Fishing icon will not appear

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stevedin
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I walk up to the lake (with fish jumping and other people fishing in it) and the fishing icon will not appear.  I've walked in and out of the lake and generally done everything that I can think of.  What am I missing?  Requirements that I don't know about?  Thanks.

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Pay attention!

Not every bank is good for fishing. You have to stay close to the post with hanging fishes: only in the nearby surroundings the fishing icon will pop up.

An one more thing: I'm pretty sure you can't fish before the fishing quests Mulch gives you. You'll find him near the School lake.

stevedin
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Thanks Rumil, I appreciate

Thanks Rumil, I appreciate you pointing me in the right direction.  It's not solved yet, but at least I have a lot better idea of what's going on than when I posted the question.  Thanks, stevedin 

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Fishing

Hey stevedin. As your fellow player said, have you been given the quest to fish already? That quest takes you through a tutorial of how to fish and after that quest, you'll be able to fish. If you have finished that quest already, this could be a bug. Please confirm if you've completed the fishing quest so we can further investigate this report.

stevedin
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Hey Brynjolf, thanks for

Hey Brynjolf, thanks for replying.  I'm not 100% sure if we have the right fishing quest, as it's really my son playing and I'm trying to help him.  He/we have a whole bunch of fishing quests listed: Perching Perch, Trout Fishing, Pickled Herring, Jellied Eels, and Fish and Chips.  It wouldn't suprise me if that initial fishing quest was not completed or left in some incomplete state.  

 

I've approached the person that I think is Mulch by the lake and click on him when the conversation icon appears, but he doesn't say anything--the cursor just reverts back to the normal arrow.  So, I'm not sure if I'm missing anything.   As suggested, I go to the lake and generally move all over the bank--especially near the hanging fish, but can't get the fishing icon.  

 

Sorry that I don't have complete info, but will do my best to answer any questions.

 

Thanks for your help!

stevedin

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fishing rods

Well they fixed the bug were if you have a improved rod or the best rod you can get and you pull it gos down all the way when its not supossed to, they fixed that when i  was about to get the best rod.This might help if you wrote this before they fixed the rods.

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stevedin wrote:

Hey Brynjolf, thanks for replying.  I'm not 100% sure if we have the right fishing quest, as it's really my son playing and I'm trying to help him.  He/we have a whole bunch of fishing quests listed: Perching Perch, Trout Fishing, Pickled Herring, Jellied Eels, and Fish and Chips.  It wouldn't suprise me if that initial fishing quest was not completed or left in some incomplete state.  

 

I've approached the person that I think is Mulch by the lake and click on him when the conversation icon appears, but he doesn't say anything--the cursor just reverts back to the normal arrow.  So, I'm not sure if I'm missing anything.   As suggested, I go to the lake and generally move all over the bank--especially near the hanging fish, but can't get the fishing icon.  

 

Sorry that I don't have complete info, but will do my best to answer any questions.

 

Thanks for your help!

stevedin

Ah ok thanks for the info! All of the fishing quests your son has listed (i.e. Perching Perch, Trout Fishing, etc.) are gained from Trader Johann who can be found by the trading post outside the farm or in the farm area. These side quests are not part of the main storyline which means it is possible that your son could have skipped the main quest which teaches him how to fish. However, to check what the issue could be, could you please send me a private message with your son's game account username and Viking name? We can look into his account to make sure this isn't a bug you're experiencing. Thanks!

cklima42
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My daughter is also

My daughter is also experiencing this exact problem!

Please help.

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Fishing

cklima42 wrote:

My daughter is also experiencing this exact problem!

Please help.

Hi cklima42. Could you please send me a private message with your daughter's game account username, Viking name, and a summary of the issue? We can look into her account to see if she hasn't completed the fishing tutorial or if this is a bug. Thank you.

ElsaDragons
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Hello,

Seems we´re all here with our kids... hahaha!  My daughter is having the exact same problem.  She has quests for fish and chips, etc but we don´t get the fishing icon and I/we don´t remember another fishing quest..  Any help is really appreciated, thanks.

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ElsaDragons wrote:

Hello,

Seems we´re all here with our kids... hahaha!  My daughter is having the exact same problem.  She has quests for fish and chips, etc but we don´t get the fishing icon and I/we don´t remember another fishing quest..  Any help is really appreciated, thanks.

Hi ElsaDragons. This problem could be because your daughter hasn't completed the fishing tutorial yet. I'm guessing the current quest she has for fish and chips was given by Johann who can be found by the store or in the farm. Please note, those quests are optional and often require the player to engage in activities that may be unlocked later in the game after completing quests in the main storyline.

 

To check what main quest your daughter is on, please click on the Adventurer's Journal (the book in the bottom right corner). Then click on the tab at the top of the book with a magnifying glass and question mark. On the right of that page is a quest log which will show the different quests your daughter has accepted. Ignore any quests that require her to harvest 10 pumpkins, catch 10 trout, etc. as these quests are provided by Johann and not part of the main quest. If you see a different type of quest that directs you toward a certain character or has you collecting items not associated with fishing or farming, chances are that's the quest you want to activate. Simply click on that quest to activate it.

 

Now let's make sure your quest arrow is on so you know where to go. Click on the settings icon in the upper right corner by the mini map (it has a gear on it). You should see an option in that menu that allows you to turn the quest arrow on or off. Make sure the arrow is on and you can close out of the settings menu.

 

You should be able to continue on the main storyline to learn how to fish. Please let me know if this explanation works or if you have any further questions. Thank you.

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Hello Brynjolf, Thank you so

Hello Brynjolf,

 

Thank you so much.  I´ll try all of that tonight and let you know how we get on.

 

ElsaDragons
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Hello Brynjolf,Thank you very

Hello Brynjolf,

Thank you very much.  That was it... we/she was chasing the things Johann had given her and she had not completed her quests that allowed her to go up a level. 

Thanks again!

 

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ElsaDragons wrote:

Hello Brynjolf,

Thank you very much.  That was it... we/she was chasing the things Johann had given her and she had not completed her quests that allowed her to go up a level. 

Thanks again!

 

Thanks for letting me know!

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I tried that

I also have that problem i have tried all of the above but no luck.

i have completed the fishing quest but every time i walk up to it theres no fishing icon

 I know this is an old post but im desperate!

Vilkas
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I got the same issue

I got the same issue like stevedin. :/