A pond is a pool of water on a lot. If a pond is deep enough fish can be found in the pond and a Sim can begin fishing. In The Sims 3, if a Sim has at least 10 of one type of fish, they can "stock" the pond with the fish, in which the number of fish then becomes unlimited and can be fished from at anytime.
Players can create a pond in the lot by selecting "Ponds" from the build menu and applying it to an area of terrain. The Sims 3 for console is the only console game in The Sims series that allows you to create a pond. This can be done by going into the Landsculpting options and by selecting the Water tool and applying it to an area of exposed terrain. Ponds can be stocked with dead fish, which can be fished at anytime in the Sims' own personal pond.