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Fishing spawners are a variety of spawner in The Sims 3.

Fishing spawnersEdit

Fishing spawners result in hot spots when fishing, and provide specific fish that cannot be fished up from normal water.

When a fishing spot is placed on a water source, fish will jump out of it, and certain fish become available.

Fish Fishing Spawner EP
Anchovy

Ocean Common 1
Ocean Common 2

Minnow

Lake Common 1
Lake Common 2
France, Frog Pond

Goldfish

Lake Common 1
Lake Common 2
Lake Uncommon 1
China, Common
China, Koi 1

Alley Catfish

Lake Uncommon 2
Ocean Uncommon 1
Egypt, Oasis, Common
Egypt, Oasis, Rare
Egypt, River, Common
Egypt, River, Rare

Jellyfish

Ocean Common 1
Ocean Common 2
Ocean Uncommon 2

Rainbow Trout

Lake Common 1
Lake Uncommon 1
Lake Uncommon 2
France, Common 1
France, Common 2
France, Uncommon

Red Herring

Lake Common 1
Lake Common 2
Lake Uncommon 1
Lake Uncommon 2
Lake Rare
Ocean Common 1
Ocean Common 2
Ocean Uncommon 1
Ocean Uncommon 2
Ocean Rare
Robot Fish
Deathfish/Graveyard
China, Common
China, Uncommon
China, Rare
Egypt, Oasis, Common
Egypt, Oasis, Rare
Egypt, River, Common
Egypt, River, Rare
France, Common 1
France, Common 2
France, Uncommon
France, Rare

Tuna

Ocean Common 2
Ocean Uncommon 1

Siamese Catfish

Lake Common 1
Ocean Uncommon 1
Egypt, Oasis, Common
Egypt, Oasis, Rare
Egypt, River, Common
Egypt, River, Rare

Tragic Clownfish

Ocean Common 2
Ocean Uncommon 1
Ocean Rare

Blowfish

Ocean Common 1
Ocean Uncommon 2
Ocean Rare

Piranha

Lake Uncommon 1
Lake Rare

Black Goldfish

Lake Common 1
Lake Rare
Robot Fish
China, Uncommon
China, Rare
France, Uncommon

Salmon

Lake Common 1
Lake Common 2
Lake Uncommon 2
Ocean Common 1
Egypt, River, Common
Egypt, River, Rare

Swordfish

Ocean Common 1
Ocean Uncommon 2

Fish Fishing Spawner EP
Shark

Lake Uncommon 1
Lake Rare
Ocean Common 2
Ocean Uncommon 1
Ocean Rare

Angelfish

Lake Common 2
Lake Uncommon 2
Lake Rare
Ocean Rare
Ocean Uncommon 2
China, Uncommon
China, Common

Vampire Fish

Lake Rare
Robot Fish
Deathfish/Graveyard

Robot Fish

Robot Fish

Lobster

Lake Common 2
Lake Uncommon 1
Lake Rare
Ocean Common 2
Ocean Uncommon 1
Egypt, River, Rare

Deathfish

Deathfish/Graveyard
(12 AM - 5 AM only)

Frog

Egypt, Oasis, Common
Egypt, Oasis, Rare
France, Common 1
France, Common 2
France, Frog Pond
France, Uncommon
France, Rare

Doitsu Koi

China, Common
China, Koi 2

Kawarimono Koi

China, Common
China, Koi 1
China, Uncommon
China, Rare

Snails

France, Common 1
France, Common 2
France, Uncommon

Crocodile

Egypt, Oasis, Common
Egypt, Oasis, Rare
Egypt, River, Common
Egypt, River, Rare

Ochiba Koi

China, Koi 2
China, Uncommon
China, Rare

Crawfish

France, Common 1
France, Common 2
France, Uncommon

Tancho Koi

China, Dragon Fish
China, Koi 1
China, Koi 2
China, RareChina, Koi 2
China, Rare

Mummy Fish

Egypt, MummyFish

Dragon Fish

China, Dragon Fish
China, Koi 1
China, Koi 2
China, Rare

Sea Sludge
Kissing Gourami
Sewer Trilobite
Sea Bat Starfish
Linckia Starfish
Ninja Starfish

Best spotsEdit

The following are good places to find fishing spawners with the Fishing skill

This focus is on fish species available in the base game neighborhoods of The Sims 3, Sunset Valley and Riverview.

