A tutorial on how to fish in hand simulator, from someone who recently got the 100k grams of fish achievement!
Part 1. The Pole
2. Grab the pole with your right hand.
3. Lift the pole.
4. Make the pole vertical.
5. Switch to your left hand (without letting go of the pole with your right hand).
6. Position your left hand to grab the bottom of the pole.
7. Grab the bottom of the pole with your left hand.
8. Switch back to your right hand, then let go with your right hand.
9. Move both hands in front of your body (instead of having them off to the right side).
10. Re-angle your right hand a bit more forward and to the right than it is normally (compare the right hand in the picture above and this one).
11. Re-grab the pole with the right hand.
12. Let go with the left hand.
13. Move the pole to the right of your body, and make it vertical so the hook is hanging right next to it.
14. Switch back to your left hand.
Part 2. Bait the hook
1. Position your left hand over the bait, and completely curl your index/pointer finger.
2. Place your index/pointer finger on the bait.
3. Curl your thumb to the bait, which should pinch it perfectly between the two fingers (if this doesn’t work on the first try, your fingertips may be up too high from the ground. try to angle your hand down a *little bit* more and it should work).
4. Carefully lift the bait up a little bit away from the ground to make sure you’ve got it.
5. Turn your hand over, and move it over to the hook.
6. Attach the bait to the hook (it will stick almost anywhere on the bait – make sure that you’re confident the hook is stuck to the bait before letting go of the bait).
7. Successfully attaching the bait to the hook will mean that you can let go of the bait and it will stay attached to the hook. If the bait’s not attached it will fall when you let go with your hand.
Part 3. Catching the fish
2. Once a fish starts biting, your bobber (the orange and white thing) will bounce up and down. Do not lift the hook out of the water until the bobber dissappears completely under the water and doesn’t come back up. Here’s a picture of the bobber under the water (because a fish is attached to the hook).
3. Lift the caught fish out of the water a little bit (this is an average sized fish, a lot of the fish you catch will be much bigger and much smaller than this – the medium/average sized fish seem to be some of the easiest to catch, while the very tiny and very large ones seem to cause more trouble).
4. The fish is going to be WIGGLY. Try and get the pole to a vertical position as calmly as you can – don’t go flinging the fish around because that can cause it to come off the line. Getting the pole into a vertical position will help tremendously with grabbing the fish off the hook, and the fish will move around less with the vertical pole.
5. Once your pole is in a vertical position, and your fish is in a grabbable spot, switch to your left hand and angle it (however you need to) to get a GOOD grab on the fish’s midsection.
6. Don’t grab the head of the fish, and don’t grab any part of the end/tail portion of the fish that’s flailing back and forth. Grabbing the head or the tail will likely result in the fish dropping when you try to unhook it, resulting in it magically flying out of reach or falling into the water. This is a picture of a good grab on a fish:
7. Make sure the fish is over your lap (or if it’s a bigger fish, try to get the tail closer to the bait bucket and the head close to being over your lap). There’s always a chance that any fish you catch will drop right out of your hand (no matter how good of a grab you’ve got on it), so if the fish is not over your lap then there’s a good chance that if it DOES fall out of your hand, it’ll either fly out of your reach or back into the water.
To take the fish off the hook, CAREFULLY turn the fish sideways over your lap. This will free it from the hook.
8. Now that it’s successfully off the hook and in your hand, position it face-down over the white bucket, and dunk its face in. Don’t drop the fish in if you can avoid it, because too many fish in the bucket will make it impossible to fit any more fish inside. Just dunk its head in as far down as your arm/hand will let you, and when it registers as being caught the game will tell you what fish you caught, and it will show you the grand total of grams of fish that you’ve caught over your fishing career.
9. Finally, my favorite part! Once you finish dunking the fish’s face in the bucket, it will stop wiggling around. It now is a dead fish, and the game doesn’t care about what you do with it. You can chuck it wherever you want (even back in the pool), you can do what I do which is put the fish on the ground behind the bucket, or you can try and throw it at a friend… The possibilities are endless for your dead fish!
One last thing – you can’t catch a fish and try and give it to the person next to you, it’ll always be just a hair out of reach no matter how hard you try to give it to them. I’ve tried to give people the fish I’ve caught several times and it’s never worked… Maybe if you get it off the hook first and chuck it perfectly at their face they’ll be able to catch it. Good luck if you try that!
Here’s a screenshot of when I got 100,000 grams (the achievement says 100kg, meaning 100k [a.k.a. 100,000] grams) of fish! You only need the total weight of all the fish you’ve successfully caught and placed in the bucket, not 100 fish. Thank goodness.