Start out on an island with a basic rod. Progress into a radar-wielding master fisher-cat scouring the sea for the biggest and baddest fish. Each fish has unique behaviors that you will learn to exploit as you tailor your arsenal of fishing rods to suit your style of play. Mrrrow!
User reviews:
Recent:
Very Positive (18 reviews) - 83% of the 18 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
Overall:
Very Positive (744 reviews) - 92% of the 744 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jan 19, 2015

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April 1

Nightfall Update

Night has fallen, new fish have arrived, and the long-awaited Hat-alog makes its debut in this update!

There are a few new hats and rod upgrade to discover, and there are more coming. This is the first of a series of patches we'll be rolling out over the next few months to strengthen the end-game experience.

Oh! Also: cloud saving is now supported.

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“A game in which a cat goes fishing. But a hugely charming one, and surprisingly involved.”
Rock Paper Shotgun

About This Game

Start out on an island with nothing more than a basic rod. Progress into a radar-wielding master fisher-cat scouring the sea for the biggest and baddest fish. Each fish has unique behaviors that you will learn to exploit as you tailor your arsenal of fishing rods to suit your style of play.

Key Features

  • Complete quests to earn cash.
  • Unlock better rods to catch more valuable fish.
  • Customize your rod with upgrades to suit your play style.
  • Unlock boats to travel out onto the sea.
  • Find and equip rare hats that dramatically change the dynamic of the game.
  • Fill your catalog with the fish you catch.
  • Discover what lurks in the dark depths.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP
    • Processor: 1.66GHz Intel or equivalent AMD processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 256 MB memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 15 MB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7
    • Processor: 2.2GHz Intel Dual Core or equivalent AMD processor
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 512 MB memory
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 15 MB available space
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Recent:
Very Positive (18 reviews)
Overall:
Very Positive (744 reviews)
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Drago
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 28
Very awesome name i really like its style :D
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WarlordBob68
( 3.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 24
Game crashed, after playing for a couple of hours.
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Howlite
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
Probably the best game on steam.
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hopheadcampbell
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Cute and fun. A simple stress free game that is refreshing to play after a long session from a game with deep characters and intense plot. I love the unlockables and the music is relaxing. I recommend this game for casual players and anyone looking for something simple but rewarding.
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DarnMan
( 3.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
Addictive clicking game. Well enough put together, but does nothing to enrich the life of the player.
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Tabularoinak
( 5.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 17
An exceedingly simple game that's super addicting. Six to seven hours of gameplay for me, and for seven dollars? A buck an hour ain't bad at all. Super fun, good reward tiers, not a lot of staying power, but it doesn't need it, really. Clean controls, gorgeous stylized interface, and a compelling number of fish with unique builds and actions. Give it a shot!
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Mistehkitty
( 26.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 15
Fun game you can put hours into and not get bored. Yin Yang was hard to get.
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Devrosaur
( 3.9 hrs on record )
Posted: July 12
I enjoy the fishing aspects of a lot of games and this is a nice game to sit and chill out to. all mouse based so you can play while your watching tv, chatting etc.

Basicly its a cast, catch, sell game. You can recast your rod with fish on to create bigger bait ergo, bigger fish, sell these, upgrade yout rod, boat, tackle etc.

The music is also very relaxing, and a lot of achievements for steam as it is a collection type game.

10/10 WILL catch 'em all!
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XtraToothpaste
( 23.8 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
This game is fantastic!! I think I got it on a good sale for around half off, and I got 20+ hours of enjoyment out of it :D The experience during that 20 hours is really fun and I wouldn't ever refund it! :D
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SaganBoi
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Posted: July 11
Fantastic game.... Easy to get into, liner plot if you can call it that... It's an easy way for me to unwind after work or to kill time. I love this game.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
I enjoy the fishing aspects of a lot of games and this is a nice game to sit and chill out to. all mouse based so you can play while your watching tv, chatting etc.

Basicly its a cast, catch, sell game. You can recast your rod with fish on to create bigger bait ergo, bigger fish, sell these, upgrade yout rod, boat, tackle etc.

The music is also very relaxing, and a lot of achievements for steam as it is a collection type game.

10/10 WILL catch 'em all!
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 10
Cute little 2D game although more complicated than i would like it, i know alot of people would say it adds a challenge to the game but everytime i catch a fish of nearly any kind another fish will eat it and make its value 50% less sometimes even when i buy the powerups to scare the other fish away by the time i haul the fish back to myself there's nothing left of it as other fish have eaten it.

