You are allowed to go fishing every 15 minutes. There is a countdown timer in the right-hand corner that will let you know when you fish. Simply click the "Fish Now" button and read your results.
You must be stocked with Chum in order to go fishing. Click the "Store->Chum" tab above and you can purchase different types of chum. You will not always catch a fish every time you go fishing - your chum can be stolen or your chum can fail to attract a fish to your line.
An important part of the game is to expand your Crew, which is done by inviting friends to the application. Your friends (Crew Members) can take you fishing an additional two times an hour.
Earn more points and gold by catching different fish. You will receive a larger reward when you catch rarer fish. The "Fish List" tab gives details on each fish. The fish image will not be displayed until you catch the particular fish.
Your points and gold will increase as you advance in the game. Point totals indicate your overall rank in the game, while gold is the currency in the game. Use your gold to purchase upgraded fishing equipment.
A Crew Fishing Trip is when one of your crew members takes you along on their fishing trip. You do not need to be located at the same island in order for crew trips to occur.
You are allowed to be taken along by a friend every 30 minutes for up to three days. Make sure you have plenty of chum stocked up! They do not need to do anything special to bring you along, if you simply haven't gone on a Crew Fishing Trip in over 30 minutes when they click the 'Go Fishing' link, then you'll automagically be brought along!
You can lead a crew trip every time you fish and earn bonus points (25 points per crew member, up to 12 crew members). If a crew mate is eligible for a crew trip, you will automatically take them with you when you go fishing.
Deckhand Fishing Trips are the same thing as Crew Fishing Trips.
However, Deckhand Fishing Trips are for users who haven't invited any friends.
We want all of our features to be usable and fun for everyone!
If you don't have any crew members, don't worry! The deckhands will stop by and check your line in place of friends.
All you have to do is stop in and click on any Fish Wrangler page to have your line checked multiple times that day.
A Captain Trip is a particular type of fishing trip. When you invite a friend to Fish Wrangler, they become your apprentice.
You take the apprentice on a Captain Trip when they log into Fish Wrangler each day.
Both players go on the trip where Captain is located, regardless of the Apprentice's location. The players split the point profit and the Captain keeps the gold reward. Only the Captain receives the credit for catching the fish, as the apprentice is only there to learn.
Captain Trips do not count towards pole leveling and they do NOT use chum.
There isn't an exact Captain Trip limit for Captains... however it's controlled in a simple way so balance isn't thrown off in the game and some players are given hundreds of extra trips each day. Here are the details...
1) You can only take each apprentice (friend) on one Captain Trip a day. You leave for the Captain Trip when the apprentice (friend) first logs into Fish Wrangler.
2) After each Captain Trip, you're told how many you've been on in that day. For example, 'Took Joe on my 2nd Captain Trip today...'
3) The apprentice always receives 50% of the points and 0% of the gold - because each apprentice only has 1 Captain. 4) The Captain receives 50% of the gold/points from their first 2 Captain Trips of the day, and 25% for the 3rd-10th Captain Trips, and 10% thereafter. It's setup this way so there's a good benefit for having 2 apprentices, and still a good benefit for having more than 2 apprentices.
Example of Captain Trip point/gold limit:
2nd Captain Trip of day: (Caught a rare 1,000pt/gold Ninja Fish)
Took Joe on my 2nd Captain Trip of the day... I caught a 3 oz Ninja Fish - earned 500 points & 500 gold for showing my apprentice something new and my apprentice earned 500 points!
3rd Captain Trip of day: (Caught a rare 1,000pt/gold Ninja Fish )
Took Ismeralda on my 3rd Captain Trip of the day... I caught a 3 oz Ninja Fish - earned 250 points & 250 gold for showing my apprentice something new and my apprentice earned 500 points!
6th Captain Trip of day: (Caught a rare 1,000pt/gold Ninja Fish) Took Diego on my 6th Captain Trip of the day... I caught a 3 oz Ninja Fish - earned 250 points & 250 gold for showing my apprentice something new and my apprentice earned 500 points!
Captain Trips reset for the day, every night at 3am PDT - not 12am. This is because many things are processed at 12am PDT, and you're still getting the same amount of trips/day.
