The new Flick Fishing Megaguide is here!
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Here’s some fishing tips!
- Each fish prefers a certain type of bait. For example, Marlin and Sailfish prefer squid
- There’s a named “monster” fish in each location, that’s the biggest of it’s kind
- The biggest fish is the swordfish; use the lure in the “Waves of Doom” location
- Waves of Doom has a 2000 lb “monster” swordfish that is very VERY hard to catch
PS: Don’t believe the Old Guy in the Lighthouse and his stories about odd occurrences at the Old Pond, he’s just making stuff up.
Flick Fishing Extras
The main feature of Flick Fishing’s 1.3 update is internet play on Fish Net. This is a new game mode that’s the first in a set of internet play updates we’re going to be adding.
The idea of Fish Net is to casually link you with a group of your friends so that you can compete to see who has caught the largest fish amongst you. It’s very simple: once you login to a Fish Net all the fish you catch are automatically checked against the largest fish so far. if you’ve caught a bigger fish, it lets all your friends know. Think of it as a sort of automatic bragging feature.
Fish Net play is all handled via a server, so you don’t have to be online at the same time as other players. It also works over any sort of connection as long as you are hooked up to the internet (even over non-Edge phone data connections on a 1st gen iPhone!).
Depending on how many players are in the Fish Net, a game can carry on for days, weeks or hours. You don’t have to be online playing the game all that time, though. Whenever you go fishing and are connected to the net your fish will be compared against the current leader.
If you’re playing against friends, you could also set an end time for a Fish Net game. Then the winner is declared as whoever has caught the biggest fish at that time (the Internet Tournament game mode coming in the next update lets you set up more formal rules about tournament lengths, what fish types count and so on).
If you’ve been playing and exploring the Flick Fishing game you can gain a slight edge in Fish Net games as it records scores whatever game mode you’re playing. This includes fishing in the eXtreme areas where the fish are bigger, using the ‘special’ rods and any powerups you’ve gained from the quests the Old Man in The Lighthouse sets you.
In addition, Fish Net ignores any of the “named” fish as scoring catches. This prevents a Fish Net game effectively ending as soon as someone catches a certain giant swordfish in eXtreme mode, but also makes a Fish Net game more fair as the other players may have already caught all the named fish and won’t be able to catch them again.
How to play on a Fish Net
First, make sure you’re connected to the internet, tap “New Game”, then tap the new “Fish Net” button..
If you’ve been asked to join a Fish Net, or want to join one of the ones hosted by a site, you’ll have been given a 5 letter code. If you hit the “Enter Code” button and type the code in, it will join you to that Fish Net. All you need to do now is go fishing. The easiest way being to hit the “Go Fishing” button in the Fish Net screen, but from now on any fish you catch in any game mode in Flick Fishing will be compared with the biggest catch.
While you’re in the Fish Net menu, on the main menu or waiting to cast a line in the game, Flick Fishing will show a fishing report with the current leader every now and then (about once a minute) so you know what you’ve got to beat.
How to create a new Fish Net
When you want to start a new Fish Net of your own, tap the “Start Session” button on the Fish Net page. This will create a brand new Fish Net with its own 5 letter ID code. Note this ID code down (you’ll have been automatically joined to this Fish Net so it will be saved when you quit the game). Give the code to anyone you want to join the game (or publish it on the net if you want a lot of players to join!) and go fishing!
Fish Net Links
An alternate method of joining a Fish Net is to click on a Fish Net link in Safari on your iPhone. A Fish Net link looks like this:
where xxxxx is the 5 letter ID code of the Fish Net it will join. If you create a Fish Net for your friends to play on, it’s worth putting a link like this online where they can click on it and instantly join.
One handy trick with the Fish Net links is the ability to hop between several Fish Nets fairly easily: if for instance you want to play in a friend’s game but also have a go at a big game set up in an internet forum you can alternate between them by clicking Fish Net links to launch the game for whichever one you want to play in. Your catches will only be scored for the game you’re playing at that time of course, but it means you don’t have to restrict yourself to a single Fish Net.
So, go out and enjoy playing on Fish Net and especially enjoy annoying your friends by catching bigger fish than them!
