Not so sure how well fishers work. I have had food problems since I started. I had half of my population fishing, people were dying left and right, and then I moved that up to 100% and they are all still just barely not starving to death.
But I has just run of of firewood, and almost out of tools, and have almost no stone, and I still need to build a blacksmith. But I do not have a single free laborer to do anything. Are fishers only supposed to produce enough food for themselves and maybe their kids?
I used to think it was that I only had a wagon and it was farish away. But I built a storage barn finally quite a bit ago, and people were still dying left and right.
What I do not get about gathers (which everyone recommends) is how they are supposed to be efficient. They cannot be next to houses/storage, so every basket of food they get requires a 2 day trek to get it into town. How is that supposed to work out?
Conversely, my fishermen produce boxes of fish pretty constantly, and even right next to a storage shed a significant amount of their time is going back and forth.
What am I doing wrong, how are gatherers supposed to work with such a long required travelling time? Do I just place them on the edge of forests, butting up against my town? SO onyl half the circle is used, but they are right next to a storage shed and houses?