How to Fish
Your Sim does not need to buy a fishing rod. He or she will automatically have one and be able to fish at fishing spots.
To use bait, your Sim must be at least level 3 in the Fishing skill. Choose the Fish with Bait interaction when you click on the water. Then you can choose bait from your inventory if you have any. See below for the types of bait that you can use when fishing. Then, at level 5, you can start using fish as bait.
Where to Fish
You can fish in the following locations in The Sims 3.
|Lost Willow Park|
Traits that Improve Fishing
The Angler trait makes your Sim catch fish more quickly and level up the fishing skill more quickly. Anglers also have more fun while fishing than normal Sims do.
Use this with caution, but it can help your Sim be in an even better mood from fishing than he or she would normally be.
Loves the Outdoors
Your Sim will fish outdoors, so make the most of it with the Loves the Outdoors trait to get a boost to mood.
Your Sim will likely be fishing alone a lot. The loner trait will give you a moodlet boost.
Useful for growing bait. This will also help you make the most of Deathfish if you want to make Ambrosia.
This can help with Ambrosia, or just with making good meals from your fish.
The fishing skill includes some challenges that you can see in the Fishing skill journal.
If you don't have the World Adventures expansion installed, then the goal of this challenge is to catch all 21 varieties of fish. If you do have World Adventures installed, you have to catch at least 20 of the 31 available fish types. After accomplishing this, your Sim will catch bigger fish.
After catching 350 fish (of any type), your Sim will catch fish more quickly than before.
If you have trained your Fishing skill, you will randomly get opportunities on the phone that ask you to make use of your Fishing skill in exhange for various rewards.
Go to the Fishing Competition at the supermarket (check the supermarket to see what times of day you can do this). You will get §1000 and five random fish.
An Excellent Catch
Catch a fish of Excellent quality and sell it at the Supermarket. In addition to the sale price, you get a random § bonus.
A Fish of Life and Death
Catch a Deathfish and deliver it to the Science facility. Reward: §350 and a random § bonus.
Fishing for Suits
Teach a fishing seminar at the business office (check the business office to see what times of day you can do this). You will get a random § reward.
Catch three fish and sell them to the Supermarket. Reward: Random § bonus in addition to the sale price.
Funny Looking Fish
Catch a Tragic Clownfish and give it to the Theater. Reward: §250 plus a random § bonus.
Heaps of Fresh Fish
Catch 15 fish and sell them to the supermarket. Reward: Random § bonus in addition to sale price.
Lobsters in Demand
Catch a lobster and sell it to the supermarket. Reward: §100 plus a random § bonus.
Lots of Fresh Fish
Catch six fish and sell them to the supermarket. Reward: Random § bonus.
Monster from the Deep
Catch the Behemoth at the Science Facility. Reward: §4000.
Catch a Perfect fish and sell it to the supermarket. Reward: Random § bonus.
A Plumber and Fisherman
Visit city hall to unclog the pipes (check the location to see what times of day you can do this). Reward: §500 and one random type of fish.
Robot Fish v2.0
Catch a Robot Fish and sell it to the Science Facility. Reward: §350 plus a random § bonus.
Say Hello to my Little Fish
Catch a Black Goldfish and sell it to the Police station. Reward: §650 plus a random § bonus.
The following are the fish types that you can catch in The Sims 3. You can catch them at any level provided that you are using the listed type of bait.
Salt Water refers to the ocean, so fishing from a beach will let you catch salt water fish.
Fresh Water refers to a lake, pond, or other enclosed body of water.
Two types of fish can only be caught in specific locations. Those fish types are the Robot Fish, which can only be caught in the Science Facility ponds, and the Deathfish, which can only be caught in the Graveyard pond.
To find out what types of fish can be caught in a particular body of water, click on the water and choose Inspect Water. A notification will pop up that lists the known types of fish that can be caught there. It will say 'Unknown Fish' for fish types that your Sim has never caught before.
|Rainbow Trout||Egg||Fresh Water|
|Siamese Catfish||Bell pepper||Both|
|Tragic Clownfish||Watermelon||Salt Water|
|Black Goldfish||Goldfish||Fresh Water|
|Vampire Fish||Garlic||Fresh Water|
|Robot Fish||Piranha||Science Facility|
Specific Fish Locations
|Anchovy||Riverview: Hatchery. Sunset Valley: Beach|
|Minnow||Riverview: River, Lost Willow Park. Sunset Valley: the Park, Crystal Springs, Goth Household, Landgraab House.|
|Goldfish||Riverview: River, Lost Willow Park. Sunset Valley: the Park, Crystal Springs, Goth Household, Landgraab House.|
|Alley Catfish||Riverview: River near Warehouse. Sunset Valley: Stoney Falls, Landgraab House, Beach.|
|Jellyfish||Riverview: Hatchery. Sunset Valley: Beach.|
|Rainbow Trout||Riverview: Lost Willow Park, River. Sunset Valley: the park, Crystal Springs, Stoney Falls, Landgraab House.|
|Red Herring||Riverview: River, Lost Willow Park, Hatchery. Sunset Valley: the Park, Beach, Crystal Springs, Stoney Falls, Pinochle Pond, Goth Household, Graveyard, Science Facility, Landgraab House.|
|Tuna||Riverview: Hatchery. Sunset Valley: Beach.|
|Siamese Catfish||Riverview: River. Sunset Valley: Park, Beach, Landgraab House.|
|Tragic Clownfish||Riverview: Hatchery. Sunset Valley: Beach.|
|Blowfish||Riverview: Hatchery. Sunset Valley: Beach.|
|Piranha||Riverview: River, Lost Willow Park. Sunset Valley: Pinochle Pond, Crystal Springs|
|Black Goldfish||Riverview: River, Lost Willow Park. Sunset Valley: Park, Pinochle Pond, Science Facility, Landgraab House.|
|Salmon||Riverview: River, Lost Willow Park, Hatchery. Sunset Valley: Park, Beach, Crystal Springs, Stoney Falls, Goth Household, Landgraab House.|
|Swordfish||Riverview: Hatchery. Sunset Valley: Beach.|
|Shark||Riverview: River, Lost Willow Park. Sunset Valley: Crystal Springs, Pinochle Pond, Beach.|
|Angelfish||Riverview: River, Lost Willow Park. Sunset Valley: Park, Beach, Crystal Springs, Stoney Falls, Goth Household, Landgraab House.|
|Vampire Fish||Riverview: River, Lost Willow Park. Sunset Valley: Pinochle Pond, Graveyard, Science Facility.|
|Robot Fish||Riverview: River near science facility. Sunset Valley: Science Facility.|
|Lobster||Riverview: River. Sunset Valley: Park, Beach, Crystal Springs, Pinochle Pond, Goth Household.|
|Death Fish||Riverview: River north of graveyard between 12AM and 5AM. Sunset Valley: Graveyard between 12AM and 5AM.|