The Lakes of Fishing Sim World

There are seven different destinations awaiting you in Fishing Sim World varying vary from huge North American Lakes to picturesque venues in Europe. Each present their own challenges and require different tactics, equipment and angling skills to master. This article summaries each one;

Lake Boulder - USA

Naturally formed by a moving glacier, Lake Boulder in upstate New York features a variety of habitats for both the Largemouth and Smallmouth Bass to hunt their prey. With giant rock faces, steep drop offs, deep trenches and plenty of reeds and lily pads this lake will get you using all the lures in your tackle box.

Species present

Largemouth Bass, Smallmouth Bass, Northern Pike, Chain Pickerel, Black Crappie, Yellow Perch

Lake records

Largemouth Bass – 11lb 8oz

Smallmouth Bass – 7lb 9oz

Northern Pike – 34lb 6oz


Lake Johnson – USA

Located in the sun soaked flatlands of Florida, Lake Johnson offers stunning fishing where Trophy size Largemouth Bass can grow over 12lb. Boat docks provide the fish with shelter from the hot sun, whilst areas of Bulrush, Lily pads and Hydrilla will test your different retrieval techniques.

Species present

Largemouth Bass, Black Crappie, White Crappie, Yellow Perch, Chain Pickerel

Lake records

Largemouth Bass – 15lb 5oz

Chain Pickerel – 5lb 5oz


Gigantica – France

Gigantica has been fittingly named, to represent the huge carp that swim within its crystal clear depths. The Gigantica Carp are no ordinary carp, the calibre of these fish is not to be mistaken as anything other than perfect. Fudgies, the jewel in the crown, was over 85lbs the last time it was hooked.

Species present

Mirror Carp, Leather Carp, Common Carp, Northern Pike, Perch, Roach, Rudd

Lake records

Mirror Carp – 86lb 5oz

Common Carp – 76lb 3oz

Leather Carp – 55lb 8oz


Grand Union Canal – UK

Located in West London, this venue offers some great opportunities for predatory fishing. Pike and Perch thrive in the slow moving waters. Make sure you have the correct tackle as the specimen Pike found here can put up a real fight. In addition to the predators, Carp and other coarse fish make this an ideal location for a spot of match fishing.

Species present

Northern Pike, Perch, Common Carp, Leather Carp, Mirror Carp, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd

Lake records

Mirror Carp – 39lb 8oz

Pike – 35lb 2oz

Tench – 12lb 3oz

Bream – 14lb

Perch – 5lb 1oz

Rudd – 3lb 6oz


Manor Farm Lake – UK

A day ticket water at the famous Linear Fisheries Complex since the early 1990’s, this is the sites original ‘Big-Fish’ water. It holds 700 Carp as well as excellent stocks of Tench, Catfish, and a handful of big Bream. A high percentage of the Carp weigh in excess of 20lb, at least fifty different Carp over 30lb, with six of these topping the 40lb barrier to nearly 50lb!

Species present

Common Carp, Mirror Carp, Ghost Carp, Leather Carp, Catfish, Pike, Perch, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd

Lake records

Carp – 49lb

Catfish – 32lb 9oz

Pike – 27lb 3oz

Bream – 14lb 6oz

Tench – 12lb 3oz


Waldsee – Germany

Waldsee is a hidden gem found deep in the famous forests of Germany and home to some rarely fished for specimens! At around 10 acres in size, it is big enough to give you plenty of options but the surrounding forests and the wooden pathways create an intimate atmosphere. This wild lakes exact stock isn’t quite known but Carp up to 62lbs 6oz and Catfish up to 68lbs have been landed along with specimen Bream, Tench and Roach.

Species present

Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Ghost Carp, Koi Carp, Catfish, Pike, Perch, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd

Lake records

Carp – 62lb 6oz

Catfish – 68lb 2oz

Pike – 24lb 2oz

Bream – 15lb 2oz

Tench – 12lb 2oz

Perch – 3lb 6oz

Rudd – 3lb 10oz

Roach – 3lb 7oz


Bergsee – Austria

Bergsee is in the foothills of the Austrian mountains where the scenery is as spectacular as the fishing. This isn’t where you would expect to find a lake but those that know about it, know that this 15 acre venue holds some special fish. There are some lovely Carp up to 36lbs but this venue is famous for the size of its coarse species which can really grow on with no catfish present. With Bream over 19lb, Tench over 14lbs and Perch over 4lb, Bergsee holds some amazing specimens.

Species present

Mirror Carp, Common Carp, Leather Carp, Ghost Carp, Pike, Perch, Tench, Bream, Roach, Rudd

Lake records

Carp – 39lb 12oz

Pike – 19lb 8oz

Bream – 19lb 11oz

Tench – 14lb 12oz

Perch – 4lb 13oz

Rudd – 4lb 1oz

Roach – 4lb 2oz


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