Captain Trips with Cap'n Jozek allow users who weren't invited by anyone, and who haven't invited anyone, to still use the new Captain Trip feature.
You'll receive a pop up window saying you earned extra points with Cap'n Jozek for stopping in today. Which means, Cap'n Jozek takes the place of a facebook friend (Captain.)
We want all of our new features to be fun and usable for everyone!
The 'Skip' button next to the 'Fish Now' button allows each user to fish six times in a row. It is targeted for users who do not have much time to spend on the app (less than 15 minutes a day). You may utilize these skip casts at any point during the day except within one hour prior to night fishing. Your night fishing trip will be cancelled if you do so. Please note that you will not take friends along during these types of casts.
If you donate $10+, you will receive a 5x boat speed boost. If the voyage to Blue Crescent is 30 minutes, the 5x speed boost will have it only take 6 minutes. The more you donate, the longer the Recent Donation Speed Boost lasts!
The final level of the Ten Year Storm region is called the “Eye of the Storm” - it's the center of this enormous storm that has been raging for many years. The more you fish here, the further away from the Eye you go. You want to stay within the Eye because it's the safest and calmest area of the storm.
TIP: In order to stay within the Eye, you must travel back to Stormy Straights to read the current weather radar to see where the Eye is... and then voyage back to the Eye. The reading of the radar is done automatically upon arrival.
You can also get the Personal Weather Radar from Mousso eventually. It allows you to see the weather forecast in real time and instantly re-position your boat back into the Eye.
Your UID is: . You can find it by copying the numbers at the end of your FW Profile (go to your profile via the drop down menu).
You can find a friends UID by going to their FW profile and copying the numbers at the end of the link. (Should look like: https://apps.facebook.com/fishwrangler/profile/22000847. So that UID would be: 22000847)
Wranglers can upgrade equipment as they advance in the game. All equipment costs different gold amounts. Below please find descriptions of the different equipment that you may purchase on Fish Wrangler.
Poles - You need a fishing pole in order to fish. Beginner wranglers start with the most basic pole and will have the opportunity to upgrade their pole as they advance in the game. Upgraded equipment allows you to catch more rewarding fish.
Chum - The purpose of Chum is to attract fish to your line. Chumming the water is necessary before each cast. Particular types of chum may improve you success at catching certain fish.
Chum loss occurs you go fishing and do not catch anything, and you have to recollect your chum. Some chums are easier to retain than others. For example, Loaf Chum gets soggy and is not easy to retain.
Skills - As a beginner wrangler, you arrive in Farovia with little to no experience in fishing, so learning each skill is necessary to become a successful wrangler. Each skill is a course which you must purchase for different amount of gold. Each skill works in a cumulative fashion and cannot be returned. Most skills have pre-requisites that you must meet before purchasing.
Boats - You must own a boat in order to travel to different islands. The Beat-Up Dingy is available to wranglers over 15,000 points and the Mini Cruiser is available for wranglers over 150,000 points. The main difference between the boats is in speed and durability.
Your point value is an overall score that continues to increase as you advance in the game.
You collect points from catching fish. You must obtain certain point levels before traveling to
other locations, purchasing particular equipment, and advancing to the next angler class.
Gold is the local currency within the Farovian Villages. You will receive gold by joining the application,
catching fish, and finding treasure chests. Gold can be used towards buying equipment and traveling to other locations.
Farovian Time (FVT) is the GMT-7 without daylight savings (technically in the USA this would be Mountain Time with no Daylight Savings).
This was officially changed on October 28th, 2009 from PDT. Before the time was GMT-8 with USA Daylight Savings, which caused problems for wranglers all around the world as we're an international game.
You can now find 'Reduced Waits' in treasure chests. They simply reduce your fishing wait time by however many minutes it says. Reduced waits are also similar to how Tarpits allow you to fish faster AND how some Mystery Tackle Boxes reduce your fishing wait time.
Rules: You will only find a Reduced Wait when you have a wait time to fish. Chests with a multiplier will never have a Reduced Wait. You must be located beyond Sans Culpra.
