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This is reference to The Fisherman - Fishing Planet. I'm looking for some information on how to complete this challenge/achievement.

"Bounty Hunter - Caught each of existing form of regular fish in the game"

According to the in-game challenge tracker, there are a total of 375 fish that need to be caught. My progress shows 321/375. I have created a list of the fish that I 'think' I still need to catch, but I have no way to know how accurate it is. I do know that it doesn't equal 375.

I have not been able to figure out a way to accurately track this. There doesn't seem to be a place that will show if you have caught young, common, trophy, and unique versions of a species, only the largest fish of each species.

From the achievement description "regular fish in the game", I don't think this includes monster fish or special event fish. It wouldn't add up if it did. Besides, The Fisherman does not have any of the monster fish from Blue Crab Island, and the European/South American waterways.

Is there some place I can see each species I caught, and the size of each (young, common, trophy, unique)?

Thanks for any help.

 

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From the Global (at home) map select a destination, then select the FISH SPECIES tab which will show all the fish at that waterway. Under the picture of the fish you will have the name of the fish and under the name you will have the sizes of that fish (Young, Common, Trophy and Unique). The sizes of the ones you have caught will appear white, while the ones you haven't caught yet will appear grey.

(I don't own The Fisherman, but it should be the same).    

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5 hours ago, PH_Carpman99 said:

From the Global (at home) map select a destination, then select the FISH SPECIES tab which will show all the fish at that waterway. Under the picture of the fish you will have the name of the fish and under the name you will have the sizes of that fish (Young, Common, Trophy and Unique). The sizes of the ones you have caught will appear white, while the ones you haven't caught yet will appear grey.

(I don't own The Fisherman, but it should be the same).    

Sadly, that fish highlight feature is bugged, at least on Xbox.

Many fish sizes and species will never highlight, no matter how manly times I catch them.

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Thanks for your responses. 

Carpman - I wasn't aware that those sizes changed when you caught of the fish. Thank you.

Tonto - I play on Xbox, and the bug exists. I tested this last night on 2 different species at 2 different locations, all of which, I know I have caught.

Since I can't find a definitive guide on which fish are required, and how to complete this achievement, it must either be bugged, or nearly impossible to complete. 

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So I decided to look into this again. What's the worse that could happen? I get to catch a bunch of fish?

Anyway, I decided to go back and catch every fish species and size (young, common, trophy, unique) from each waterway. I created a spreadsheet that lists all fish species and sizes (young, common, trophy, unique) for each waterway. I used the in-game Fish Species section of the waterway to identify each specie and size. 

I fish each waterway, in the order they are unlocked. My intent is to catch each species and size, then move to the next waterway. I have started with Lonestar and progressed to Tiber. It seems that some fish/sizes may not be available at all waterways, as listed. For example:

1. Emerald Lake - Unique Sauger: I have spent more than 15 real hours fishing for the unique sauger. During this time, I have caught more than 20 trophies, and 100 common sauger. Not a single Unique.

2. Falcon Lake - Trophy Rainbow Trout: over 15 hours of real time fishing for this fish. I have caught every young, common and trophy fish in this lake, with the exception of the trophy rainbow. During this time, I have caught over 10 unique rainbows, but not a single trophy rainbow.

As a matter of fact, In the last 2 weeks, I haven't even seen a unique sauger posted for Emerald lake, or a Trophy Rainbow Trout posted at Falcon.

This might just be an issue with The Fisherman, and not with Fishing planet. Or, this might be good ol' fashion RNG, but I doubt it.

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Have seen other messages regarding the Trophy Rainbow Trout (Challenges forum 12th Nov 2020), coming up as "lake form" instead of Trophy at Falcon (The Fisherman version). Requires a fix.

Can't recall seeing any problems regarding the Uni Sauger. Night time peak (full moon seems good for me) using a Medium spoon 3/0 halographic (night version) lure, a boat/canoe and casting along the rock faces at either end of Emerald (the rock face to the left of the dock normally works for me).     

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Thanks Carpman.

I'll look up the forum you mentioned.

Regarding the Uni Sauger, I'll keep trying. I have used the 2/0 and 3/0 halo spoon in both red and green, along with green, black, purple (with 1/0 hooks), medium spoons, jigs, and a couple of casting spoons. I have also caught trophies using leeches and minnows on bottom rods and float. I have caught common and trophies on all of those lures and baits. 

Perhaps one day.

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I thought I would follow up, if anybody cares. This is my final update.

I created a spreadsheet that list every waterway in The Fisherman, including Blue Crab Island and Creuse River. For each waterway, I used the in game map to list all of the different species, and different sizes (young, common, trophy, unique) of each fish.

Additionally, I added all of the monster fish, and the event fish from Halloween and Christmas. I soon realized that the monster fish and event fish do NOT count toward this challenge.

I went to each waterway, caught each species and size, and marked them off on my sheet. I know that catching each species at each waterway was overkill, but didn't want to leave any stone unturned.

When all was said and done, I ended up with 351/375 fish. Again, I want to emphasize that I caught every size of every species at every waterway. 

Conclusion? This challenge cannot be complete in the current state of the game.

About a week ago, i fire up Fishing Planet and was not surprised to see that this challenge was removed from the game.

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