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While talking to the fisher guy in the fishing hut he told me the best place to fish was in small places surrounded be rocks or wall.

Is this true? If so, where are theses places in the game? Is there anything else that helps to catch more fish?

For example, I have noticed that fishing next to a fisherman seems to have a higher chance of catching something. is this correct, and what else helps with fishing?

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@close voters, This is not primarily opinion based, there ARE well-known fishing spots that can be considered 'better' than others by virtue of things around them –  Robotnik Feb 3 at 23:21

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Trent's answer gives a solid overview of chain fishing in general. To complement that, here are some of the best areas for chain fishing.

Note that each spot is surrounded on 3 sides with rocks or cliff.

This spot is just below Ambrette Town (courtesy of this guide). Exit the Museum onto the Sand, then double back along the cliffs:

Trainer riding a Lapras in the area below Ambrette Town

Then there's Shalour City, Route 8 and Route 21 (guide)

Shalour: Shalour City

Route 8: Route 8

Route 21: Route 21

These are just some of the areas where it is possible, there are many others. Look around, try and find more!

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Yes, fishing in a small tile of water walled off by shore and/or rocks on three of the 4 sides decreases the chance of "Nothing seems to be biting..." message. This does not reduce the chances of not catching anything to 0, but it is considerably better than it is otherwise.

However, if you are chain-fishing for shiny Pokemon, your best bet is is to have your lead Pokemon have the ability Suction Cups or Sticky Hold. If the Pokemon you've chosen for the task is under-leveled compared to what you are fishing, having it hold something like a smoke ball will allow you to flee from the hordes of non-shinies without fail.

For more information on how chain-fishing works (specifically what will and will not break the chain) see this question/answer; How does chain fishing work?

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