Catch & Release places you on a beautiful mountain lake and lets you freely explore and row around while you choose your fishing spot and take in the scenery.
Recent Reviews:
Very Positive (13) - 92% of the 13 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Very Positive (108) - 92% of the 108 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Jun 7, 2018

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September 20, 2018


Hi there,

Call me fisherman!
We have made another Patch with the following:

v.1.1.8 (3141086)

- Added snapturn functionality (Oculus Rift & PSVR)
- Cooler can now be closed even if fish is too big
- Adjusted radio noise
- Improved sound quality for classic radio

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of
a good fortune, must be in want of fishing.

The team
2 comments Read more

September 6, 2018


Hi there,

In the beginning, the universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move. But at least there is fishing. And Patch Notes.
So here we go:

v.1.1.7 (3098014)

- Added water caustics (PS4 Pro / High-end PC)
- Added new animals
- (PC) Added fallback camera with warning to show when no VR device is connected
- (PC) Overhauled graphics settings
- Fixed heavy fish sinking through scale
- Fixed gold lure not spawning after save/load
- Fixed Slackjaw not spawning after save/load
- (PS4) Fixed localization font for Russian for some objects
- (PS4) Fixed loading issue when photo quest is completed
- (PS4) Fixed swapped trophies

For our PS4 players who may visit this Patch Note....
- PS4 Update also contains all changes since v.1.1.3

Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.

The team
9 comments Read more


“For the first time in my VR playing life, I could picture just sitting in a VR boat on a lake, with a real beer by my side and just passing out while the fish nibble away at my line without a care in the world…I love this game!”
9/10 – The VR Grid

“What counts in the end: Catch & Release is a Software Gem with lots of charm, which raises your mood. And this is explicitly so, not only for fishing fans, but also, or maybe especially so, for fishing noobs.”

“Catch & Release is the epitome of a relaxing VR fishing experience. It feels so great to unwind on a lake in the middle of nowhere and fish for an afternoon, without worrying about mosquitoes.”
8/10 – SelectButton

About This Game

Just you. On a lake.

Step into your rowboat, grab the paddles and dive into a meditative, relaxing VR fishing experience like no other.

Catch & Release places you on a beautiful mountain lake and lets you freely explore and row around while you choose your fishing spot and take in the scenery. The backdrop for your fishing adventures includes dense forest, mountains, cliffs and reed covered coastlines.

While you fish you can listen to music on the radio, skip stones across the lake or use any other of the many interactive items.

Choose the right bait, pick a good fishing ground and cast your rod to get the biggest fish on the hook! But once you do, it’s not over yet. You’ll have to tire out your catch and win the fight before you can reel it in!

The game is designed to enable players to unwind and play however they want, or you can take on missions to unlock new gear and interactive items to help you catch the biggest fish!

Catch & Release has been built from the ground up for VR and tracked controllers. We have also compiled several radio channels with their own music genres for your listening pleasure on the lake.

Catch & Release works on Oculus Rift, HTC Vive and Microsoft Mixed Reality.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP 1
    • Processor: Intel i5-4590 / AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 970 4 GB / AMD Radeon RX 480
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • OS: Windows 10
    • Processor: Intel i7-4590 / AMD Ryzen 7 1700
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 1070 / AMD Radeon RX Vega 56
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 1 GB available space

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