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Carl's The Sims 3 Fishing Guide: Fish List

Bait, Fish, and Catch for all Expansion Packs

How to FishBaitTraitsTipsFish List
AquariumsChallenges/OppsRiverview SpotsSunset Valley SpotsWorld Adventures

This Sims 3 Guide was originally written for the PC and Mac versions of the game, but also will help owners of the console versions - PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii. Please remember some info or numbers may have changed.

Fish List updated for The Sims 3 Island Paradise EPThis is a list of all fish in The Sims 3 base gameand the World Adventures, Late Night, Showtime, Supernatural, and Island Paradise Expansion Packs, all of which add new fish types to the game. Use this list as a reference to know the best bait for each fish. Once you've caught plenty of a certain type of fish in the Sims 3, you can use a neat feature.

Once you have ten of a certain type of fish, stock a pond with them. You could have a pond with angelfish, death fish (catchable at all hours) and alley catfish. You can even stock a pond you make in your yard with the fish you catch. Reportedly, stocking the pond multiple times increases the rate that you can catch fish. However, it will never become a highly active fishing spot. It's still the best way to catch death fish later in your Sim's career.

You'll note that the fish levels are not listed here. This is because they are largely irrelevent. If you are using the right bait, you can catch exotic fish early. Please consult my Riverview, Sunset Valley, and World Adventures fishing spots guides to learn where to specifically catch all of the fish in the Sims 3.

Many fish can be used in The Sims 3 Recipes, and is particularly helpful for creating the ultimate meal, Ambrosia.

Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii Fishing Spots
In the Console version's of the Sims 3, you can expect certain themes to stick around as far as where the fish will be located. For example, near the graveyard you can catch vampire fish, and at night between Midnight and 4am, the Death Fish, if your Sim has a high enough fishing skill.

The Sims 3 Base Game Fish List
Fish NamePerfect Value estimateBaitBait For
Alley Catfish$20CheeseAngelfish
Angelfish$50Alley CatfishDeath Fish
Black Goldfish$50Goldfish
Death Fish$1,000AngelfishTop Quality, used in Ambrosia, but never for fertilizer.
Goldfish$15LettuceBlack Goldfish
Piranha$40MinnowRobot Fish
Rainbow Trout$20Egg
Red Herring$5Links (raw hot dog)Shark
Robot Fish$250Piranha
Shark$100Red Herring
Siamese Catfish$35Bell PepperCrocodile
Tragic Clownfish$35Watermelon
Vampire Fish$200Garlic

Expansion Pack Fishing Additions

Here are lists of types of fish added by the various Expansion Packs for those looking to collect them all or find out what is new in ther EP. The lists provide each fish's bait, their rarity, and the max simoleons that is in the game which is a relative comparison of fish value as they increae with weight.

The Sims 3 World Adventures Expansion Pack RequiredThe Sims 3 World Adventures Fishing

World Adventures adds a variety of fish which can be caught easily in the various travel destinations. Each vacation spot is indicated and you'll find information to help you catch the various fish in the linked Expansion Guides.

The Sims 3 World Adventures Fish List
Fish NamePerfect Value estimateBaitNotes:
Doitsu Koi$15PomeloChina
Kawarimono Koi$30PlumChina
Ochiba Koi$80PomeloChina
Tancho Koi$80PlumChina
Dragon Fish$400Tancho KoiChina
Crocodile$50Siamese CatfishEgypt
Mummy Fish$250PomegranateEgypt
Frog$15Cherimola Blan GrapeFrance, Egypt
Snail$25Renoit GrapeFrance

The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion Pack RequiredThe Sims 3 Late Night Fishing

Late Night adds a few fish, all of which are Common and will take their place in your usual fishing spots around town. None of these is particularly help and the 3 mediocre additions nothing to get excited about.

The Sims 3 Late Night Expansion Fish List
Fish NameRarityPerfect Value estimateBait
Sea SludgeCommon22Hot Dogs
Kissing GouramiCommon52Goldfish
Sewer TrilobiteCommon75Minnow

The Sims 3 Showtime Expansion Pack RequiredThe Sims 3 Showtime Fishing

Showtime adds several fish that will populate your usual fishing spots. The most impressive here is the silver starfish. Interestingly, all three of these fish prefer Tofu as bait. You can buy that at the supermarket in town.

