Catching fish in Dinkum can be a menace for many, especially those who want to go for valuable fish or catch all types of fish for their Museum. However, you can choose which fish to catch based on their value or name.
Don’t know how this is done? Don’t worry, I will guide you on how you can catch all types of fish in Dinkum easily.
But before I tell you about the fish names and value part let’s go over the fishing basics.
How to Fish in Dinkum
Step 1: Get Fishing Rod
You need to buy a fishing reel from John’s shop. After which you can head over to any water and start looking for fish. There are differences between where each fish spawns so if you are looking for a specific one you should see when and where it spawns. All this info is given below:
Step 2: Throwing Hook
You need to throw your hook near the fish by facing its direction and estimating the power required to make your hook reach it. Overthrowing is good because you can later reel in your hook. However, if you underthrow then you will have to throw again.
Step 3: Start the Reeling Process
If the hook lands near the fish, it will get attracted to it immediately. Now there are two cases. The first is that the fish leaps towards the hook, but there is no splash. You don’t need to do anything here. If you see a huge splash, you should click the action button (in the case of PC Left-click).
Remember, you need to click only once to start the reeling process.
Step 4: Reel the Fish
Now the fish will try to move away from you. You will see huge splashes because the fish is using force. Once the fish stops swimming you need to hold down the action button to reel it in.
Keep in mind that you have a limit that will slowly decrease over time if you are unable to reel in the fish it will swim away. The bar decreases immensely if you try to reel the fish when it is trying to swim away. So reel it in once it stops swimming,
This isn’t a boat that you can unlock but it is the boat of Shady Visitor Jimmy that visits your island rarely and will have extremely precious items that you can buy. Read more about him here: Shady Visitor Jimmy Guide.
General fishing tips:
- You can use the helicopter for aerial view of fish in the morning using which you can spot notable fish and pearls as well.
- Complete 45 total donations as soon as possible for Fish Book which helps a lot.
- Use Jet Ski instead of row boat.
- With more Fishing level you unlock better fishing rods, they are stronger and won’t let go of the fish easily.
Dinkum Fish Book
Fish Book can be found in Theodore’s Museum which you can buy for 118,000 Dinks. The Fish Book can tell you the number of fish around you, their name, and their value in Dinks, which makes it a very valuable item to have.
Before you can buy the Fish Book, you need to have at least 45 donations in total (bugs, critters and fish) towards the museum, after which it will be available for you to buy.
To use the Fish Book go near water and equip it. Now, whenever you hold the action button, your player will open the book, which will reveal all the fish near your position.
All Fish Spawn Location, Season, Time and Price List
|Name||Habitat||Time of the Day||Season||John’s Price|
|Blue Spot Flathead||Northern and Southern Ocean||Morning and Afternoon||Summer, Fall, and Spring||998 Dinks|
|Jungle Perch||Rivers and Billabongs||Any||Any||1,200 Dinks|
|Barcoo Grunter||Rivers and Billabongs and Mangroves||Any||Any||1,290 Dinks|
|Eel Tailed Catfish||Mangroves||Any||Any||1,408 Dinks|
|Silver Perch||Rivers and Billabongs||Any||Fall and Winter||1,708 Dinks|
|Black and White Snapper||Northern and Southern Oceans||Afternoon||Fall and Spring||1,992 Dinks|
|Boofhead Catfish||Mangroves||Night||Summer, Fall, and Spring||2,103 Dinks|
|River Bass||Rivers and Mangroves||Any||Summer and Spring||2,784 Dinks|
|Anchovy||Southern Oceans||Morning and Night|
Fall and Winter
|Bluefish||Northern and Southern Oceans||Any||Any||1,560 Dinks|
|Carp||Rivers and Mangroves||Any||Any||1,996 Dinks|
|Garfish||Northern and Southern Oceans||Any||Winter and Spring||2,346 Dinks|
|Grayling||Billabongs and Rivers||Afternoon||Fall and Winter||2,508 Dinks|
|Mangrove Jack||Mangroves||Any||Any||3,498 Dinks|
Billabongs and Rivers
|Banded Morwong||Northern and Southern Oceans||Any||Winter||4,320 Dinks|
|Travalla||Northern Oceans||Any||Fall and Spring||7,800 Dinks|
|Goat Fish||Southern Oceans||Any||Summer and Spring||3,200 Dinks|
Summer and Fall
|Eyestripe Surgeonfish||Northern Oceans||Afternoon||Summer and Spring||3,996 Dinks|
|Luderick||Northern Oceans||Afternoon||Winter||4,160 Dinks|
|Barracuda||Northern Oceans||Night||Summer, Fall, and Spring||16,000 Dinks|
|Golden Perch||Rivers||Morning||Spring||4,384 Dinks|
Fall, Winter, and Spring
Winter and Spring
|Blob Fish||Southern Oceans||Night||Fall and Winter||100 Dinks|
|Marlin||Southern Oceans||Afternoon||Fall and Winter||22,220 Dinks|
|Yellowfin Tuna||Northern and Southern Oceans||Morning and Night||Fall and Spring||24,600 Dinks|
|Saratoga||Billabongs||Night||Summer and Autumn||7,616 Dinks|
|Short Finned Eel||Billabongs||Night||All||3,008 Dinks|