“Aarrrr” (loosely translated, “Flick Fishing tips from the old guy in the lighthouse”)
Please excuse any mistakes in this article, but understanding the old lighthouse guy’s accent was a bit of work. It’s “Talk Like a Pirate” day 365 days of the year up there. He’s taking some elocution lessons for his new job though, so we’ll be hearing a bit more from him soon.
Tips for catching monsters of the deep and generally impressing your friends in Flick Sports Fishing.
So, if you be wanting to catch some big fish, you’ll first want to be learning how to cast a line. I’ve seen people flicking their phones quickly and of course the line doesn’t go very far. Ye’ll be catching tiddlers with that sort of casting matey, so make sure you cast in a smooth motion that moves a little longer. You’ll find the line goes out a lot longer, and the big fish like to hide away in the deeper water.
On the river though, the deeper water is in the middle. So there you don’t always want to cast to the furthest distance as that’s nearer the far bank. In some areas you also might want to catch a smaller type of fish to complete your aquarium collection. You can always reel the line back in a little bit, and some freshwater fish can be tempted by moving bait.
Ah bait, that’s an important one. It’s not just me that likes to snack on a nice worm, the fish like ‘em too. In fact the fish the Island’s owner imported here will eat almost anything so it’s a perfect place for fishing, but the bigger fish didn’t get that big by just eating worms. Each of the fish has its own particular tastes and choosing the right bait will give you a chance to tempt one of them to have a nibble.
Catfish for instance, they loves their bait fish. Old Mog’s been caught so many times by bait fish I think she just wakes up from her lair on the bottom of the Old Pond to grab herself a snack. The bait fish you use in the sea is from different fish, but it can be just as effective if you’re after Sea Bass, Red Snapper or even Tuna. Again, you can catch ‘em without it, but the bigger fish will shy away.
Now your Carp, he’s an odd one. Quite happy to follow a lure, but if you wants a serious carp for your photo album, you should hook up a bit of luncheon meat from your sandwiches. That’s a handy one for short tournaments too. The carp’s not the biggest fish in the lake or the river, but he’s a lot easier to land. While your friends are spending all their time fighting monster pike, you can be reeling in big carp and stacking up the weight in a big catch competition.
Of course, if you don’t watch your line, you’ll not be catching any big fish anyway. Some of these fish take a lot of work to land and you have to watch for them making a run for it. When you see the meter jiggling away, your line’s going to stretch out and break. So when it does that you need to either stop reeling, or even let it reel out a bit and give the fish a bit of a go. You’ve got plenty of fishing line and he’ll soon tire out. If the line goes red though, you’d better start working him back in.
When the fish is a bit quiet, that’s you’re chance. If the line tension’s a bit high, that’s the best time to let the reel loose quickly and drop the tension, then reel in before the fish has another go. Try and keep the line vertical too. You’re automatically turning to follow the fish, but the line tension will go a little higher if the fish is racing off to one side.
When you’re fishing in the sea off our island, you’re after much bigger fish. The ones off the breakwater aren’t much bigger than the ones in the river, but they’re usually a lot stronger and the local club only lets you fish off there with thin line. So you definitely have to play them carefully to get them in. As I mentioned before, bait fish is good for some of the fish there, and ragworm too. Dogfish though are partial to the odd Sand Eel.
Out on the boats, you want to be looking at squid or lures for the big sports fish. They’ll probably only bite if you cast a good length away from the boat, but again if you’re in a short tournament, you should try some bait fish and reel in a few of the Yellowfin. They’re pretty big and not as hard fighters as the Sailfish, Marlin and Swordfish.
If you’re free fishing though, slap some squid or a lure on the line and see if you can land a Marlin or even a Swordfish. I know there’s a really big Marlin out there and if you go out where it’s rough there’s an ancient and giant Swordfish that’s always grinning at me when he takes my lure and dives off with it.
So, that’ll be you off catching the fishies then. I’m off back to my lighthouse to see if I can catch em doing their funny goings on down at the Old Pond again and it looks like I’ll be seeing you around in the seaside town very soon as I’ve got a new job down there.