The Sims 3 Showtime Expansion Fish List
Fish NameRarityPerfect Value estimateBait
Orange StarfishCommon42Tofu
Purple StarfishUncommon76Tofu
Silver StarfishRare400Tofu

The Sims 3 Supernatural Expansion Pack RequiredThe Sims 3 Supernatural Fishing

Supernatural adds some interesting fish. First, the Fairy Damsel is a beautiful fish to collect and has a fairly easy bait to acquire. The Luminous Salamander is beautiful when mounted on a wall and provides a bit of light to the room when placed on a wall.

The Sims 3 Supernatural Expansion Fish List
Fish NameRarityPerfect Value estimateBait
ToadCommon20Red Toadstools
Luminous SalamanderUncommon90Mycenas
Fairy DamselRare300Glow Orbs

The Sims 3 Island Paradise RequiredThe Sims 3 Island Paradise Fishing

These fish are special, and none take bait. I do not believe you are able to catch them from normal fishin spots. Instead, these types of fish are found on the ocean floor where you can collect them with the Scuba Diving Skill. Due to the difficulty in acquiring them, they seem to have decent prices.

Catching these fish does not grant you fishing nor Scuba Diving experience, but they do count toward your fishing totals for the purpose of completing skill challenges.
The Sims 3 Island Paradise Expansion Fish List
Fish NameRarityPerfect Value estimate
Sea UrchinCommon19
Sea PolypCommon63
Hermit CrabUncommon188

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Comments (19)

Sam says...
One of my goals is to catch a Alleycatfish and I've already used 5 cheese and still can't catch one help please!
Are you choosing the cheese as bait and fishing in places where alley catfish spawn?
25th July 2013 6:28pm
liz says...
And you are missing the Fairy Damsel from Supernatural (I think...though I'm not sure, could be Showtime) :)
9th October 2012 5:32pm
Sam says...
you are right, it is from supernatural expansion.
15th October 2012 1:31am
Julie says...
where is the mermaid?
23rd January 2014 7:50pm
Anna Renee says...
i am unable to catch the luminous salamander and fairy damsel in sunset valley. are they even in this neighborhood and where? or are they only available in moonlight falls?
16th September 2013 8:55pm
sian says...
Where or how can I get links (raw hot dog) to catch red herring?
They're sold at the grocery store in town.
30th August 2013 1:14pm
kerrie says...
Any one see where eel is, I need to catch 2 of them but haven't found them yet diving
I've found eels in all of the dive spots.
25th July 2013 12:25pm
Liz Alred says...
Has anyone else seen a sting ray in the sand? I saw one underwater but it was out of reach. I couldn't click it :/
I haven't seen a sting ray and as far as I know there aren't any but there are squid.
19th July 2013 1:38pm
Susan says...
The croc is world ep right? Cause none of the reg spawners seem to have them.
Crocodile is Egypt
17th July 2013 3:41pm
Lisa says...
I love this list its so useful! Has anyone found a seahorse yet in Island Paradise??? It's the only one I can't find!
I have a couple times while clearing out pearl's deep of fish. I think I saw one at Mermaid Grotto too
4th July 2013 4:39pm
Zandyr says...
Here's the list of fish and bait from Showtime and Supernatural:

All Showtime starfish - Tofu
Toad - Red Toadstool
Luminous Salamander - Mycenas
Fairy Damselfish - Glow Orbs

17th April 2013 4:08am
Josh says...
When are the showtime and supernatural fish being added?
24th March 2013 2:00pm
Alex says...
Glow orb.
6th March 2013 1:35am
Betty says...
I need to find the bait for the Fairy Damsel fish. Does anyone know? Thanks
20th February 2013 12:10am
lizNC says...
guys, it says its for world adventure and normal, thats why it does't have those fish
21st January 2013 7:46pm
EbbyCarolina says...
You're missing the different types of starfish from the Showtime expansion pack.
5th October 2012 12:01am
savanna says...
you havnt got toad on there. ive caught a few toads too :s
30th September 2012 6:10pm
Shelby says...
Toad is listed under the supernatural expansion list
25th July 2013 2:57am
Pie says...
Is there a fishing spot list for aurora skies? I'm looking for blowfish but I don't know where to fish.
15th April 2014 11:02pm
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