Sims can start fishing on most waterways in the neighborhood. Some residential lots may also feature ponds with fish spawners. At some fishing spots, you can see several fish are floating underwater or jumping above water when watched carefully in close up.

You can identify available fish variety and "hotness" of the spot on the water

with Inspect Water menu command.
Fishing

A Sims 3 fishing spot.

Water spot has three levels of "hotness" for fishing.

  • Hot spot - Hot fishing spot with many fish & very active "Jumping" fish. Good for fishing.
After catching 5 ~ 6 fish in same hot spot (It takes about 2-3 hours of fishing), the hot spot may become a cool spot for a while.
  • Cool spot - Cool spot has less fish than hot spot due to continued fishing.
There are fish underwater but no "jumping" fish. It can still be fished for a better catch rate, but if another Hot Spot is nearby, switch to that. The spot will recover the next day.
  • Ordinary water - Body of ordinary water out of the hot/cool fishing spots.
The water has some fish, but not many. Usually low level fish only unless you use bait. Bad for fishing.


Stocking an "ordinary water" pond with fish Edit

You can stock any pond of "ordinary water" with the fish of your choice (or perhaps only the basic low level fish listed when you click on the pond). To do so, you must have 10 of the same type of fish in your Sim's inventory. When you click on the water, you'll see an option to stock the pond.


Sunset Valley / Fresh Water Edit

The City Hall faces west, Seaside is to the west. Sports Stadium is to south from City Hall (from shadow on noon)

Central Park
Next to City Hall. Recommended spot for ordinary fresh water fishing. Accessibility: A. Fishing spots: 4
  • West spot, East-North spot - Minnow, Goldfish, Rainbow Trout, Red Herring, Siamese Catfish, Black Goldfish (Spot Type A)
  • East-South spot, Center spot - Minnow, Goldfish, Red Herring, Salmon, Angelfish, Lobster (Spot Type B)
Pleasant Rest Graveyard
East from City Hall. Only place with Deathfish. Accessibility: A.
Fishing Deathfish is very profitable but it is available only midnight to dawn of a day.
After fishing 5-6 Deathfish , Deathfish will retire early until next midnight
  • East spot - Deathfish, Vampire Fish on 0:00 AM to 5:00 AM,
Red Herring, Vampire Fish on rest of a day
Goth Home
East from City Hall near graveyard. A pond in residential home. Accessibility: A.
  • East spot - Minnow, Goldfish, Red Herring, Salmon, Angelfish, Lobster (Spot Type B)
Landgraab Science Facility
Northwest from City Hall. Pond in back of the facility. Only place with Robot Fish. Accessibility: A. Fishing spots: 2
  • East spot, West spot - Red Herring, Black Goldfish, Vampire fish, Robot Fish
Summer Hill Springs
North from City Hall. Pond between Landgraab home and Alto home. Accessibility: A. Fishing spots: 4
  • Northwest spot, Northeast spot - Minnow, Goldfish, Rainbow Trout, Red Herring, Siamese Catfish, Black Goldfish (Spot Type A)
  • Southeast spot - Alley Catfish, Rainbow Trout, Red Herring, Salmon, Angelfish (Spot Type C)
There is a pond in the north of the Landgraab family home backyard.
  • Landgraab spot - Minnow, Goldfish, Rainbow Trout, Red Herring, Siamese Catfish, Black Goldfish (Spot Type A)
Crystal Springs
Far Southwest from City Hall near Sports Stadium. Has Piranha & Shark. Accessibility: C. Fishing spots: 4
  • Northwest spot, North spot, Southeast spot - Minnow, Goldfish, Red Herring, Salmon, Angelfish, Lobster (Spot Type B)
  • Center spot - Goldfish, Rainbow Trout, Red Herring, Piranha, Shark, Lobster
Stoney Falls
Far Southeast from City Hall near Military Base. Accessibility: B. Fishing spots: 2
  • Center spot, Northeast spot - Alley Catfish, Rainbow Trout, Red Herring, Salmon, Angelfish (Spot Type C)
Pinochle Pond
Far East from City Hall. Has Piranha & Shark. Accessibility: C. Fishing spots: 2
  • North spot, South spot - Red Herring, Piranha, Black Goldfish, Shark, Angelfish, Vampire Fish, Lobster
All other ordinary fresh water out of fishing spots (rest of pond)
  • Any fresh water - Minnow, Goldfish, Rainbow Trout, Red Herring, Salmon.

