To start playing this game, talk to a Fisherman at one of the following locations to obtain an entry ticket. Each day, he will give you 2 entry tickets. If you were unable to claim these tickets, you may claim them the following day as long as you do not already posses 10 tickets. Additional tickets can be earned from catching heavy fish during during a competition.
- Barbarian Village
- Burgh de Rott
- Draynor Village
- Fishing Guild
- North-west Lumbridge
- Lumbridge Swamp
- Piscatoris Fishing Colony
- Shilo Village
Upon arrival on Isla Anglerine, you will be placed in a group of players who have joined from the same world. You will have 5 minutes before the competition begins. Fishing with a clan or group of friends will help you earn more medals and tokens.
When the gates open the competition has begun! The competition lasts for 10 minutes. Competitions run every 20 minutes with a 5 minute grace period and the 5 minute waiting time in between competitions. This game is mostly based on playing around with different hooks, weights, and bait in different areas of the island. You will notice that your inventory has become a menu for the hooks, weights, and bait you can use. You MUST have at least one weight, a piece of bait, and a hook before you can cast. You may have up to 6 weights though. There are four areas you can choose to fish at: docks, beach, river, or lake (refer to map for exact areas).
At the top of your screen you will find your catch history. This will tell you the species of the fish, where you caught it, the weight of the fish, which bait, hook, and weight(s) you used, and how accurate your lure was. There are 6 different type of fish that you can catch: bass, cod, pike, herring, trout, and salmon. During each competition, one of these will be considered the "heavy breed" that everyone will be trying to catch. The interface will also tell you the best combinations you have found for each fish.
When picking and choosing your bait, weights, and hook keep in mind that you are aiming for 100% rating and the heaviest fish to earn the max reward. While fishing in certain areas you can fish up 2 different types of fish. Example: Herring and Cod can be fished at docks by switching hooks.
NOTE: The combination for 100% rating is scrambled EACH time you play! You can't use the old one you did last tournament sadly.
Once you have found the 100% lure combination for any fish you will be able start attracting big fish. Once you have hooked a big fish, you must get assistance from other players to real it in - up to 8 assistants. You can only assist 6 times during a game. If you want to discard the big fish, you can either re-cast or clear your line. Once caught, every player who helped will get points for a fish with a weight of 250 or above.
|Name of bait||Color similarity||Shape similarity|
|Grey moth||Crayfish||Green moth|
|Green moth||Locust||Grey moth|
|Name of hook||Shape similarity|
After 10 minutes have elapsed, everyone will be teleported back to the lobby area and the round scoreboard will appear. There are two tabs: Results and Details. Results will give the overall evaluation your catches during the competition. Details will list your personal scoring and records from all the competitions. Overall competition results can also be viewed by obtaining a Fish flingers scorecard from the Fisherman.
You will notice that you have obtained some Fish tokens and possibly some Medals if you made some marvelous catches. Medals are earned by fulfilling any of the possible tasks listed below during a competition:
- Junior angler: Find the perfect tackle for three species.
- Master angler: Find the perfect tackle for all six species.
- Whopper: Catch 3 big fish.
- Team player: Assist in catching at least 6 big fish.
Best results are also given to players who score the highest in the following categories:
- Most total fish
- Most total weight
- Heaviest fish
If multiple people get the best results they will all be rewarded with points.
Speak to the Fisherman to exchange Fish tokens for a variety of rewards.
|Fishing hat||140 Fish tokens||1%|
|Fishing jacket||140 Fish tokens||1%|
|Fishing waders||140 Fish tokens||1%|
|Fishing boots||140 Fish tokens||1%|
|Raw fish (noted)||Any number of Fish tokens||Gives a random number of noted fish based on your fishing level|
|Beginner's tackle box||20 Medals and 110 Fish tokens||Stores fishing supplies (1 tool and 150 bait)|
|Basic tackle box||50 Medals and 250 Fish tokens||Stores fishing supplies (2 tool and 250 bait)|
|Standard tackle box||110 Medals and 470 Fish tokens||Stores fishing supplies (3 tool and 400 bait)|
|Professional's tackle box||230 Medals and 900 Fish tokens||Stores fishing supplies (4 tool and 650 bait)|
|Champion's tackle box||500 Medals and 1860 Fish tokens||Stores fishing supplies (5 tool and 1000 bait)|
The top five competitors have the option to stand on the podium located in the minigame lobby after a competition has ended. They may remain there until the end of the next competition.
This Distraction/Diversion Guide was written by Jakesterwars. Thanks to Ryman201, Motion_Man, Read639, Knowname, Zidane3838, and Mr Tudjay. for corrections.
This Distraction/Diversion Guide was entered into the database on Thu, Apr 22, 2010, at 09:54:45 PM by Jakesterwars, and it was last updated on Thu, Apr 11, 2013, at 09:30:01 AM by Zidane3838.
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