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Fishing

Fishing

Fishing was introduced into Hay Day with the June 2013 update. Primarily, it allows you to finally repair the broken fishing boat on the river that borders your farm, and sail it to a brand new area where you are taught fishing by Angus the Fisherman.

There is an impressive amount of variety to the fish on offer, and of course, as you would expect, you are also able to create new recipes, primarily Fish Burgers and Fish Pies, with your catches. This section of the guide will explain how to repair the Fishing Boat, learn the basics of fishing, and will offer you some more hints and tips for making the most of your new resource.

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Repairing the FishBoat

First things first, you have to repair the old fishing boat that rests on the border of your farm. Once that’s done, you are able to travel to a new area, meet Angus the Fisherman, and catch all the fish you can handle by taking part in a new fishing mini-game. This feature was unlocked in June 2013 when Hay Day was updated.

To be able to trigger the repair of the Fishing Boat, you must be at least Level 27. For those of you who have been playing since Hay Day first launched, you should be comfortably past that point. For everyone else, this gives you something else to work towards and you will have to just farm your way through the levels until you are finally able to get that boat repaired.

Once you are able to initiate the repair of the boat, it takes 3 full days before you are able to set sail. Note too that it will cost you 39,000 Coins to repair, so get saving before the time comes!

Tutorial how to fish

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.

Lures

Lures are the basic requirement for being able to start fishing in Hay Day. They are designed to attract fish by looking like food. There are five different types of lure: Red, Green, Blue, Purple and Gold. Each of these has a subset of fish that it specializes in catching.

Lure Workbench

To be able to craft Lures yourself, you need a Lure Workbench. You can then produce any of the five types of Lure. The workbench is unlocked at Level 27, once you have access to the fishing component to Hay Day.

 

You’ll need some vouchers before you can craft any of the more advanced Lures

Lure Types

As mentioned above, there are five types of Lure that you can craft in Hay Day from your Lure Workbench. These are listed below, along with the time they take to produce and the Vouchers required to create them.

Red Lure

Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Requires: None

Green Lure

Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Requires: Green Vouchers

Blue Lure

Time: 1 hour

Requires: Blue Vouchers

Purple Lure

Time: 45 minutes

Requires: Purple Vouchers

Golden Lure

Time: 30 minutes

Requires: Golden Vouchers

Note: For everything other than Red Lures, you will need Vouchers to be able to craft them. These can be hard to come by, usually from boat or special truck deliveries, mystery boxes or through the Wheel of Fortune. Gold Vouchers are the rarest, then Purple, Blue and Green. They can also be used to buy pets.

Fishing Scrapbook

A useful resource for helping you get the hang of fishing and earn your deserved rewards is the scrapbook. You can access it by tapping on the fishing hut. This records all of the various fish that you have caught and the rewards given as a result.

You can see all of the 30 different types of fish that you may have caught so far in the scrapbook. Whenever you manage to find a new fish type and catch it successfully, you should visit the scrapbook and tap on the flashing fish image to get your reward. Flip through the pages until you find it.

The reward you receive will be greater depending on the weight of the fish. Even once you’ve caught a particular fish type, continue on trying to get heavier and heavier levels of weight to get all the rewards on offer.

 

Access the Fishing Hut to look at the scrapbook

TIP: One of the most useful things about the Fishing Scrapbook is that it teaches you how to catch each type of fish. You will be told which lures to use to catch certain fish and in what area of the fishing lake you can find them. Tap and hold on the fish’s picture to find out this information.

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Types of Fish

There are thirty types of Fish in Hay Day since the update, which is quite an impressive number for a free add-on. You can see a list of these below, along with the Lure type required, and the XP they give you.

Arctic Charr

Lure: Purple or Golden

XP: 18

Asp

Lure: Purple or Golden

XP: 18

Bitterling

Lure: Purple

XP: 16

Bluegill

Lure: Blue or Golden

XP: 16

Bluespotted Sunfish

Lure: Purple or Blue

XP: 14

Brook Trout

Lure: Green or Blue

XP: 10

Coho Salmon

Lure: Green or Purple

XP: 12

Copper Redhorse

Lure: Red

XP: 4

Fallfish

Lure: Blue

XP: 12

Golden Trout

Lure: Golden

 

Once you’ve caught the fish, hold your breath as you wait to find out what type and how heavy it is!

