This article will explain some of the terms and concepts used in Fishing Sim
World. We will continue adding to it in future, just let us know what you would
like us to explain.
What is a bite alarm?
Alarms are a form of bite indication. If a fish takes your bait and starts to
swim away with it, the line the will start to move. Any movement or vibration of
the line is recognised by sensors making the alarm sound which tells you you
have a bite. Watch a video tutorial at youtu.be/7Tnla4xFRO0
What are bed types?
The bed type is the surface that your bait is landing on at the bottom of the
lake. There are three main bed types which are featured in game, these are
gravel, silt and weed. Watch a video tutorial at youtu.be/ypjJR3xKxDM
What is carp fishing?
The carp is a freshwater species belonging to the cyprinidae family. Carp can be
found in lakes and rivers across Europe and can grow to over 100lbs (45kgs).
Carp are renowned for fighting hard. Popular baits to target them include
boilies, pop-ups, sweetcorn and tiger nuts. Watch a video tutorial at
What is casting?
There are two main styles of casting. The most common is casting overarm which
is suitable for any distance over 20 yards. For close fishing, an underarm cast
is used. The further you want to cast, then the more powerful rod you will need.
The power of the rod is measured by its test curve. Watch a video tutorial at
What other equipment can I see in my swim?
General Equipment in carp / coarse fishing can include an unhooking mat for the
fish to be placed on whilst out of the water, to protect it from the ground and
in match fishing, a keep net which sits in the water next to you where you put
all of the fish in to get a total weight at the end. Watch a video tutorial at
What are match fishing rules?
A competitive form of coarse fishing which involves people drawing out a random
peg (a place to fish), and then trying to catch as many fish as possible within
the allotted time. Usually the winner will be the one with the greatest weight
of fish caught. Watch a video tutorial at youtu.be/KEM79dbGE8Q
What are multiple rods?
To increase your chances of catching it is possible to fish with more than one
rod if you are fishing from a static peg and not stalking. In the game you will
be able to use up to three rods during your session. Watch a video tutorial at
What is netting a fish?
Once you have hooked into a fish and brought it close to the bank you will need
to net it. The best time to do this is when the fish is tired and has stopped
fighting, often rolling onto its side. If you try to net a fish too early it
will try to escape, so be patient. Watch a video tutorial at
What is a peg?
A peg is a pre-defined area on the bank to fish from. There will be pegs spread
out around the lake and whatever peg you are in, dictates what part of the lake
you can fish. You must not cast into an area of water controlled by another peg
that is occupied by an angler. Watch a video tutorial at youtu.be/nr-3zE8CB7U
What is a rig?
A rig is the length of line tied from your main line down to the hook. There are
many different types of rigs designed to present your chosen bait in all
different ways, whether it be on the bottom of the lakebed or all the way up to
the surface, you can find the right one for any conditions. Watch a video
tutorial at youtu.be/xxJSLU5mUZo
What is spodding?
Spodding is getting a lot of bait out into an area quickly and accurately to
keep fish feeding. A spod is a rocket type tube that you fill with bait and when
cast out, will deposit all of the bait out of the open end. A spod rod will not
catch a fish as you do not cast out a bait and hook. Watch a video tutorial at
What is stalking?
Stalking is one of the most exciting ways of fishing. It involves finding fish
close to the margin of the lake and trying to catch them with an underarm cast.
You need to be quiet and stealthy so as not to spook them. Stalking often takes
place in quiet areas of the lake away from traditional pegs. Watch a video
tutorial at youtu.be/u_w6VGC9jbI
What is time of day and weather?
Time of day and weather conditions have a massive impact on fish behaviour. Hot
and sunny conditions will see fish move to the upper layers of the water but
cold and dark conditions tend to push the fish to the bottom of the lake. Watch
a video tutorial at youtu.be/xto0upPACC8
What is watercraft?
Watercraft is an anglers ability to work out the location of the fish. A fish
may give away its location by splashing, swimming just below the surface or
sending bubbles up to the surface through feeding. Other things to consider are
weather conditions, wind direction and the time of day. Watch a video tutorial
What are baits?
The bait is what you attach to your hook to entice and catch the fish. Bait
possibilities are endless but popular baits include boilies, pellets, sweetcorn
and bread. Watch a video tutorial at youtu.be/ZLbgzrWnFM0
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