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According to the official wiki certain locations in the game provide higher quality fish than others. Specifically, tiles far from land, near/in dark water, and near logs provide better results. On the new fishing based farm layout, what are the best locations, if any?

What about fishing spots on the other new layouts that have a decent amount of water (wilderness farm and maybe forest farm)?

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    There is nothing special about those locations specifically, you just want to cast as far away from land as possible. – Wrigglenite Oct 3 '16 at 12:04
  • @DanmakuGrazer So the wiki is wrong on the other aspects? Do we have any confirmation of such? (And ofc, checking the game's source is the best confirmation of all. Or word from the dev) If so, post an answer saying so, and I'll accept. It'd save folks some time running to specific tiles to fish. – Fambida Oct 3 '16 at 12:47
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    I can go look at the code if you'd like, but it might take a while. I'll let you know. – Wrigglenite Oct 3 '16 at 12:50
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Okay, I just finished looking at the code and I can confirm what I noticed while playing: the only factor that changes a fish's quality is how far from land you can get the bobber, in all directions.

From where the bobber (B) lands, imagine many squares centered on that tile. Any square that's completely free of land, or any kind of tile that the player can stand on, will change the odds to favour higher quality fish, with the max at 6 tiles in all directions.

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Something like that.

  • Ha, awesome effort/response man. Thanks a bunch. – Fambida Oct 3 '16 at 17:39
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    In the entire map? I'll let someone else do that. – Wrigglenite Oct 3 '16 at 18:08
  • Does the pier on the beach count as "land" for the purposes of fish quality? – Mage Xy Feb 6 '17 at 17:38
  • @MageXy Any walkable tile, I'll edit that – Wrigglenite Feb 6 '17 at 17:39

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