Grass Carp

Lure: Green or Purple

XP: 12

Greater Redhorse

Lure: Golden or Purple

XP: 18

Green Sunfish

Lure: Green or Golden

XP: 14

Huchen

Lure: Red

XP: 4

Largemouth Bass

Lure: Green

XP: 8

Longear Sunfish

Lure: Purple

XP: 16

Northern Pike

Lure: Green or Golden

XP: 14

Northern Studfish

Lure: Blue or Green

XP: 10

Rainbowfish

Lure: Purple or Green

XP: 12

Rainbow Smelt

Lure: Blue

XP: 12

Roach

Lure: Green

XP: 8

Rudd

Lure: Golden or Green

XP: 14

Salmon

Lure: Blue or Purple

XP: 14

Sauger

Lure: Purple or Blue

XP: 14

Shadow Bass

Lure: Green or Purple

XP: 12

Speckled Dace

Lure: Golden

Spotted Sunfish

Lure: Purple or Green

XP: 12

Striped Bass

Lure: Blue

XP: 12

Yellow Bass

Lure: Golden or Blue

XP: 16

Yellow Perch

Lure: Green or Golden

XP: 14

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Golden Trout

The Golden Trout is the rarest fish in Hay Day, and as a result many players have spent a lot of time and effort trying to locate it. Generally, the key to doing it is perseverance, as well as making sure you have opened up the vast majority of the extra areas available so that you can fish in the areas the Golden Trout prefers.

The best place to catch the Golden Trout is by the waterfall using a Golden lure. This is where most people seem to have caught it and gives the best results. You will need to use a Golden Lure to catch it, but bear in mind that you can easily snag a Greater Redhorse or a Rudd by mistake, which will still cost you your Golden Lure and waste the voucher.

 

The Golden Trout is most commonly found by the waterfall

Use the smallest circle to fish by the waterfall with a Golden Lure and watch for the movement of the fish. If it moves quickly (more quickly than any other fish in the game), and fights hard, you will know that it is likely to be a Golden Trout. If it seems sluggish and easier than you would expect, you are safer letting it go rather than risking losing the Lure

Fish Produce

There is a variety of dishes that can be made using Fish, or, more accurately, the Fillet of Fish that is created once you’ve caught a fish. Below is a list of these, along with instructions on how to make them and how long it takes:

Fish Pie

Level: 28
Production Time: 2 hours
Ingredients: 3 Fish Fillets, 2 Wheat, 1 Egg
XP Reward: 27
Base Price: 63
Made in the Pie Oven

Fish Soup

Level: 53
Production Time: 3 hours
Ingredients: 3 Potato, 2 Fish Fillets, 1 Milk, 1 Carrot
XP Reward: 35
Base Price: 83
Made in the Soup Kitchen

Frutti di Mare Pizza

Level: 45
Production Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients: 1 Fish Fillet, 2 Wheat, 1 Egg, 1 Cheese
XP Reward: 32
Base Price: 112
Made in the Bakery

Fish Burger

Production Time: 2 hours
Ingredients: 2 Fish Fillets, 1 Chili Pepper, 2 Bread
XP Reward: 27
Base Price: 63
Made on the BBQ Grill

Fish and Chips

Level: 41
Production Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Ingredients: 2 Fish Fillets, 3 Potato
XP Reward: 29
Base Price: 68
Made on the BBQ Grill

Fishing Expansion

Much like the expansions that you can purchase for your farm, you are able to buy expansions for the Fishing area too. Initially, various sections will be covered in fog and the only way to unlock them is to save up the required number of Land Deeds, Mallets and Marker Stakes.

Each section that you want to expand into will require a certain combination of resources – you can find out what exactly by tapping on the expansion. There is lots of variety to the areas, from deep and secluded to shallow and open. Depending on the area, you will catch different fish – so it’s worth concentrating on expanding into areas unlike too many that you have already.

Net Maker

The Net Maker is a building in the Fishing Area that you can repair following an update to the game. At the Net Maker, you are able to construct Fishing Nets, Mystery Nets and Lobster Traps. These make catching fish easier (so that they don’t require your involvement to catch) and allow you to catch Lobsters. See below for information on how to construct each one.

Fishing Net:
Time to Construct: 4 hours
Note: This allows you to catch fish without having to take part in the fishing mini-game. You can catch three fish at a time using the net.

 

Use the Net Maker to construct Fishing Nets and Lobster Traps

Mystery Net:
Time to Construct: 3 hours
Cost: 5 Diamonds
Note: This allows you to potentially bring up various rewards from the depths, including barn and silo materials and expansion items. It is costly though, and you may just end up with Fish and some not-very-good items for your diamonds.

Lobster Trap:
Time to Construct: 2 hours
Note: This is required to catch lobsters to put in your Lobster Pool

Lobster

Lobsters are a relatively new addition to Hay Day, having been added in an update after the Fishing Area was opened up. You need to repair the Net Maker and the Lobster Pool (you need to be Level 44 to repair this) after having reached the Fishing Area (by repairing the Fishing Boat) before you can start catching and cooking Lobsters.

Lobsters can be used to make Frutti di Mare Pizza and Lobster Soup.

To get them, craft a Lobster Trap at the Net Maker, which takes 2 hours. Then, place it in one of your fishing areas and wait for a Lobster to become caught. This takes 6 hours. Finally, place the Lobster in your Lobster Pool, and you will have to wait a further 6 hours before you will receive your Lobster Tail.

Lobster Tail is the produce item that can be used to make your pizzas and soups.

The Lobster Pool is the place to put your Lobsters so they relax happily and become nice and tasty