Dinkum Fishing Guide: How to Catch Fish



A guide on how to catch fish in Dinkum.

Breeding and catching butterflies are not the only activities in Dinkum. You can also grab a fishing rod, locate the nearest river, and start living off the land. It’s a great way to make Dinks. But of course, like many aspects of Dinkum, you need a license. Here is a detailed guide on how to catch fish in Dinkum.

Dinkum Fishing Guide: How to Catch Fish

To start catching fish, you will need two items (other than fish): a fishing license and a fishing rod. Both are beyond your reach when you first start in Dinkum, so you’ll need to do a bit of work to get both.

How to get a fishing license and a fishing rod

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To get a fishing license and a fishing rod, the two visitors you should worry about are Fletch and John. Fletch will sell you a fishing license; John has fishing rods for sale. However, both require a specific currency – Permit Points and Dinks, respectively.

  1. Talk to Fletch at the town hall. She will sell a fishing license for 250 license points.
  2. Talk to John now. With your new license, he will sell you a fishing rod for 1260 Dinks.

Permit points are awarded for completing milestones. These are often completed just by playing the game, such as catching a specific number of bugs, but you can always focus on completing these milestones to earn license points faster. Dinks are the in-game currency, which you can earn fairly quickly at first by simply selling seashells.

How to fish in Dinkum and how it works

With your fishing license and fishing rod, you are now allowed to fish in Dinkum as well as engage in fishing mechanics. So, equip your fishing rod and head to the nearest body of water, preferably a large one.

  1. To cast your line, press the left mouse button.

    Holding down the left mouse button increases the distance the line travels.

  2. To draw the line, hold down the left mouse button again.

    The fish will nibble on the bait several times before completely submerging the bait. It’s time to bring in your fish.

  3. To cancel your broadcast, press the right mouse button.

Dinkum’s fishing mini-game is like arm wrestling. Once a fish has taken the bait, it will fight against your line. Do not attempt to reel them in or else your rod health will deteriorate and the line will break. Let the fish move away, get tired, then rewind.

And that’s all there is to know how to catch fish in Dinkum. Above all, the key is to be patient, and you will soon have an inventory full of new fish. While you’re there, bring some friends for a fishing contest; Dinkum is multiplayer. If you’re new to the game, one of the first activities you’ll do is bury fruit.


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