What Is Fishing Sim World?
Fishing Sim World is the most authentic fishing simulator ever made and is going to take you on an angling journey like no other fishing title has done before. Feel the adrenaline rush of landing trophy sized largemouth bass and the thrill of fighting huge carp and monster pike as perfectly combined realistic game physics and accurate fish AI create an authentic experience that will have you hooked from the start. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced angler there’s something for you to enjoy in Fishing Sim World.
Your angling skills will be tested to the limit by the seven different destinations that await you in Fishing Sim World. Each present their own challenges and vary from huge North American Lakes to picturesque venues in Europe. Highlights include the sun drenched Lake Johnson in Florida and the glacial Lake Boulder in upstate New York, both of which are over 2000 acres in size with endless different spots to try to catch trophy fish from. Of course, a lake that size needs a boat to get around on and Fishing Sim World features three high powered models including two from our licensed partner, Bass Cat Boats. Drive your boat at speeds in excess of 70mph, activate your Sonar and find a perfect spot to fish.
Other highlights include France’s famous Gigantica Main Lake that has been replicated in stunning detail and contains all of the known boss fish including the incredible ‘Fudgies’ weighing in excess of 85lb. That’s not all, a challenging stretch of the UK’s Grand Union Canal awaits and is home to some monster predator fish including big, powerful pike that will test your set-up to the limit.
Fishing Sim World launches with eighteen different species of fish including largemouth and smallmouth bass, carp and pike each with their own unique AI and behavioural systems. To help you successfully catch each species there are hundreds of items of equipment to choose from. Target the bass by using spinning or baitcaster rods and reels from Duckett Fishing and Fitzgerald Fishing. Equip your reels with line from Fitzgerald or Sunline and select the correct lures or baits from Nichols Lures, Missile Baits and Bill Lewis (Rat-L-Trap). Target carp with equipment from leading names including Korda, RidgeMonkey, Mainline Baits and Delkim.
Not only do the fish behave differently, reacting to water temperature and bait choice but the dynamic weather also plays a huge role in where the fish will want to be. You will need to ensure you choose your strategy and location carefully depending on the conditions – fish at your own pace, find your perfect set up but be prepared to change tactic as the weather does!
Fishing Sim World reflects the competitive element of this great sport, allowing you take part in live tournaments against opponents from around the world. Featuring the launch of ‘The Dovetail Fishing League’ (DFL) players can compete with fellow anglers across the world in individual events and for the glory of being crowned ‘Angler of the Month.’ The DFL consists of multiple events split across four different series. Each of the series has its own season leaderboards with points earned added together to determine your position in the Global Season Leaderboard. Players can also opt to fish with friends in 4-player multiplayer (8 for PC), comparing catches on real-time leaderboards as well as communicating via text chat on Steam and voice chat for console.
So whether you’re trophy bass hunting in the USA, spinning for a monster pike in England, or sat by the side of a peaceful French carp venue waiting for that catch of a lifetime, there will be something for everyone.
Fishing Sim World will be available to buy on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Steam (PC) from 18th September. In the meantime, explore the Fishing Sim World hub on Dovetail Live for regular updates and new content being uploaded daily as well as engaging with other members of the community in our dedicated forums.