Need something to do to pass the time away in your Second Life? Fishing might be the answer! Yes there are people fishing in SL for fun, experience, social interaction or prizes! The way to get prizes and lindens is by registering for a fishing tournament. There is usually one tournament happening every day. They last little under an hour. Some will allow you to use any of the fishing rods you can buy at the fishing areas. Others will only allow special rods called event rods. You can find out more about the tournaments at their fishing website here.
Each rod can gain experience points the more you fish with them. The more experience the better chance of getting bigger fish which gives more points. To begin fishing you need to visit one of the fishing spots like
Hearts Enchanted which used to be a busy place. Once you get there look for the vendor area in the middle of the dock. You can buy one of the easy packaged boxes on the floor. They go from the beginner rod all the way to the epic rod. These packages will have everything you need to start fishing right away. You can also buy the rod from a vendor machine but you will also have to buy some bait. The bait comes in various sizes. You must check the guide for your rod and buy the corresponding bait. Can’t fish without the right bait even in your second life.
Wear your fishing rod and place your bait on the floor. You should get a window asking if you want to load the bait to your rod or a queue. Load the bait to the rod. The queue is for easier loading of extra bait you might have bought. Now just click on your rod and a window will come up. Push the cast button and wait for a bite. That’s all you have to do when you want to fish in SL.
The majority of fish you catch will be in your inventory. You can keep or delete them. You can also rez your fish to take a look at the details. Some fish might have prizes in it and you will get the prizes when you rez them next to you. Other items you catch are for fishing quests which rewards you with prizes. Check for the quest vendors to get your quest box or check your package if you bought one. You can gain reward points for every catch you make and these can be traded for items. These reward items can be clothing for your avatar or stuff for fishing. It’s up to you what you want to trade your points for. The best part of fishing is the interaction with other people! You can gain friends while fishing during the day. Listen to the Simkast Radio station with live DJ’s who might be fishing next to you.