Special Bonuses last for limited amounts of time and are found in Treasure Chests. You have 24 hours to start it, otherwise it will auto-start. They can speed up fishing timers, or they can multiply gold you get from fish, or how fast you level a pole or boat. Here are the specific bonuses you can find:
Pole leveling is an indicator of your experience. Some poles take longer to level up than others. You can view how much 'experience' per level is required on the Fishing Pole page. If you want to level quickly, we suggest to go Night Fishing as it offers the best return!
Catch a Fish:
+2 experience (or +4 w/ Love Chum)
Miss a Fish:
+1 experience (or +4 w/ Love Chum)
Night Fishing Catch:
+4 experience (or +8 w/ Love Chum)
Example #1: The Oak Branch needs 15 experience per level, so it would take ~8 catches OR ~4 with Love Chum per each pole level.
Example #2: The Sonar Pulverizer needs 52 experience per level, so it would take ~26 catches OR ~13 with Love Chum per each pole level.
Each pole differs in attributes. Here are descriptions of each attribute.
Strength: Comes from your active pole - Increases the chance of catching larger fish Catch Bonus: Comes from your active chum and your poles level - Improves overall chance of catching a fish Total Skill: Comes from all of your learned skills and your poles level - Improves the overall attraction of fish Chum Loss: Comes from chum - Cheap chums do not last as long, or work as well Luck: Comes from Love Chums only - increases chances of catching rare fish
Fishing poles and boats can be damaged. When this happens, you must visit the Repair Shop to pay for the damage.
A user may not have enough gold to pay for the damaged equipment. When this occurs, you must take the free shuttle to Waterport. You must fish at this island until you earn enough gold to pay for your damaged equipment. When you are ready to return to the island and fix your equipment, click the Map/Island page which will show a link to take the shuttle back.
You can now level all Farovian fishing poles up to Level 80 by purchasing special augments. You will need to complete certain quests to unlock the augments, and then purchase the augments once your pole reaches a Level 50/50.
Earl's wife, BetsyLou, needs help in preparing dishes for her restaurant, Sand Bar & Gill, located in Waterport. Each fishing pole has an assortment of signature dishes that require particular fresh fish from the local waters.
Compete in a quest either individually or with a friend. After catching all the dish requirements, wranglers must visit BetsyLou at the Sand Bar & Gill.
How Quests Work:
Quests can be completed individually or with a friend. Only one quest can be activated at a time. Completion of preceding quests will unlock additional quests.
Each quest requires a particular pole, so you must fish with this pole in order to have the fish count towards the dish.
You can catch required quest fish via crew trips, deckhand trips and individual trips. Please note that captain trips, tournament trips and night fishing does NOT count towards quests. NOTE: Night fishing catches do not count because the current night fishing system has various technical limitations as it calculates/saves thousands of fish catches per second.
There are no time restrictions. Quests are timed for leaderboard purposes only. The clock begins when the quest starts, and ends when the dish is dropped off at BetsyLou's 'Sand Bar & Gill' in Waterport.
You can compete in the same quest multiple times.
If you invite a friend to a quest, the invitation remains active for 24 hours. You will be unable to invite another friend to your quest until the invitation expires or your friend rejects the invite.
If competing with a friend, dish requirements will be multiplied by 1.5 (rounded down).
How Do I Quit/Leave A Quest?
After creating a quest, the quest leader (Player 1) must wait two hours before deleting the quest. The invited user (Player 2) can leave the quest at any point; however, this action will remove any fish contributions Player 2 accumulated towards the quest. Player 1 must complete the quest individually, and the dish requirements will be reduced (from 1.5x to 1.0x).
Finishing A Quest/Leaderboards
After catching all the fish requirements, you must visit the Sand Bar & Gill by traveling to Waterport. BetsyLou will reward each wrangler with the dish. You will receive a special Trophy Dish after completing the entire quest set. Please note that after completing most quests you will unlock an augment for a pole, you cannot buy the augment until your pole reaches a level 50.
Betsy Lou and Ruby Mae wanted to see how talented wranglers really were, as they kept handing in Quest Sets! So the two ladies formulated new enormous platters that they've titled “Super Bonus Quests” - BEWARE: NOT for Aspiring Wranglers! In order to start a Super Bonus Quest, you'll need to hand over some resources to the ladies. You will not be refunded the resources back, if you start/quit a Super Bonus Quest.
