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  1. 12 points
    Hey, anglers:) As you well know, Fishing Planet will soon be expanding its fishing premises onto the much awaited European regions! An so, today we’ll tell you about the Ghent–Terneuzen Canal in the Kingdom of the Netherlands - a place where you’ll be having some unforgettable fishing adventures! Also known as Zeekanaal (or simply the Sea Canal), it links Ghent in Belgium to the port of Terneuzen on the Westerschelde estuary in the Netherlands. This deep canal (about 12m / 40 ft in depth) runs 200m (660 ft) wide and 32 km (20 mi) long, while serving as a navigable passage for large vessels almost all year round. The in-game fishing locations are situated on the part of the canal near the small town of Westdorpe, just a few miles off the Belgium–Netherlands border. The shoreline is somewhat monotonous, which on the one hand makes this area seem a bit dull, but on the other - provides a perfect location for large-scale feeder and float fishing competitions. In fact, World Feeder Championships 2015 was held here as well as countless regional and local competitions. Among other things, this canal is so attractive to anglers because it is inhabited both by typical freshwater species (Ide, Common Bream and Common Roach) as well as sea fish (like the European Flounder, Thicklip Grey Mullet and the European Eel). Only the eastern bank (right side) of the canal in this location is available for fishing. The fishing area is about 1km in length. Since this waterway is a canal, the steady-sloping grassy bank is basically unchanging, lined with some reed thickets close to the shore. Beyond the fishing area, you’ll see a hilly tree-lined landscape with a highway and farm fields barely noticeable in the distance. Although the landscape and the shoreline are largely unchanged, the fishing area can be roughly divided into two parts, that is two fishing locations: 1) An urbanistic bank near a large highway span bridge, overlooking a large elevator and massive warehouses on the opposite side; 2) A shoreline overlooking Dutch houses and farm fields with windmills. Here are some interesting man-made objects that we added as part of the scenery: 1) a highway span-bridge across the canal; 2) huge cargo ships navigating the canal; 3) towboats and freight-laden barges navigating the canal; 4) an industrial area with a moore and an elevator across the canal; 5) modern and old-fashioned windmills atop the hills across the canal; 6) Dutch-style houses as part of the landscape. Here’s a quick overview to give you a general idea on how we created the new waterway: First off, our game-designer (who is also an expert angler) did some in-depth R'n'D looking for the right waterway in the Netherlands. The key factor to consider was the waterway’s popularity particularly among feeder anglers in the region. Since we were looking at the Netherlands, we wanted it to be a canal, to add some local coloring. Among other factors were the abundance of fish species, some interesting landscapes (we don’t want to repeat ourselves), etc. Once we found the perfect waterway, our angling game-designer drafted up a detailed plan with a map and all the necessary info that was further handed over to our 3D artists. It was up to them to create the scene, plant the trees and bushes, design and scale the industrial objects, etc. After that, it was up to our programmers to do some coding magic and make the towboats and cargo ships move, the windmills spin, the cars drive and the span-bridge turn. Finally, once all of that was completed, it was once again up to our angling game-designer to create the waterway’s bottom terrain and structure. And right now, we are working on the fish setup for this waterway which is one of the final steps before waterway introduction into the Game.
  2. 8 points
    The coolest thing about bottom fishing is the possibility of using different rods simultaneously! That’s what makes so many anglers hyped about this way of fishing, and that’s exactly what we are currently working on!;) Once the whole Multi-rod feature is introduced to the game, we’ll also be adding new fishing equipment, namely the Rod Holders, that will let you catch fish using multiple rods at the same time! At first, we plan to add about 7 different kinds of Rod Holders, that will mostly differ by their rod capacity, being capable of holding from 1 to 4 rods each. This means that the player will get a chance to take one Rod Holder on a fishing trip and use it by setting up in any convenient location, as well as adjusting its direction and height. We also plan to add the possibility of taking multiple Rod Holders with a capacity for 1 rod, so that you could set them up in different locations. Certain rod holder models will even have a Bite Signal feature installed. Aside from this, we’ll also be adding stationary rod holders on some of the waterways that will be available for all anglers to use. When all the functionalities related to bottom fishing and rod holders are introduced to the game, the players will be able to fish using various lures and baits simultaneously, which should drastically change everyone’s attitude to float and bottom-fishing rigs!
  3. 6 points
    Could you not let newbies know what tackle etc will be required in advance of them travelling? I have no need to do the missions but I'm doing them anyway ( so are lots of level 40s ) and twice now I've been on a venue, told to go home to buy this or that, then return to the venue I was just at. Money is at a premium for new players, and while I can see how these missions are structured to ensure new players following them don't run out of money, surely a heads up before travelling stating that " you will need XXXXXX, XXXX XXXXX, XXXXXXXXXX and XXXXX to complete the missions here " would be the better option? Unless you care to make travelling free for those doing the missions? Just my thoughts on the mission structure, people shouldn't be spending money to go to a venue the game just told them to leave.
  4. 5 points
    Hi dear players! Do you know all the retrieves in Fishing Planet? Here we have a useful manual for you!
  5. 5 points
    Someone is using your name to do amateur competitions. Check out PikeRed_gz.
  6. 5 points
    All this is why i no longer play FP . This community is as toxic as COD win at all costs mentality .
  7. 4 points
    Rather than a new thread, this seems the best place to put this. All I want to do is move one lure from home to backpack. God help me if I ever want to move a dozen. I have 76 meg fibre so in no way is it my internet. Is this just me or is it the same for everyone? This is the sort of thing that will drive new players away in frustration, I alternated between tapping the stick and holding it with no difference whatsoever. Input lag or whatever, this shouldn't be a thing on any game, free or not. And yes, it's always like this for me. Yet it never used to be..
