Fishing Sim World is the most authentic fishing simulator ever made, taking you around the world on an angling journey like no other.
Recent Reviews:
Mixed (12) - 58% of the 12 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (112) - 53% of the 112 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 18, 2018

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Buy Fishing Sim World Deluxe Edition

The Deluxe Edition contains the base game and this exclusive additional content:

  • 20,000 Tackle Points
  • Fishing Sim World Deluxe Edition Boat
  • 5 Deluxe Lures
  • 2 Deluxe Edition Hoodies
  • 2 Deluxe Edition In-Game T-Shirts
  • 2 Deluxe Edition Caps

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Recent updates View all (2)

November 1

The Pike Fighting Update is out now

Our second update for Fishing Sim World has now been launched. Again, your input has been invaluable on our forums or through reviews and social media channels.

This update focusses primarily on bug fixes but here are the highlights;

  • Improved the pike fighting. Bigger pike have more energy and the fight takes longer
  • New ripples and water foaming to indicate a fishes location (fish tells)
  • Improved weather conditions and effect of conditions to the environment on all venues
  • Ensured trees appear more ‘crisp’ and less blurry over distance on all venues
  • The character now gets wet when it rains in game
  • Decreased the number of fish tells on Grand Union Canal
  • Improved collision on water features such as rocks to stop fish swimming through them
  • Improved collision between players in multiplayer
  • Improved collision between the players boat and reeds in the water

Bug Fixes
  • Fixed crash related to those players who purchased the Sunline Siglon PE 30lb line.
    IMPORTANT: For those players who created a tackle box using the Sunline Siglon PE 30lb line between 1st Patch and 2nd Patch the game will no longer crash when viewing the item or attempt to go onto a lake. However, it will crash if you go into the lake and equip the faulty tacklebox. To fix this issue, delete your tackle box containing the affected line after the Pike Fighting Update patch installs
  • Catching Walleye now awards experience points (XP)
  • Fixed rod failing to be sitting on bank sticks correctly when you are a multiplayer client
  • Fixed fellow player appearing to walk on the spot in multiplayer
  • Fixed random coloured flashing reflections on the water
  • Fixed thick black line on the horizon of the water
  • The loading spinner icon no longer shows indefinitely above an item in the in-game shop
  • Ensured boats appear correctly in the shop model viewer
  • Button prompts appear correctly for all actions on Xbox One
  • Replaced the canopy for a roof on second jetty building on Lake Boulder so a rod no longer passes through it
  • Depth UI appears correctly when fishing at depths of over 100ft
  • Equipment textures immediately load correctly in shop and customise menus
  • Fixed species stats circle not appearing correctly on lake selection screen
  • Dovetail Live (DTL) article buttons appear correctly
  • Message is given when no articles are available or no internet connection when accessing DTL articles
  • DTL options appear in settings menu after loading the game not signed in but then signing in when prompted
  • Lure rattling audio no longer plays when driving
  • General clothing improvements

We also want to tell you what we are working on in the next update, ‘The Trolling Motor update’ which will be coming soon. Highlights include
Trolling motor feature – ability to use the trolling motor in-game
New species – Zander will be added to all appropriate lakes
New rod resistance – the amount of resistance when moving the rod will give you the feel for the weight of the fish you are fighting

  • Added bigger trophy catfish to Waldsee
  • Improved the amount the rod bends in relation to what type of rod it is. Carp rods will bend less than bass rods
  • Slightly moved boat spawn positions on Lake Boulder so all boats spawn consistently in single player tournaments
  • Ensured button prompts disappear when teleporting to another location
  • Improved the balance of audio after recent changes to tension sounds
  • Ensured all lakes and live events appear in menu correctly and can be loaded
  • Ensured lure rattling audio can only be heard at appropriate times
  • Fixed branches of trees popping out on character on Bergsee
  • Characters no longer walk on top of banksticks/rods
  • Improved collision on US lakes to stop boat driving through vegetation
  • Ensured male and female smiles appear correctly on catch screen
  • Improved appearance of rain falling from sky
  • Ensure the pause menu doesn’t show when in fish presentation screen in multiplayer
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October 18

Monster Reward Update Out Now!

We’ve been working away on all the feedback, bugs, thoughts and comments that you’ve made on our forums or through social media and reviews. Many thanks to everyone who has helped us! The first update for Fishing Sim World, the "Monster Rewards Update", is out now.

Let’s go through the highlights step by step.

New Fish Species!

For all players, two new species of fish will be added in this update: Walleye and Bluegill. Perfect for the vast open lakes of bass fishing, these will be available to catch and fully represented in the Anglers Log.

