When you think of fishing you probably think of a lake, likely a fishing boat, and heading out onto the water for the day. That’s all a whole lot of work so why not enjoy a few of these apps that offer you realistic digital fishing opportunities and some great challenges. You’ll be able to fish in locations all around the world, catch a massive variety of species, and show off your angler skills while you’re at it.
The best fishing games for iPhone and iPad
5 Nov 2019, by Cherry Mae Torrevillas
Do you think you've got what it takes to be a master fisher? If so it's time to test your skills with the Ace Fishing: Wild Catch app. You'll love the realistic 3D graphics, the challenge it offers as you try to catch a fish, and the one-touch controls that are responsive and simple to figure out. You'll fish in all different locations around the world, there is a League Ranking to see just how good your skills are, and plenty of customization options to take advantage of. Just to be sure you have the best chance possible of getting the top marks there is a tutorial you can refer to before you start to play.
- The app offers simple and intuitive controls and 3D graphics
- There is a tutorial to walk you through the gameplay
- The app supports the Leaderboard
- You’ll fish all around the world
If you find yourself pining to hook a few, then Let’s Fish is going to be right up your alley…or stream, as it were. This is an amazing fishing simulator app that you’ll enjoy for hours. It has realistic scenery, more than 40 locations across all different continents, and more than 400 species of fish to catch. Go fishing in the Norwegian Fjords, the Nile, Rio Negro, and many more amazing places. You can use different tackles, compete against your friends, and so much more. You can choose from a complete tackle store; bait, buffs, landing nets, lines, rods, hooks and anything else you can think of.
- Fishing simulator game
- Over 40 amazing locations
- More than 400 different species to catch
- Accessorize with different tackle
- Free with in-app purchases
The Rapala® Fishing - Daily Catch! app is amongst the best in this category. Described as “Fishing made for everyone of all ages”, this realistic app offers 21 locations of 3D fishing for all fisherfolk, from the amateur to the seasoned angler. With tournaments and competitive challenges with rewards, you’ll certainly not get bored. Boasting unlimited fishing without timers, the features are excellent.
- Simple and intuitive controls
- A wide variety of fish to catch
- Wide range of tackle available
Fishing Break is a great fishing game you can pick up whenever you want and enter into daily and weekly tourneys for some angling fun. Fish all around the world and hook yourself some large rare fish, compete against your friends and other players from around the world, and win achievements with hilarious names. There are nine worlds with 25 fishing spots collectively, hundreds of different fish to catch, and more than 200 special elemental fish. This game will give you hours of fun, and despite there being in-app purchases, you won’t have to spend a dime to play.
- Fun fishing game
- Easy to play
- Daily and weekly tournaments
- 25 different fishing spots
- Free with in-app purchases
Just because you're not near a lake doesn't mean you can't enjoy a little fishing in your free time. The Gone Fishing app makes it possible to head out on the water any time you like since this is a game. This one has been downloaded by over 14 million people. It's meant to feel realistic and challenging all at the same time. You won't just be throwing bait aimlessly into the water; there are tasks you'll need to complete in this game. The app is integrated with Facebook as well giving you a chance to post things to social media.
- The app has been downloaded by over 14 million people
- This one is integrated with Facebook
- There are tasks to complete
- The graphics are realistic and the gameplay is challenging
Do you own a cat? If so here's an app that is for your cat, not for you at all, and it's called the Cat Fishing 2 app. This app has actually been developed by Friskies so they're well aware of what cats enjoy. The way it works is that you need to press the start button and then let your cat go wild. Cats will be "catching" fish by tapping on them as they pass by. There are even three different levels here so if your cat happens to be particularly good at fishing he or she will advance. Cats can even catch more than one at a time. Another cute feature is the fact that after 30 seconds of your cat not playing it will meow at them in order to get their attention again.
- A game made for cats
- Cats will tap on the fish to catch them
- There are three levels of gameplay
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So you want to enjoy a fishing game that will feel realistic, look great, offer plenty of challenges, and of course provide a high level of fun. The Fishing Paradise 3D Free + app aims to fill each of these requirements as you work to build your own fish farm. In order to do this you'll need to fish in all kinds of locations to catch different species. The app offers multi-player gameplay, 3D graphics, and there are global tournaments to take part in. There are more than 50 different kinds of fish to catch plus you get to choose your bait and tackle.
- There are more than 50 kinds of fish to catch
- Work at building your own fish farm with the fish you catch
- The app offers multi-player gameplay
- Choose your bait and tackle
This game doesn't offer your typical fishing experience nor is it for the faint of heart. The Extreme Fishing 2 Free app will take fishing to a new level thanks to its HD graphics that are realistic and sharp. In this game you need to catch the biggest fish possible and with over 180 species out there you've got plenty of opportunities. Fish in different locations around the world, choose your fishing gear and boat, and there are plenty of customization and upgrades available not just for your gear but also your character.
- There are more than 180 species in the app
- Try to catch the biggest fish out there
- Fish in different locations around the world
- Customize and upgrade your gear and character
- The game controls are streamlined and intuitive
- Enjoy HD graphics
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You've heard of ninjas before but what about a ninja angler? The Ninja Fishing app gives you the opportunity not just to become a decent fisher but the best out there. The way this game works is that you need to catch as many fish as you can and you can also use your Katana to slice at the fish in the sky, which will earn you bonus points. There are more than 140 different species of fish, you'll be using tilt controls which are intuitive and smooth, the app features HD graphics, there are treasures to collect, and you'll be able to fish on six different islands.
- There are 140 species of fish
- You will fish on six different islands
- The app offers HD graphics
- The app features tilt controls
- There are treasures to collect