  8. 4 points
    All of the above posts = why I'm just waiting for new waterways so I can play Fishing Planet again. Need new content to keep a year old game (to those who first got it) fresh. Outsource some work to Germany. They are pretty efficient at building lines of communication... or so I've heard
  9. 4 points
    Have you seen our posts about new features?Multi rods:https://goo.gl/7JyqCG Fishing Planet’s retrieves: https://goo.gl/R8tQqn And the latest post about Netherlands location:https://goo.gl/CjL8NU
  10. 3 points
    Sandropen was nice enough to share his experience with catching the trophy. I spent several hours recreating the conditions to no avail. I even tried to just catch a regular blackfish on a lure. Nothing. There is not even a preferred lure bit on the species page. My only conclusion is that the devs purposefully made it near impossible, or it is broke and a bug causes it to be near impossible. I give up until I see evidence that catching one is more likely than seeing Bigfoot wielding Excalibur and riding a unicorn.
  11. 3 points
    I have spent more time than I care to trying to catch this. Different spots, baits, and hook sizes. I have never caught a blackfish on a lure but i'll admit I haven't really tried because I value the little bit of sanity I have left. I have sent a message to Sandropen in hopes he takes mercy on me and will share any information.
  12. 3 points
    Or maybe, just maybe, we all really are in the wrong spot? I mean, we all know many species can be caught in several spots on any given venue, but there's generally only one spot where you can get the uni. And I am generalising before anyone mentions LMB in Florida. Maybe, just maybe, there's another Blackfish spot in Alaska that we don't know about. Because who the hell wants to go using flies and crickets when there are huge salmon to be had? Looking at the original pic, that is not the bush we all know so well. And, caught on a 2/0 spoon. I get the feeling that the Trophy is down on the 3rd island. TC, care to confirm or deny?
  13. 3 points
    Really looking forward to the new venues, Netherlands sounds great!
  14. 3 points
    Goodmorning everyone. But in short, do these tricks exist? Explain it to everyone, so let's see what happens. Whoever wins with the tricks must be hunted.
  15. 3 points
    this is why a create my own channel , i agree 100 % with you
  16. 3 points
    Hi dear players! Do you know all the retrieves in Fishing Planet? Here we have a useful manual for you!
  17. 3 points
    If I was a newbie, the input lag while in the inventory on both the right stick and D pad would have driven me nuts already. Seriously FP, it never used to be like this, what have you done?? I do not see why newbies should be dragged from a venue, told to buy something and then pay to travel back to where they just were. Just tell them to buy whatever they need before they go there. The kayak on Emerald lake when the fish are 'playing by the reeds, catch 3 fish'. Talk about a barren area and a bored newbie, after 10 minutes I got bored and scooted over to the chain pickerel spot and did it in 90 seconds. But here's my main thought on these tutorials - they could have all been done at Texas and one kayak-enabled venue, for what they teach. Thereby saving a newbie a lot of travel costs in the process and allowing them to bank a few quid. It's nice that they've taken the time to include these things for people who have just started playing and may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. These missions would have been a big help to me when I started a little over a year ago, and most of you guys I'm guessing. I just feel they could have been laid out and planned better. If you'll excuse me, I now have to spend 37 days trying to get my rod bag and backpack in order because my inventory is slower than a sloth superglued to a tree.
  18. 3 points
    I had a more detailed post written a couple of hours ago, but the power went out and I lost it (on PC) so here's the abridged version; Thanks for the heads up VV and thanks to Tmif for the tip on storage slots. I agree that the UI is much improved Kayaks are not free, $950 per day (I think 4K is Michigan), and you need it for both days. The two day trip to NY left me with minus $3051, only buying what I was told to. I had 3 times so far that I couldn't proceed because of the cooldown timer. First time was at Mudwater with over an hour left to go (I shut it off for the night), then twice in NY for 40 minutes each (non premium). I noticed a lot of the instructions either had grammatical errors, were in broken english, or gave false information e.g. Hold R1 and move left stick down to select casting spoon, it's hold R1 and move right stick down. Press triangle to drop anchor when press triangle opens the tablet, hold triangle drops the anchor. If I was a newbie I would be confused and broke right now, 15 lbs. of fish doesn't cover any expenses. Are we going to have to repurchase all of the other keepnets and gear in order to complete the later missions? I hope not. I do like the idea of the missions themselves and lures coming in new colors for rewards, I wonder if any of the missions will have storage slots as a reward, as I am rapidly running low and I'd rather spend my baitcoins on baits, which reminds me, the mayflies I was awarded didn't stack onto my existing supply, they took a separate slot, and both were in my backpack.
  19. 3 points
    I just dont get it. I find it hard enough to fish 30 or 45 minutes straight how in the hell can they do same comp. 2x in 2hrs.
  20. 2 points
    This thing seems very strange to me. I do not care about double accounts, so everyone has it. But the result of this competition puzzles me. Hello to all
  21. 2 points
    if the support of fishing planet need help , i can explain how they do that.
  22. 2 points
    Esp. that one by one comp. I play this once a week max, and feel exhausted after those 30 mins... Why the hell would you do this to yourself TWICE?
  23. 2 points
    Literally laughed out loud when this came up in a message during the missions! Well done devs.
  24. 2 points
    No offense, but I just found this on Imgur, and had to think of FP immediately
  25. 2 points
    check it out and you can caught 800lb, good luck