In the future, finding food freely lying around inside houses or buildings should be very rare. Survivors will be forced to use alternative means of gathering food more. Fishing is one of those alternatives.
FISHING | LIST OF REQUIRED
- Ashwood stick
- Fishing Hook
- Knife or bayonet
- Hoe or Shovel
STEP 1 | CREATING FISHING ROD
Ashwood stick is needed for the rod construction. It can be acquired by cutting down the Ashwood Tree. These trees have very specific appearance. They are either small with branches just above the ground or tall with long bare trunk and spreading crown. Combine the stick with a rope. Great! We have the Fishing Rod now.
STEP 2 | BAIT
What will lure fish on our hook? Use shovel or hoe to dig hole in the ground and look for worms („Dig-up Worms“). Be patient. In order to find some worms you may have to dig a while, but in the end you definitely dig out some. Ideally you need 6-12. In the inventory, impale a worm on a hook and put it on the rod… Good luck fishing!
STEP 3 | FISHING
Choose a nice spot on the edge of the pond, swamp or water tank. Grab your rod with bait, look at the water level and option (“Start Fishing”) will appear. During fishing, game offers us two options for interacting with deployed rod, to “Check the Bait“ or to “Pull Out”. Bait can be checked continuously. In the bottom left of the screen you will be gradually informed by short notices…
- „I sense no movement near the bait“
- „There is some movement near the bait“
- „Something cautiously examining the bait“
- „Something has just bit the bait“
As soon as we notice the red-highlighted message “Something has just bit the bait,” it’s time to click (“Pull out”) option. If we do not pull fast enough, the catch will unhook and we would have to wait for another chance. If however we react in time, the prey will be in our hands. Sometimes it is a fish, well, sometimes it is just rubbish like old boots. Nevertheless, the catch will be placed in your inventory. Every time we catch something, bait disappears and you must add another (that is why so many worms).
ALTERNATIVE FISHING | LIST OF REQUIRED
- PET bottle
- Knife, bayonet or machete
- Hoe or shovel
STEP 1 | CREATING THE TRAP
Another option is to catch fish trough traps. This is an ideal choice for players who do not want to waste time with manufacturing the fishing gear or fishing itself. Making this trap is simple and quite effortless. PET bottle will serve as the trap here, we cut it using a knife, thus creating improvised fishing trap („Craft Improvised Fishing Trap). Now, just place some of those worms in it.
STEP 2 | SET UP
Using improvised trap for sardines, we will only achieve success along the sea coast. Setting it up inside inland waters is pointless, as it does not work here. After the trap is placed, we just have to wait a while. Make sure, you have enough worms on you, as the catch is not always guaranteed. Patiently keep refilling the worms into the trap until you successfully lure the pray to the bottle. Fresh sardines will be the reward for your efforts.