Bug Fixes!

This is a long list of the majority of the detailed fixes. There are changes, fixes and improvements across almost every area of the sim.

- All achievements are now available and unlock correctly

- All sub menus now available in the audio tab of the options menu
- You can now no longer hear boats starting up wherever you are on the lake


Enhanced settings
- You can now invert camera (Y Axis)
- You can now alter mouse sensitivity and controller vibration options

HUD & Menus

Immersion Mode
- You can now turn off the HUD entirely while fishing
- You can turn off other players names in Multiplayer in reduced HUD
- Depth widget has been removed from ‘minimal’ and ‘no hud’ modes
- You can toggle off the UI during catch shot screens
- New tension audio added when reeling in fish, that corresponds to the weight of the fish

- Minimal HUD mode also now available
- Various minor localisation bugs fixed
- Bits of the HUD no longer show during loading screen
- Correct list of species of fish available to catch for each venue
- Lake description now correct in Freedom Fishing for Bergsee
- Setting screen now saves correctly
- Fixed rough edges in customisation screens
- Fixed boat clipping the UI in the customisation screens
- Improved tool tip images

Fish & Fish Behaviour

Fish and Fish Fighting Improvements
- Smallmouth bass swim differently to largemouth to differentiate fight between species
- Bass have more energy and the fights last longer
- It is now more difficult to catch fish in Gigantica
- Fish now swim away when escaping rather than disappearing
- Catfish can now be caught when using lures

- Fish no longer get stuck on water debris in Grand Union Canal
- Fixed fish ‘bouncing’ on water surface when they have given up fighting
- Added Pike to species list in Bergsee
- Fish can no longer escape between being caught and the catch shot!
- Fish can no longer swim on land next to the canal inlet in Grand Union Canal
- Fixed catfish occasionally appearing black
- The yellow perch appearance has been improved


- Boats require less build up and button pressure to drive at speed
- Added nightglow sweetcorn into the tackle shop
- Lures now sink faster or slower as appropriate for the lure
- Fish attraction to lures has been improved, depending on the size of both the lure and the fish

- Correct asset and description now shown for Sunline Siglon PE 30lb and Vursa Braid Spinning 20lb
- Fixed controller vibrating when reel speed changed but not reeling in
- Improved collision with shoreline while on a boat
- Improved clothing appearances, fixing clipping issues
- Yellow maggot now has the correct colour image within the tackle shop
- Rotating reels sit on top of rods with line attacher and line will no longer appear to float

- Characters no longer get stuck in terrain if turning on the spot
- Characters hands no longer look detached if wearing a hoodie in a catch shot
- Characters no longer get stuck in path debris on the Grand Union Canal
- Character polish improvements
- Added smile to characters when holding fish!

- Catch prompt no longer appears when fighting fish as netting is automatic
- Temperature now displays correctly
- Temperature in fahrenheit now has the degrees symbol
- Boat spawn location on Lake Boulder moved to allow better access
- Fixed camera if the player is rotating while fighting a fish
- Added gameplay intro video into the start of the game
- Gigantica and Grand Union Canals landing mat positions have been updated

Multiplayer & Single Player Tournaments

- You can now mute players in multiplayer mode
- You can hide other players names using the advanced hud mode
- In-game live tournament leaderboard now has ‘show my position / show top’ options
- Variable weather is now available in live tournaments
- Added voice chat widget to message overlay widget to see who is talking during loading screens

Live Event Tournament Rewards
- Finishing well in a tournament now gives you clothing rewards

- Fixed an issue with claiming pegs
- Fixed catch screen HUD staying visible when starting multiplayer
- Fixed rare issue of fish finder component crashing at the end of a tournament
- Buoys in single player tournaments on Gigantica no longer too high in water
- Fixed boats not appearing when the multiplayer host migrates
- Fixed rare bug where a player could spawn in the middle of a lake
- Fixed it taking longer to catch fish in multiplayer as the host
- Host of multiplayer sessions now see catch shots
- Players can no longer get stuck after catching a fish in a tournament
- The continue prompt at the end of a single player tournament will now always be clickable
- Fixed timer disappearing after opening inventory in live events
- Selecting English language in Steam will now work correctly on a non-English set PC
- Mapping your own keyboard controls (Keybinding)

Dovetail Live Improvements and Rewards

We’ve upgraded Dovetail Live within Fishing Sim World. As a main reward, anyone who has registered and logged into Dovetail Live within Fishing Sim World will receive two pieces of free equipment.

To receive these two items, sign into Dovetail Live and go to the Online menu option. The items will unlock for you.