Super Bonus Quests unlock after completing all of the Quest Sets in a specific town. Ruby Mae is still working out the recipes for her Roperian Super Bonus Quests. Good luck!
The Night Fishing Gold Multiplier is a reward based on how many consecutive days everyoneat least 60% of your crew shows up for Night Fishing. It's calculated by simply multiplying your entire gold profit by the 'Gold Multiplier'.
2x multiplier (Current MAX)
NOTE: The extra gold from the Multiplier is not included in the “Equally split profits, earned 8,716 gold and 18,519 points each” line. The extra gold is displayed in the last line: “4 consecutive days with everyone showing up. 1.6x Gold Multiplier: 5,230 extra gold each”
UPDATED: May 17th: As long as 60% of your crew shows up, you'll still get the gold multiplier! The following boat capacities count: 2 of 3; 3 of 4; 3 of 5, 4 of 5; and 5 of 8, 6 of 8, 7 of 8!
We've received a photo from from the Farovian Oceanography Institute that various invasive species will be migrating to each Farovian location. We do not have an exact estimate, but we believe the migration shall occur in mid-May 2010. More updates to the FAQ coming soon!
Due to our thorough investigative analysts and interns, we believe catching these extremely large mythical beasts will be determined by a number of key factors:
1) A high consecutive day count
2) The parties average pole level
3) Rum and glow worm usage
Red Love Chum (RLC) is a special chum that can be purchased or received via our various offers & surveys.
By purchasing RLC, you are supporting an independent game with updates, maintenance, and costs associated with running a facebook application.
You can purchase RLC via paypal or by completing offers & surveys. Thanks for the support!
• You will catch a fish ~95% of the time. Plus it's only used when you catch a fish, unlike the other chums which float away and get stolen.
• You will level your poles 2 times faster than non-RLC users.
• You will not see advertisements on Fish Wrangler for 30 days after a donation.
• Travel between islands 5x's faster with purchases of $10 and over.
• Extra deckhand checks! (Generally at least one every ~1.5 hours.)
• You receive a bonus of +2 levels on your pole at all times. This allows you to catch fish at higher pole level requirements.
• You have a greater chance at catching the 4 rarest fish in the game (dependent upon the population of the fish and the specific area).
• You will have greater chances of catching quest fish (see RLC Boost).
• You have a greater chance at finding RLC in treasure chests.
You can find special resources while you're fishing or in treasure chests. Different resources can help you in different ways (ie. Old Jug of Rum or Glow worms can only be used for Night Fishing). Resources with limited number of uses need to be activated/deactivated (ON/OFF buttons). You may find some other resources which are permanent and will help you later in the game.
Skills are courses on different subject matters that improve your fishing abilities.
Skills are cumulative (they are all added together and change your stats) -
so the more Skills you acquire the better your overall catching ability becomes.
Please note that each island has its own Supply Store, so you may need to travel to different island to acquire particular skills.
Chum has always had an attraction rating, however it hasn't been displayed until now because of the recent confusion.
Many people became frustrated that chum prices and chum loss %'s changed -
without understanding that for example, Cayenne Chum (9% Attraction Rating) catches 4% more fish than Steak Chum (which has a 5% Attraction Rating).
We feel that users will have to rethink old strategies with this new information becoming public.
For Example: A 9% Attraction Rating means you'll increase your chances of making any catch by 9%, and lowering your chances of not catching anything by 9%.
Red Love Chum has always provided an increase in catching rare fish of about ~2x. Luck is just the attribute we associate this factor to, as you should consider yourself lucky after catching a rare fish! :)
In order to keep things new and exciting, we have many prizes in the game for our users such as the Daily RLC Raffle & Weekly Fan Raffle. Currently, users can win cash prizes by catching the Red Lust Fish and by fishing in the daily tournament.
The Fish Wrangler artist is Daniel Roper, show your support for him by becoming a fan of him here! Dan's also helped out with many new ideas and features that you see. We're thrilled to have him on board!