Sunset Valley / Seaside Edit

Seaside is to the west of City Hall in Sunset Valley. Fishing spots in the seaside are in the water near the beach.

Spots are numbered from south to north or left to right when you face the sea.

Old Pier Beach
West from City Hall. Recommended spot for ordinary seaside fishing. Accessibility B. Fishing spots: 11
Spot 1, 2 are between two rocks. Southern big rock and smaller rock near floating red marker on the sea.
  • Spot 1 (North of big rock) - Red Herring, Tragic Clownfish, Blowfish, Shark, Angelfish. (Spot Type D)
  • Spot 2 (South of small rock) - Jellyfish, Red Herring, Blowfish, Angelfish, Swordfish (Spot Type E)
Spot 3, 4 are seaside near Old Pier lot. Spot 3 is left side of lot, Spot 4 is in right side.
  • Spot3, 4 - Anchovy, Jellyfish, Red Herring, Blowfish, Salmon, Swordfish (Spot Type F)
Spot 5, 6 are in the wreckage with many wooden poles.
  • Spot 5 (South West of Wooden poles, far side to sea) - Jellyfish, Red Herring, Blowfish, Angelfish, Swordfish (Spot Type E )
  • Spot 6 (Noth East Wooden poles, near side to beach) - Anchovy, Jellyfish, Red Herring, Blowfish, Salmon, Swordfish (Spot Type F)
Spot 7, 8 are near Koffi Home and 2nd floating red marker on the sea.
  • Spot 7 - Anchovy, Jellyfish, Red Herring, Blowfish, Salmon, Swordfish (Spot Type F)
  • Spot 8 - Anchovy, Jellyfish, Red Herring, Tuna, Tragic Clownfish, Shark, Lobster (Spot Type G)
Spot 9 is near 3rd floating red marker on the sea. Spot 10, 11 are near Southern cliff of Sunnyside Strand.
  • Spot 9, 10, 11 - Anchovy, Jellyfish, Red Herring, Tuna, Tragic Clownfish, Shark, Lobster (Spot Type G)
Sunnyside Strand
Far West from City Hall. Accessibility: B. Fishing spots: 2
  • South spot, North spot - Alley Catfish, Red Herring, Tuna, Tragic Clownfish, Siamese Catfish, Shark, Lobster (Spot Type H)
Recurve Strand
Far Northwest from City Hall. Accessibility: C. Fishing spots: 4
  • Spot 1 (North of southern rock) - Red Herring, Tragic Clownfish, Blowfish, Shark, Angelfish. (Spot Type D)
  • Spot 2 (South of a middle rock) - Alley Catfish, Red Herring, Tuna, Tragic Clownfish, Siamese Catfish, Shark, Lobster (Spot Type H)
  • Spot 3 (North of middle rock) - Jellyfish, Red Herring, Blowfish, Angelfish, Swordfish (Spot Type E)
  • Spot 4 (Under cliff) - Red Herring, Tragic Clownfish, Blowfish, Shark, Angelfish. (Spot Type D)
All other ordinary seawater out of fishing spots (rest of seaside)
  • Any seawater - Anchovy, Jellyfish, Red Herring, Tuna, Salmon, Swordfish, Tragic Clownfish

Riverview Edit

Deathfish can be found to the left of the main island. There is a no fishing sign and same timeframe applies.

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