The Sims Freeplay- Hobbies: Fishing


Adults and seniors can fish using the fishing rod at the park (and at the campgrounds and beach when you build those places)

Only 1 sim can fish at a time using each fishing rod so if you only have the park then only one sim can fish, if you have the park and campgrounds built then 2 sims can fish.

Once you have brought your sim to the park/ campgrounds/ beach, click on the fishing rod and select one of the options:

  • Go Fishing- 10 minutes
  • Unwind- 1 hour
  • Settle In- 9 hours
  • 24 Hour Fishathon- 1 day

After the time has passed come back and click the exclamation mark above your sims head, your sim will either catch a fish or will be caught by a giant fish- you will need to click on the exclamation mark 3 times when the fish jumps to be spat out:

If you don’t manage to click 3 times the fish will still spit out your sim and disappear but you will not earn a fish for the collection.

TIP: senior sims will not be caught by the giant fish

If your sim just catches a fish or you save them from the giant fish you will earn a fish collectible. Every time you complete one of the 4 fishing options above your fishing hobby skill level up percentage will increase, once you reach 100% you will level up, there are 8 levels. You need to reach level 8 to be able to unlock all of the fish collectibles, once unlocked you will be able to find them.

The table below shows the level up percentage for each option:

This may change in future updates

 LEVEL  10 minutes 1 hour 9 hours 1 day
1-2 3% 20% 180% 480%
2-3 1% 12% 108% 288%
3-4 1% 10% 90% 240%
4-5 1% 8% 72% 192%
5-6 4% 36% 96%
6-7 3% 32% 86%
7-8 3% 27% 72%

For example you could do the day option once, the 9 hour option once and then the 1 hour option to reach level 8 from level 7

NOTE: it says 240% but you will start from 0% at level 4

The next table shows you for each level what fish collectibles you unlock (so you can then find those ones too) and also the level up reward that a second and future sims will receive when they level up in this hobby:

1 Fish Bait Brown Trout, Pink Cichlid and Carp are unlocked in the hobby collection
2 Amateur Brown Mukluk is now unlocked in the hobby collection 250XP
3 Intermediate Spotted Koi and Salmon are now unlocked in the hobby collection 500XP
4 Master Baiter Blue Cichlid and Elmer Wand are now unlocked in the hobby collection S750
5 Fishing Pro Golden Koi and Rainbow Trout are now unlocked in the hobby collection 10,000 Town Value
6 Fish Whisperer Jewel Cichlid and Crab de Can are now unlocked in the hobby collection. 1LP
7 Mutant Wrangler Polo Perch, Aaron Pinkskin and Blue Saulmon are now unlocked in the hobby collection 2LP
8 The Fish Master Gustavo Finn, Hank Scharker and Hi-Sim-Berg are now unlocked in the hobby collection

You can now complete the collection!


NOTE: only the first sim completing this hobby needs to get to level 8 to unlock all the collectibles, future sims will be able to find any collectible even if they are only on level 1 in this hobby (and they can do the shortest option to try and find the collectibles quicker!)

You won’t find a new collectible each time, you will get repeats, if this happens just keep going, you will find them eventually! If it is still taking too long you can use the lucky spin on the row where you cannot find the item, this will cost LPs, when you click on the LP button it will clear the row and give you a random collectible on that row so you aren’t guaranteed a new item (you will get back any other collectibles you already had in that row) Need to earn some LPs to use the lucky spin?


The completed fishing collection is shown below, once you complete the collection you need to click ‘start a new collection’ at the top of the hobby collection screen, this clears the board so you can complete the collection again to earn more rewards (you will only get the option to restart the hobby collection when you have completed the collection):

You will earn XPs when you complete a row in the hobby but to complete the collection you need to find all 18 of the collectibles

The rewards for completing this collection are fishersim outfit, wallpaper, posters and 3LP:

  • 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

  • From the third time onwards each time you complete the collection you will earn 3LP

Confused about hobbies? Read my Hobbies Frequently Asked Questions post

Find all hobby posts here


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