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The Summer Fishing Tournament! Official Guide 07/02/2019

The Summer Fishing Tournament!

Everyone’s gearing up for this year’s Summer Fishing Tournament! They’ve got their baits and tackles all prepared. Rusty is expecting that you are also raring to go and compete again with other farmers for the top spot so build the Fishing Tournament Shack and Tournament Fishing Spot in your farm. There is also the challenge to beat your own personal score while you are competing with them. Do very well and get top scores to win a baby Mini Girgentana Goat, Amber Shovel and trophies!

If you are level 15 or higher, the “The Summer Fishing Tournament!” popup will appear. Click on the “Place Building” button to begin the feature.

Collect all the materials you need to start building the shack and fishing spot.

Then, ask your friends for help or hire builders.

The finished Fishing Tournament Shack, which you can place anywhere in your farm, will look like this:

And the finished Tournament Fishing Spot, which is automatically placed in the river, will look like this:

There are four types of fish that you’ll be catching for this tournament in four different parts of the river: Cod, Salmon, Pike, and Sturgeon. Each of these fish belongs to a different weight category.


Before you can proceed to fish, the parts of the river must first be prepared. To prepare the area you’ll be needing Groundbait. Click on the “Prep Area” button to see how to use Groundbait.

You can get Groundbait by crafting them. There are 3 Groundbaits that you can craft and each will help you catch a specific number of fish: Catch 3 Fish using Premium Groundbait, Catch 2 Fish using Special Groundbait, and Catch 1 Fish using Basic Groundbait.

If you have the complete ingredients you need, you can start crafting by clicking on the Make button. However, do not worry if you lack the materials as you can easily get them. For the bait, you can harvest fertilized water crops. You can plant and dry Water Milfoils. While you can ask friends for help or buy the Butternut Flavor, and Coconut Creme Pop-Ups.

There is a waiting time for the Groundbait to be crafted. Take note that each fishing area differs in the amount of time it takes to craft the Groundbait.

While waiting for the crafting to finish, you can prepare another fishing area.

After the Groundbait is crafted, you can proceed to fish by clicking on the “Go Fishing” button.

Tournament Point Scores

When you use a Premium Groundbait you will be able to catch 3 fish. These fish will be weighed to get the total Tournament Point Scores.

Keep fishing to get more points. Know how many Tournament Point Scores you have earned by checking the counter on the lower left portion of the menu.

Get more points to fill up the milestone meter and you’ll get rewards when you reach specific milestones. The yellow bar will mark your progress.

After earning 75 Tournament Point Scores, you are then qualified to join the Summer Fishing Tournament!

Summer Fishing Tournament

Once you get 75 Tournament Point Scores, the Scoreboard will be added at the upper left portion of the menu. The Scoreboard shows the top three players in the tournament. To see Click on the “View More” button to see more details.

On the left side of the menu the overall ranking of farmers in the tournament is. The top three farmers at the end of the tournament will get rewards.

On the right side of the Scoreboard, you can see your personal score. The list shows the points you’ve earned for each type of fish you caught in the tournament. Get the highest points for each fish to win rewards!


Upon joining the tournament, you’ll be rewarded with Ragworms.

You can use Ragworms to lure larger fish so you earn more tournament points.

There are three kinds of Ragworms that you can use to boost an area. The King Ragworm is most useful as it will give you extra points in the Leaderboard Score

Make use of the Ragworms wisely as they last for only 24 hours.

Take note that King Ragworms will give extra points only to your Leaderboard Score and not to you milestone progress.

Go get the most points for the Leaderboard Score and Individual Records to get the best prizes!

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