Frequently asked questions:

Starting to play

Q: The game doesn’t load.

Q: There are error messages that make the game reload.

Catching fish

Q: How do I catch a fish?

Q: What if the bar gets in the red zone?

Q: How do I equip the rod?

Q: I don’t have a rod.

Q: I lost my rod, hook and line.

Q: How do I switch tackle?

Q: The fish doesn’t bite.

Q:  The fish gets away.

Tackle-related questions

Q: How do I catch bigger fish?

Q: What does MaxWeight parameter of a Rod mean?

Q: When does a rod wear out?

Q: Does more expensive fishline help catch bigger fish?

Q: Does more expensive hook help catch bigger fish?

Q: How do different tackle options influence fishing?

Q: How long can the fish stay in my fish cage? Is there a time limit?

Game parameters: energy, money, XP

Q: What do the numbers 17/15 on the energy bar mean?

Q: How do I get fish steaks?

Q: I caught a fish that gives 4 fish steaks, but I didn’t receive the fish steaks.

Fishing gear

Q: What is a fishfinder and how does it work?

Q: My fishfinder disappeared.

Q: My item disappeared.

Q: Does extra energy help catch fish?

Locations and fish species

Q: What is a trophy, record or unique fish?

Treasures, collectibles, quest items

Q: I can’t pul out a treasure chest.

Friends, gifts and help

Q: A friend has sent me a gift. Where do I see it in the game?

Q: I can’t send a gift to a friend.

Q: How do I help a friend?

Q: How do I get a helping hand?

Q: Why do bonuses expire so soon?

Starting to play

Q: The game doesn’t load.

A: Update your Flash player by clicking here: http://get.adobe.com/ru/flashplayer/

Q: There are error messages that make the game reload.

A: The game is in beta testing mode. Please report bugs here: support@go-games.org, or on our Forum.

Catching fish

Q: How do I catch a fish?

A: Equip your rod and press CAST. Watch the float to see when the fish bites. Once it does, press the green STRIKE button and start pulling the fish. To land the fish, press and release the PULL button and keep the bar in the middle zone (between the blue stripes). (Hitting the blue stripes precisely gives the “Overpower” bonus - it makes it easier to pull the fish for some seconds. But getting out of the blue stripes into the red zones is dangerous - it wears out your tackle and increases chances of losing the fish and tackle. Hitting the blue stripes three clicks in a row yields a bonus of +1 energy).

Q: What if the bar gets in the red zone?

A: The fish might get away, you might break the tackle or increase its wearout.

Q: What does ‘overpower’ on the indicator mean?

A: Hitting the blue stripes on the indicator gives the “Overpower” bonus - it makes it easier to pull the fish for some seconds. But getting out of the blue stripes into the red zones is dangerous - it wears out your tackle (“Rod Overload”) and increases chances of losing the fish and tackle. Hitting the blue stripes three clicks in a row yields a bonus of +1 energy.

Q: What does fish with caviar give?

A: Fish with caviar yields more fish steaks and coins than the same fish without caviar.

Q: What do these indicators show?

A: The green bar is the tension indicator: it shows the load on your tackle. If the bar gets into the right red zone, the tension on your tackle is too high and you rish breaking it. If the bar gets into the left red zone, there is no tension and you might lose the fish.

A: The triangle above the bar shows the distance to the fish. When the triangle reaches the left side of the bar, you land a fish.

Q: How do I equip the rod?

A: You can see your equipped tackle (bait, hook and line) in the bottom right corner of the game window. If one of the icons is black, you need to buy new tackle on the Market. Click on the black icon, or on the Market icon in the main window.

Q: I don’t have a rod.

A: Your rod must have worn out. Press FIX button in the bottom right corner of the main window, or go to the Tackle section of the Market to buy a new rod.

Q: I lost my rod, hook and line.

A: The rod must have worn out. Go to the Market and get a new one. When you lose the rod, you also lose the hook and line that were equipped with it. So keep track of the rod condition (the green bar in the Tackle section of your Backpack) and don’t use expensive hooks and lines when the rod is about to break.

Q: How do I switch tackle?

A: To use another rod that you bought, click on the Backpack icon in the main window, open the Tackle section and click on the rod icons in the bottom to equip them.

A: To switch between different baits, hooks or fishlines that you bought, press the tackle icons next to your rod in the main window, or go to the Tackle section in the Backpack.

Q: The fish doesn’t bite.

A: Wait up to a minute, then pull the rod out of the water and cast it again. Try another bait or tackle combination.