The Haichou Odyssey Live is a high performance 50MPH addition to your boat fleet, superior to the immediately available starter boats.

A new t-shirt with a classic blue digital camo design that you can find unlocked in the customise menu.

You can now also read Dovetail Live articles directly in-game!

Tournament Clothing Rewards

Starting in November, winning and placing highly in our tournaments now bring you prizes in the form of clothing. Wear them with pride and let everyone in multiplayer know what they’re up against.
Winners of weekly events will be awarded a ‘Champion’ t-shirt whilst 2nd and 3rd places will be awarded a ‘podium’ t-shirt. If you finish in the top 5% of all entries, you will earn a ‘series’ t-shirt.
The same rewards are in place for the end of each season but hoodies as well as t-shirts are your prize.

That’s our full list of fixes, improvements and rewards for this update. We are working on more updates so please keep your feedback coming. We hope we’ve addressed some of the points you’ve all referenced in reviews, forum comments and on social media - if we did, let us know!

Thanks for playing so far, more of this to come.

The Dovetail Games Fishing Team.
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Deluxe Edition

Deluxe Edition contains:

  • 20,000 Tackle Points
  • Fishing Sim World Deluxe Edition Boat
  • 5 Deluxe Lures
  • 2 Deluxe Edition Hoodies
  • 2 Deluxe Edition In-Game T-Shirts
  • 2 Deluxe Edition Caps

About This Game

Fishing Sim World is the most authentic fishing simulator ever made, taking you around the world on an angling journey like no other. Feel the adrenaline rush of landing trophy largemouth bass and the thrill of fighting huge carp and monster pike as Fishing Sim World perfectly combines realistic game physics and accurate fish AI for an authentic fishing experience that will have you hooked from the start.

Your angling skills will be tested to the limit as you explore two vast USA bass lakes set in Florida and upstate New York and five European locations, including France’s famous Gigantica Main Lake and even a challenging stretch of the UK’s Grand Union Canal.

Go after eighteen different species of fish with hundreds of items of equipment including licensed tackle from some of the biggest names in fishing such as: Bass Cat Boats, Rat-L-Trap, Duckett Fishing and Korda. Use your boat’s GPS and sonar to locate bass before choosing the right tactics to successfully catch them.

Using advanced AI and fish behavioral systems, each species behaves differently - reacting to water temperature and bait choice – so you will have to choose your strategy carefully to land your prey. Fish at your own pace, find your perfect setup, then challenge yourself to land the best catch.

Fishing Sim World reflects the competitive element of this great sport, allowing you to take part in live tournaments against opponents from around the world with the aim of becoming a Fishing Sim World champion! Players can also opt to fish with friends in 4-player multiplayer, comparing catches on real-time leaderboards.

Key Features

  • Bass Fishing – Choose spinning or baitcaster rods and reels then the perfect lure, all from your own boat.
  • Carp & Coarse Fishing – Try your hand at Float Fishing, Lure Fishing, or Spinning for Pike.
  • Fish Species – 18 different species of fish, all with their own unique AI and behavioural patterns.
  • Fishing Tackle – Select from hundreds of different combinations of rods, reels and lures featuring licensed tackle from leading manufacturers across the Bass Fishing industry and Europe.
  • Locations – 7 different destinations await you, each with its own challenge, from huge North American lakes to picturesque venues in Europe.
  • Boats – Get out on the water with your boat, activate your sonar and find a perfect spot to fish.
  • Dynamic weather – Choose the right set up and the right location in the lake depending on the conditions. Be prepared to change tactic as the weather does!
  • Tournaments and Multiplayer – Enter live tournaments and go from novice to a champion angler on our global leaderboads and challenge your friends and peers in multiplayer tournaments to hone your competitive edge.

Unique Experiences

  • Angling Journey - From a beginner through to fishing pro, you can, improve your skills, upgrade your equipment, and master each venue to beat your friends in multiplayer and live tournaments.
  • Beautiful Locations – Seven unique lakes, including a glacial Lake Boulder set in upstate New York, the sun drenched Lake Johnson in Florida and with five European venues including the famous Gigantica Main Lake in France for its big carp and a challenging UK canal if monster Pike are your chosen prey.
  • Fully licensed – Some of the biggest companies in the fishing industry both in North America and Europe, including Bass Cat Boats, Rat L Trap, Duckett, Korda, Delkim and Mainline Baits.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® 7 64bit / 8 64bit
    • Processor: Quad-Core 3.5 Ghz
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Graphics Card with 2 GB Video RAM: Nvidia Geforce GTX 750 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 20 GB available space
    • Additional Notes: External mouse or compatible Xbox controller required

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