. For the hobbies, when you get one ribbon, the next one (Or few) would sort of light up right? To show you what’s next.. For my fishing (and a few other hobbies), it doesn’t light up, and I’m stuck getting the same fish over and over again.. I think I’ve gone fishing at least 10-15 times and I’m only getting the first 4 fish repeatedly.. Do you happen to know why?

    • You’re welcome, I’m glad it helps!
      The next ones only light up if you are on the correct level so if you have found all up to level 5 but are not on level 6 yet you won’t be able to find the level 6 fish, once on level 6 those will light up and unlock the fish.
      To find out what level you are on go to the hobby tab, then if you have found all the fish in that level do the longest option until you level up as there isn’t much point doing the short options to find the same fish that you already have over and over.

  6. A giant fish tried to eat my sim and I had to save him by tapping on the fish! 😳

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  9. Am I the only one who thought it was weird, but still enjoyed, the Breaking Bad name parodies of the last few fish? How random was that? I found it rather amusing.

  10. I have been fishing for several days but I’m still on the first level an tips to go quicker and thanks for doing this it really helps.

    • If you do the longest option you should level up quicker, then when you are at the level you want you can do the shorter option to find the items for that level then go back to the longer option to level up again


    please read before asking

    I have completed the collection for the outfit but it is not in my wardrobe, why?
    You need to build the costume and swim store then you will be able to find them in the wardrobe for adult sims

    How many sims can do this hobby at one time?
    One sim can at the park and if you have unlocked the campgrounds and the beach you can have two other sims completing it

    A giant fish just tried to eat my sim, what should I do!
    You need to tap on the exclamation mark when the giant fish jumps out of the water to save your sim and earn a fish too, if you don’t click your sim will be spat out but you will not get a fish for your collection

    Why haven’t I found a certain fish yet?
    Some take longer to get than others so just keep going, you will find them eventually!

    Read this post for general hobby information: Frequently Asked Questions About Hobbies

  12. If you choose the option to fish for a day, but you reach level two in five hours, do you continue to accrue hobby experience?

  13. Hi I just started playing Tue game and found ur blog very helping thank you so much…I HV a question none of my real friends play this game so I HV no neighbors. How can I add you as my neighbor?

  14. I like the Breaking Bad reference in some of the fish names lol

  15. Hey,
    A little piece of advice for those who also find the giant fish unnecessarily time consuming: it “eats” only adults, but not seniors! I’ve been doing this hobby only with seniors lately, and it’s e.g. much faster to find new fish with the 10 min option without having to tap on the giant one to spit my sim out😀
    I hope this helps someone, for me this hobby is much less annoying since I discovered this!

    • I like the giant fish, it only adds a few seconds and i’ve won a few lps through it as well! (Though it tends to be xp or simoleons)

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