The game is very friendly although casting can be tedious nice as a little background game when you feel like having something on in the background but not for major playing like a normal fishing simulator.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 9
This is a purrfect game
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
350 of 379 people (92%) found this review helpful
341 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 19, 2015
I think many phone games should just stay on their tiny little screens, but there are some I've enjoyed on PC. I really want to make some witty comment like Cat Goes Fishing has me hooked, but I really don't feel that strongly about it. It's fun, in a casual, play a bit here and there way, which seems to be the phone game mantra.
Cat Goes Fishing does take a bit of strategy, as you have to use smaller fish to catch larger ones, while trying to get the bait to the fish you want to catch. This layered approach to baiting fish may seem tricky at first, but keep at it and in no time you'll be a master baiter.
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93 of 111 people (84%) found this review helpful
82 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 21, 2015
This is an adorable game that looks casual on the surface but does actually have a deceptive depth of gameplay. Well, as much gameplay as you can get with a single cat click. It's cute, it's fun and in a few minutes play you'll be hooked. After playing WoW for so many years, I never thought I'd admit to fishing being enjoyable but this game really lured me in.

With a bit of purrsuasion in the form of different baits, you catch the fish and sell them for money or use them as ever increasing temptations to catch bigger and betta fish whilst warding off hordes of hungry tiddlers.

Did I mention your cat can wear hats? Purrfect. You don't need to be a brain sturgeon to realize this is worth buying - it only costs a few squid!

(To all my friends and family, please forgive me for posting this. You could say... this is an apawlogy. Don't hate me.)
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80 of 95 people (84%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2015
Cat Goes Fishing. Cat catches fish. Game gives quests. Difficulty increases. Game is Zen.
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54 of 61 people (89%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 25, 2015
Cat Goes Fishing is a game that mixes with a pin-point precision the essence of actual fishing into a fun experience for players of all ages and game genres. Despite its repetitive game play, it is perfectly capable of showing diversity and new content as you play and progress without losing its fun or its certain realism to actual fishing!

The strong aspects in this game

Diversity:

Despite the game being about a repetitive subject such as fishing, Cat Goes Fishing is perfectly capable of showing a diversity allied with its vast content variety as you progress and discover.

Music:

The music in this game is a good match to the game overall environment and also to the interaction between players and the game itself giving a very comfortable feeling of relax and pleasure.

Difficulty:

The difficulty in this game adds up to the initial mentioned realistic fishing experience. As you catch different types of fish, they will struggle against you while testing your patience and coordination making players feel as if they were actually fishing or playing a game dedicated only to fishing realism.

Price:

I don’t usually talk about the price in games unless they are unfair, but I must say the amount of fun and entertainment this game has to offer makes it reasonable at its current price of 6,99€.

Game mechanics and user interface:

Both game mechanics and user interface are simple, and perfectly suitable with the game structure and its game play that it provides to players.

Now to the weaker aspect

Graphics:

The game graphically talking, deserves a lot more action and detail into it, as it makes players feel like there is something the game is lacking of, and that is precisely the non-existence of simple water splashes among others easily making players into thinking that the game shows an obvious enormous potential, but lacks good graphics or animations into it making it look more like a flash game rather than a Steam game.

Conclusion

I would rate this game a 67 out of 100 or 3,3 out of 5,0. An interesting cute game able to provide tons of fun and moments of joy without losing its challenge or fun core in it!
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57 of 69 people (83%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 24, 2015
I knew "one more round" syndrome before, but now I know also "one more fish" syndrome.
When you look at those screenshots, you're thinking: that game is not for me. I thought so too, and now I can't stop playing.

VERDICT:
Even if you think you don't like such games, you should try that. You may be surprised.

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159 of 243 people (65%) found this review helpful
222 people found this review funny
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 21, 2015
>I love cats
>my friend knows I love cats
>he gifted me this game
>I love my friend and cats
>That cat is better fisherman than me
>COTY (cat of the year)
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31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2015
Ungodly addicting. Amazing cute. And you can't stop at just one catch. Be prepared for hours of fishing fun with lots of rod upgades, all sorts of awesome fish from shallow to deep water. A nice simple design with great mechanics and sleek art. All around fun game!
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