Prior to the festival, on Day 8, the player will receive a letter about the upcoming event. It reads:
The annual Portia Fishing Day is happening in this Friday and Saturday! If you're interested in participating, bring your patience and fishing rod and register at the event!
|— Town Hall|
The player will keep all of the fish that they caught during the competition. These fish can be sold for Gols, donated to the Portia Museum's Aquarium for rewards, cooked or dried, or directly gifted to characters. Giving certain Emperor fish to Gale during Mission: Present for the Celebration for the Day of the Bright Sun is an easy way to gain many Relationship points with the town at once.
|Day of the Bright Sun town relationship bonus from present|
Festival preparation Edit
At the start of the day of the festival, the player should check the map for the location of the Fishing Tourney, since it can be hosted at any fishing spot available to them. Reloading the day will reset the location of the competition, though once the first day has ended and saved, the location will be the same for both days. All locations have more types of fish and a higher rate of catching rare fish than usual while competing. To maximize the number of rounds competed in, the player should travel to the festival location immediately.
The player will need to bring a fishing rod as well as many Caterpillars to use as bait.
Beginner's Fishing Rod
|Fishing rod||Basic fishing rod, fishing line breaks easily|
Most time spent per fish
Classic Fishing Rod
|Fishing rod||Fishing line is stronger, easier to reel in fish|
Decreases the time spent on catching fish
Master Fishing Rod
|Fishing rod||Fishing line is very strong, very easy to reel in fish|
Decreases the time spent on catching fish further
|Bait||Required to fish. One is spent every time a fish bites||Sophie's Ranch|
Foraging any plant
Additionally, the Fish Encyclopedia Skill allows the player to tell what a fish is before catching it, allowing them to skip over low-value fish and wait til a better fish bites. If the player does not have the skill but is of high enough level to have the skill points to get it, they can ask Phyllis for an Acupuncture treatment at Dr. Xu's Clinic to reset their skill points before Fishing Day.
|Gather skills: Tier 3|
|1||Identify a fish before fishing|
Fishing tourney Edit
Once the player has arrived, they can interact with the sign-up area (the sign under the yellow umbrella, somewhere near the Gift Exchange stand) to start the fishing competition minigame. Each round costs 200, 15 Stamina, and three in-game hours, with up to three rounds per day depending on how long it takes the player to arrive at the location.
The player competes against three other random characters and has three minutes to catch as many fish as possible. Each fish is worth a different amount of points based on its type, length, and weight. All fish are kept once the festival is over.
The following table's values are based on roughly 10 catches per fish type, excluding Kings due to their rarity.
|Points per fish|
|Average of 1-10 points|
|Average of 19-30 points|
Emperor Banner Fish
Emperor Koi Fish
|Average of 31-50 points|
Emperor Blade Fish
Emperor Blue Mackerel
Emperor Frog Fish
Emperor Golden Salmon
Emperor Lantern Fish
Emperor Wise Fish
|Average of 90+ points|
Banner Fish King
Blade Fish King
Blue Mackerel King
Frog Fish King
Emperor Gladiator Fish
Gladiator Fish King
Golden Salmon King
Lantern Fish King
The following characters may participate in the festival. They each have their own level of fishing skill, making some harder to compete against.
|Relative skill level||Competitor|
If placing in the top three, the player will receive the following rewards:
10 Fisherman's Badge
10 Bacon Fish Roll
10 Creamy Salmon Stew
10 Spicy Fish Soup
8 Fisherman's Badge
8 Bacon Fish Roll
8 Creamy Salmon Stew
8 Spicy Fish Soup
6 Fisherman's Badge
6 Bacon Fish Roll
6 Creamy Salmon Stew
6 Spicy Fish Soup
Since three rounds can be competed in per day, the player can earn a maximum of 30 Fisherman's Badges per day (60 per year). These badges can either be exchanged immediately at the Gift Exchange stand at the event, or exchanged at the Gift Exchange in the Commerce Guild building at any time during Spring.
|Spring||Fishing Day • Day of the Bright Sun|
|Summer||Martial Arts Tournament • Day of Memories|
|Autumn||Land Run • Autumn Festival|
|Winter||Snowball Battle • Winter Solstice|