Q:  The fish gets away.

A: Don’t let the bar out of the green zones. Check that your tackle is compatible (your hook and line can hold the fish that you intend to catch with this bait). There is always a chance that a big fish bites and your tackle won’t be enough to strike. Upgrade your tackle to be able to catch bigger fish.

Tackle-related questions

Q: How do I catch bigger fish?

A: Get better tackle and experiment with bait on each location to catch bigger fish.

Q: What does MaxWeight parameter of a Rod mean?

A: The higher the MaxWeight parameter, the easier it would be for you to pull out bigger fish.

Q: When does a rod wear out?

A: The rod has a limited resource. It is used every time you land a fish. Letting the fishing indicator into the red zones (while pulling the fish) can speed up the rod wear-out.

Q: Does more expensive fishline help catch bigger fish?

A: Thin fishline might break if a big fish bites. The more expensive, the bigger fish the line will hold.

Q: Does more expensive hook help catch bigger fish?

A: Cheap hook might break if a big fish bites. The bigger the weight indicated on the hook, the bigger fish it will hold.

Q: How do different tackle options influence fishing?

A: RODS: The more advanced rods make landing the big fish easier. The rod weight is the recommended weight - you can pull out a 8kg fish with a 5kg rod, but it will be very difficult and might wear out your rod.

HOOKS: The small hooks are only suitable for small fish, so bigger fish can break them. The bigger hooks scare away the small fish, so it won’t bite.

LINE: The line can break if it’s not strong enough for the fish that is biting.

Q: How long can the fish stay in my fish cage? Is there a time limit?

A: No, there is no time limit.

Game parameters: energy, money, XP

Q: What do the numbers 17/15 on the energy bar mean?

A: You can receive energy higher than your maximum possible energy level, in case you use food items that yield Extra energy. In this case, your energy bar will show numbers like 17/15, i.e. while your normal maximum is 15 points, you have 17 points currently.

Q: How do I get fish steaks?

A: Buy and equip a knife and a pan. Then you can cut the fish you caught (mouse over the fish in your fish cage) and cook it (exchange for fish dishes on the Market).

Q: I caught a fish that gives 4 fish steaks, but I didn’t receive the fish steaks.

A: You can either sell or cook the fish that you caught. To cook fish, you must first cut it into fish steaks (having a knife equipped), and then exchange it for fish dishes in the Market (with a pan equipped).

Fishing gear

Q: What is a fishfinder and how does it work?

A: A fishfinder helps you locate bigger fish and valuable items in the water. After you equip it, it will appear in your main window. Every 15 seconds it shows the size of the fish swimming under the water, or it may spot a treasure or a quest item. Casting your rod at the moment it shows an object increases your chances to pull it out.

Q: My fishfinder disappeared.

A: Many items in the game have a limited resource. The fishfinders in particular have a limited battery life, and they disappear form your inventory when the battery is out of order.

Q: My item disappeared.

A: Many items in the game have a limited resource. They disappear once they wear out. You might consider not equipping the items that you don’t need at a certain moment ot on a certain location - to make them live longer.

Q: Does extra energy help catch fish?

A: Yes, it makes pulling the fish a bit easier.

Locations and fish species

Q: What is a trophy, record or unique fish?

A: Record fish is your personal largest catch. Trophy fish is a fish larger than 75% of the maximum size of its species. Unique fish is a fish larger than 95% of the maximum size of its species.

Treasures, collectibles, quest items

Q: I can’t pul out a treasure chest.

A: It’s heavy. Normally you need an advanced rod to pull the chest, but sometimes you can pull it out with the common rod and some extra energy, making use of the Overpower feature.

Friends, gifts and help

Q: A friend has sent me a gift. Where do I see it in the game?

A: Go to your Game Requests on Facebook and accept the gift. Once you load the game, the gift will appear in your Backpack.

Q: I can’t send a gift to a friend.

A: You can only send one gift to each friend every day. If you can not send a gift to a friend, it means that you have already sent a gift to this friend today.

Q: How do I help a friend?

A: You will sometimes see an icon above your friends photo. Click on it (it’s only there for a couple of seconds) - and press “Help a friend”. You will earn some reputation and your friend will get some helpful materials.

Q: How do I get a helping hand?

A: In the respective quest there’s a button “Ask for a helping hand”. Press it to request helping hands. Once your friends accept the request, you will see the helping hands in your Game requests.

Q: Why do bonuses expire so soon?

A: The time limit on bonuses is 24 hours, but it can also expire if many people already used it.