Coral Island Fishing Guide

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Fishing is one of the basic activities in a farm simulation game like Coral Island. It is also one of the good ways to make money in the early game. But to catch fish you need to have a good fishing rod and some fishing techniques in your skills.

In this guide we will talk about how to fish in Coral Island, as well as how to get the fishing rod.

How to Get the Fishing Rod in Coral Island

Sometime on your third day on Coral Island, you will receive a letter from Sunny and Eleanor inviting you to drop by their cabin as they have a gift for you. Head to Sunny’s Beach Shack near the beach and a cutscene will show the couple arguing over what to give you. You will then be asked to choose between the fishing rod or the bug net. You can choose one of the two as they will always give you both immediately.

How to Fish on Coral Island

The fishing mechanic of Coral Island is similar to that of newer simulation games, with the main difference being how the reeling part is displayed on the game.

Step 1: cast the line

With the fishing rod on your hotbar selected, head to a body of water, then cast your line. The longer you press the button to cast, the further your line will be cast, as indicated by the power meter that appears.

Step 2: Wait for a bite

Wait a few moments and a dark silhouette of fish will appear and approach your hook. The silhouette will be the same whether it’s a fish or just garbage. It will then start nibbling at the hook several times before latching onto it with a bite. Once a bite occurs, press the reel button to catch the fish. If the line is spooled out before a bite occurs, or if the fish is allowed to bite too long, the fish will pull away and you will have to cast again.

Step 3: Bring in the fish

If a fish is successfully hooked then you need to wind the line back towards you and another meter will appear to help show the progress. As soon as the bite occurs, the fish begins to thrash and splash. If you spool your line while this is happening, two squiggly lines at the top and bottom of the meter will grow out from the center, indicating that the line tension is increasing. If the squiggly lines stretch to the maximum, the line will break and the fish will go away.

The best time to bring in a fish is to wait for it to calm down. Rewinding a fish while it’s not splashing will show that the middle meter is filling up and it will also show that the figure is actually getting closer to you. Keep reeling until the fish start splashing again and until you manage to get your line back.

The fish you have caught can then be sold for money, or new species of fish can be donated to the museum to fill its aquariums. Make sure you have enough space in your inventory to hold your catch, otherwise it will be wasted.


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